Which Changemaker Challenge finalist will win $25,000? Hear their ideas live on Nov. 11!

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Nine finalists are pitching their big ideas for social change. Only four will win. Attend the Changemaker Challenge Live Event to hear their ideas and find out which finalists will win up to $25,000!

The Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland are pleased to present the 2019 Changemaker Challenge on Nov. 11 at the Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, featuring nine big ideas for social change:

Big Red Barn Environmental Education: Danielle N. DuPuis – Community Ecology Institute

Community Accessibility with Dignity: Liz Burrage, Colette Jackson, Bryan Sorrentino  – The Arc of Howard County

Initiative for Latin American Community Engagement – InLACE: Lucas de Melo, Patricia Silva

Mental Health First Aid and Narcan Training with a Focus on Veterans: Gary Canteen, John Way – VA Way 

Practical Skills Training for Caregivers: Claire Cohen, Dan Demmitt, Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, Tracy Novak, Rachael Parran, Esther Tenaglio, Kathy Wehr – Howard County General Hospital

Rubix Preventative Mental Health Program: Dr. Zaneb Khan Beams – ​Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

Spreading the Word about Columbia’s Black Freedom Visionaries: Pamela Woolford

STEER – Strategic Training for Empathic Emergency Response: Dr. Leah Katherine Saal, Dr. Lisa Schoenbrodt

Upcycled Structures from Recycled Goods: Orlando Goncalves, Alfred Striano – Upcycled

Hosted by the Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland, the Changemaker Challenge is an event focused on sparking innovation and fresh thinking to address some of Howard County’s most pressing issues. The event, taking place on Veterans Day, will feature a presentation of the colors by the Atholton High School Color Guard.

Four prizes totaling $60,000 will be given in the amounts of: $25,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $10,000. One will be awarded to a project serving people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Changemaker Challenge Live Event
Monday, November 11, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm (doors open at 5:45 pm)
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Room K215
Laurel, MD 20723

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