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Sprints

Learn about sprints and how we tackle national challenges.

Sprints are 12-week product development cycles that bring together tech teams and collaborators to build public-facing digital products using open data.

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Problem Statement

Supporting Workforce Development in Puerto Rico

Challenge:

Develop digital tools to help job seekers find, train for, and succeed in jobs within high-growth industries, with particular focus on individuals in marginalized communities (i.e. youth, people experiencing homelessness, recent immigrants, families with housing choice vouchers, underemployed individuals, and NAP and TANF recipients).

Agency

Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Target Audience

Youth, job seekers, business owners, and municipal government leaders in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Problem Statement

Creating Opportunities for Parent/Caregiver Engagement in Puerto Rico Schools

Challenge:

Develop potential new structures for parents and/or caregivers to meaningfully engage in Puerto Rico’s unique education system, providing the island’s schools a mechanism of accountability.

Agency

Puerto Rico Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Target Audience

Parents, caregivers, students, teachers, school administrators, and other local education stakeholders in Puerto Rico

Problem Statement

Building Climate Change Resilience Through Public Transit

Challenge:

Create digital tools to help public transit agencies as well as state, regional, and local stakeholders identify transit infrastructure that is vulnerable to extreme weather events and/or can serve as community resources in emergencies.

Agency

U.S. Department of Transportation

Target Audience

Members of the public; transit agencies; local, regional, and state decision makers; climate adaptation/resilience and emergency preparedness professionals who provide local decision makers with expert guidance

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