In summer 2015, engineering and social work students completed a community needs assessment in Franklinton. During this needs assessment, the students found that unemployment is a large problem as well as a lack of job readiness services in the neighborhood. The students also found that 74% of surveyed Franklinton residents use the internet daily and 74% primarily use their mobile phone for internet access. Click here to see other findings from the Franklinton Needs Assessment.
Knowing that low employment rates and lack of employment opportunity plague Franklinton as well as many underserved neighborhoods in Columbus, Tech4Community has been developing a resume-building mobile application which will be specifically designed to be accessible to homeless and low-income populations. The app will be user-friendly for those with little computer experience or formal education.