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A New Approach to Community Engagement
EPOCH is a social enterprise and was one of the six finalist out of 50,000 applicants to compete in the $1M Hult Prize Challenge presented by President Bill Clinton. The sibling co-founders, Keith and Jade Choy, presented EPOCH at the United Nations’ in New York.
EPOCH builds stronger local communities by enabling meaningful connections between local non-profits/charities and businesses. They are an integrated platform that is focused on engaging the private sector’s workforce through highly curated social impact opportunities with local organizations. The platform aims to support non-profits and charities to experience real and consistent benefits from businesses in the local community.
The team has worked very closely with non-profits and charities in the Kitchener-Waterloo community in the past year. In fact, EPOCH began as a mobile app to better connect newcomers and refugees with local community members to advance socio-economic integration. Since then, we have expanded the scope of our technology to benefit all non-profits and charities by connecting their initiatives with business employees. We want to bring the private and public sector in local communities closer together. This way, the overall community will experience greater benefits.
Kitchener Public Library is very excited to partner with EPOCH and has started to promote volunteer opportunities through their platform.