We’re super excited to share that our UX Designer, Julianna Provvidenza, and our UI Designer, Jocelyn Lam, were both part of the 1st Place team for the 1871 Hackathon for Good, sponsored by State Farm for True Star Media & Foundation!
The WHY: True Star Foundation operates a unique model that holds weekly after-school, in-school, and summer job training programs in which students learn how to create, develop, and market digital content on platforms that empower them to forge their own paths. True Star is helping young people see the remarkable value they are to the community by championing their voices and valuing their perspectives. 95% of the Black and LatinX youth involved in True Star Foundation come from under-resourced communities. When a student takes part in their programs, they develop and strengthen their voice, cultivate their creativity, and get real-work experience. By providing these opportunities, we can drive positive change in our neighborhoods.
The Problem Statement: Design, architect, and develop a cost-effective technical solution to serve and connect with more youth in ways that will empower them to share their voice, discover their path, and realize their dreams.
The Winning Concept: A web-based solution that makes it easy to find and connect students (and mentors) through youth-led interest groups to collaborate and work on projects. See it in action!