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Announcing the winners of the LA2050 project

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The LA2050 project by the Goldhirsh Foundation asked organizations across the city what they would do to fix problems in key categories like Education and Housing. Organizations put their ideas online, and people across the city voted for their favorites in each category.

The LA2050 project by the Goldhirsh Foundationasked organizations across the city what they would do to shape the future of Los Angeles. 

Organizations put their ideas online to fix problems in key categories like Education and Housing, and people across the city voted online for their favorites.

LA2050 received over 250 applications, and more than 70,000 votes. The organization in each category with the highest votes received a $100,000 prize from the Goldhirsh Foundation to implement their idea, plus two additional $100,000 grants were given to 'wildcard' submissions.

You can read more about each organization's winning proposal at the following links:

Arts & Cultural Vitality 

Hammer Museum: Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood. An urban renewal project


826LA: 1,000 Mentors for Students

Environmental Quality

Community Health Councils, C-Lab (Columbia University), 596 Acres: LA Open Acres: Transforming Empty Space Through Collaboration and Empowerment


Public Matters: Market Makeovers: NextGen Leaders


TRUST South L.A.: TRUST South LA 2050: Affordable Homes, Sustainable Neighborhoods

Income & Employment

ELACC & LURN: LA Street Vendors: A Better Economy through Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Public Safety

Homeboy Industries: Hope Has An Address

Social Connectedness

CicLAvia: Get Connected LA

Wild Card #1 

Mission Asset Fund: Building on LA's Social Capital

Wild Card #2

No Right Brain Left Behind & Green Dot Public Schools: The Salamander Project: Re-designing Creativity in Education

A Martinez visited the Goldhirsh Foundation office and spoke with Tara Roth McConaghy, Claire Hoffman and Ben Goldhirsh of the Goldhirsh Foundation to hear about the LA 2050 challenge and the winners.

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