My LA2050 Activation Challenge: It’s Time To Vote! Choose One Finalist In Each Goal Category.
LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.
With the support of 30,000 Angelenos we’ve outlined an aspirational vision centered on five goals: to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live by the year 2050. We’re also tracking our progress by evaluating 60+ metrics over time that assess how Los Angeles is faring.
In 2013, we launched our first signature program, the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, to inspire action and move the needle on the goals and metrics. Through the grants challenge, 1100+ creative and innovative proposals were submitted to build a better LA. With the help of 200,000 individuals who voted on their favorite proposals, $4M in funds were granted to 42 organizations shaping a brighter future for Los Angeles.
And now we want your help to take all of this work to the next level! We want you to help us answer: how can we engage 100,000 Angelenos to make measurable progress towards achieving our shared vision?
About the My LA2050 Activation Challenge
This is an open call for ideas to activate 100,000 Angelenos to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. A total of $1M will be awarded among five organizations—one per goal category—to implement their ideas to engage Angelenos. Each organization will receive a total of $200,000 over two years to support their efforts.
The activations should aim to engage Angelenos to make a specific, tangible impact on one of the LA2050 goals and metricsby 2020. The activations can use a variety of engagement strategies to create progress, including but not limited to policy advocacy, community organizing, volunteering, buycotts/boycotts, digital activism, or use of civic tech.
LA2050 will commit to a two-year partnership leveraging its resources, assets, and networks to help the activations succeed. Together, the winning organizations, LA2050, and Angelenos will produce five major wins for the region that will change the course of our future.
We want to work together! To partner, we plan to:
- Leverage the LA2050 community to support and participate in the activation
- Plan on planning public programming, including events, to connect our community to the activation
- Offer communications assistance to build awareness and thought-leadership, including authoring articles, op-eds, and blog posts
- Amplify messaging on social media and via the LA2050 newsletter to support the activations
- Design assets for materials
- Provide technical assistance, strategic input and guidance, and access to experts to incorporate insights on building successful activations
Check out the LA2050 Finalists in each category: Connect, Play, Learn, Create and Live!
Voting ends June 29, 2018.