We are in the process of transfer all of our projects to our new site. A complete list of pervious projects can be found here
Meg Foundation is a nonprofit that works to prepare people of all ages with pain management. Whether it's vaccinations or chronic pain, Meg Foundation allows users to learn more about managing their pain through helpful infographics, personalized plans, and more. Our platform does just this. Geared towards teens, our solution for Meg Foundation allows users to tailor pain plans and export them via text or email.
Dashboard to access, filter, and search users in Birthworks unified databse.
The project is an interactive filterable map that showcases the Black Innovation Alliance partners. It allows users to view partners by their location and to find partners using multiple filters or by searching for keywords.
Gift Card Bank works to connect donations in the form of gift cards to those who need it. Gift cards are specially positioned as oftentimes wasted, and offering a secure way to transfer a donation for a very specific purpose. Gift Card Bank has a special platform that matches and connects those who need Gift Cards to those who want to give them away quickly and efficiently. Our solution serves as a crucial administrator console for Gift Card Bank. With a variety of features, our web application was built within GCB's tech stack, and encompassed necessary features for GCB administrators.
Enabling low-income patients of chronic diseases to track and manage their condition easily via a SMS Chatbot.
An analytical tool to help teachers improve the cultural and demographic inclusivity of their classroom reading lists
Developing digital tools to help employers provide tools to their low- to moderate-income employees to break their paycheck to paycheck cycle.
Searchable database of City spending on professional services contracts
Recently, the daughter of one of the GOP’s key gerrymandering strategists released a fileset belonging to her father. The files may contain information around controversial gerrymandering tactics used in redistricting, but in their current form they are almost impossible for journalists to navigate.
Online web application to navigate and search the Hofeller files dataset. Should be a tool for journalists to identify trends and patterns in the files and easily be able to navigate to related files. The application would provide an interface to search through the files and filter through different types of data.
The project would provide much needed structure to the data set to enable effective navigation and analysis of the files. In doing this it would enable a larger audience to dig into the files and gather their own insights from related and connected files.
A portal for whistleblowers to exchange ideas about spreading information, expanding the reach of the Goverment Accountability Project.
Scholarship requirements management application for the CORE Scholars Foundation
Helping low-income and at-risk tenants in Philly keep track of important information related to their tenancy in order to fight against unjust evictions.
This project will help the IDP coordinate immigration-related pardons in partnership with legal service providers and community organizations.
These pardon applications, which include letters of support from friends, family, and community members, a statement from the applicant, a cover letter outlining the legal stakes of the pardon, and other supporting documents, will be submitted to Governor Cuomo of New York to prevent unjust deportations.
There is comprehensive doctor discipline data available across 50 different state medical board sites. However, it is not easy to look at standardized data across the different state websites. The public has no way to know if their in-good-standing physician faced disciplinary action in a different state. Prior reporting has shown that many doctors move from state to state after receiving a disciplinary action as a way to cover their tracks.
ProPublica wanted to create an app with standardized, comprehensive data about their doctors across the states.
We used python package selenium for scraping and did a few states. We also incorporated multithreading which enabled multiple states to be scraped simultaneously. States had disciplinary files (sometimes hundreds which is why the multithreading was important) associated with doctors as well, so also incorporated aws to store these
A portal for counselors and students to manage college application deadlines and tasks.
A web application that allows invited users to search and compare up to 40 million Pennsylvania state criminal cases based on publicly-available information. Administrators will also be able to update the criminal case data in the application.
Web application to add, track, and perform backend calculations for applications to Habitat for Humanity programs.
The product is designed to be used by the volunteers of Habitat for Humanity. The product will enable a volunteer to enter all information needed to perform calculations. Then the product will complete those calculations and tell the volunteer of any stops or flags. The product will keep track of all the applicants and allow a volunteer to search for an applicants based off a number of search parameters.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia here: https://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/
Hack4Impact worked again with Community Legal Services (CLS) in Spring 2017, this time developing Legal Checkup, an API with a web interface designed to allow users to call multiple APIs at once. CLS hopes that Legal Checkup will make it easier for legal advocates to conduct holistic reviews of their clients’ legal needs.
Close Calls Philly is a web application Hack4Impact developers built for the Clean Air Council, an environmental nonprofit that leads a variety of sustainability and health initiatives in Philadelphia.
An open source tool to quickly organize millions of Google location history points by bounding box into a single spreadsheet with weekly summaries.
A dynamic, online, centralized database of service providers useful to LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.
Helping foster youth find resources in the local Philadelphia area.
“Each year, approximately 800 youth age out of the child welfare system in Philadelphia without being placed with a family. These youth face significant challenges finding housing, employment, getting health care, making ends meet, and navigating the foster care system itself.”
In partnership with the The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Our goal is to create a kind of "internet weather app," a component of our larger Internet Monitor project that will allow users of mobile devices to check the status of the internet access, censorship, cybersecurity climates around the world, with both global and individual country views. We think this will be hugely valuable in spreading awareness of internet freedom and access issues, as well as providing convenient access to timely, high-quality data to journalists, researchers, and advocates. The app will provide, simple, striking data-rich visualizations, while being as easy to understand and use as an actual weather app. It will grab all the data it needs from our existing internet monitor api server.
Incentivizing middle schoolers to write daily and engage with feedback from university writing tutors
Connect mentors with high school students who had gotten into college to mitigate "summer melt".
Leverage volunteers to more quickly review loan applications from sustainable social organizations worldwide.