3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

Connection Cafe

That inspiration and motivation comes from a narrative and images we attach to the movement’s core values and beliefs. Make sure your creative includes all of the following: Images: Timely and relevant; telling the narrative of the individual instead of the crowd; featuring faces of real people who are seeking opportunity (the empowerment the gifts are directed toward).

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Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. Teen Book Finder (iOS), developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), helps teens, parents, teachers, and librarians find the best books and media for teens. Image: App Inventor Workshop ( Flickr ). As part of the Transforming Communities project, we had the opportunity to explore apps targeted toward youth as well as apps developed by youth.

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Meditations on Relevance, Part 3: Who Decides What's Relevant?

Museum 2.0

We use a simple "honeycomb" diagram (image) to do these four steps. Here are two examples: Our Youth Programs Manager, Emily Hope Dobkin, wanted to find a way to support teens at the museum. Emily started by honing in on local teens' assets: creativity, activist energy, desire to make a difference, desire to be heard, free time in the afternoon. It's rooted in the assets and needs of creative teens in our County.

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

Museum 2.0

One of the nonprofits that inspires me locally here in Santa Cruz is a youth empowerment and food justice organization called "Food, What!?" FoodWhat's staff and teens have taught me a lot about what it really means to be relevant to people who are often overlooked or ignored. FoodWhat empowers teens to change their lives through farming and food justice. When Doron visits schools to invite teens to apply for FoodWhat, he gives a five-minute pitch on their terms.

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Caravan Studios Showcases Diverse Apps for Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

The city's OpenData goals are to improve city services for residents and businesses, produce jobs, enhance economic opportunities, and increase resident engagement and empowerment. Bedsider was started as support network operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Image 1: SF OpenData. Image 2: Concrn. Image 3: Environmental Working Group. Image 4: FracTracker Alliance.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

The cards are unique and beautiful and carry the voices of women (and some men) depicted in images and words and offer compassionate healing for those who both make them, and for those who receive them. You do not need to be an “artist” to make a postcard, but each participant is surprised and delighted by their creativity and to see that their cards contain colors, words and images that reflect their strongest selves. Our grassroots campaign involves all ages from teens to seniors.