Social Enterprises Founded by New Challenge Winners Receive Grant

 Amy Chasan, Executive Director and Founder of Sweet Generation
 Jordyn Lexton, CEO and Founder of Drive Change
Congratulations to Amy Chasan (NPM ’14), Executive Director and Founder of Sweet Generation Bakery, and Jordyn Lexton, Founder and CEO of Drive Change, who were awarded grants totaling 5.3 million dollars from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative for their efforts to create employment opportunities and career training for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers. 

In the early stages of these high-impact organizations, Annie Bickerton (NPM ’14), along with community partner Jordyn Lexton, and Amy Chasan (NPM ’14) won the 2013 New Challenge, a social innovation ideas competition at The New School that operated from 2012–2016 and engaged 800 students.  The New Challenge inspired The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) launched this year.  IEI is designed to leverage entrepreneurship education assets across The New School and support even more emergent social impact entrepreneurs at The New School. 

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