15 Nonprofit Finalists Reported in 4th Annual Renewal Awards, from The Atlantic and Allstate

15 Nonprofit Finalists Reported in 4th Annual Renewal Awards, from The Atlantic and Allstate

By Blair Morris

May 19, 2019

Public voting now open for finalists, picked from amongst 9,300 nominations and representing nine states and Washington, D.C.

February 11, 2019– Fifteen nonprofits from throughout the country have been picked from almost 9,300 nominations to be called finalists in The Renewal Awards, a project of The Atlantic and Allstate. The nationwide competitors– now in its fourth year– acknowledges regional companies driving favorable modification in their communities and bringing progress to the country.

The competitors now relies on public ballot, which opens today and runs through March 1. Ballot information and a profile of each finalist can be discovered at The Atlantic Five winners will be revealed on April 3 in New York City at The Atlantic‘s Renewal Top, where each will get a $20,00 0 grant from Allstate, the sponsor of the awards, to advance their work.

The 15 finalist companies have actually transformed their communities by developing solutions to a few of the most important– and typically overlooked– difficulties. Much of this year’s finalists, who come from regions of all sizes and represent 9 states and Washington, D.C., are dedicated to serving and empowering low-income populations by harnessing the positive results of community-building, imagination, and innovation.

” From New York City to California, and Oregon to Kentucky, this year’s Renewal Award finalists affirm to the imagination, tenacity, and determination of the grassroots innovators rejuvenating neighborhoods around the country,” stated Ronald Brownstein, senior editor of The Atlantic “We are proud to assist shine a spotlight on the work of our amazing finalists and to offer the general public an opportunity to find out more about them. Their cumulative message is that even with all of the dispute and stalemate of nationwide politics, America’s capability to renew itself from the bottom up remains as lively as ever.”

” Allstate makes The Renewal Awards possible since we know excellent ideas start at the regional level, and there are lots of creative methods to drive favorable modification in neighborhoods,” stated Stacy Sharpe, Elder Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate. “We also know from the large number of candidates that the requirement is excellent– however so too is the creativity and diversity among changemakers across the country. We are happy to support the organizations and individuals working hard to make their communities more powerful.”

The Renewal Awards drew nearly 9,300 elections, three times the variety of elections in 2018. The 2019 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

  • 9 Dots(Los Angeles, CA): Works to produce science, innovation, engineering and mathematics programs in the Los Angeles area.
  • Adelante Mujeres( Forest Grove, OR): Provides holistic education and empowerment chances to low-income Latina ladies and their families to ensure complete participation and active leadership in the neighborhood.

  • Appalshop(Whitesburg, KY): Informs the stories of Appalachian coal miners, fast-food workers, detainees, truck motorists, neighborhood activists, high school students, instructors, musicians, and artists to articulate engaging options for a much better way of living for their households, their neighborhoods, and their nation.

  • Arts for the Aging(Rockville, MD): Engages older adults and care partners in health improvement and life improvement through illustration, painting, music, art history, creative writing and storytelling, expressive arts, poetry, dance, musical theatre, collage and multimedias, theatre, and museum journeys.

  • Bicycle Collective(Salt Lake City, UT): Promotes biking as a type of transportation while empowering people in impoverished situations by supplying them with a personal method of transport and mobility.

  • College to Congress(Washington, D.C.): Helps high-achieving, Pell Grant-eligible students protected internships with members of Congress representing their state or district, and offers financial backing to cover very first expert wardrobe, transportation, real estate, and meals.

  • The Compton Effort( Paramount, CA): Offers groups and volunteers a chance to make an effect by instilling a sense of care and pride through painting houses, schools, and churches.

  • Emma’s Torch(Brooklyn, NY): Utilizes the power of the culinary industry to assist refugees build brand-new lives in their new communities by offering training, ESL classes, and interview preparation.

  • Grow Dat Youth Farm(New Orleans, LA): Participants and volunteers work collaboratively to grow food, educate and inspire youth and adults, and develop power to produce personal, social and ecological modification.

  • Brand-new Moms(Chicago, IL): Supports young moms in finding real estate, task training, hands-on experience, connecting youth to irreversible jobs, and offering guides towards monetary independence.

  • RE-volv(San Francisco, CA): Crowdfunds tax-deductible contributions to cover the upfront costs of a solar installation for a nonprofit or co-op.

  • Inviting the Complete Stranger(Philadelphia, PA): Offers complimentary educational classes spanning ESL, computer, and citizenship preparation for adult immigrants and refugees to welcome them into the United States and celebrate their culture.

Allstate Youth Empowerment Award Finalists// Picked by Allstate, a company that exhibits a dedication to empowering more youthful generations with the strength, confidence and abilities to become effective leaders.

  • Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Job(Oakland, CA): Engages and deepens students understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living in addition to their ties to the local neighborhood.

  • Healthy Schools Project(Chicago, IL): Functions to make sure schools can offer students with healthy environments, nutritious food, health services, and opportunities for physical activity.

  • New Orleans Junior Journalism Program(New Orleans, LA): Goals to increase diversity in journalism, prepares and influences local youth for professions in print, photography, and online and broadcast media by providing real-world experience covering and producing local news and live occasions.

Winners are chosen through a combination of public ballot and assessments by a panel of judges: Anne Marie Burgoyne, Emerson Collective; Cesar Espinosa, For Households and Their Education; Charlie Dent, previous representative from Pennsylvania; Kate Nack, The Allstate Foundation; Marilyn Strickland, president and CEO of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and previous mayor of Tacoma, Washington; Mick Cornett, previous mayor of Oklahoma City; Mitch Landrieu, previous mayor of New Orleans; Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic; and two 2018 Renewal winners, Bob Curry of the Hazleton Integration Project in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Melissa Sawyer with the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans.

Began in 2015, The Renewal Awards highlight grassroots services to challenges faced by neighborhoods around the country and the individuals making a favorable difference. The awards are the flagship effort of The Renewal Task, The Atlantic and Allstate’s wider collaboration that spotlights development and celebrates change-makers in regional neighborhoods. To date 16 organizations have actually gotten more than $300,00 0 in grants from Allstate to enhance their work. To read more about the awards, and check out previous winners, please check out TheRenewalProject.com

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About The Atlantic


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