Announcing the Winners of the
2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
We've heard you loud and clear, and today â€“ together with the people of Los Angeles â€“ we will award one million dollars to ten innovative projects that will change Los Angeles for the better.
The winners of the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge have projects that will take place all over Los Angeles County and tackle its major challenges â€“ from transportation to homelessnessâ€“ in innovative and exciting ways.
From the transformation of unsafe and under-utilized alleyways in South LA into walkable, bikeable, safe, green alleys â€“ to a social enterprise which teaches street taggers and graffiti artists how to become entrepreneurs, the ten winners all presented creative solutions to make LA the best place to learn, create, connect, play, and the healthiest place to live.
Top voted winners include:
- LEARN: City Year Los Angeles and Partnership for LA Schools will expand by offering one-on-one mentorship to Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and Jordan High School in Watts.
- LIVE: UCLA Grand Challenges will publish a draft work plan to transform the LA region to 100% sustainability in water and energy by 2050.
- CONNECT: The Special Olympics will build capacity to recruit 30,000 volunteers for the World Games in LA in 2015.
- PLAY: EnrichLA will reach their goal of building 75 school gardens in Los Angeles, offering nutrition education to more than 5,500 students.
- CREATE: StreetCraft LA will empower low income, at risk, and unemployed youth to improve their economic future through creative economy entrepreneurship.
Jury voted winners include: