BOSTON – Classy, the world’s first social impact platform with the goal of helping organizations solve social problems more effectively and efficiently, announced Clinica Verde as a finalist for the 6th Annual Classy Awards. The Collaborative + Classy Awards bring together top social innovators from around the world for a unique three-day experience of speaker series and networking opportunities that culminates in the Classy Awards. This year’s event will take place June 14-16, 2016, in Boston’s Innovation District.
“The Classy Awards team spends a year extensively researching social innovations from around the world. We’ve been fortunate to discover some incredible organizations over the past few years, but this year’s pool of nominees is one of the strongest we’ve ever seen! We’re honored to play a role in convening leaders throughout the sector to recognize their efforts,” said Pat Walsh, Co-Founder and CIO of Classy.org.
“We’re so thrilled to be honored as a Classy Finalist,” said Clinica Verde Founder and CEO Susan Dix Lyons. “The selection process is incredibly rigorous and competitive, so this recognition really validates the hard work and commitment to the vision that we’ve worked so hard to achieve.”
This year, Classy reviewed over 1,300 program submissions from 1,100 global organizations. Finalists were awarded based on their scale and scope of the problem, an innovative approach; ability to solve the problem; and organizational effectiveness. Of the 100 finalists selected from the submissions 10 winners will be chosen by the Leadership Council and announced on stage at the Classy Awards.
The Finalists recognized this year are addressing the complex and equally severe problems we face today. Their efforts span global poverty and hunger, disease, education, climate change, disaster response and preparedness, and health care accessibility.
The Collaborative + Classy Awards, presented by Southwest Airlines and Classy, are produced in partnership with Guidestar, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Salesforce.org, Plenty Consulting, WePay, GOOD, GLG, Babson College, and Echoing Green. For more information on the Collaborative + Classy Awards and to register for the event, visit www.classy.org/collaborative.