The East Side Institute, an international research, education and training center for human development and community that grew out of an experimental community organizing project started by Fred Newman and others in the sixties, and an organization I personally have supported for many years, is in the running for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project -- a web-based grant competition -- in support of New York Plays, a series of community PLAYgrounds for New Yorkers of all ages.
It's a lovely concept and New Yorkers could use your help to win this competition. In order to win, the Institute needs to be among the top ten vote-getters (they are currently in 145th place) by April 30th, so they're asking friends and supporters to:
- Go to http://www.refresheverything.com/newyorkplays and VOTE!
- Vote as many times as possible until April 30th (their rules allow this)
- Spread the word through email, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, listservs, blogs, etc. A Facebook and Twitter link are available on the contest site.
Thanks from The Hankster!