Video: Help New Woodlawn Organization Win $50,000

The Woodlawn Battle On Wax For Peace is in the running for a
$50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant and wants your help. Funds are awarded based on public voting at
Pepsi’s site from August 1st-31st. They are a youth violence prevention organization based on Chicago’s south side
that “uses music production to engage the most high-risk and troubled
youth in mentoring, skill development, and supportive services.” They tell me that they’ve made some decent progress in the year they’ve been around, bringing in rival gang members to record a track for
the organization (listen here) etc. They need your vote.  Click early and often — post this on your Facebook page, etc. 


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  • what about waters??? a reader writes in to encourage us all to vote for the waters elementary project:

    Waters Elementary, a school with a prototype Ecology Program of 20 years, that is becoming a model for greening schools with its composting lunch waste, field ecology program, ewaste program and recycling program, is hanging onto #9 (top 10 win) in the Pepsi Contest.

    This decades old ecology program will never make it without grant funding. Pepsi has the cash. We just have to jump through their hoops to get it.

    3 more days - three more chances to enter as many votes as humanly possible.


    AND TEXT 100210 to Pepsi (73774)
    (this is new, please do it if you can, from any cell phone that you or your friends have.

    If you want to read about Waters Ecology Program:

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