Delta.NYC is a pro bono tech program seeking to bridge the digital divide between the technology and public interest sectors. This program allows passionate digital professionals to lend their services on meaningful projects for local NYC organizations working towards a more equitable, just and democratic society.
Local NYC organizations do important, life-changing work. Unfortunately, due to budget and time constraints, they often lack crucial digital resources, skills, and tools that could dramatically advance their missions. Meanwhile, there are many highly skilled and passionate digital professionals looking to give back to their communities and causes they believe in, but don’t know how to best donate their time.
Delta.NYC seeks to bridge this gap. We bring together digital professionals to execute well-scoped, short-term projects for NYC public interest organizations pro bono.
Delta.NYC is designed to make the experience of pro bono tech more efficient, meaningful and fun for both digital professionals and nonprofit partners.
Civic Hall Labs recruits and works alongside a variety of NYC nonprofits to scope projects.
Digital professionals apply and folks with appropriate skills are accepted into the program.
Accepted professionals self-select on to project teams based on their skills, availability, and interests.
Digital professionals and their partner nonprofits work together to complete the project deliverable.
At the end of the program, participants present their work to their peers and reflect on their experiences.
Successful pro bono tech projects are difficult. That’s why we incorporate a number of mechanisms into our programming to ensure projects are not only completed, but sustained beyond completion. Delta.NYC is built on the following core tenets.
Formal Program Structure
Web of Accountability
Open Channels of Communication