This project partners with Senior Personnel Vandecreek, a special projects research associate, at 
WSU’s Community Engagement Institute (CEI). CEI’s goal is to promote best practices in organizations and communities interested in improving people’s lives, as well as fostering connections with community partners looking to create positive change. Vandecreek’s skillset aligns with the proposals needs as he has expertise in building teams, software architecture, strategic communications, product development, design, and user experience. Vandecreek also serves on the board of Teach for Life, International who has been working for many years to refine a model of bringing educational opportunities to the poorest of the poor. This organization has a history of birthing grass roots social movements that allow space for self-growth and empowerment.