Civic Tech Spotlight: State Matters

Have you always wanted to understand governmental systems better?

Your opportunity to stop wishing and start learning has arrived. Meet the team that wants to help make civic engagement and being informed fun and part of your everyday life. State Matters is a non-profit founded in an effort to create engaging digital content that: explains the most impactful, state legislation being proposed in Springfield, the legislative process and how government operates, and informs constituents on how to engage with state legislators.  

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The system has evolved to serve the needs of those within the system, so the responsibility to change it falls on us.


Meet the State Matters Team:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sleeping Village – 3734 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab your ticket for the first annual fundraiser and launch party HERE.


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The Reboot: Episode #1

The Reboot

This is the first episode of The Reboot! Each week we will chat with leaders in civic tech and chat with the managing director of Colony 5, a business accelerator designed to connect entrepreneurs in distressed communities with all the resources they need to establish scale, sustainability and remain in their communities. Tune in each week for an update on the progress of the first six members of the cohort.

Nominations are Now Open for the 2018 Abie Awards at #GHC18

crowd-conference-overview.jpgThe 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) will take place September 26-28 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. GHC serves as the largest conference for women in computing and is named after computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral, Grace Hopper.

Each year, AnitaB.org honors women who have achieved significant career and personal success with the Abie Award. Recipients receive an expenses-paid trip to GHC, an opportunity to speak at the conference and a $7,000 cash prize.

Do you know a woman who has an established track record and made a clear impact on the community? Submit your nomination by March 1, 2018, here.