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VIISTA Program Founder Wins J.M.K. Innovation Prize

headshot of VIISTA founder, michele pistone

Michele Pistone, JD, LLM, Professor of Law at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, and the Founder and Faculty Director of Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA), was one of 10 winners of the J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is awarded biennially to ten non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social innovation – defined as those pilot projects, new organizations or nascent initiatives that involve a certain amount of measured risk but which may ultimately lead to large-scale, transformative results. Each awardee receives up to $175,000 over three years and participates in a learning collaborative of fellow innovators to support their journey as change agents.

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