Today, The Eisner Foundation (www.eisnerfoundation.org) announced the selection of seven finalists including The INTERGENERATIONAL SCHOOL, for the second annual Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, recognizing individuals or non-profit organizations for efforts to unite multiple generations – especially seniors and youth – to bring about positive, lasting changes in their communities. The finalists will each receive a $5,000 grant for being selected, and staff from the Foundation will visit each finalist over the summer to observe their work in building intergenerational relations first-hand.
“The Eisner Prize helps identify, publicize, and ultimately reward organizations that recognize the importance of different generations working to improve their communities, and we applaud the spirit and innovation demonstrated by our finalists.” said Trent Stamp, Executive Director of The Eisner Foundation. “There are two more finalist groups this year — the surest sign of the Eisner Prize’s growing influence in promoting an intergenerational approach to problem solving. We’re proud to do our small role in highlighting this great work and look forward to inspiring others to follow suit.”
The Eisner Prize is a national award, open to anyone or any group working in the United States. These seven finalists were selected by The Eisner Foundation as candidates to receive the $100,000 Eisner Prize.
The winner of the 2012 Eisner Prize will be announced at the Grantmakers in Aging annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio on Washington, D.C. on October 25.
SOURCE: Adam Schiff / Sid Dinsay of DKC Public Relations
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