access to services for underserved immigrants
Created by Arziki Phenyo.
I'm a Product Manager in New York, NY. I work at The Stimulus Effect. I earned a M.A. from Columbia University.
The app will be designed to inform minorities, particularly members of underserved immigrant groups-- Africans, Asians, Caribbeans, Middle Easterners, etc.--about tailored resources and services (for job placement, housing, language acquisition, faith gatherings, etc.) which they can access in the community; offer opportunities for them to coordinate and build neighborhood councils and committees to deal with community challenges; provide "direct lines" to local leaders to form "front-line and administrative units" that can more effectively overcome those challenges and build the vital connections between constituents and elected officials for substantive change (toward heightened accountabiility); and sustain the momentum needed for maximized turnout, and assurance of electoral integrity (i.e., prevention of voter-suppression and voter-intimidation tactics) that will ensure that the public's will is honored.
Despite how many people are disheartened by the 2016 Presidential Election results, there is a groundswell of activism that has not been for decades. People are motivated to make their voices heard, and make a decisive impact. Apps like this will ensure that the moment is not wasted, and our communities will be better off for it.
I have limited design and development experience; so, those who can help with creating the app infrastructure (coding, architecture, etc.) are needed.
To ensure members of underserved immigrant groups (Africans, Asians, Caribbeans, etc.) are aware of and access services
To guide members of underserved immigrant groups to pro-active roles in bettering their communities
To foster grassroots action toward increased voter turnout and community involvement