The Birmingham Terminal published a story today about Intermark Group’s Sherri Ross Walters finishing second runner-up for 92Y Genius competition. Check out the story here, or read more below.
Birmingham, AL resident Sherri Ross Walters recently learned she was the only non-New York City resident among four winners to place in the 92nd Street Y’s Genius Start-Up Competition. She was among the 50+ that entered the contest, organized as part of the organization’s 7 Days of Genius festival.
Walters learned of the competition via a friend on Facebook sharing the link to an article from Inc.publicizing it in February. Her entry involved developing a citywide resource “to help the homeless find information in real time.” Information accessible would potentially include identifying which area shelters are open, available beds, and where meals will be served. All of this would be available to users via a small box mounted on bus stop poles. How she came up with the concept is indicative of the passion she’s shown to other efforts in the city in recent years, including theBirmingham Girls Club and Birmingham Dance Walk.