by Mary Fuller, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Hack the Hood is hitting two organizational milestones this week - the culmination of projects that have been in the works for months, and which deserve celebrating!
Yesterday we launched our brand new website at hackthehood.org! We did this one internally and almost everyone on staff offered something to make it great. We think it represents the richness of our organization and our offerings and hope you agree.
Here are some highlights of what you’ll find on the new site:
This will be a living document and more improvements are on their way, including fresh profiles of youth, staff, volunteers, and donors. Please keep an eye out.
Thanks to Imran Siddiquee, Danielle Dynes, Richard Something, and everyone who contributed.
The Great Tech Community Challenge
The second milestone we’re celebrating is the launch of our first peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaign. This represents our first call out to our broader community to support the amazing young people in our community. We’re asking you to show your support either through a direct donation, or even better, by setting up your own fundraising page and challenging your friends to pitch in to support opportunities for low-income youth and small businesses across Northern California.
Special thanks to Imran Siddiquee, Jonathan Darr King, Isaias Rodriguez for helping put together the campaign and video, as well as all the folks who appeared in the video. Thanks also to our sponsor Backblaze, and to VSCO for hosting our finish line party in November. It’s gonna be dope.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit our resource page to learn more or our campaign to jump right in!
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