Develop for Good - March 2023
Hello friends 🍀
Without further ado, let’s March straight into some exciting Develop for Good updates!
Sum23 application deadlines 🗓️
Develop for Good’s Summer 2023 applications are OPEN!
Our Summer 2023 project batch will run for 16 weeks from May 1 - August 26 this year. Mark your calendars with the dates on our timeline that apply to you:
Mon, Mar 13 — Nonprofit project proposals due
Fri, Mar 31 — Student volunteer applications and Mentor volunteer applications due
Fri, Apr 7 — The latest nonprofits will hear back from us to lock in their projects
Mon, Apr 17 - Fri, Apr 28 — Offer letter period for accepted Students and Mentors
Mon, May 1 — Sum23 batch kicks off with Orientation & Onboarding week
Mon, May 8 — Project scoping phase begins
Mon, Jun 5 — Project implementation phase begins
Mon, Aug 14 — Project documentation and handover period begins
Fri, Aug 25 — Demo Day & conclusion of Sum23 batch
Our model has undergone significant changes this year to improve the quality of the experience, from application submission to project handover, for all nonprofits and volunteers involved. Please visit the Student, Mentor, and/or Nonprofit pages on our website to read through our FAQs before you apply!
Welcome to our newest leaders 💫
In the true spirit of Women’s History Month, Develop for Good is proud to honor the powerful women leading and advising this nonprofit as it scales. Please join us in welcoming the legendary Erica McLain to our Board of Directors and the incredible Lisa Wong to our Advisory Board!
Erica McLain is a U.S. Track & Field Olympian and recent inductee into the Stanford Hall of Fame. She was the youngest triple jumper to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and today, is a leader in Silicon Valley—a Product Manager at Google, alumnus of Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and a graduate from both Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
She’s broken barriers, set records, and inspires students everywhere to succeed on all playing fields 🏆
Lisa Wong is a senior technical leader with 20 years specializing in delivering an exceptional customer experience with emerging technologies. At Adobe, she shaped Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock as we know it today, and is currently Technology Director and Board Member at LWT: Advancing Women in Leadership.
She empowers women in all fields to grow their knowledge, leadership skills and network for greater impact 🚀
What students & nonprofits are saying about us 🗣️
“I got a lot of hand-ons learning that I felt helped me as a software developer. I improved not only my technical skills (picking up new frameworks/libraries, learning new concepts) but soft skills as well (communication, time management, task management, etc). My team was great - I felt like we learned a lot and I'm proud of what we accomplished.”
- Tracy, Student Developer for Scambi Festival project
“My team was the best part of this entire experience. I learned multiple skills because of the people on my team. How to talk to a client, assign tasks to designers, and approach a design challenge. I LOVED working on this project!”
- Saniya, Student Designer for Studyhall project
“Develop for Good has developed a state of the art website for us. This has been a milestone for our team as we will be able to showcase what we are doing in supporting initiatives that help children thrive! The other important thing worth mentioning is that there has been significant transfer of skills from the students to our team, building our confidence in ICT skill beyond website development. This is also a huge cost saving and a rare opportunity to find.”
- Kriss, Founder of nonprofit Do For Children
Thank you, Fidelity Charitable 🙏
We’re thrilled to announce that we were 1 of 11 grantees selected by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Inititative last fall. With this incredibly generous quarter-million dollar grant, we’re excited to continue accelerating the digitalization of the nonprofit sector by leveraging standout university tech talent and the support of passionate professional mentors.
We’re so grateful for you, All Stars 🌟
All Stars Helping Kids was founded in 1989 by 49ers NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen Lott. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that youth in low-income and marginalized communities have access to a quality education and career.
Develop for Good was 1 of 4 nonprofit grantees selected by All Stars this year for $75,000 in philanthropic funding. We're so excited to work together to further accelerate the careers of diverse college students as they develop technical products for nonprofits.
Develop for Good is #hiring! 📋
We're looking for passionate candidates with extensive relevant experience to serve among our hired leadership:
💻 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 - manages the organization’s technical operations and project repositories, and is also responsible for the creation, refinement, and maintenance of technical resources and guides for participants in Develop for Good’s program. Apply here.
👥 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 - recruits and trains technology industry professional mentors, oversees overall success of mentorship program, and manages corporate partnerships forged through mentorship relationships. Apply here.
The benefits? Both are flexible, hourly, and fully remote remote positions. More importantly, you'll make a tremendous, far-reaching impact for thousands of students, nonprofits, and their beneficiaries in a fast-paced tech nonprofit startup 💜
Please share these opportunities with anyone you know who might be interested!
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