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Sacramento Region Literacy Challenge gets under way

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University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus, along with GOOD and DonorsChoose.org, announced the launch of the Sacramento Region Literacy Challenge. The five-week contest invites Sacramento community members to submit original ideas for fostering literacy in the Sacramento Region. Entries will be accepted now through noon on Oct. 26 and can be made at http://sacramento-literacy.maker.good.is. The submitted ideas will then be open to public voting from Oct. 30–Nov. 13. The top-voted submission will be awarded a $10,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card, and the 10 runners-up will each be awarded $2,500 DonorsChoose.org gift cards. “Literacy is the fundamental building block of education and success,” said University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus Vice President, Scott Lewis. “University of Phoenix believes the road to higher education starts in childhood. We are honored to work with GOOD and DonorsChoose.org to present this exciting opportunity to the people of the Sacramento Region and we cannot wait to see the exciting ideas they have.” “DonorsChoose.org enables anyone to get involved with supporting public school classroom projects,” said Carolina Martin, Senior Vice President of DonorsChoose.org. “Working with University of Phoenix and GOOD not only engages the Sacramento community, it also encourages funding for projects in the Sacramento Region which will directly combat illiteracy.” “GOOD is dedicated to finding solutions that enable us to live better lives,” said Jen Chiou, General Manager of GOOD Maker. “Together with University of Phoenix, DonorsChoose and the people of the Sacramento Region, we are ready to take a stand against illiteracy.” Those who enter can earn prizes in the form of DonorsChoose.org gift cards, furnished by University of Phoenix. By the close of the contest, University of Phoenix will have invested $50,000 in the Sacramento education system. Additionally, each of the first 100 approved submissions will earn a $100 DonorosChoose.org gift card and each week, one entry submission will be randomly drawn to receive a $1,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card. All of the gift cards may be applied to a DonorsChoose.org project of the recipients’ choice, in the Sacramento region. To learn more about contest rules and submission tips, visit http://sacramento-literacy.maker.good.is. Stay connected as the contest unfolds by following us on Twitter @GOODmkr and liking us on the University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus Facebook page.