MADE in Long Beach: Fostering independent entrepreneurship to accelerate the local market
We are actively building a network of locally owned merchants in select towns, and offer a program that encourages residents to buy local. We've invested in the development of tools and technology that can give independent businesses an edge over major chains.
We provide a social platform for school districts that unites students, parents and faculty around the events and conversations that make school life memorable. We also build fundraising tools that connect the school community to the greater community.
We highlight the economic, health and community benefits of the local food movement. This includes independent farms, edible gardens, farmers markets, grocers co-ops, producers of unique foods and beverages, and the restaurants that serve them.
The Localism campaign informs and inspires people to choose local merchants over chains, support local charities and schools, and equip advocates. Advocates like you help spread awareness of the benefits of Localism by bringing the campaign to your town.
Learn how we are putting these initiatives into action with our platform.
Student engagement declines with each year of school. To increase engagement the Tools for Schools™ project connects students, teachers and parents. It works by integrating the technologies that teenagers readily embrace: social media, text messaging and smartphone apps. Students can share tweets and Instagram photos on a campus social feed, while parents, faculty and the community stay up to date on school activities, academics, athletics and the arts. It also provides realtime access to grades and event schedules. The system employs patent-pending privacy technology to safeguard students.