LA Hackathon Team Launches Homeless Services App


At a Los Angeles hackathon, a high school team bagged the $3,000 top prize for their app that enables homeless shelters to address their needs so restaurants and volunteer groups can determine where to best commit their resources.

The "hackathon" was held at the L.A. City Hall, which focused on civic engagement discussions, and brought on innovations created by participants of all ages.

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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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