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In a recent post, we encouraged participation in the 7 Ways to Change the World competition.  Thanks to those of you who submitted solutions from organizations you work with who are affecting social and economic opportunity.   Here’s a follow up to let you know about all of the wonderful winners of the competition who are affecting positive change in the world.   From November 16th-24th, one winner each day was announced for 7 days.

  • Congratulations to Peter Pheap who submitted the video on behalf of Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. The winning entry shows how a high school student uses his PC in different ways to support his community on his way to work at the Boys & Girls Club.
  • Congratulations to Clint Lunde who submitted the video on behalf of SkiDUCK. The video explains how technology can help the team at SkiDUCK to be more efficient, spending more time helping deserving children and less time on administration.
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Wallace who submitted the video on behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound: Bremerton Branch. The video: “Our new club member” takes a creative look at how a new PC with Windows 7 gets welcomed into the club. Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. More than 25 national programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
  • Congratulations to Sherill Carrington who submitted the video on behalf of the United Way of Central Carolinas. The video: “Impacting the Non-Profit Need” looks at how technology can help non-profit organizations to do more with less, helping them to reduce costs, and drive efficiencies, enabling non-profits to develop creative solutions to address the needs of their communities.
  • We’d like to congratulate Jennifer Jackson who submitted an entry on behalf of the American Red Cross: Dallas Area Chapter which presents a humorous look at how Windows 7 will help the Dallas Area Chapter to snap it, shake it and stick it.
  • We’d like to congratulate Danielle DeVoe who submitted an entry on behalf of the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group.
  • Congratulations to the first winning entry, announced Nov 16th, submitted by Stephanie Hood on behalf of the More than Me Foundation. The More than Me Foundation is an organization that strives to bring education and mentorship opportunities to students in countries where access is commonly denied while strengthening and building our local community through the project work.  They are currently working in Post-War Liberia.

For more information about these organizations, visit the Unlimited Potential Blog and see all of the videos from the winners and others who submitted their projects.

Wishing you much success,

The Global Partner Team

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