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Meet The Amazing Speakers + Coaches For Friday's Hack Mob Tackling Gentrification Housing

Friday’s Hack Mob @ SMASH Pathways is shaping up to be really impactful as a bunch of Atlanta’s top changemakers and entrepreneurs have committed to inspiring and helping 35 rising 9th graders generate moonshot ideas for tech tools that help 100,000 people in areas affected by gentrification either keep their homes or sell at a …

The Rest of 2016 Is All About Gentrification Financial Inclusion Starting w/ Youth Next Friday

Big news! Spurred by a grant from Google, we’ll produce a six-month social impact innovation incubator affectionately dubbed Goodie Innovation [Econ Dev]: Atlanta x (Q3 + Q4 2016). It is designed to combine passionate people with subject-matter experts and highly-skilled professionals in an effort to produce ten (10) tech startups focused on gentrification financial inclusion. …

Spending The Rest of 2016 in Atlanta Focusing on Gentrification Financial Inclusion

The last 12 months have been marked by tremendous growth for Amplify 4 Good. After working with both companies and communities relative to social impact, we’ve evolved into two distinct organizations: Amplify 4 Good (focuses on companies) and Goodie Nation (focuses on under-served communities). They’re part of my efforts to have a positive impact on …

We're Headed to Memphis This Month to Battle Recidivism Through Innovation

Our tribe is on the move! This time, we’re piloting a six-month Open Source Economic Development Goodie Innovation Lifecycle in Memphis, TN to battle recidivism by improving the job placement rate of the formerly incarcerated. According to the National Institute of Justice, recidivism is one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice. It refers to …

[Atlanta]: 1st Set of Speakers + Mentors + Judges For Friday's Hack Mob [E-SPLOST] Dream Jamboree 2016 Innovation Lab

Friday’s Hack Mob [E-SPLOST] Dream Jamboree 2016 Innovation Lab is shaping up to be amazing, and we’re excited to announce the first set of speakers, facilitators, mentors, and pitch competition judges! These top high school seniors will be challenged with generating ideas for the “classroom of the future”, and they’ll be presenting their ideas where Martin Luther …

Goodie Hack [EDU] Atlanta x March 2016 Recap: Heroes Create Solutions to Improve Math and Reading Skills in Low-Performing K-12 Schools

Mission Accomplished During the span of five intense days, everyday heroes and heroines from the Atlanta community assembled  to improve problems in K-12 education among its low-performing schools.  Celebrating Goodie Hack’s 2nd year in building technology with underserved communities, on Wednesday, March 9, Goodie Nation emerged as a new brand and unveiled solutions via “Goodie …

Meet The Top 4 Superhero Teams Presenting @ Goodie Hack [EDU]: Atlanta x March 2016 Pitch Competition Wednesday Night

See Superheroes Wednesday Nite [REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND] In early February, we put out a call for everyday people who heard a calling to solve educational problems in under-served communities. On February 20th, we challenged these heroes to come up with big ideas to increase the math and/or reading skills, by 30{73d994cfe2ff8b0a610e87f383cee97a4b5b8ef0e12626b1a91565c29f75a33f}, of 100,000 students in low performing schools …

Goodie Ideation EDU Recap: High-Impact Ways To Improve Math + Reading Skills in Low Performing K-12 Schools

  Our Mission Amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy day in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, Goodie Nation hosted the inaugural Goodie Ideation session for 2016 at General Assembly with a focus on developing ideas to solve problems in local education. Attendees were taught how to formulate effective ideas for social impact while also …

Founders' Therapy Recap: The Battle Between Business + Romantic Relationships

Our Mission With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we decided to kick off Founders’ Therapy focusing on love during the brisk evening of February 11, 2016. Participants were provided warmth, food and a valve to decompress about the stresses of balancing business with romance and relationships. Founders’ Therapy was created to show entrepreneurs that they aren’t …