Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Bloomberg Announces Winners of Genesis Generation Challenge
On Tuesday, April 28, Michael R. Bloomberg announced the nine recipients of the Genesis Generation Challenge, a competition supporting innovative projects guided by Jewish values to address the world's pressing issues. Each team selected as a winner of the Genesis Generation Challenge will be awarded $100,000 to implement their initiatives and will be matched with a mentor to help develop the project. Winning project concepts focus on subjects such as public health, education, cross-cultural exchanges to spur understanding and tolerance, poverty alleviation, and using data to drive impact in social good enterprises.
Congratulating the nine recipients at a press conference at the Bloomberg Philanthropies headquarters in New York, Michael R. Bloomberg was joined by a renowned group of individuals who are well known for their professional accomplishments and dedication to the Jewish community and the State of Israel – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Elie Wiesel; actor and peace activist, Michael Douglas; Co-Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Prize Foundation, Stan Polovets; Founding Partner of WeWork, Adam Neumann; and via recorded message from Israel, human rights activist and author, Natan Sharansky....