ChromeChange

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Entry for Future Lions 2014. ChromeChange is a trade-in program that lets you donate unused gadgets for a good cause. Watch demo here: https://vimeo.com/91807481

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ChromeChange

  1. 1. Make a difference with just a few clicks.
  2. 2. Background Tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area are under a lot of heat because of the impact they brought to urban landscape. 
 
 The resentment, however, are having much to do with culture rather than economics.
  3. 3. “This is really the post-industrial arrogance of people who have been assured that it was in the natural order of things that their smarts and energy would be rewarded with an 8-figure payout…” "Techie" used to suggest a computer whiz with no social skills, now it suggests one with no social conscience.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, in San Francisco… Source: ASR 2013 San Francisco Homeless Comprehensive Report OFHOMELESSPEOPLEAREUNEMPLOYED
 &ACTIVELYSEEKINGAJOB62% OFPEOPLEAREHOMELESS
 BECAUSETHELOSSOFAJOB29% OFHOMELESSPEOPLEARE
 BETWEENTHEAGESOF18-3027%
  5. 5. Source: ASR 2013 San Francisco Homeless Comprehensive Report 28%No phone 28%No education / training Barriers to obtaining employment 27% Need clothing / shower facilities
  6. 6. Our Goals ‣ Let people know that Google is socially responsible, “techies” love to share what they have and care about the betterment of San Francisco. ‣ Offer valuable resources to people who need training, technology and education, in order to enrich themselves and get employment. ‣ Eliminate e-wastes, unused resources, utilize natural energy resource, to create a more comfortable, sustainable environment. ‣ Raise more awareness of how education and sharing can impact a person’s life. ‣ Increase visibility of a variety of Google’s services, increase Chromebook sales.
  7. 7. How to reach the goal Say something to those in need… Hey there, hope you like this computer! :) Done Personal notes to those in need - to show you care.
  8. 8. How to reach the goal 20% Chromebook discount when you participate in the program Utilize services like Google Shopping Express
  9. 9. How to reach the goal Solar-powered charging station Wifi for ChromeChange devices Stations around SF downtown area to maximize visibility of the program, raise awareness
  10. 10. ShelterInfo JobBoards InterviewTips EducationPrograms KhanAcademy Codecademy Coursera … How to reach the goal Helpful information and web apps to open more doors for those in need ChromeChange stickers on devices
 can raise awareness of this program
  11. 11. THANK YOU

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