Sprouting Leaders pairs college leaders with students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to build peer-to-peer mentorship bonds over a college semester. In this project, we will update their WordPress website (http://www.sproutingleaders.org) to include info for Spanish speakers, restructure the layout of the donation page and news page, and better incorporate their social media accounts. We will also transition their website to a new host.
Bridges from School to Work
Each year, Bridges helps more than a thousand young people–most of whom are transitioning out of high school special education–prepare for the workplace and find a job with an employer in need of qualified, entry-level applicants. In this project, we will create an 'assistant' that will help these students in their jobs. The goal is to leverage Bridges' extensive data to give personalized answers on questions like salary, benefits, and workplace resources.
Safe Schools is an organization focused on supporting and protecting the safety of LGBTQ youth throughout Illinois. They are interested in a redesign of their website and learning how to integrate social media into their digital strategy. Their target audience is high school and younger youth.
ThinkTank is a research and writing branch of TechTeam more focused on the broader impact of technology within the public sector in a research context. Projects include analyzing civic tech trends, delivering presentations to community groups on the value of technology in their work, and creating guides for clients, among others.