Good Links for July

Each month, the Social Good Blog highlights news and resources on a specific topic. In July, we are exploring how technology and virtual service programs can assist people on their quest for employment.

The Greenlight Fund recently shared a piece explaining how technology will continue to be useful in the realm of the social sector. Among the use cases are business efficiency, general accessibility, and the smart utilization of human capital.

Earlier this year, The New York Times published a story about¬†the connection between¬†insufficient¬†internet access and a child’s¬†success at¬†school. Of course, this disparity can have negative effects on future employment prospects. ¬†Read more¬†about what is at stake for these students.

Last week’s post¬†discussed¬†gamification as an innovative tool for reaching as many people in need of mission services as possible. ¬†This infographic, which details the components of the concept¬†is a great primer on the¬†concept as it relates to¬†education.

Finally, if you are interested in putting your own tech skills to work for the good of others, ¬†GoodProspects¬ģ allows individuals to sign up as a mentor (or mentee) by a specific industry.¬†VolunteerMatch¬†also¬†offers opportunities to connect with nonprofits which make it their mission to increase¬†digital literacy.

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