Everett Program Impactathons are short collaborative events that use a social justice framework, collaboration with community partners and building near-to-peer learning communities to increase people’s confidence and motivation to pursue technological futures that create positive social change in the world. This model strives to remove the fear and intimidation associated with engaging with technology by broadening our understanding of how we can use technology for social good.
Of surveyed participants increased their confidence in clearly stating their ideas
Of surveyed participants increased their confidence to engage with technology that is new to them and learn how to use it
Of surveyed participants believe technology can be used to advocate for issues they are passionate about
Everett Program Impactathons start with a social justice issue specific to the needs of the community. We analyze the social, political and economic context around the issue through activities and discussions that are engaging and dynamic.
We find accessible tech tools to critically engage with the social justice issue and practice using technology for social good
We build near to peer and peer to peer learning communities to make technology more accessible
We deeply engage with community partners to connect with the social justice issue. Collaboration ranges from hosting the space to holding guest workshops and discussions
TESTIMONIALS OF IMPACTATHONS
Everett Program Impactathons have positively influenced both our organizers and participants. We have had transformative experiences highlighted through their increase in tech confidence and reprogramming of the way they see themselves and the world around them. These events have revolutionized how we use and view technology today. It creates a path for future change makers and our communities in the field who see technology as an ally for a just future.