- BACKGROUND -

The United States was formed by creative individuals coming together to develop a new strategy, and a new direction for the colonies.  Nearly 250 years later, we celebrate that creative spirit with the launch of the America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge (The DEIC). We want to see how YOU can help us make 2026 #EPIC, as we Educate, Preserve, Innovate, and Celebrate Pennsylvania's rich history, culture, and future over these next 5 years!

- 2021 DIRECT EFFECT -

The America250PA Commission is excited to announce the opening of the 2021 America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, featuring the America250PA Platforms.  We want the DEIC to provide our schools and students with a blank canvas to get creative and design an integrated strategy to celebrate and innovate.  The DEIC is open to all Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania, and includes a three-round event.  Please reach out to MARISSA@AMERICA250PA.ORG with any questions.

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- THE BADGE -

All students who participated in The Direct Effect Innovation Challenge (DEIC) have received a digital badge to commemorate their participation in the Commonwealth's largest co-creation project.  This badge can be displayed on the student's resume and social media accounts.  At America250PA, we ask that all organizations across the Commonwealth recognize this badge as a representation of the amazing drive, determination and abilities of the students to compete outside of the classroom, and consider them for internship and job opportunities - helping keep PA talent within the commonwealth.

- MEDIA GUIDANCE -

We encourage you to post about your DEIC journey, and welcome you to tag us on social media! Please note that all items that use the official America250PA logo must be sent to our team for prior approval. 

We encourage schools to use our DEIC 2021 logo!

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PRESENTED BY

If you are interested in being a sponsor of the America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, please contact Cassandra Coleman at CColeman@America250PA.org.  

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