Support Students During COVID-19 with Real Time Solutions
Support Students During COVID-19 with Real Time Solutions
Host a hackathon for your team to find solutions for current challenges in online education.
45 minutes
Nonprofit organization
Participants: 6 to 36

What you’ll do

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the globe have closed their doors and moved towards a remote learning model. For many administrators, teachers, and students this is uncharted territory. Within the first few days of remote learning, schools have faced unexpected challenges from lack of reliable Wi-Fi networks for students to a curriculum that doesn’t translate virtually for teachers. In this mini-hackathon, volunteers will be presented with a current issue in the education system and challenged to work in teams to develop and pitch a solution.

Education challenges your company could work on include:

  • How to make remote learning more engaging for students
  • How to address unreliable Wi-Fi for students in underserved communities

The panel of judges will consist of people who are directly affected by said issue—educators and students! Students will be given a rubric to follow when judging the pitches and will be asked to explain the reasoning for their critiques in a Zoom call facilitated by organization staff.

The winning team will be awarded a swag bag as well as a feature at the organization’s annual gala this fall!

How you’ll make an impact

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Goal 4 - Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Learn more
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Your contribution will help support this organization while their in-person programs are canceled and will help serve students in the fall of 2020.
This nonprofit connects corporations with schools in underserved communities through educational business competitions in order to increase student career awareness and marketable skills. Since its inception in 2014, the organization has hosted more than 150 competitions for companies including Morgan Stanley, LinkedIn, NBC, Deloitte, WeWork, News Corp, Loews Hotel Group, Goldman Sachs, Segment, and more, engaging over 4,500 volunteers and impacting over 8,500 students in New York City and across the country.

What else you should know

  • Best to book 2 weeks in advance

Interested in this experience?


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