“South BK Mutual Aid App”
About this Project:
Our app was designed for the purpose of organizing the database of the South BK Mutual Aid Program. We wanted to tackle the main issue of acquiring volunteers, receiving resources, and providing easy access for those who request for aid. During interviews with the coordinator of the mutual aid program, we noticed the lack of efficient database and resources. In order to combat that, we decided to focus on those issues when developing this design.
The app itself was planned out to provide an efficient sign up process from which the user will then be directed to create their profile and then later select a few keywords such as kosher, vegetarian, etc in order to describe themselves to personalize their app use. Once that is done, the app will then provide a tour which upon completion will give the user access to requesting assistance, opting to provide resources/food, or volunteer for the mutual aid program itself.
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Claire is the Creative Director for the IBM Security X-Force Cyber Range. She works with clients to fine tune their incident response planning to a cyber crisis. Claire is a digital storyteller with experience working in video game design, app design, UX, graphic design, and video storytelling.
I am an experienced copy editor, content marketer, and branding expert. A pro when it comes to ideation and strategy, I've worked in digital and print publishing, social media marketing, email marketing, video production, event management, and event production. I am passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and helping the next generation of leaders in tech.
Eddie Palacio III
Heriberto “Eddie” Palacio III is a multidisciplinary Artist that explores human relations and awareness through art making and research that investigates social constructs, masculinity, gender studies, emotional intelligence, and African American studies. Palacio is an Afro Hispanic who identifies as a pansexual man. He has gone on to study at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN earning his BFA in Art and is continued his education at Watkins College of Art in Nashville, TN earning his MFA in Visual Arts in 2020..
Walter Da Luz
Walter has worked inside and outside the NYC DoE to impact student's learning experience and equity in the classroom. Currently he works with Pear Deck and supports educators throughout the Northeast as they engage their students in their lessons and use their students understanding and voice to inform instruction. His cites his passion for his work and lessons learned as a student in NYC's Public Schools as the source of his success.