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Lillian J commented on LIFTing up Chicago's South Side

I also want to add that I really like how your program has an intersectional framework. Your focus on both peace and prosperity is very clear, and you explained how your program makes positive interventions in multiple arenas.

I also wonder--how does organization measure success? How do you track people's lives overtime? This is an addendum to the questions on user research.


Lillian J commented on Empowering Appalachia Through Connectivity and Learning

Hi! Thank you for your post and thank you for the work you and your team are doing.

I like that your project simultaneously centers learning, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. It was really clear from your post that you are coming at this with a multitude of perspectives and skillsets. Thank you.

Your idea has a ton of moving parts--which is great. I wonder if there is a more clear way of laying out which organizations you are currently partnered with, which you are *hoping* to partner with, what each organization does in the context of your proposal, and the extent to which they are involved. I had trouble keeping track of the groups you mentioned (ASHOKA, AEC, UPSTART, Concord U, etc.)

I'm also interested in how your group is defining "success" in the two counties that have implemented broadband access recently. Was it success with Upstart? Or with finding more jobs? Did they implement your whole program proposed here, or just a portion of it? I wasn't sure.

I am really excited to see what comes next! It sounds like you guys are doing awesome work. I enjoyed watching your videos. Looking forward to more.


Lillian J commented on LIFTing up Chicago's South Side

Hi! Thank you for your post and also thank you for the work that you do. Your program sounds great. I like that you target early education spaces as a way of reaching parents and children, as well as positively contributing to people's lives at a crucial learning juncture.

I'm wondering about the Community Ambassador component of your post. What exactly are their duties? What is the extent of their commitment (time commitment? emotional commitment?)? Where do you find them?

It's great your program has been around for years. What are some methods of engagement that have been really successful? Or didn't work as well as you'd hoped? This ties into Kate Rushton 's question about user research, too.