The council of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is committed to ensuring no residents are "left behind". The population of the borough experiences the highest level of deprivation in the London and has historically struggled with many social and environmental indicators of success. Coupled with central government mandated austerity, the local authority required a strategic decision-making tool to illustrate at a community level where the most investment is needed to improve outcomes.
Over a third of U.S. federal employees are eligible to retire in the next five years, yet only 6% of employees are under 30—a pressing issue given the rate of innovation. Piloted as an effort between agencies and a student-led nonprofit, the Civic Digital Fellowship recruits the next generation of technologists—students and recent grads—pairing them with in-need agencies. It has scaled to six agencies, and is an attractive on-ramp for technical students into public service.
FÉILTE (Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence) was developed because teachers are innovating and wish to share their learning. But teaching has been an isolated profession. Research indicates that we are not good at sharing learning across the public sector.
FÉILTE is a celebration of teaching and learning by teachers for teachers, students and parents. FÉILTE shares teaching so as to connect learning.