25 minutes | Oct 30th 2018

Episode 5: From Selfies to Social Justice

Episode 5: From Selfies to Social Justice “Technology is best when it brings people together,” Matt Mullenweg, a founder of WordPress, wrote several years ago. As the reach of mobile devices continues to grow, non-profit organizations have recognized the utility of tech as useful tool in the pursuit of social justice. In this episode, we take a closer look at how technology – with a particular eye toward mobile devices - is being used for social good through a case study of Youth Matters Philly, an online resource bank designed to address youth homelessness by forging connections between young people and social services in Philadelphia. We speak with two women instrumental in its creation – Marcía Hopkins of the Juvenile Law Center and Dr. Johanna Greeson – in order to learn how professional expertise, youth centered design, and interagency collaboration led to a unique solution to an entrenched problem. Learn More About How Tech is being Harnessed for Good Youth Matters Philly: https://www.youthmattersphilly.org/ SP2 Expert Johanna Greeson Youth Matters Philly Team Juvenile Law Center: Hack4Impact Youth Fostering Change Other Resources to Learn More & Get Involved Youth Matters Philly Launch Video Street Change Crisis Text Line CHOP Policy Lab: Internet & Social Media Use Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness Pew Research Center: Mobile Fact Sheet Juvenile Law Center Donate Page