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Representatives from the four 100&Change after the final presentations of their proposals in Chicago on December 11, 2017.

Sesame Workshop & International Rescue Committee Awarded $100 Million for Early Childhood Education of Refugees

“We are compelled to respond to the urgent Syrian refugee crisis by supporting what will be the largest early childhood intervention program ever created in a humanitarian setting” —MacArthur President Julia Stasch

In December 2017, MacArthur awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) to educate young children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East, as well as additional grants of $15 million to each of the other three finalists, based on the strength and potential impact of their proposals:

Here’s a look at how some of how social media reacted to the announcement:

And how the finalists and semi-finalists reacted:

Explore the competition on social media using the hashtag #100andChange.

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