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2015 Year in Review

As we enter into the new year, we are taking a moment to look back at major milestones for Clearly Innovative. This list is in no particular order.

15 Highlights from 2015

15.) New Clearly Innovative Address

Clearly Innovative Office: 1100 H St NW

Our headquarters is now located in the City Center neighborhood at 1100 H Street NW Washington, D.C.

14.) 47th NAACP Image Awards: Another Mobile App and Bigger Expectations for 2016

Our first major push of 2015 was the 46th NAACP Image Awards mobile app.

In 2015, we partnered with the NAACP Image Awards for a second time to build their Image Awards show mobile app. Our continued success with the Image Awards app lead to further digital strategy talks so for the 47th NAACP Image Awards, we’ve designed and built a brand new member-based nominee and voting website as well as a promotional website, and the 47th NAACP Image Awards mobile app for their February 5th show that will be available soon.

13.) CRVIII: An Inclusive Digital Space for Incubating Tech Creativity and Innovation

Web and mobile platforms allowing more underserved communities to collaborate on tech & startup ideas

CRVIII Inc. came to us with the goal of creating a web and mobile presence that targets underserved communities to collaborate on tech & startup ideas in a digital space. This past summer, we helped CRVIII achieve this goal with an easy to navigate content rich website featuring articles on the latest in tech and entrepreneurship. We also developed an accompanying mobile app built with Ionic Framework available for iOS & Android phones.

12.) American Red Cross ( An Easier Online Shopping Experience

The American Red Cross Mobile Friendly Online Store

The American Red Cross online store that provides customers with mobile accessibility and provides Red Cross with analytics for better consumer behavior insight.

Read our reecent blog post on how we collaborated with to re-design and optimize the American Red Cross e-commerce store for mobile browsers.

11.) Queens Public Library: Continued Mobile & Tablet Support for One of the Largest Library Systems in the World

We launched new features for the Queens Public Library mobile and tablet applications.

  • Provided patrons an array of different payment options to choose from for various library fees

  • Improved the cloud based service situation to be more efficient

  • Enabled the ability to make several back-end changes that would not require users to update the app after every change

10.) Moonlighting App: Developed a New Set of User-Focused Features

Moonlighting Mobile App

Moonlighting is an on-demand service for making money and getting jobs done and we launched new features for the application this year.

  • Developed an invoicing tool

  • Implemented a new interface design for the jobs feed

  • Added functionality for users to create and save job alerts

Meet the Newest Members of the CI Team!

(Clockwise from bottom left: Sean Jennings, Matt Cho, KellyAnn Kirkpatrick, Mike Dulik, Sade Allen)

9.) Sean Jennings, Developer

8.) Matt Cho, Developer

7.) KellyAnn Kirkpatrick, Tech Education Coordinator

6.) Mike Dulik, Developer

5.) Sade Allen, Administrative Assistant

Luma Lab, Tech Education & Tech Inclusion

4.) Chase Bank 2015 Mission Main Street Grant

Aaron accepting a $100K Mission Main Street Grant from Chase Bank. A Luma Lab hat

Clearly Innovative is deeply committed to tech inclusion and tech education. In 2015, we won a $100K Mission Main Street grant to amplify our tech inclusion efforts through our education program, Luma Lab.

3.) Howard University

Aaron K. Saunders teaching at Howard University

Our CEO Aaron K. Saunders finished his second semester teaching at Howard University; a hybrid Computer Science and Entrepreneurship course through the university’s business school.

2.) Diversity in Tech

Lis Warren & Dominic Swain on a Social Innovation Lab panel

Various members of our CI team also spoke about and participated in events focused on how to improve diversity in the tech sector through education, training and business best practices.

1.) Being Social The Ol’ Skool Way

From the speaking engagements to conferences on innovation, business and technology, here’s a look at all the other events we attended in 2015!

2015 Events Attended by Clearly Innovative

Here We Come 2016!

Thank you to all of our partners and supporters for working with us. 2015 was an incredible year for us and we hope that 2015 was incredible for you too. We are super excited for future projects and collaborations in the new year. We are ready to make 2016 our greatest year yet.

Share our mission and make 2016 your greatest year too!

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