What happens when you bring together passionate citizens, change makers, and a social impact startup on a late Friday afternoon? A day of meaningful conversations, great ideas and impactful action.

We kicked off our first event of the season by joining HandUp at their Annual Homeless Outreach Day. Around 60 volunteers from local companies and nonprofits hit the streets to give out much-needed hygiene kits and HandUp Gift Cards, reaching more than 200 people in one afternoon.

Getting out on the streets and speaking with our homeless neighbors gave us some food for thought. Afterwards, we gathered at The Hall for our Civic Mixer to reflect on how we can integrate technological systems with the existing social realities to create programs that would best serve those in need.

Kudos to HandUp for championing a great cause and showing us how technology and civic action can work hand in hand!

Check out some of the photos from the mixer below and make sure to mark your calendars for our next event on October 8, 2015!