As students solve civic challenges through Geekdom’s CivTechSA Program, they become directly involved with the City of San Antonio (COSA) to solve real-world civic problems and gain necessary skills for their future. This collaboration between students, CivTechSA and COSA, grows civically-minded tech talent in San Antonio while overcoming common civic challenges.
College students work on civic challenges during semester projects, pitch competitions, showcases and workshops. In addition, students also benefit from the support and mentorship of local entrepreneurs and the growing tech community in San Antonio.
If you are interested in partnering with CivTechSA and the City for the upcoming year of educational programming, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the first year of CivTechSA, COSA canvased departments to identify civic issues and put them into a Civic Problem Bank. Through rigorous scoring, COSA selected several civic challenges for the Residency Program. The remaining civic challenges were distributed throughout the 6-12TH Grade and University-level Educational Programs as well as the Entrepreneur Program.
Additional challenges will be released for the program’s second year. Stay tuned for more information.