Impact Challenge for Women's Rights and Social JusticeMarch 6 - 8th, 2019 in San Francisco WAKE invites women's rights and social justice leaders from nonprofit organizations from across the United States and U.S. territories to apply to join us in San Francisco for our Tech2Empower USA: Impact Challenge for Women's Rights and Social Justice for International Women's Day - March 6 - 8, 2019. Tech2Empower will be a powerful learning experience customized and designed to strengthen their work advancing social justice and women's rights. Tech2Empower will connect teams from social justice organizations with advisors from top tech companies to consult on project challenges. Participating organizations will propose projects aimed at advancing their work on issues including immigration rights, LGBTQIA rights, violence against women and girls, and racial and reproductive justice. The 3-day program and hackathon-style event will convene in San Francisco, for International Women’s Day 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire new tech skills, and benefit from expertise and hands-on work on their project of choice, while also contributing to deeper understanding of their social justice issue area and gaining allies.Program will include: ◈ AEquitas (Washington, D.C.) ◈ Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (California)◈ Black and Pink (Nebraska)◈ Building Futures (California)◈ Citizen SHE United (Louisiana)◈ Equal Rights Advocates (California)◈ Highlander Research and Education Center (Tennessee)◈ Lift Louisiana (Louisiana)◈ Muslim Women's Organization (Florida) Impact Challenge Team Projects Each organization selected for Tech2Empower USA will be assigned a team of advisors with skills to support its proposed project. Teams will work on projects during the 8-hour hackathon-style event on March 8, 2019, International Women's Day in San Francisco. Organizations may propose up to 3 projects for consideration and one project will be selected for the Impact Challenge. Learn more: How to applyWAKE invites applications from social organizations from across the United States and U.S. territories to participate in the Tech2Empower USA 2019: Impact Challenge for Social Justice. Organizations are encouraged to nominate two or three team members to participate. Organizations nominating only one representative will be considered, but teams of two or three members are preferred. To be considered to participate in Tech2Empower USA, applicants must be registered nonprofit organizations based in and with primary beneficiaries in the United States and territories AND working primarily on women's rights and social justice issues, including, but not limited to:Reproductive rights and justiceCombating gender-based violence including rape, sexual assault and domestic violenceImmigrant rights, advocacy and servicesRacial justice, especially issues affecting women and girls of colorLGBTQIA rightsVoter rights 1. Clear and focused project idea and explanation of its impact on the organization's work; 2. Demonstrated focus and commitment to advancing the rights and providing support to women and girls of all backgrounds, especially in underserved communities; 3. Thoughtful application clearly expressing how the applicant will share and leverage what they learn and experience to strengthen the work of their organization;4. Applicant's commitment to sending at least 2 team members to San Francisco for the program;5. Applicant’s expressed interest in applying and being considered for two-month Tech2Empower Impact Fellowship, which includes virtual support and hosting a visit by the project advisor team at the applicant organization and its community. Please note: Final selection will also take into consideration organization and project focus areas, location, communities served and size of organization to bring together a diverse group of participants for Tech2Empower USA.