Mount Kisco Child Care Center’s award-winning JEWEL (Joining Elders With Early Learners) program joins our young children with older adults from My Second Home, a program of Family Services of Westchester, our on-site neighbors. JEWEL is the first shared site, intergenerational program of its kind in Westchester County, and is a collaboration between MKCCC and Family Services of Westchester.
An application has been submitted to The Eisner Foundation for the 2011 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, valued at $100,000! The Eisner Prize is designed to recognize excellence by an individual or a non-profit organization in uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. At this point, The Eisner Foundation has selected twenty semi-finalists for the 2011 Eisner Prize, and our JEWEL program is among them!
The Foundation is narrowing the twenty semi-finalists to five finalists, each of whom will receive a $5,000 award. The Eisner Prize Review Committee will select four finalists and a fifth finalist will be selected by popular vote, by visitors to this website. From those five finalists, the Eisner Prize Review Committee will select one $100,000 winner for the 2011 Eisner Prize.
Please go here and vote for JEWEL. There is one vote per computer, so please vote from each of your computers, and encourage friends, family and co-workers to vote too! Voting closes May 15, 2011.