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Accelerating Change Award 2017


The Center for the Study of Social Policy seeks to honor innovative initiatives that reach diverse populations of cisgender and transgender young women and girls of color and create opportunities for their well-being and success. These innovations disrupt the trajectory experienced by cisgender and transgender young women and girls of color from the compounding and often negative effects of gender and racial discrimination, personal and community violence and involvement in foster care, juvenile justice and other intervening public systems. This award celebrates the most compelling and creative interventions making a difference in young women and girls’ everyday lives. Selected recipients will join a network of like-minded partners to share ideas and help accelerate positive change and promising futures for women and girls of color nationally.

eligibility selection

Organizations, programs, initiatives and agencies serving cisgender and transgender young women and girls of color who are involved in or at risk of intervening public systems

Finalists will be evaluated based on mission, values, intervention model, population served  and effectiveness. Selections will be announced in early Summer 2017.

application award

Nominees will submit a brief online application. Initiatives may nominate themselves. Finalists will be interviewed by an expert panel with experiences in intervening systems. The application deadline is May 8, 2017

A small honorarium will be offered. Recipients will be invited to join a national network of organizations to share ideas and speed adoption of strategies that create change.  

Watch our informational webinar about the award.

Download the Accelerating Change Application Packet

Download the application brochure and apply online by May 8, 2017. Click the button below to view and fill out the online application. Please submit only one application. If you have any questions, please email Precious Graham.

Apply now for the CSSP Accelerating Change Award

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