29 March 2007

Social Entrepreneurs: Changemakers' "That Was Easy" Competition

Changemakers, an initiative of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, focuses on the rapidly growing world of social innovation. It provides solutions and resources needed to help everyone become a changemaker and presents compelling stories that explore the fundamental principles of successful social innovation around the world.

Changemakers has just announced the finalists for its "That Was Easy Competition: Leaders in the Young Changemaker Movement."

55 organizations led by young people all across the country participated in this collaborative competition hosted by Youth Venture and Staples, in collaboration with Changemakers, to celebrate the power of young people and to draw attention to the important and growing movement of young changemakers. Their entries reflect how the creativity and passion within young people are changing the world one community at a time.

Five finalists were selected by the Judges Panel for their outstanding impact, innovation, and potential. As a member of the Changemakers community, you are invited to vote for the Grand Prize Winner from one of the five finalist teams. Prizes include $1,000 grant for the winning venture, a consulting opportunity at Staples Headquarters, and $5,000 Staples shopping spree!

Visit Changemakers: That Was Easy from now until April 9 to cast your vote! The Grand Prize Winner will be announced at an Award Celebration at Staples Headquarters on April 27.

Post your comments, questions, and insights and be part of the change that matters. While visiting the site, create your own profile and start meeting other Changemakers today.

What are you waiting for? This is a vote for the future!

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