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Develop for Good - April 2022
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Happy Easter! We’re excited to hop right into Develop for Good’s new and exciting updates.
Launch of the Develop for Good Fellows program 🚀
At Develop for Good, we believe strongly in equality of opportunity. The Develop for Good Fellows program is an initiative that was formed to remove financial barriers faced by students who otherwise would be unable to participate in our volunteer opportunities. We’re dedicated to making our hands-on project experiences accessible to all, and launched this initiative to reflect our priorities in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our inaugural cohort of 8 incredible Fellows was selected this month. When asked about what this fellowship meant to them, Fellows told us:
“As a first generation college student from a low income background, finances have always been a barrier for me from pursuing valuable opportunities. I feel extremely grateful for Develop for Good’s initiative and support to make opportunities more accessible through this fellowship. “
“As someone who never got any internship experience, I believe that Develop for Good has given me a great chance to get the skills needed and the experience needed to succeed in my career. I would recommend students and former students who haven’t had the chance to get an internship to apply and volunteer for Develop for Good. With the experience that this has given me, I’ve interviewed with both smaller firms and larger companies like Google and Snap for software engineer positions.”
“A grant allows me to continue my studies without worrying about the financial burden that college sometimes places on students. I am very grateful for the opportunity and the continuing opportunities this fellowship will offer me via my experiences.”
We would like to dedicate our gratitude to Amazon Web Services for directly sponsoring our first batches of Fellows!
Read more about the Develop for Good Fellows program on the FAQ section of our Volunteers page.
Welcoming Develop for Good’s newest leaders! 💪
Craig Young is the Founder and Executive Director of Inspiring Service, whose mission is to empower people and organizations to engage in volunteering. A seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Craig was the leading outside software supplier to SDRC and Apple’s software subsidiary, Claris in the 1990s, and founded the Craig S. Young Family Foundation in 1995.
Scott Forstall is the co-inventor of the iPhone and iOS and a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer. He graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, and served as Apple’s iOS software chief from 2007 to 2012. An active entrepreneur and philanthropist, he believes strongly in the power of education to unlock potential and opportunity.
Project case study highlight 🌟
National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement: A website to reflect a new iteration of volunteer engagement
The National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement aims to inspire and equip philanthropic, organizational and community leaders to prioritize, advocate for and invest in strategic volunteer engagement. The goal of this website project was to generate a fresh design that reflects a new iteration of volunteer engagement. Read the full case study here.
Product Manager: Alison Yim (Lehigh CSB ’24)
Volunteer Spotlight ☀️
Meet Eva Chan, recent grad in Health Science @ University of Waterloo
“I recently made a career transition to UX design to be more hands on in the product development. This is my first DFG cycle - I've always been interested in health care and passionate about social impact projects. Thrilled to have this opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals and grow together!”
Thank you, Adobe! 🙏
For the second year in a row, Develop for Good has been selected for the annual Adobe Employee Community Fund Grant. Our journey of using technology for social good continues thanks to this generous partnership. Sending all of our gratitude to Adobe’s Brand Purpose team!
Other opportunities in social good 🧑💻
Product Design/Research @ finEQUITY
finEQUITY is a community sourced tech-nonprofit focused on the financial health of families in spite of incarceration. It’s looking to expand its product development team with a Product Designer / Researcher. Apply here.
Lever for Change Intern @ MacArthur Foundation
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