Monday, March 11, 2013

Technology for Good--There's an App for That

Philanthropy Today announced:
Innovative efforts to use technology to improve health care, curb climate change, and help the poor take center stage when thousands of business, media, and nonprofit experts converge in Austin, Tex., for the annual SXSW Interactive Festival March 8-12, 2013.
To emphasize the importance of using technology to further the greater good, conference organizers have named 10 people to receive the annual Dewey Winburne Community Service Award, named after a teacher who showed children from tough backgrounds how to put digital technology tools to work.

The Daily Prism will feature some of the ten winners, like Rey Faustino, who "While earning his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2011, Mr. Faustino set out to help families get access to the services they need to escape poverty. His nonprofit, One Degree, built an extensive online database of organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that provide emergency food, legal services, health care, and early-childhood education, among other services."

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