Introduce students to social justice and sustainbility projects using social-enterprise methodologies
Design projects to support Everett’s partnered NGOs and get more fluent with the technology used to help implement their projects
Implement their projects with funds received through grants while also working directly with project NGO partners
To develop communities of practice in a student-led, social-change oriented informal STEM learning “impactathon” program followed by in-depth applied social change project development, design and implementation
Youth Empowerment Institute
YEI wants to inspire young women to pursue STEM and higher education. Tech is dominated by individuals who belong in privileged groups (men, wealthy) and YEI is aimed at creating more opportunities to allow women to advance their tech skills and see that they are capable of entering that field.
Gateways provides comprehensive digital workforce development workshops to incarcerated individuals in Santa Cruz County. Taught by students from the Everett Program, these classes further support students to develop skills in emotional intelligence and workplace communication.
Universe of Technology
The Universe of Technology (UoT) web application project focuses specifically on supporting nonprofit tech access and literacy through developing a digital platform for sharing the Everett Program method – empowerment through systemic thinking for needs based, human centered technology solutions.