CMU 15-110: Principles of Computing
CS and Social Good

Note (Caveat emptor): This very inexhaustive list is meant to inform you of these kinds of efforts -- large and small, local and global -- and even to inspire some of you to devote some of your time and energy to furthering the social causes of your choosing. However, this list does not reflect any kind of endorsement or vetting of these specific projects or social causes, and surely omits a great many profoundly worthy causes. In any case, be sure to properly vet any project you may choose to support!
  • CMU Gelfand Center (High School, Middle School, Elementary School)
  • Teknowledge
  • Design for America @ CMU
  • Project Ignite @ CMU
  • Impact CMU
  • Engineers without Borders @ CMU
  • FORGE @ CMU (refugee support in Pittsburgh area)
  • Variety: the Children's Charity / My Voice Program (by CMU alum)
  • Society of Women Engineers K12 Outreach

  • Apps4Good
  • Code for America
  • Humanitarian FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Project
  • InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases, and Disasters)
  • One Laptop Per Child / Software Development (help develop new games and programs for the XO computer)
  • OpenMRS Medical Record Systems (open source medical record system platform for developing countries)
  • Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) (environmental exploration and investigation)
  • Sahana Software Foundation (disaster response coordination)
  • Samasource (bringing dignified, computer-based work to women, youth, and refugees living in poverty)I
  • Or... Just approach the charity or other organization of your choice and inquire as to how you can help with your programming skills.

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