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Chinese Newcomers Service Center (CNSC) provides multilingual services that help Chinese Immigrants adapt to life in the United States. CNSC Serves as a bridge between the two cultures, enhancing the physical, mental, social, and economic well-being of immigrants, thus facilitating their efforts to become self-sufficient members of the community.
Vouchers 4 Veggies (V4V) is a San Francisco based food program that aims to increase access to healthy and affordable foods for low-income individuals and families by providing free vouchers for fruit and vegetables. V4V partners with dozens of local grocers and farmers markets to address the unique food insecurity issues in San Francisco.
Cultural Survival is an Indigenous-led NGO that advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures, and political resilience. For the past 50 years, Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities across 70+ countries, providing support through grants, advocacy, and community building.
For nearly 90 years, the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) has provided a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education. BSC strongly prompts the values of anti-discrimination and access to education; it currently provides meals and/or housing to over 1300 Berkeley students.
Alemany Farm is an unassuming urban farm tucked away in San Francisco. By growing 20,000lbs of food annually and making it available to food-insecure individuals for free, Alemany Farm enhances the food security of its local community. The farm employs sustainable farming practices and emphasizes the importance of respecting the biodiversity of its land.
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, and civic engagement and legal services. Their work hopes to foster a new America where immigrants and refugees are successfully integrated to society and where the human rights of all people are honored.
Sunday Friends is a nonprofit providing programs for families in need in San Jose. Sunday Friends empowers families to break the generational cycle of poverty by fostering positive development in children while educating and guiding parents to support their children’s life success. They offer a unique, supportive economic environment in which families work together to earn basic necessities, discover inner strengths and self-worth, and know the satisfaction that comes from contributing to their community.
Integration (”I-team”) is a team dedicated to ensuring the success of project delivery. Our goal is to make sure all of Blueprint's projects make it into production! I-team works with non-profits from past projects to support their transition towards the ability to independently maintain their newly built applications. I-team also creates sustainable practice for app deployment in current and future projects.
Oakland Genesis Soccer Club is a Bay Area based nonprofit that provides socially and economically disadvantaged youth with free academic support and athletic programs. Their three main services involve free access to club soccer programs, free academic support and college advising to players, and free transportation to and from team practices and games.
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to empowering Black LGBTQ/SGL plus people and people living with HIV/AIDS by making it their mission to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma through federal public policy advocacy. They have a number of different initiatives they are advocating ranging from employment non-discrimination to criminal justice.
Mee Panyar supports rural communities in Myanmar in the operation and maintenance of decentralized solar mini-grids that provide reliable, sustainable energy. This work aims to not only help rural electricians transition from diesel to solar (reducing carbon emissions by 60% and electricity prices by 50%) but to ensure long-term maintenance and proper operation of these new systems through the provision of formal education and support to rural electricians.
We Care Solar is a nonprofit saving lives in childbirth through the design, delivery, and installation of rugged, compact solar suitcases. Hundreds of thousands of health facilities lack reliable electricity, and the consequences are often tragic. The organization works closely with partners such as the Ministries of Health, UN agencies, and international non-government organizations to promote clean energy for safe motherhood.
Kamehameha Schools (KS) is more than just a network of schools, but an active player in shaping the socio-economic landscape in the Hawaiian islands. KS leverages it’s massive land-ownership in Hawai’i to fund early education programs, support agricultural endeavors, operate retail spaces, and more. KS is a complex conglomerate — a mix of global diversified financial assets and an educational network for native Hawaiians.
1951 Coffee is a non-profit coffee organization that provides job training and employment to refugees, asylums, and special immigrant visa holders in the Bay Area. Many newly resettled refugees struggle to attain living-wage jobs — 1951 Coffees hopes to provide opportunity amongst lacking resources and language barriers through its barista training program.
DC Central Kitchen develops innovative social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. They create opportunities for meaningful careers, expand access to healthy food, and test innovative solutions to systemic failures. DC Central Kitchen's Healthy Corners initiative sustainably expands healthy food access in DC’s food deserts by delivering fresh produce at discount prices to corner stores in DC’s low-income communities.
People Power Solar Cooperative is building a movement toward expanding access to affordable residential solar power in California. To do so, they crowdsource investments from low-income communities to install solar panels on homes and then distribute any revenue generated by the solar panels back to the community as dividend. By implementing this novel community-owned revenue-sharing model, People Power is on a mission to uplift communities using the power of renewable energy.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in 16 cities and headquartered in New York City, that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.
Unloop is providing a pipeline from prison to tech through education, support, and opportunity. They partner with community colleges to educate students in Washington State prisons, giving them the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in web development. In addition to education, Unloop connects students with resources that address barriers to their professional success, and creates opportunities for students after release by bringing together employers, professionals, and educators.
The Arctic Institute is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit, which helps many coastal communities in the American Arctic to recover from climate change disasters. The affected communities need volunteers, who would guide them through adaptation and cultural preservation.
Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a non-profit in Boston, MA with a mission to promote computer user freedom. The organization aims to secure freedom for computer users by promoting the development and use of free software and documentation—particularly the GNU operating system—and by campaigning against threats to computer user freedom like Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and software patents.
SFAI is a non-profit college with a diverse community of artists and scholars, dedicated to the intrinsic value of art. Technology is always redefining creativity and art in many different forms. But, how can we make it more accessible to everyone? We are partnering with the San Francisco Art Institute to tackle this challenge by contributing to the development of the digital art market.
How do we provide the homeless with quality shelter no matter where they are in the world? HomePointr CIC is a Scotland based non-profit that connects housing providers with referral agencies to efficiently pair homeless to the most suitable housing options.
RMI seeks to transform global energy use to create a cleaner, low-carbon future. To do this, they collect large amounts of detailed information on commercial buildings in order to analyze and suggest policies for reducing energy consumption. Our project aims to help RMI collect this immense amount of valuable data in a flexible, efficient way.
Re-Plate is a Berkeley nonprofit that aims to use technology to eliminate food waste and hunger in the community. They collect surplus food donations from businesses and deliver the food to homeless shelters and people in need.
The DREAM Project is a nonprofit focused on education located in the Dominican Republic. The goal of DREAM is to provide high quality, holistic, and sustainable education to children, youth, and young adults in communities where there may not exist programs or opportunities for them to effectively take part in otherwise.
Veterans 360 is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by Rick Collins. It is an organization that has had six years of active operations helping young veterans cope with transition and PTS/TBI challenges and has supported hundreds of young veterans with everything from simple financial support to complete PTS and mental health support.
Lava Mae is a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Lava Mae's main goal is to serve the city's homeless who lack access to basic sanitation.
Roots of Success is an international organization that provides educational resources to teachers who serve in communities impacted by poverty and unemployment.
The Data Science Education Program is an initiative at UC Berkeley that aims to expand data science learning for undergrads, and is designed for students from non-technical backgrounds.
Forte is a Berkeley nonprofit that strives to make music lessons more affordable for children from underserved communities. They match K-12 students with college-age teachers, and offer over 12 instruments.
Provides a way for Berkeley public school teachers to fund classroom projects.
Provides a secure way for the homeless to sign up for services and for volunteers to collect data.
Allows tech and design professionals around the Bay Area to teach courses at the Oakland Digital Office.
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