More Than Words youth describes the impact of this year's donation of 13,000 books!
Research tells us that today, we believe in the power of service. We even believe that companies should serve. America’s Charities found that 82% of American professionals want to have the opportunity to volunteer with their company. But, not all volunteering is equal - and perhaps not all volunteering projects are good. How can you design a service project that makes a significant positive impact in the community? Bridget Akinc is the CEO of Building Impact, a nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of volunteering to address complex social issues. Akinc joined Building Impact in 2017, after teaching entrepreneurial marketing at MIT and Boston College, where she co-created a new minor for Managing for Social Impact. Akinc earned an undergraduate degree in education policy at Princeton University in 1998, and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2013. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Starting in 2015, Salsify has brought in a group of 6th graders from a Boston Public School and immersed them in the journey of technology-from developing the idea and coming up with a marketing message to determining features and creating designs. In 2018, 20 other local tech companies participated in the day--here's footage of the kids of Dennis C Haley Pilot School working with Salsify employees to create apps aimed toward a healthy lifestyle. They even get to 'pitch' the product!