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*Digital LGBTQAI\+ Center*

| Organization Category | Social and Emotional Support for LGBTQAI\+ Youth |
| Organization Name | CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America |
| About Us | The Digital LGBTQAI\+ Center will enable small groups of youth to join real time, chat based, facilitated support groups. Ideally at launch, our platform will have four components: \\
1. Onboarding mechanism to orient youth to the space and ensure them that it is safe.  \\
2. A simple website with links and referrals to appropriate resources. \\
3. Group chat functionality (off the shelf or open source, with some customization) \\
4. A mechanism to capture and store information about participants and their participation. \\ |
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| Website | |
| Project Name | Digital LGBTQAI\+ Center (For fundraising until we have a name)\\
QChatSpace (Placeholder name, needs to be tested with youth) |
| Description | 1. In that joining a digital support group is not a typical digital behavior and since we know youth are very concerned about safety and privacy, we will have an onboarding process that collects key information about participants, asks for their agreement to the guidelines for the space, and then shows them the groups that are available to them. We do have wireframes that have been developed, but these have not been tested on users and they contain more indications of functionality than we might want with a minimum viable product..\\
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With sitemap: []Without sitemap: []2. We need to identify group chat software for this project.\\
Identify existing group chat platforms\\
Review and update a list of needed and desired functionality with input from users (participants, facilitators, and administrators) (we will provide access to these people)\\
Determine which existing platforms can deliver on needed and desired functionality\\
Determine which platforms embrace industry security and privacy best practices\\
3. We need to develop a website or app that includes the onboarding and the chatting and enables us to maintain the information captured. |
| Time Estimation | 8 - 12 weeks at 5 - 10 hours per week |
| Skills Needed | I am not sure, but at minimum, I believe we would need\\
Product manager to help select the chat software\\
UX to ensure that youth will use it\\
Design to ensure that it is appealing to youth |
| Number of Volunteers Requested | 4-6 Engineers / Product Designers with a focus on Web Development, MySQL and UX Design for youth. |
| Specific Tasks | Key features to produce are:\\
Identification of group chat platform/software\\
Website or app to house the chat\\
Back end data capture |
| Links | (to be provided upon inquiry) |
| Contact | Deborah: |

*JustFix.NYC "Smart Features"*

| Organization Category | Housing Security |
| Organization Name | |
| About Us | is a non-profit that supports renters (currently in NYC) facing evictions and neglected housing conditions with technology that helps them build well-documented cases and connect with community and legal advocates. Our platform is comprised of two complementary tools: \\
1. A mobile app that assists tenants in gathering evidence, mediating with their landlord through templated communications, reporting violations to city agencies, connecting with organizers and attorneys, and presenting a “case history” in housing court (currently available at []).  \\
2. A dashboard that allows community organizers, legal aid attorneys, and other advocates to communicate with tenants and track data about buildings, landlords, and neighborhoods. It will be integrated with open datasets from a range of city and state agencies (in development). \\ |
| Website | [] |
| Project Name | JustFix “Smart Features” |
| Description | 1. We currently ask users on the Tenant App to take photos of any critical documents that should be added to their account/case. However, the photos are often poor quality. We want to integrate a document scanning feature so that the photo capture detects a document and produces a higher quality image that can be uploaded and eventually printed. A javascript SDK would be used: []. Additionally, we would like to include OCR (Optical character recognition) so that we could detect particular text and fields on the uploaded/photographed documents and use that data in various ways. \\ \\
2. Our tenants users have a variety of tactics they can take to achieve resolutions in issues with their landlords. They often meet with advocates who suggest specific actions for them to take \-\- what we call “tenant homework”. We want to incorporate Machine Learning in order to start building out a logic and automation or recommendation for the tactics a tenant should use based on what we have seen to be most successful for past users. \\{color:#000000}Additionally, we would like to include OCR (Optical character recognition) so that we could detect particular text and fields on the uploaded/photographed documents and use that data in various ways.{color}\\ \\ |
| Time Estimation | 8 - 12 weeks at 10-20 hours per week |
| Skills Needed | To be consistent with the architecture and skills available within JustFix, we would use tools and technologies that have strong support both within JustFix and within the industry. \\
* MEAN Stack (full stack JS) 
* Overview of the technology stack used by JustFix: [] |
| Number of Volunteers Requested | 3-5 Engineers with a focus on Javascript and familiarity with document detection and OCR technologies, as well as machine learning. |
| Specific Tasks | Key features to produce are: \\
* Integrate a javascript SDK for document scanning
* Integrate OCR to read those documents
* Produce a machine learning framework to catalog prescribed tactics for tenants with a goal towards a recommendation engine of tactics. |
| Links | (to be provided upon inquiry) |
| Contact | Georges: \\
Dan (technical lead): \\
Ashley (design lead): |

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