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Judge the QLI Challenge


Judge the QLI Challenge

Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI), now in its 26th year, is a civic participation and research educational program for high school students in New York City in which they choose a quality of life issue affecting their community, research the issue, and complete a research-based paper with a feasible and innovative recommendation for change.

WHAT: QLI is looking for 5 volunteers to judge the "QLI Challenge." Volunteers who elect to judge the challenge should be college graduates and have an interest and experience in civic engagement and/or entrepreneurship. Volunteers will read and rate 3-4 page student papers online.

WHEN: Judging will take place anytime between August 3rd, 5:00 pm and August 4th, 5:00 pm. Judging takes approximately 2 hours, and attendance of a half-hour training webinar is also required prior to reviewing proposals.

WHERE: Virtual

TO APPLY: To register, volunteers should fill out the online form by July 23.

If you have any questions, please contact the QLI Program Manager, Juliet Tarantino at or 212.421.2700.

*This is not a New York Cares project*



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