Do you want to do something about homelessness in San Francisco? Join ReAllocate for a HACKtivation for the Homeless. Please RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/hacktivat...
This is just the beginning of series of events for ongoing civic participation to create lasting impact and build a stronger San Francisco. We will be working with people and organizations that do incredible work in the city: Project Homeless Connect SF, Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL), Episcopal Community Services, Larkin Street Youth Services, Hospitality House, Glide and more, with the support of Spotify, Lyft, Zenput, Innovation Alley, Code for America, and more!
Bring your skills and help your neighbors. HACKtivations are NOT just for developers. If you want to help make San Francisco better, this event is for you!
The Learning Shelter exists for the curious, established as an entrance to technology, constructed in temporary spaces only to serve human beings that are willing to commit to a 90 day exit strategy. Open source and globally focused on homeless as a global term meaning vulnerable, open and ready to start again. Failure is not a kind of person it’s an ingredient in a recipe for a thing known as character and should never be used to hold a person down.
Help us make it happen - www.indiegogo.com/projects/the...
Homeless people always hear that they should “get a job.” We’re giving them the skills to do that with 90 days of training.
Nice to see Mark's project getting covered in Inc -
"Here's how the program will work: four students will be given accommodations for 90 days. Each will spend 30 days working on a core curriculum and 60 days working on their own track, VentureBeat reported. They will also have a free membership at TechShop, the San Francisco-based do-it-yourself workshop where Roth picked up the skills he used to start his business. Roth is looking for $60,000 to be able to run four students through the inaugural class."
A formerly homeless entrepreneur wants to employ and teach other people who have fallen on hard times.
Hi Everyone. Did you know that "The Crate of Discovery" grew up to be called "The Learning Shelter?"
You're all invited to our launch night party. I would also like to express that we would sigh a huge sigh of relief if we find corporate sponsors to help us out by buying Benefactor Tickets and/or supporting us with food and beverages for the 200+ folks expected at our launch night party.
Individuals tickets are free.
You're the best neighbors, thanks ~ Marc
Launch Party for The Learning Shelter's IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign.
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In San Francisco, data on homelessness suggest that there are from 7,000 - 13,000 homeless living in this city at any time. All great impact starts with successful prototyping and...
Marc asked for help from the community, and 43 days later, five shipping containers arrived!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Lend your skills to turn this idea into reality. Whether you are a web designer, social worker, maker, teacher, or energetic creator, we need your input! Join Marc and [freespace] for a Learning Shelter Hackathon this Friday and Saturday July 19th and 20th to contribute your skills and expertise.
If anyone is interested in learning more about this project and others, Marc will be at the meetup tonight. I'm going to swing by as well.
"For the July meetup we're excited to be joined by Rob Gitin, co-founder and Executive Director of At The Crossroads!
"The mission of At The Crossroads is to reach out to homeless youth and young adults at their point of need, and work with them to build healthy and fulfilling lives. Our innovative model focuses on young people who do not access traditional services and are disconnected from any type of consistent support. We work with young people who others have given up on, who would not get help without us."
In addition to presenting on ATC's work and his perspectives on homelessness, Rob will also tell us about their upcoming Hiking for Homeless Youth event and their tech needs.
Hey there everyone. If you have a way to move a container from American Steel to Freespace, we have the potential to get the shop in a box pictured above, over to Freespace for the rest of the month. Of course the trip needs to be round trip. I'm going to be stumping for this to happen. Where there is a will there is a way.
I went to a great meeting tonight on homeless innovation and there wasn't time to discuss the crate of discovery. Interestingly though, another modest and lightly spoken former homeless man (okay I guess I'm not modest or lightly spoken, but he was) suggested a parking space for Lava Mae, which might also be a good place for a crate of discovery to live. Anyone know of a place called "The Armory?" Apparently the Kink.com guy owns it or something like that. Anyway, if it's near where the people who need it are, and there is empty outdoor space, I'm willing to go talk to someone.