The futurethon was a 2-year project of the hub with the goal of tackling the most pressing current issues of Los Angeles. In year one it was the CA drought, for year two it was youth voter turnout.
We held hackathons with local college students who developed solutions for these problems. Winning teams were awarded prizes that included mentorship to carry out their project.
Last year's winning team, BallotView, created a free and non-partisan app allowing voters to preview their state’s local ballot and learn more about candidates in the running.