At Next Jump, we believe giving back is the core to our DNA. NxJ Cares, an internal company program, is dedicated to giving back to the rest of our community. With OO.com, giving back is automatic and becomes part of everyday life. Whether it's Next Jump donations through the use of our programs, "Code For A Cause", tripling our employees' charitable donations, or incubating a nonprofit in our offices, we believe these initiatives are the right thing to do for our community.
NxJumpers give back to the greater community through an initiative called Code for a Cause. We encourage employees to spend a minimum of two weeks of paid time each year to use their skills to pursue a cause they are passionate about. Our engineers build web technology for charities in need at no cost. Below are examples of CFAC projects Next Jump has worked on.
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Incentive Mentoring Program (IMP) is a mentorship program in Baltimore that engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. To date, 100% of students have been retained and 100% of students have graduated from high school. Our Code for a Cause team helped IMP measure and scale their impact by building a mobile experience that helps volunteers easily log interactions with their mentees and share their experiences with other volunteers through IMPShare.
View IMPShare | Learn More about IMP
Shri Service Corps, a nonprofit organization, provides free Shri Studio yoga outreach programs to schools, shelters and community centers. Shri had several manual processes in place, including issuing paper surveys to their students and partners to evaluate a project, which is not a scalable solution. Next Jump helped to automate these tasks by building a website, My Shri Studio, which allows instructors to track attendance, students to take surveys online, and administrators to produce configurable reports. Along with saving time, the application enables a deeper level of insight into the results of their projects. In turn, this will let Shri focus on reaching more students in need.
View My Shri Studio | Learn More about Shri Service Corps
Next Jump partnered with Room to Read, an organization that works with local communities throughout the developing world to establish libraries and schools to improve literacy and gender equality in education. Next Jump engineers built a website around Zak the Yak, a creation of John Wood, founder of Room to Read to buy his books, download his app, and try fun Yaktivities.
All profits from Yak Pack Media books and merchandise supports Room to Read.
Visit Zak the Yak
Next Jump partnered with Camfed, an organization committed to using education to empower young women from impoverished communities throughout Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, and Tanzania. Next Jump engineers built a pilot application for field agents to more accurately report current conditions of their schools, students, and staff and track the progress of their programs.
Next Jump takes giving back a step further by incubating charities in need. Angelwish, the first organization Next Jump partnered with as part of Code for a Cause, now calls Next Jump's New York office home. The organization provides the public the ability to grant wishes to millions of children living with chronic illnesses throughout the world by harnessing the power of the internet.
After Hurricane Sandy, we realized how difficult it was for local businesses whose workers hadn’t worked all week struggling to pay their bills. These hourly workers were totally forgotten in all of this and nobody was helping them. They're in the millions of people - people who seamlessly service us and we don't even notice.
Next Jumpers rallied together and gave 10% of their paycheck to these “Forgotten Ones” and started handing out envelopes of funds with a note explaining where this money came from. We asked for pictures and feedback so that we could share and inspire others to join the cause.
Next Jump provide access to its facilities and resources in order to help organizations grow and succeed.
Angelwish's relationship with Next Jump began when Next Jump engineers created an athlete blog and donation monitoring website for the Angelwish Triathlon. With the economic downturn, Angelwish donations dropped significantly and the organization struggled to survive. By having access to Next Jump facilities and resources, the organization is gaining self sustaining tools and becoming better equipped to succeed.
SA500, or Silicon Alley 500, is our annual recruiting event that brings together 50 of the best east coast-founded technology companies to meet 500 select engineering students. In 2011, SA500 was held on the New York Stock Exchange floor on Saturday, October 15.
Balls of Fury is the premier ping pong tournament for NYC tech companies. Inspired by our passion for ping pong, Balls of Fury is our way of spreading our love of competition and growth in two awesome areas - ping pong and NYC tech companies.