Challenge by Goldhirsh Foundation
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My LA2050

My LA2050

How would you use $100,000 to shape the future of Los Angeles? Submit an application for your chance to make it happen in 2013.

The Specifics

We are pleased to announce the ten winners who will each receive $100,000 to implement their projects:

Spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation, LA2050 believes in the power of Angelenos to shape the future of our region. LA2050 has looked at the health of the region along the following key indicators: arts & cultural vitality, education, environmental quality, health, housing, income & employment, public safety, and social connectedness. And we’ve made informed projections about where we’ll be in the year 2050 if we continue on this current path.

What does a successful Los Angeles in 2050 look like to you? The My LA2050 challenge invites you to dream of the most innovative and creative ways to tackle Los Angeles’ biggest problems. With your help, we will shape the LA story anew – and build the LA2050 of our aspirations.

Tell us how your idea will improve Los Angeles and positively impact one or more of the eight indicators. Can your idea increase communities’ access to parks? Can your project improve how Angelenos connect with each other? Submit an application for your chance at $100,000 to make your idea a reality in 2013.

Submissions are open from February 26th (noon Pacific Standard Time) to March 28th (noon Pacific Daylight Time). Your application will go through a moderation process to ensure that your project adheres to all challenge rules. From April 2nd (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to April 17th (noon Pacific Daylight Time), we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winners.

Connect with LA2050 on LA2050.org, Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation via #LA2050.

Submission tips:

  • Complete the submission form here.
  • Share how your idea will impact the indicator you are focusing on. If you’ve chosen education, you might describe how your idea will improve graduation rates; if you’ve chosen social connectedness, you might explain how your idea will increase voting rates or volunteerism. Although the LA2050 report used specific metrics to conduct its analysis, please do not limit yourself to these metrics.
  • Describe how the $100,000 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea or organization. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Check out the LA2050 report for additional information.

Voting tips:

  • Voting begins on April 2nd (noon Pacific Daylight Time) and closes April 17th (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • Each person can vote once.
  • A leaderboard featuring the top ten voted in each indicator is posted here (all rankings will be estimates until the challenge is finalized after April 17)
  • In order to vote, you must be at least 18 years old and a US resident.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • We suggest using either Firefox or Chrome browsers to cast a vote.

If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at maker@goodinc.com.

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from February 26th (noon Pacific Standard Time) to March 28th (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • US-based non-profit and for-profit organizations with projects serving Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
  • Funds for the project must be spent by December 31st, 2013.
  • Submitted projects must serve a location in Los Angeles County.
  • Ongoing projects are eligible for submission.
  • Of the top ten voted projects in each indicator, the Goldhirsh Foundation will choose one project per indicator to receive $100,000 to implement their idea.
  • Two additional projects in any indicator will also be chosen by the Goldhirsh Foundation to receive a $100,000 grant to implement their project.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from April 2nd (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to April 17th (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • All applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the indicators, feasibility, creativity and innovation, and community support (measured by number of public votes).
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • All winners of the My LA2050 Challenge will be grantees of the Goldhirsh Foundation and will be required to participate in at least one check-in with a Goldhirsh Foundation team member per month.
  • Read all the rules.

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this is so great

by bsbonus
about 1 year ago | Reply

The Board meeting today followed the piece in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday by Garrett Therolf about ongoing accountability issues at the Department of Children and Family Services. Painful to watch our fearless leaders phumphering to get control. Help me teach the kids to pay attention!!!! Watch it Wednesday night on KCLS at 10pm. ENGAGE

by CRD3LA
about 1 year ago | Reply

A Vote for CRD3 is a vote for Engagement!!! Help me teach the kids to pay attention!!!! Vote in one click here:
http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/CRD3LA

by CRD3LA
over 1 year ago | Reply

Aiweiwei calls on "people to be obsessed citizens, forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have of a healthy and happy life." ENGAGE it makes you feel GOOD!!!

Agenda for Tuesday's BOS meeting:
bos.co.la.ca.us/LinkClick.aspx fileticket=9xp9ko01Weo%3d&tabid=114

by CRD3LA
over 1 year ago | Reply

The Agenda for the Board of Supervisors Meeting for Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:30AM and 1pm special Jail meeting -- ENGAGE... it feels GOOD!!!
bos.co.la.ca.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=9xp9ko01Weo%3d&tabid=114

by CRD3LA
over 1 year ago | Reply

Is this for L.A. County, City, Both, or Region?

by HoltzD
over 1 year ago | Reply

LA County!

by good-maker-team
over 1 year ago | Reply

Before you can change the world, you have to change your mind. Vote for Narrative Replacement Therapy as the first step to transforming Los Angeles! http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/NRT

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

Park-in-a-Box, the ingenious and practical concept to enliven vacant lots and underused public space from ERW Design and SALT Landscape Architects, will be a fantastic boon to poorer neighborhoods in Los Angeles. These communities will be immeasurably enlivened with easily achieved, short term community events that will bring people together. This is a wonderful means to make LA a more livable place. http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/Park-in-a-Box

by kaplan
over 1 year ago | Reply

I love the concept of mobile open space -- perfect for a city in constant motion!

