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Students do GOOD by Helping Organize the Voices of Single Moms

Recently published on, second year MFA students, Alex Todaro and Jennings Hanna, continue working this summer on Pen Moms, a project aiming to give low-income single mothers tools to support each other.

The idea is simple: we want to build a support network of single mothers in low-income communities and give them a safe place where they can exchange resources and insights with one another.This initiative started during a hackathon at The Feast, a social good conference that asks its audience to build innovative solutions to social problems. Our team of four (Juan Muller, Anna Smith, Jennings Hanna and Alex Todaro) created the app in response to a challenge to design a web-based tool that might alleviate problems for low-income single mothers specifically in Harlem.We’re looking to pilot the application this summer. In order to accomplish this we are seeking assistance in framing the language of the site, finding local-leadership to introduce the service, as well as financial support to cover development costs.

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