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The Everett Program

The Everett Program empowers students to use the technical, educational, and research resources of the university to work directly with communities, empowering people to design practical solutions to persistent problems. Our aim is to pursue social change through proactive solutions that make an immediate and enduring impact

Annual Report

The year of 2016 was marked by tremendous growth, expansion, and new ideas. The 2016 Annual Report is here to guide you through everything we’ve been working on. Included are project spotlights, updates on our pedagogy, finance reports and a letter from the Director, Chris Benner.

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Everett in Three Videos

What is Everett?

If you want to know Everett in under 4 minutes, watch our stunning video.

Our Namesake

Dorothy Everett was a courageous woman who broke glass ceilings and defied discrimination. In 2014, the Fellows were proud to rename the Global Information Internship Program to the Everett Program. Watch her inspiring story.

True Student Ownership

Everett Fellows are undergraduate students who operate the Everett Program and sit as owners and the board of directors. Everett Fellows control the annual project funds, teach tech labs, and make this grand experiment possible.

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The Story Thus Far

1998

Discontented and proactive students demand a space to deal with issues brought up in Sociology 15: World Society. “Give us hope, solutions, or help us make a difference” they demand.

1999

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP) working group of students explore “tools” for supporting those most marginalized by globalization.

2000

GIIP is a two hour class and lab run/primarily taught by student leaders called “Fellows”.

2001

GIIP becomes a series of 3-unit classes.

2003

GIIP receives $300,000 grant to expand work with African health organizations.

2008

Sociology Department approves GISES Major and Minor.

2009

Students run campaign for referendum fees. Students say yes.  Annual funds support student projects.  “F*ck Theory. Get Hands On.”

2012

University of California Leadership Training Institute (UCLTI) evolves into the first Youth Empowerment Institute.  In one week, Everett students train young women from the Pajaro Valley to learn coding and create their own app about college access.

2013

Dr. Paul Lubeck and UCSC alumnus Mark Headley begin process of creating Dorothy E. Everett Endowed Chair and renaming the GIIP to the Everett Program.
Establishment of the Executive Fellowship Program.

2014

Dr. Paul Lubeck retires; Chris Benner becomes first D.E.E. Chair of the Everett Program.
Everett moves its office to the old Social Science Media Lab, increasing its floor space tenfold

2015

A new logo is created.


The Everett Alumni Foundation is founded.

2016

The most tech labs are being taught ever.

2017

Sociology 30A becomes the biggest class in Fall yet — 100 students.