Literacy contest looking for a few good projects

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 - 7:47 am

Three organizations are teaming up to launch the Sacramento Literacy Challenge, which will award $50,000 to support local educational projects.

The University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus, in partnership with online charity DonorsChoose.org and media platform GOOD Worldwide LLC, are encouraging community members to submit ideas on how to foster literacy in the Sacramento region.

The entries should be submitted before Oct. 26, and the public will vote on the projects between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. The project with the most votes will receive a $10,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card, and 10 runners-up will receive $2,500 in DonorsChoose.org gift cards.

Additionally, the first 100 approved submissions will receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift card with the chance to win $1,000 in a random drawing each week.

For more information, visit sacramento-literacy.maker.good.is.

"Together with University of Phoenix, DonorsChoose and the people of the Sacramento region, we are ready to take a stand against illiteracy," said Jen Chiou, general manager of GOOD.

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