Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Strength from our Ancestors, Ourselves and Each Other

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The vital voices and contributions of women in our society will be celebrated prominently this week. Convened by the White House, the United State of Women Summit is an opportunity to rally the collective brilliance of a diverse group to make a powerful difference as it pertains to women and economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation and leadership and civic engagement. I will be in attendance in our…

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America Rolled up Her Sleeves and Hacked For Change!

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Civic engagement was alive and #HackforChange was trending today across America. The National Day of Civic Hacking brought citizens, entrepreneurs and local, state and federal agencies together in more than 50 cities to use open data and technology to address local community needs. Jen Pahlka, Code for America’s Founder, took to Twitter with her own reflections: “It’s so incredible to see thousands of volunteers tinkering, creating, and collaborating today. Thank you for all your work.”…

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The National Day of Civic Hacking is coming to your city on June 4th!

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Anticipation for the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking is at an all-time high. Friday, June 3rd at 12PM ET/9AM PT, as the countdown continues, Code for America, SecondMuse and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting a #HackForChange Twitter chat and you are invited. Contribute to the conversation about how data for social good and collaborative initiatives like the National Day of Civic Hacking are dramatically altering the innovation landscape across the country. On…

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SecondMuse Honored with 2016 Core77 Design Award Recognition

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Connecting with communities, understanding challenges, and engaging to create solutions is integral to our projects at SecondMuse, including our work with Internet Freedom. We’re so proud to announce that on June 1, our Internet Freedom Needfinding Framework, which uses human-centered design to make an impact on a local level, was honored by the Core77 Design Awards. The Needfinding Framework was named a runner-up in the Strategy and Research Category of the awards and joins a diverse…

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