What we're about
OpenIDEO Meetup Chicago (http://www.openideochicago.com/then/) is a volunteer open innovation collaborative. We solve big challenges for social good. Currently, we're working together to answer: How might we use the power of communities to financially empower those who need it most? (https://openideo.com/challenge/financial-empowerment-challenge)
In tandem with IDEO's openIDEO.com, a social innovation platform where people design better, together, we're excited to co-design solutions to one of Chicago's most pressing problems: fostering community financial empowerment. Over the course of twelve weeks, our ambitious members will leverage the openideo.com design platform and process while working together to conceive and implement solutions to ensure better financial futures for Chicagoans in need.
Thriving communities start with thriving community members – and financial stability is at the core of our potential to thrive. Yet all too often, individuals and families aren’t connected with the basic financial services, educational resources and dedicated support they need to make choices that will lead to healthier financial lives. In this challenge, we’re exploring how we might harness the inherent power of our communities to ensure everyone has access to the knowledge and resources that lead to better financial futures. (Check out openideo.com for our full design challenge brief (https://openideo.com/challenge/financial-empowerment-challenge/brief)).