Who can participate?We are looking for community Changemakers! You could be a student from (K – postsecondary), a parent, a teacher, faculty, staff, community partner, community group – there is a role and place for everyone.
We need Changemaker Challenge Teams – this can consist of any combination of the above!
We need Changemaker Mentors and Experts – we are looking for community leaders that have knowledge and resources that can support our Changemaker Challenge Teams through October to April.
We need Changemaker Champions – we need people to spread to word, support, share and volunteer to talk about what is happening and share the love!
How can I register for Change the Now?Click JOIN on the right-hand side of this page (or at the bottom on mobile) and follow the prompts to sign in or create a Hackworks account (“profile”). Continue to follow the prompts to register.
How do I create a profile?Once you’ve signed up for a Hackworks account, you’ll receive a verification email. Follow the link and create your profile as part of the verification process. We recommend adding a profile picture, your skills and experience and contact info. Adding information about yourself to your profile is especially important if you are looking to join a team or are looking to recruit team members to help build your own idea.
How do I edit my profile?To edit your profile log into your Hackworks account and click the profile icon located in the top right corner of the website.
How can I form a team for Change the Now?There are several ways you can find teammates or join an existing team:
Use the online Hackworks Matchmaking Tool:
The matchmaking tool on the Hackworks platform is a great way for individuals to join an existing team, and for teams to find additional members to optimize their collective skillsets. Once you are registered for Change the Now you can start searching for teams to join, or create a team page and start recruiting teammates to work on your idea.
All registered participants will be invited to join the Change the Now Slack to exchange ideas with fellow participants and recruit team members. If you have registered for the event and have not received an invitation to the Slack, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.