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

This is great out of the box thinking, an original idea that makes good business sense and is good for the environment. Bravo!

by Garycohn
over 1 year ago | Reply

LA Commons has always been ahead of its time and their proposal exemplifies their cutting edge approach to building communities one neighborhood at a time. I applaud their work and hope they are awarded $.

Julie Friedman

by mountain mamma
over 1 year ago | Reply

The Levitt Foundation has developed such an amazing program for the youth of Los Angeles. I have had the pleasure of experiencing their free concerts for several years and watch our youth enjoy the music and programs. Again, all of this is offered FREE and our children get to have experiences they may have never had without these Levitt Foundations events. Help keep this around for everyone to enjoy but especially for our youth. Vote for the Levitt Foundation today!

by Vivwill0926
over 1 year ago | Reply

LA County Board of Supervisors meeting telecast at 10pm tonight on KLCS, it's free!!! Both sides of a street vendor controversy make the papers. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lawn-sales-20130410,0,4293072.story CRD3 is on best behavior during GOOD voting period, but still manages to suggest that the Board doesn't read their own agenda. Oh, well. It's a living breathing.... process.

by CRD3LA
over 1 year ago | Reply

Hawthorne Math and Science Academy

by Paula Callaway
over 1 year ago | Reply

Just got back from learning more about the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and was so taken with the goals and accomplishments ot the Trust. If you want to support community gardens and playgrounds that are planned by and maintained by the community...this is your chance. If you want to encourage kids in our most disadvantaged to grow their own food and eat well...this is for you,

by judithcheerful
over 1 year ago | Reply

This project has really motivated me to connect with Angelenos and friends beyond LA to help me get ADVANCE on the top of the list -- Thank you Goldhirsh Foundation for a genius way to get us all involved and excited about the future of Los Angeles. I hope that my project -- ADVANCE (http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/AccessJustice) wins so we can help provide access to the justice and law to all Angelenos. But everyone else on the list are just as deserving, and best of luck to them! Cannot wait to make history!

by Ngoc.NguyenLA
over 1 year ago | Reply

We would love for you to consider the reDiscover Center's Upcycle Innovation proposal! Our goal? To get an ENTIRE generation of Angelenos the opportunity to repurpose and upcycle material into art!

http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/Innovate

by reDiscoverCenter
over 1 year ago | Reply

Urban Txt is a group with goals in mind. We aim to spread the valuable knowledge and skills of understanding and using technology in a growing world, so that many youth can take advantage of the onslaught of devices out in the market today. We are hard at work to open a "HackerSpace", a tech-fitted space with open doors for anyone with a passion for creativity and innovation, and a place where one could teach and learn from others (since everyone will have different experiences). Please vote for Urban Txt and help bring a long, lasting change to South LA! http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/URBANTxt?sort=94

by LRA
over 1 year ago | Reply

Narrative Replacement Therapy is just part of a process that Urban Macrosystems employs to study cities as a system of systems in constant interaction. It looks past the surface level to the web of activity underneath, searching for imbalances, and reconfiguring the systems and their relation to one another through a series of specific bold proposals that address not the symptoms of the imbalances, but the root causes. Vote for true, systemic, deeply sustainable change for LA: http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/NRT

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

For those wondering why you're being cut off, one thing I've noticed is that our discussion posts are being cutoff when you create a post but aren't logged in yet. A work-around to this is to be logged into this site FIRST, then post your comments after. It's poor design/user experience (UX) so I'm not sure the web/testing team tested these features fully, sadly. Hope that helps y'all.

by techivist
over 1 year ago | Reply

For some reason I'm being cut off...

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

I was cut off!

