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DML Competition 3 Winners

Mobile Action Lab: Programming Apps for Collaborative Community Change

Project Description:
Youth Radio's Mobile Action Lab networks emerging entrepreneurs, participants who propose, develop, and market online and mobile apps. Apps tackle topics that youth have identified as addressing a pressing need in their communities-for example, apps that re-distribute free healthy produce across urban neighborhoods, improve youth-police relations, and spark youth expression while reimagining the sound of news. The Lab will mobilize participation through incentives such as access to experts, customized ringtones, and community competitions. The Mobile Action Lab was formed to enable young people not just to use but to create the kinds of digital tools that increasingly determine who knows what, how knowledge travels, and what makes change possible.
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Project Leadership:
  • Elisabeth Soep
    Youth Radio-Youth Media International
    Oakland, CA
Project Collaborators:
  • Mark Kantor, creator of the Facebook app, Graffiti