• First gathering

    September 20, 2014

    We first met each other at the Hacks4Humanity hackathon that was a part of the fall kickoff for Humanity 101. The hackathon was organized by ASU Project Humanities and Equality TV and was based on the 7 principles of Humanity. Our team organically came together with 3 ASU students, and 2 community members all of whom collaborated to create technology for social good.

  • The first prize @ Hacks4Humanity

    September 21, 2014

    At the end of the Hackathon, our team came up with the working prototype of “ARKHumanity” the mechanism system that would pick up specific tweets from Twitter using keywords that are used by people who are in crisis. Team ARKHumanity is the first place winner of Hacks4Humanity.

  • Keep moving forward

    Our team kept meeting every Sunday to take our project to the next level to make further progress because of our belief that everyone matters.

  • Edson Incubator

    December 22, 2014

    We were invited by the Associate Dean of Student Entrepreneurship, Dr. Garret Westlake, to join the Edson Incubator program.

  • Film screening

    October 16, 2014

    We were invited by Dr. Neal Lester to present at the Project Humanities 'The Bridge' film screening and discussion event @ Phoenix Public Library - Burton Barr Central Library.

  • We won the grand prize from ASU ChangeMaker Challenge 2015

    March 25, 2015

    At the awards ceremony, our team won the grand prize of $10K to advance our technology and form an organization.

  • Honorable mention and top 5 finalist in CPSCS Innovation Challenge

    March 9, 2015

    Our project was one of the top 5 finalists and received an honorable mention in the ASU College of Public Service & Community Solutions Innovation Challenge.

  • ARKHumanity on ASU new

    April 27, 2015

    ARKHumanity – which came about at a hackathon co-sponsored by ASU – was inspired by this question and developed technology that scans Twitter for messages that suggest a risk of self-harm and connects the author with immediate support. The project has won the Arizona State University Changemaker Challenge’s top prize of $10,000 seed money.

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  • 3TV Phoenix and CBS 5 AZ

    May 15, 2015

    ARKHumanity were featured on 3TV Phoenix and CBS 5 AZ - KPHO on May 15, 2015.