... then wouldn

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

help orphaned to succes that

by YBAHERVE
over 1 year ago | Reply

If My LA2050 is about pioneering new ways to promote a deeper, systemic, more sustainable future for Los Angeles, then wouldn

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

Make sure that very young childre, especially the disadvanaaged, have good nutition and a liberal educatioon.

by cultivateuse
over 1 year ago | Reply

Art conversing with people conversing with people conversing art: cARTel Collaborative Arts LA all the way!

by danhalden
over 1 year ago | Reply

LA County Board of Supervisors meeting telecast in five minutes on KLCS, it

by eric.preven
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm definitely most excited about the creating of a hub for clean technology right here in downtown LA. Check out their page to see why this can really be the most defining development in LA over the next 40 years.

by stephenmcollins
over 1 year ago | Reply

Antigua Coffee House is excited to be the Only local Business involved in this historic contest. No matter what happens we are launching the Opening of the Cypress Village Underground Tunnel Art Walk May 11th 2013. Everyone is welcomed to submit their artist Bio's and we are hiring Curators for the shows. Please send your packet to Antiguacoffeehouse@yahoo.com. Our Tunnel Project is going to reshape our beautiful city/community and lead the way for more innovated economic development by Concious For Profit entities. Join us and the Espresso Revolution!

by antiguacoffeehouse@yahoo.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

I love the concept! I hope this proposal wins

by airuhngarcia
over 1 year ago | Reply

Narrative Replacement Therapy reimagines the future of Los Angeles by investigating the way we actually interact in the present: http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/NRT

by Metrocologist
over 1 year ago | Reply

Help Playworks create safe, fun learning environments for kids in LA. Bullying is reduced, kids are more physically active and they learn better when they return to class! http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/Recess

by PlayworksSoCal
over 1 year ago | Reply

By 2050, the youth of today will be the generation that inherits Los Angeles. We are simply asking for adults to listen and for the youth to take action. ttp://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/youthspeak

by dakietz
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote for MInds on Fire. With everything that is currently happening in the public schools and the upcoming challenges on changing the whole way we educate our students because of a new mandate (Common Core), we desperately need projects like this one.

by nelsonfpichardo
over 1 year ago | Reply

LA County Board of Supervisors meeting telecast at 10pm tonight on KLCS, it's free!!! See CRD3 politely propose a "civic engagement" parking subsidy (and study!) for folks who want to participate. Do it for Brandon! Touching to see the father and son pursuing their civic duty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0gblwlETk

by CRD3LA
over 1 year ago | Reply

Swipes for the Homeless sounds so cool!
Students Working Together to Combat Homelessness and Reduce Food Waste on Campus

by ilovechocolate22
over 1 year ago | Reply

Caine's Arcade all the way!!!!

by daphne.kiplinger
over 1 year ago | Reply

TRUST South LA 2050: Affordable Homes, Sustainable Neighborhoods has an excellent vision for 2050.

by willkommen
over 1 year ago | Reply

TRUST South LA 2050: Affordable Homes, Sustainable Neighborhoods has an excellent vision for 2050.

by willkommen
over 1 year ago | Reply

TRUST South LA 2050: Affordable Homes, Sustainable Neighborhoods has an excellent vision for 2050.

by willkommen
over 1 year ago | Reply

Be sure to check out UCLA cityLAB

by drewpbaldwin
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm seeing a lot of great ideas that will steer L.A. towards a holistic, compassionate and healthy reality. Whoever ends up being chosen will represent a million dollars well spent.

by stravingus
over 1 year ago | Reply

How do you vote?

by adam.d.meltzer
over 1 year ago | Reply

City Earthworm will making composting possible for all of Los Angeles and build composters for local schools. Please check out our project and vote for us! http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/cityearthworm

by CityEarthworm
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote for Urban Txt for the education indicator.... bringing STEM and technology education to youth in need in South Los Angeles and Watts!

by zoe.kipping
over 1 year ago | Reply

Love this!

by beltranm16
over 1 year ago | Reply

There will only be change when the People realize that they and they alone hold all the power, not as the individual, but the collective. It takes a whole lot of people to create a villiage! - Let

by GoodessMotherQueen
over 1 year ago | Reply

I second that! I hope this one gets funded so I can take part in this! Power of the people!

by Rachelblindt
over 1 year ago | Reply

Love the concept! Great idea and enthusiasm, can

by jodie.bass
over 1 year ago | Reply

Sounds like the cover insert for a novel. Maybe you

by chairmeowww
over 1 year ago | Reply

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$1,000,000 in total grants
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Submission Began
Tuesday, February 26

Submission Ended
Thursday, March 28
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Tuesday, April 02

Voting Ended
Wednesday, April 17
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Homeboy Industries: Hope Has An Address
Homeboy Industries: Hope Has An Address

Winner Announced
Wednesday, May 08

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