The Everett Program: Technology and Social Change

We are an interdisciplinary organization on the UC Santa Cruz campus using technology for social justice. In this program, we provide a 3 series course that equips undergraduate students with the skills and knowledge to research, coordinate, and implement projects addressing today’s most pressing social justice issues in solidarity with local and global community partners. From gentrification to climate justice, we are supporting empathetic and strategic leaders for today.

 

This academic year, we have 77 students enrolled in our project introductory course and 29 fellows, both of which are the largest cohorts in the program’s history. These fellows are a highly diverse group of students, over 70% of fellows are BIPOC and/or female or nonbinary identifying who are not only learning technology skills, but teaching technology skills to other students and to community members locally and globally.

 

These technological and project skills are taught with our peer-2-peer near-2-peer learning model by Everett Fellows. These are students that have completed the class series, implemented a project, and are now mentoring current students so the cycle continues. Learn more about our past projects here.

 

We are changing the way undergraduate students learn and offer something unique in the world of higher education. We are empowering students to leverage their passions and apply them to social impact work. In addition, students develop various professional and interpersonal skills in which they are able to apply even after graduating where they can continue to implement change for social good in a variety of different fields. 

 

We need your support so we can continue to grow and supply our current Fellows and students with the resources to implement more projects that address social and systemic challenges for the global community. 

 

Your donation to the Everett Program will not only benefit students with the proper staffing and technical support, but it will also help uplift community partners locally and globally. 

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Afternoon Surprise
*Surprise!* Rush in before others find out. The top two teams with the highest number of donors between 3pm and 4pm will receive challenge funds awarded to their projects. Funds were generously sponsored by Molly Sims, Executive Director of Individual Giving. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 Rocket Team 49
2 $500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 44
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative 31
4 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 17
5 Slugbotics 15
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Final Frenzy
The top three teams with the highest number of donors will receive additional funds awarded to their projects. Generously sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. First place is $7,500. Second place is $2,500. Third place is $1,000.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $7,500 Physical & Biological Sciences 1,153
2 $2,500 All Giving Day Projects 1,062
3 $1,000 Athletics & Recreation 514
4 Humanities Division 444
5 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 382
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Late Night Rush
This is the finish line! Close out this Giving Day strong and help position your favorite team to win the last challenge of the day. The top two teams with the highest number of new gifts between the hours of 10pm and 11:59pm (PST) will receive additional funds awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by Byron and Etsuko Walker First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 79
2 $500 Okinawa Memories Initiative 66
3 Formula Slug 20
4 Pilipino Cultural Celebration 17
5 Women in Physics and Astronomy (WiPA) 14
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Mid-Day Motivator
The top three teams with the highest number of gifts between the hours of 12pm and 2 pm (PST) will have challenge funds awarded to their projects. Generously sponsored by UCSC Foundation Trustee, Linda Peterson. First place is $2,500. Second place is $1,500. Third place is $1,000.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $2,500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 74
2 $1,500 Adventure Rec Student Leadership and Development 62
3 $1,000 City on a Hill Press 55
4 Okinawa Memories Initiative 50
5 Tech4Good 38
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Early Riser
The top two teams with the most new gifts made during the hours of 7am and 9am (PST) will be rewarded with additional challenge funds to their project. Generously sponsored by Professor John MacMillan, Interim Vice Chancellor of Research. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative 40
2 $500 Tech4Good 33
3 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 17
4 Friends of the Dickens Project 10
5 NCAA Cross Country Track & Field 9
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Kick Off
Start Giving Day off on the right foot. The top two teams with the highest number of gifts between 12am and 1am (PST) will receive additional challenge dollars awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Meg Corman. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 30
2 $500 Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UCSC 17
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative 15
4 Triathlon Team - Triathletes on Bikes! 11
5 Tech4Good 10
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Mad Dash
*Surprise again!* Hurry to make your gifts and secure extra funds before others find out. The top two teams with the highest number of donors made between the hours of 6pm and 8pm will receive additional funds awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Herbie Lee, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative 100
2 $500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 74
3 City on a Hill Press 40
4 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 29
5 Matchbox Magazine 28
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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 46
2 CO 1
2 DC 1
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