100 & Change

Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee named semi-finalists in MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition

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We teamed up with the IRC to deliver life-changing education to refugees.

Now we could be awarded $100 million to help us do it.
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Today, there are 12 million displaced children under the age of eight–children who suffer the effects of violence and neglect that can lead to toxic stress and lifelong damage.

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Together, we can change that. The IRC knows how to reach these children, and Sesame Street knows how to inspire them. We’ve already begun our work to help refugees–100&Change can help us reach millions more.

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Here we are in Zaatari refugee camp and the northern city of Marfraq, bringing laughter and hope to refugee children and their families. Learn more: Read our press release, read the Medium post, learn about the 100&Change grant, and learn about the International Rescue Committee.

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…and here’s what Big Bird has to say on the subject in our application video for the grant.

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Photo credit: Ryan Heffernan