Tech for Change is a national network of student clubs founded on the belief that technology can be used as a catalyst to foster a better and more equal society.
Tech for Change seeks to provide opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge of public interest and to interact with and collaborate across disciplines and academic institutions that have a shared interest in advancing public interest technology alongside the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN).
“Our mission at PIT-UN is to help advance the field of public interest technology to bring positive impact to communities around the globe. We focus on the university ecosystem since this is where talent, skills, and ideas are born. Through our network, challenge, and content, we empower PIT students, faculty, and practitioners to achieve their goals.”Read More
We operate in service of social justice and the public interest.
We are humbled and inspired by the power of technology to do good and, if unchecked,
to do harm.
And so, we need to not only educate technologists but also the general republic about this awesome power.
And, we believe in responsible creation.
And so, we are committed to working to ensure that the creators of technology reflect our society because we also believe in the power of
diversity, equity, and inclusion to bring
about a better world.
We want to challenge the narrative and bring communities together around the
potential of technology to be a positive force for change.
We are Tech for Change.
Boston University and Howard University leaders of the national network of Tech for Change student clubs sought to advance the field of public interest
technology by providing a structure for student engagement at universities nationally, and in the future, globally.
Our primary audience is undergraduate and graduate students seeking to be part of a national movement to advance public interest technology by starting a new Tech for Change club or establishing an affiliation for existing clubs with the national Tech for Change network.
We want students and clubs to feel like they are part of a nationwide movement to advance public interest technology and their involvement in this network will define and shape what this movement stands for.