Furthering Digitial Literacy
As the needs of Baltimore's workforce become increasingly digitized, technological literacy becomes paramount for job seekers. Among the rich infrastructure of career services offered by community-based organizations, there is somewhat of a gap between the technological literacy of clients and the objectives of a career service program. TechUp Baltimore is a social enterprise founded by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students that aims to bridge that gap through technological literacy workshops.
We are partnering with local nonprofits to host our workshops for their clients who seek to have this need fulfilled. The workshops will teach clients the basics of using a computer, operating basic computer programs found under the G Suite, how to use video conferencing platforms, and more. The contents of the workshops as well as the delivery will continue to be adjusted according to population needs.
Partner With US
Recognizing the myriad of injustices and hopelessness experienced by the homeless population in Baltimore, we felt responsible as Hopkins students to address these inequities and allocate resources from our university into the community. Thus, we applied to the Ten by Twenty Challenge with a proposal that specifically addressed the barriers to employment. With 46 proposals submitted into the challenge, our proposal was awarded $20,000 as it received the most votes, with over 800 votes from the Hopkins community.
To partner with TechUp, please fill out our Partnership Request form below. You can also check us out on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter for more updates and information.
If you would like to join our innovative team, fill out our interest form below. Also, feel free to connect with us on social media to find out more.