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United Way and Boston College School of Social Work Announce the IF Challenge Prize Competition

The IF Challenge, a new prize competition seeks innovative, cost-effective and feasible ideas to reduce family homelessness in our state, including technology-based solutions (e.g. mobile solutions, apps, social media).

Up to $25,000 in prize money from United Way and support from BC Center for Social Innovation will help winning applicants’ develop and implement their proposals.

The deadline for submissions is August 12, 2016. Contest winner(s) will be announced in September.

For more information on how to apply, visit: