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Get Ready for Opportunity Hack 2015!

Hi Opportunity Hackers,

We hope you are getting excited about next weekend - we certainly are! Just a friendly reminder that it's not too late to recruit other friends and colleagues that might be interested in participating. Registration for San Jose is still open.

We've had a lot of great submissions from various nonprofits in the Bay Area. At the beginning of the Opportunity Hack, nonprofits will share the challenges they are facing that they hope can be solved with creative technology solutions hacked by you. So while we can't share specifics about what some of the projects are, we did want to share information about a few of the nonprofits that you'll have the opportunity to help! Feel free to check out their websites to learn more about what they do and bring questions to the event.

• THINKTogether: A nonprofit organization collaborating with communities, parents, and other stakeholders to transform and galvanize the K-12 education system. Their mission is to create opportunities for all kids to discover their passions and reach their full potential. (www.thinktogether.org)
• GiveLight Foundation: A humanitarian nonprofit organization that seeks to create durable orphanages and provide orphan care in response to natural disaster and extreme condition, such as poverty and war. (www.givelight.org)
• Opportunity Fund: As California’s leading microfinance provider, Opportunity Fund’s strategy combines microloans for small business owners and microsavings accounts to help students pay for college and families save for a rainy day. They believe that small amounts of money and financial advice can help people make permanent and lasting change in their own lives, driving economic mobility and building stronger communities. (www.opportunityfund.org)
• Kiva: A nonprofit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. (www.kiva.org)

Happy Friday!
- Opportunity Hack Team

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