I’m Faye, and I’m a new software engineer at Neighborly! I recently moved to San Francisco from New York and I’m predictably struggling to find a home, but trying to embrace my semi-permanent nomadic status. I’m loving all the surfing, skiing, and biking, but I’m still a little disappointed with the clear downgrades in terms of pizza, bagels, and seasons.
My name is Derek and this week I joined Neighborly as a Software Engineer.
I'm a Brazilian-American dual citizen, and came to the US at age 18, originally as a live-in nanny for six year-old twins. I went to Berkeley for Economics and have a diverse background that includes working in grant allocation for urban development in Africa, founding a startup as a non-technical founder, financial analysis, and software engineering.
What does the word “community” mean to you? For some, community means the four-block radius surrounding their homes. For others, community means their entire neighborhood, city, or town. Regardless of how you define your community, you should know that you can play an active role in building it and helping it grow.
But how? There are countless opportunities to get started, and here’s the best part: You don’t need to be rich, or powerful, or of a certain age to make a real impact. The way to really make a difference over time is a series of small steps. Here are some great ways to get started.
I'm Lily and this week I joined the Neighborly team as a User Experience Designer.
Here's a little bit about me:
I'm a formally trained neuroscientist-turned-UX designer. I revel in the opportunities to design for complex systems and serve niche user populations.
If you’re ready to make an investment in education, you’re making a smart move. You can support your local schools and universities while making an investment in the most important human capital of all: students. And schools and students need investor’s help – public schools spend over $12,000 per student per year on average, and that’s just for K-12. Education may sound expensive, but as we all know, it’s a critical investment in the future of our economy and our communities.
While voluntourism is still a huge trend, what about doing the opposite, focusing your time, effort, and funds in your own local community? While there’s a lot to be gained by traveling far to make a contribution, community-driven projects are a great way for residents to take on the challenges facing their own neighborhood and many communities stand to benefit from this do-it-yourself approach to solving local problems.