A Community Thrives is a new approach to social impact programs that was developed through a collaboration across the entire USA TODAY NETWORK. While most initiatives designate funds or give support to great charities, we’re going to instead fund and support great ideas. The volunteering begins with you pitching your creative solutions to solving our communities’ most critical needs.
We are very encouraged by the participation in ACT and the ideas many of you submitted. This is our first year and we would love to have more participation. We want to allow enough time for the word to spread about ACT and to have a pool of submissions for each category. So we’re extending the Entry Period to March 31st and the Voting Period will run beginning April 12th and ending May 12th.