Solving social issues by local communities, for local communities.
Groups of experts, advocates, activists and people impacted by a problem come together for a day of collaborative work. The day begins with short presentations then moves to group-based strategizing and ideation, design sessions and a presentation of the idea to a panel of judges.
Unnerving, challenging and fast-paced? You bet.
A mad adrenaline rush? Of course.
And it’s always for a great cause.
The Portland Ideation Summit: Housing for All (Part 1)
Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, OR
Gather with regional experts, advocates, activists and people who have experienced homelessness to imagine and pursue new ways to house the people who live on Portland’s streets. Bring your talents and ideas. We can do this, Portland!
These helpful resources will help you prepare.
Like a hackathon, this Summit begins with short presentations, then participants break up into teams for about three hours to plan and design a new idea that will reduce homelessness in Portland, OR.
A partial list of non-profits that have benefited from Hackathons for Social Good:
Action Against Hunger
Banc de Sang
Capital Area Food Bank
Cross Stitch Project
Dalai Lama Center
Doctors Without Borders
Dress for Success
Friends of Ibba School for Girls
Gene Siskel Film Center
Habitat for Humanity
Hands on Atlanta
Idelsohn Society for the Preservation of Folk Music
My Way Home Dog Rescue
National Military Families Association
New York Cares
Nursing Mothers Coalition
The Love Comes
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