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Welcome to the Social Innovation Award Application Site

The Social Innovation Award is an annual competition that brings budding alumni and corps member entrepreneurs together to compete for up to $100,000 in seed funding and to engage in professional coaching designed for early-stage entrepreneurs to accelerate the development and deepen the impact of their ventures. The Award is intended to spark bold, new innovations that expand opportunities for students in low-income communities and address the root causes of educational inequity. The award is a critical component of Teach For America's broader innovation strategy and recognizes alumni and corps members whose work exemplifies innovation and Teach For America's core values.

Please sign in to get started with your application. More information about the Award process, can be found on our website. The application opens on December 15, 2017 and closes on January 16, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. 

Questions? Email the Social Innovation Team

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