Food Justice Quiz App

The 2015 Youth Empowerment Institute decided to take a break from teaching college access and switch gears to teaching girls to educate their peers about the plethora of issues regarding food justice. In partnership with the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the girls created an app that deals with:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Nutrition […]
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Filming Faces and Mapping Change – Coal Mining in South Africa

For my main project I completed a digital storytelling project on low-income black communities, in the rural areas of South Africa. The low-income communities of Johannesburg called townships, in South Africa, are increasingly being affected with pollution from mining corporations, with a particular emphasis on coal mining. Health deterioration is becoming more prevalent in these communities, due to: soil, air and water pollution.

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Working for Dignity Website

Working for Dignity In the Spring of 2015, Everett students partnered with USCS Professor Steve McKay to bring the findings of his “Working For Dignity” research project to the community and world. The project involved over 1,100 student conducted surveys of low-wage workers from all around Santa Cruz county with the intent of bringing to light workplace violations and to tell the stories of low-wage workers. Everett assisted by creating the Working For Dignity website complete with data graphics and digital stories. True to their ingenuity and spirit, Everett students also translated the entire website into Spanish on the day of its launch!

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The Digitized Survey Project

This project created the knowledge base and capability of the Everett Program to digitize survey efforts in partnership with community organizations and research centers. Main achievements include producing the digitized version of a 300 question survey, and training 40 undergraduate students in conducting the survey on tablets, resulting in the collection of 406 surveys over a six-week period.

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Computer Literacy for Somkhanda & Gumbi Community

From July 1, 2015 to September 15, 2015, Lili taught computer literacy courses for the staff members at the Somkhanda Game Reserve. Her ultimate goal was to increase efficiency in the workplace and to equip the staff with skills that their education system didn't provide. The majority had access to education but lacked computer skills. Most of the staff on the reserve were Gumbi tribe members. After several land claims, the Gumbi were able to claim ownership of the land that is now The Somkhanda Game Reserve. They have partnered with African Insight and Wildland's Conservation Trust to manage the reserve.

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