I want to personally tell you about an exciting new initiative that Goodcity launched today.
Like you, we have heard from people throughout Chicago that they are tired of our city being known for its violence. Some of the brightest minds in the world live right here - so we decided to go straight to the source and ask the people who call Chicago home to help find solutions to the violence epidemic.
IdeaShare is a competition to solicit ideas from Chicagoans about how to combat the city's struggle with violence. The person or organization with the winning idea will be awarded $500 in start-up funding and expertise from Goodcity to help make the solution a reality.
All ideas can be submitted through www.ideashare.us until Oct. 17. The online submission process is quick and easy - requiring just a 250-word summary of the proposed solution.
Here's where you come in: We would love for you to promote this competition within your organization and with your clients. I have attached a flyer that you can email and display in your office.
A panel of Chicago civic leaders will review all submissions based on innovation, creativity and measurability. The winner will be announced on November 7. More information can be found online at www.ideashare.us and at www.goodcitychicago.org.
We appreciate your partnership and your willingness to promote Ideashare through your organization. I am excited about this opportunity as a proactive way for us to address the issue of violence here in Chicago.
Jimmy D. Lee