Shift Your Paradigm to End Poverty

Can poverty truly be eradicated?  Well, One Degree is a San Francisco based organization who thinks that: Yes!  Poverty can be eradicated!

One Degree is revolutionizing the way people connect to social services and nonprofits.  Their goal is to cause a complete paradigm shift and fundamental change in the way that people both use and approach nonprofit organizations.  Starting with San Francisco, One Degree’s goal is to completely eradicate poverty.

One Degree’s mission is to connect low-income kids and families to high quality poverty-fighting resources. One Degree makes it easy for kids and families to access resources they need to thrive by providing the best information and reviews on critical programs in your community.


This award-winning organization has been recognized by the Huffington Post, SXSW and Echoing Green (premier seed-funder of non-profit startups) with plans for an aggressive national expansion.  Their highly energized and motivated team of volunteers and top-notch advisors are super-charged to take on the task of ending poverty.

One Degree has advisors and leaders from both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  Additionally, faculty members from Harvard University and UC Berkeley are active sponsors.  They are looking for a few good men and women and if chosen as one of their first few employees folks will be laying the foundations on which One Degree will stand in the coming years.

Besides their do-gooder mission, One Degree is a tech company which is completely focused on providing smart solutions to the tough problems which have plagued our social safety net.   Some of their accomplishments for 2012 include:

1.)    Website Launch – with over 1,300 nonprofit and social service listings in SF Bay Area

2.)    Awarded a 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship

3.)    Cross-country move – from the Harvard Innovation Lab to the RallyPad Social Incubator in San Francisco

4.)    Created Collab-a-thon – data collection improvement process

5.)    Generous Donor Support – SXSW Dewey Winburne Community Service Award recipient, accepted the Huffington Post Millennial Impact Directors Award, supported by All Stars Helping Kids Foundation

So, c’mon over and shift your own paradigm.

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