How can the Sacramento region support our schools and improve literacy in our community? Submit your idea for a chance to receive a DonorsChoose.org gift card – up to $10,000!
In partnership with DonorsChoose.org and GOOD, University of Phoenix challenges you to invest in local classrooms to help improve the Sacramento region’s literacy rate. In the region, only 57% of third graders are reading at grade level. We believe that with community support, we can change this reality.
We’re looking for ideas from all members of the Sacramento regional community – teachers, parents, University of Phoenix alumni and students, everyday citizens –to improve K-12 education in the Sacramento region, starting with a focus on the most fundamental building block of education—literacy.
Through focused education-related philanthropy, University of Phoenix uses its unique business assets and expertise to effect positive change in K-12 schools. We are giving you the opportunity to be an investor in the Sacramento region’s education system. We’re awarding a total of $50,000 worth of DonorsChoose.org gift cards to empower over 100 people to invest directly in Sacramento regional educational projects.
Submit your idea between September 25 and October 26, noon PT. The first 100 approved submissions will each get a $100 gift card. Additionally, every week of submissions, there will be a raffle among those who submitted that week for a $1,000 gift card. From October 30 to November 13, noon PT, the public will vote to choose the best ideas. The top-voted submission will win a $10,000 gift card, and the 10 runners-up will each win $2,500 gift cards. In total, $50,000 will be funneled back into your schools. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winners.
Connect with the challenge on Twitter @GOODmkr, on Facebook through the University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus page and on DonorChoose.org’s GOOD profile.
Tuesday, September 25
Friday, October 26
at 12:00 PM PDT
Tuesday, October 30
Tuesday, November 13
at 12:00 PM PST
Tuesday, November 20