Stories can build bridges between people and drive social change. That’s why we’re thrilled to be part of the new initiative "Finding Our Way: Puget Sound Stories About Family Homelessness." This summer, StoryCorps is in Washington recording conversations between people who have been affected by family homelessness.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Can It Be Easy to End Homelessness?
Organizers of Seattle's first Hack to End Homelessness went to great lengths to make sure their event would have only positive outcomes, in the form of both tech solutions and an expanded awareness of the complexity of homelessness. And they made it easy for participants and collaborators. Because we felt the Hack was an example of organizing and community-building done right, we invited Candace Faber to write about her experience managing the initiative. She shares seven lessons she learned while pulling off a successful event.
Hacking to End Homelessness
Seattle’s first-ever Hack to End Homelessness brought housing advocates and service providers together with members of the tech community to design and build solutions to homelessness. The weekend of May 2-4, more than 100 people collaborated on a dozen projects, including informative infographics, data analyses and visualizations, websites, and mobile apps. Read on for our take on the event, as well our videos featuring activist Mark Horvath.
Spark Change Podcast Episode 8: Mobile Apps for Advocacy
With the right apps, smartphones can be great tools for advocacy. On today’s podcast we share some of our favorite apps, as well as a few we’re testing. Learn about apps that connect you with elected officials, jazz up your photos, make it easy to share files, and more!