Technology Provides a Better Future

Technology Provides a Better Future

Engineering students from Sylmar (Calif.) Biotech Health Academy wanted to help the homeless by creating a resource that would change lives. Jonathan Pena and Brian Hernandez decided they would create a systems app that could help to better track homeless individuals and provide resources to them. The team decided to start by taking part in service activities to build a relationship with the community. These activities helped gain the right data and information needed to create the Safe-Way app. The students hope that once this program is produced, it will notify local homeless people about available resources such as food drives, medical care, temporary shelters and even employment opportunities for their families.

The  team volunteered with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and other outreach programs to gain the knowledge and experience needed to continue the development of the Safe-Way app. Photo courtesy David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG. Used with permission.