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Team Noog (minus Sam) ended the night right with an ice cream run to Chattanooga's local ice cream shop, Clumpies! We were able to catch the last of the sunset on Walnut Street Bridge while finishing off our cones. Thank you so much for following us today and stay tuned tomorrow to find out what Team St. Louis is up to! | Photo by Team Chattanooga #civiccollaboration
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Chattanooga 2.0, an initiative to radically reform Hamilton County schools, hosted an event with 100+ members of the community. It was on the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study, and trying to move the conversation from "what's wrong with you?" to "what happened to you?" when dealing with children. We got to talk with educators on how digital access helps to spread and inform this movement! | Posted by Team Chattanooga #civiccollaboration
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Tonight we decided to attend the weekly city council meeting. It's always riveting to hear opposing views on zoning, public works, and transportation. One of the main topics being discussed tonight is an amendment relating to short-term vacation rentals, including Airbnb. The debate is heating up!! | Photo by Team Chattanooga #civiccollaboration
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June 27, 2017
The use of technology in education is one of the issues that we are exploring in our digital equity work. The Public Education Foundation is one of our co-hosts during our time here, so we were able to sit in on their policy fellows meeting today. The policy fellows program sponsors teachers for a 16-month fellowship, during which they learn to be leaders in the policy decisions that affect their classrooms. Today's session focused on student voice and the needs of rural communities- important topics for our work! | Photo by Team Chattanooga #civiccollaboration
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Taco Tuesday! After working for a few hours, the team headed down to Miller Plaza for lunch. In addition to being a host for the 17-week Nightfall Concert Series and other cool events, Miller Plaza is a park with great lunch spots and public wifi (which is an important move for digital inclusion). | Photo by Team Chattanooga #civiccollaboration
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Good morning from Team Chattanooga! We are a team of four scholars researching digital equity in the "Gig City" this summer. We are working downtown at the Edney, the building at the center of the Innovation District. This morning we decided to enjoy the weather and get some work done on the roof. From L to R: Meghana Ganapathiraju '19, Sam Lowe '20, Allison Carter '19, and Davis Brown '20. | Photo by Team Chattanooga #civiccollaboration
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It's "game over" for Team Baltimore as another day draws to a close. Thanks for following along, and stay tuned for more Civic Collaboration take-overs this week! Team Chattanooga...Tag, you're it! | Photo by Team Baltimore #civiccollaboration
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June 27, 2017
This evening we were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious dinner with our Morehead-Cain host, the CEO of Plank Industries, Tom Geddes along with his colleague Morgan Dent. Tom works tirelessly to elevate Greater Baltimore, and he has been a caring host and insightful resource for Team Baltimore. We learned so much we wish we had brought our notebooks! Good food and even gooder conversation. | Photo by Team Baltimore #CivicCollaboration
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Nothing like a little boardin' after work. @bustinboards, one of the companies next to us in City Garage, has been extremely kind in teaching us how to shred the Baltimore streets. Look out for us next year skating to class 🤙🏻 | Photo by Team Baltimore #civiccollaboration
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The redevelopment of Port Covington is expected generate tens of thousands of jobs for Baltimoreans, but right now there aren't enough workers to fill them! We're researching organizations in the city that are helping get people back to work. The Center for Urban Families is one such group--we attended the graduation from their job readiness program, Strive, and spoke with participants about their experience. | Photo by Team Baltimore #CivicCollaboration
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