We wanted to come up with a tool to make it easier for Philadelphia residents and community organizers, nonprofits, and other service-oriented organizations who are working to improve their lives and society to visualize the spaces and goals they have in common. Our app is meant to be a case of technology complimenting human efforts to address human issues, because it is difficult to address inequality without the actual, human involvement of the communities in which inequality is structurally embedded.
What it does
"Community" is a mapping app that allows people to point out and geotag opportunities to address an unmet need in their community, on a shared map where each open "issue" is visible to the organizations best equipped to address that specific need. Projects allow for collaboration between multiple organizations that operate in similar spheres (e.g., Habitat for Humanity and Philadelphia Community Corps), and individuals can search the projects on the map for volunteer opportunities in their area.