From My Updates

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…

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…

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.

2019 NABJ Student Multimedia Project

Applications are now open for the 2019 NABJ Student Multimedia Project! Students will work with veteran journalists, educators, media and public relations professionals in a newsroom, creating daily convention content to include TV newscasts, newspaper and online reports, in addition to social media, public relations and marketing campaigns. Share this link with a student in…

Attend the 2018 NABJ Chicago Holiday Party & Fundraiser

Photo: 2015 NABJ Red Hot Holiday Party It’s that time! The Chicago chapter of NABJ will host their annual Red Hot Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM at Persona Lounge. NABJ-Chicago awards scholarships each year to deserving high school and college students interested in pursuing journalism careers. This is also a great opportunity to meet other NABJ members and industry professionals. If you are a current or aspiring (print, tv, digital) journalist, consider attending or becoming a member in 2019. See you there! Early Bird sales end soon. Grab your ticket today!

Google BOLD Immersion

Applications are now open for the 2019 Google BOLD Immersion Program!    Undergraduate students in their second year of a four year BA/BS program, in any major will receive:   A glimpse into the business side of the technology industry A chance to grow your peer network Exposure and insight into Google’s non-technical internship and…