We built NYC Connector in order to connect the thousands of charities, community service centers, and medical centers based in New York City, with the tens of thousands of teenagers and adults looking to give back to the community or find help. We wanted to make it easy and quick to find and locate a place to volunteer at or donate to, and especially bridge the gap between fringe, website-less and often contact-less charities to volunteers.
How I Started
Built by Coding for Impact, NYC Connector is a project which allows users to easily find and locate all different types of places near them where they can volunteer at, donate to, or find help at. Enter a zip code or address and nearby resources, along with information will be displayed on the map.
How I Built This
The project took us about a week to build. We programmed the website using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Jquery, the Google Maps API, and ran a few python scripts to preprocess the data for geocoding. We built the website on our own, and used the locations and coordinates that the NYC Open Data datasets provided to display facilities on google maps.