TakePart and Lenovo know you have great ideas—especially ideas that help to fix problems you see in your own neighborhood every day. We’re giving away two grants of $5,000 to fund awesome ideas that use technology in creative ways to make communities better today.

Meet Our Winners

Make Better Today Grant Winner: Teeniors

Trish Lopez & Teeniors℠

Teeniors℠ began as an unlikely startup idea pitched last spring in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Trish Lopez. In just over a year, it has evolved into a vibrant platform connecting hundreds of youth and elders across the city, while receiving continuous 5-star reviews from clients. Their mission is to empower seniors to connect with their loved ones and engage with the world through technology, while also providing paid, meaningful jobs for young adults. The intergenerational learning and socialization of Teeniors℠ is what makes their service unique. We all have parents and grandparents who struggle to adapt to the digital world. Unlike the usual tech support channels (cell phone providers, how-to videos, your grandson), Teeniors℠ is has an innovative approach to learning because their goal is not to "fix" your problem as fast as they can, it is to personally coach you in better understanding the technology at your fingertips.

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Make Better Today Grant Winner: Litterati

Jeff Kirschner & Litterati

Litterati is a community that is "crowdsource-cleaning" the planet - one piece of litter at a time. With participation in over 100 countries, the Litterati community is picking up litter and simultaneously collecting data such as identifying brands and mapping problem areas. Together we are working with schools, companies, and cities to create a litter-free world.

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About Lenovo

At Lenovo we know that it's not just about being different. It's about being better. Different finds inspiration in the most unexpected places. Different rethinks, reimagines and reinvents.

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