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Imagine creating a business plan in 3 weeks that implements a lasting solution to the economic pitfalls of an imperiled village. This is the Race 4 Good.
Started by renowned global humanitarian, Linda Cruse, the Race 4 Good is a competition that revolutionizes the philanthropic gesture of a hand out by giving real-life “hand ups” to third world communities to promote profound and sustainable change to their lives and economy. How the competition works is by grouping together 6 teams comprised of 5 students from local universities and 5 business leaders as mentors. The teams have 21 days to research the most pressing challenges faced by their given community and come up with a 5 year business plan that aims to reconstruct the economy, revive the dignity and restore the future of the lives that need it the most – all with a virtual budget of $5,000. The winning team is flown to the third world community to make their business solution a reality, with the full support of Linda, her team and the villagers.
On March 11, 2017, the Race 4 Good took off in Southern California with unparalleled teams in place! Participating schools include Claremont University Consortium (CUC), California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), California State University Northridge (CSUN), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), and University of San Diego (USD). Each team is incredibly well-rounded and diverse, with students contributing unique areas of study and expertise. The business leaders and mentors are equally impressive, coming from industries ranging in film, technology, philanthropy, real estate, and beyond. You’ll even recognize a lot of the Beverly Hills Chamber members in the line up!
Meet the teams!
Matt Ball, Director of Public Affairs, LDS Church
Elizabeth Crowell, Associate Relationship Manager, International Subsidiary Banking HSBC Bank