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Nonprofits are invited to submit applications for the Summer of Maps hosted by Azavea. The awards include stipends of $5,000 for student GIS analysts that will analyze data for nonprofit organizations.

Here's the details and links from Azavea:

The application process is organized into two phases.  The first phase, organization applications, opens on Monday January 5 and non-profit organizations have untilFebruary 8 to submit their application at: http://www.summerofmaps.com ( *please note that the application will not be made live before Monday 1/5/15*). 

Last summer, three students from Clark University, the University of Pennsylvania and Colgate University worked on projects for DataHaven in New Haven, the Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative, GirlStart in Central Texas, New York City's City Harvest, TreePeople in Los Angeles, and The Consortium for Building Energy Innovation in Philadelphia. The results of these projects have enabled these organizations to make strong cases in favor of the causes for which they advocate or enabled them to make strategic decisions to service the communities they serve.  In 2013, DVAEYC, one of the non-profit organizations we worked with, used maps produced by one of the fellows to win $ 1 million in new funding from the Philadelphia City Council and the William Penn Foundation.

From June to August 2015, the winning non-profit organizations will be able to:
•    Receive pro bono services from a skilled student GIS analyst to geographically analyze their data
•    Visualize their data in new ways
•    Combine their data with other demographic and geographic data 
•    Receive high quality maps and visualizations that can be used to support new initiatives or make a case to prospective funders

The fellows will:
•    Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of two non-profit organizations
•    Work with Azavea mentors to improve their GIS and project management skills
•    Receive a monthly stipend
•    Gain work experience implementing real-world GIS projects

For more information about Summer of Maps and to apply, visit:http://www.summerofmaps.com/ 

 

 

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