MIT Partnership

MIT Partnership

What's Up: turning local news into information empowerment

Losing a good job creates challenges. Many organizations and agencies can help families in employment transition, but getting the right information to the right people is often a struggle. Together with MIT we are building a community system that delivers real-time employment service information traditionally found online into “offline” channels that people use every day. What’s Up is an automated network of digital signs, an all-access phone system, a Web page and print materials. MIT Center for Civic Media and Incourage recently released a white paper on this work, What’s Up: Turning Local News into Information Empowerment.


What’s Up (above): Leo Burd of MIT Center for Civic Media talks about the What’s Up initiative.

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