2017 Highlight: Tech Gives Back
Tech Gives Back – an event brought to us Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG) and Building Impact – brings over 2,200 Boston techies across 50+ volunteer sites to donate thousands of hours of volunteer service.
In 2017, Building Impact worked with TUGG in co-creating several new projects engaging the skills and resources uniquely offered by the tech community, but requiring new levels of commitment from the tech teams.
Furthermore, the Boston Public Schools Office of External Affairs launched “Guppy Tanks” in tech companies across the city in partnership with The Boston Foundation. Initially piloted by Salsify, Guppy Tanks brings together groups of sixth graders with tech professionals to work through the design-thinking process to create phone apps. After the app creation, students competed in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition. Through partnerships like Tech Gives Back, BPS students are able to get out into the Boston community to experience STEM in the business world.