Works Wonders Named Finalist for Ash Center Innovations in American Government Award
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, announced the finalists for the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award. Seven programs, will compete for a $50,000 grand prize this fall in Cambridge.
For over thirty years, the Innovations Award has recognized public-sector programs that make American government, at all levels, more efficient, creative, and effective at addressing social problems and providing services to the public. The Award recently restructured its broad-based policy outlook to focus an annual award cycle on a single, intractable problem in American society. This year, the Award looked for initiatives that had success increasing the prosperity of communities, particularly programs that expanded opportunities to groups that had been historically excluded from access.
We are so excited that Rhode Island’s Works Wonders Program is being recognized as one of seven finalists for this prestigious award and are hoping to earn the top honor in September!