Inspiration: Interns to Entrepreneurs
VI-Productions, a teen led Start-Up formed at EnglewoodBlue highlighted in DNAinfo Englewood News
- Started as Interns in our summer Program;
- Assisted small businesses with Digital Media and Website Management;
- Became inspired to launch a business using their Digital Media skills;
- Began building a client base and creating revenue;
- Maintain membership and regular office hours at EnglewoodBlue;
- Volunteer mentoring and speaking to other youth participants.
Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015
Phones and other mobile devices have become a primary driver of teen internet use
African-American teens are the most likely of any group of teens to have a smartphone
of teens use more than one social network site
of “mobile teens,” go online daily
of white and Hispanic teens own or have access to a smart phone
Chicago Crime Stats 2015
Chicago Tribune Breaking News staff
2,587 shooting victims
Jan. 1, 2015 – Nov. 25, 2015
2,712 shooting victims
Englewood Violent Crime 2015
Violent Crime Comparisons with City of Chicago
Englewood ranks 4th (tied) among Chicago’s 77 community areas for Violent crime reports in this time period.
What is Technology for PEACE?
A district wide initiative to safely use technology in a productive way; promoting unity and peace. The Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation (GECDC) and partners Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Get In Chicago will engage teens to pitch their ideas on how technology and peace can lead to positive change in the communities.
The teens will participate in a Cisco Net Academy training entitled “Internet of Everything”(IoE) and partner up in youth-led teams to develop concepts and present them in a competitive platform.
LET’S LAUNCH PEACE
MLK Brunch for Peace with Students, Principals, Police Department, and Stakeholders
Community campaign to teach students how to compete, providing tools criteria and strategy
Select teams from Englewood area Schools to participate in the competition
Assemble community and civic leader council to attend competition.