By Monique

A Declaration to Myself and Civic Tech

When I started The Civic Tech Collective as a blog on WordPress, it was with the intention of building a mega-resource of ALL THINGS civic technology, from the latest news about little-known founders using technology to generate positive impact in their community, to creating a portal of resources—boot camps, funding, university-level programs—for anyone embarking on…

NCNW Launches #GirlTECH

On Tuesday, April 30, NCNW Headquarters will launch, #GIRLTECH, a conversation with professionals who may not have started in the technology field but found their passion has led them to companies or organizations where technology plays an important role. Register to attend here. The conversation will also be streamed live on Facebook.

The First Annual Gray Matter Experience Fundraiser

We hear so much about what is not being done to move our communities forward and young people often catch a bad rap. I choose to focus on the good by amplifying the voices of people who are doing the work to improve our communities. The work Britney Robbins is doing through The Gray Matter…

Local Organization Screens “Little” Movie to Dispel Stigmas and Emphasize Power of Media Representation

Event to Raise Funds to Support FREE Violence Prevention Camp, Celebrate Black-ish Star Marsai Martin as youngest Executive Producer; Feature Panel Discussion, Interactive STEAM activites, Raffle prizes. Media Contacts: Felicia Apprey Agyare 773-671-3240 appreyf@gmail.com La’Keisha Gray-Sewell 312-972-2029 “We have advanced so far and have much to celebrate in the achievements of Black girls across all…

#BlackWomenLead: Chisholm Legacy Brunch

On Sunday, March 31st, Higher Heights hosted a special virtual Sunday Brunch to celebrate the late Shirley Chisholm’s legacy featuring a conversation with newly elected Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-5), Lucy Mcbath (GA-6), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14)—and I was one of the virtual hosts! This Sunday Funday was full of good eats and even better conversation around how we…

Have you seen #SHEDIDTHATFILM?

In case you missed it, a new must-see documentary was featured in Chicago on February 11 at Row 24 Events and Productions. She Did That, a 71-minute film was created by the Brooklyn-based executive producer, Renae Bluitt. “It was time for a new challenge and God planted the seed for me to create this documentary,”…

Same Campus, New Mindset

Have you heard? Case Western Reserve University recently launched a coding boot camp and more colleges and universities are taking note of a massive shift in workforce demands. Read my latest feature on the rise of entrepreneurship in academia here.

Make Your Next BIG Move with DigitalUndivided

In 2018, the energy behind catch phrases and hashtags like “The Future is Female” seemed to be limitless, and that movement seems to have gained more vigor with the election of President Donald Trump. A record breaking number of women were elected to state and local office in 2018, and we’re seeing more and more…