The U.S. Census Bureau connects tech developers, local leaders, and non-profits with problem statements on issues like jobs, transportation, and housing, and facilitates
user-centered tech development sprints to create new digital solutions
Use this process to run your own sprint. Local leaders, technologists, students, or anyone interested in building data-driven solutions can start a project. View The Opportunity Project toolkit, a step-by-step guide to the process used by the Census Bureau team, and adapt it for your own project
Since launching in 2016, The Opportunity Project has yielded dozens of new digital tools that help solve problems like connecting veterans and their families with jobs, connecting people experiencing homelessness with services and shelter, and rebuilding rural economies. Here are three featured projects created through The Opportunity Project. See the rest here.
Nepris industry connections platform uses Department of Labor O'NET data to link relevant and authentic industry content to actual job descriptions to provide learners and job seekers opportunity for career exploration and exposure. Content is organized into 16 career clusters as proposed by the US Department of Education!
Geoslug, a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and Motivf, created a serious game that uses federal disaster declaration and protective actions data to engage young adults in preparing for emergencies.