Hackathon Jr Inc

Hackathon Jr Building Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, & Creativity

Raleigh, NC   |  www.hackathonjr.com

Mission

Hackathon Jr. a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is a new youth learning competition to encourage children ages 9 - 13 years old to engage in STEM education. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To provide children in underrepresented communities, access, and equity to STEM education, therefore, leveling the playing field. 2) To increase the emotional intelligence of the children who are immersed in technology through collaboration and critical thinking. Encouraging the real-world application of technical skills with a focus on problem-solving.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO - Co- Founder

Dr. Rose Emily Lorenzo

Co- Founder - Director of Community Relations

Neal Morados

Main address

1 Glenwood Avenue Ste 4112

Raleigh, NC 27603 USA

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EIN

82-2796342

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hackathon Jr. is aiming to build Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, & Creativity skills in children and through the 4C's assist with the increase of the child's emotional intelligence. Understanding that the dependence on technology impacts the emotional intelligence of children through a lack of self-awareness, weakens self-regulation, diminishes social skills, and undermines empathy. Here at Hackathon Jr., we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in helping children learn and cultivate social and technical skills along with increasing the child's emotional IQ.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hackathon Jr

Hackathon Jr. is solution based and serves as an opportunity for children to develop social and interpersonal skills. Hackathon Jr. allows children to take real-world problems and create an opportunity to find solutions through collaboration and technology.
Hackathon Jr. is an event for children ages 9-13 interested in technology and innovation to create solutions for real-world problems within their communities. Attend workshops and receive mentoring from industry experts. Enter the coding challenge for an opportunity to win a new laptop.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Hackathon Jr

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hackathon Jr. has taught and helped 228 males, and 172 females (5% Asian, 31% black, 22% Latino, 35 % white, 3% Native American, and 5% Middle Eastern).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hackathon Jr. is solution-based and our goal is to host physical events in Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State, Alabama, and virtual events available to any child in the United States. To serve as an opportunity for children to develop social and interpersonal skills. Hackathon Jr. allows children to take real-world problems and create an opportunity to find solutions through collaboration and technology. Allowing children ages 9 - 13 regardless of technical skill level to learn to code and create teams to participate in the competitive part of the program. The winning teams of the hackathon competition receive new laptops.

Hackathon Jr plans on hosting in each corresponding city. Partnering with schools and universities to offer the program to the children of each state or city. Hackathon jr will focus it's marketing efforts on Title I schools and schools who do not have resources to teach STEM education, although the event is open to any student ages 9 - 13. Promoting Hackathon Jr through social media and connecting with the local schools and organizations that serve the underrepresented population of children in each city. Providing online registration through the website.

Hackathon Jr. has currently partnered with Code.org, WeWork, Vaco, Downtown Techies, Westwood of Winterhaven, The Tek, and the University of Phoenix. Additionally, we have partnered with the local coding experts in each city to volunteer as mentors for the children, provide ted style talks, and mentorship for each event.

Hackathon Jr. was founded by four University of Phoenix doctoral students, two are in the education arena and two are in the business arena. This provides the organization a great capability to meet its goals and vision for the organization as the educators write and facilitate the curriculum and the two business individuals ensure the organization's financial needs are met.

The first event for Hackathon Jr was June 30, 2018. Our accomplishments so far have been acquiring partnerships with WeWork, the University of Phoenix, local schools, and organizations.

As of 2020 we have hosted nine events and helped 400 children learn to problem-solve with technology. Additionally, improving the emotional intelligence of children who have attended the events.

We have taught and helped 228 males, and 172 females (5% Asian, 31% black, 22% Latino, 35 % white, 3% Native American, and 5% Middle Eastern) inclusivity and diversity are important and essential to equal equity.

Financials

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Operations

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Hackathon Jr Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rose Lorenzo

Hackathon Jr. Inc.

Term: 2017 -

Neal Morados

Hackathon Jr. Inc.

Deby Ranft

Hackathon Jr. Inc

Katie Perata

Hackathon Jr. Inc

Rhonda Hicks

AGEM&Consulting

Charles Hicks

AGEM&Consulting

Jake Shepherd

Downtown Techies

Monica Dennis

The Perfect Find Realty

Audrie Astebury

The Raleigh Co.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/27/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.