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Organization Name: Social Tinkering, A Human Connection Project

Org Website, social media: www.socialtinkering.com, @socialtinkering on Facebook

Org Email: socialtinkeringvt@gmail.com

Org Phone: 802-342-5811

Address: Rutland, VT 05701

Primary Contact: Jeanette Langston


Organization Introduction

Mission of Organization?: Our mission is to empower connection and grow happiness. To bridge people to people and people to the community.

How does Mission of your Org relate to Project Vision, or advance PV’s Mission?: At Social Tinkering we think a lot about how our culture and technology are both changing and how those changes effect individuals, communities and our world. We care about the social issues in our community and want to help where we can. We believe that a lot of social issues could be improved upon if more people felt less alone and more supported. In fact, many social scientists have found that as humans, our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food and water. The ways people interact with each other now is different from in the past, but our human connections remain critical to our health and well-being. Social Tinkering is a new kind of social club, a new way to gather and socialize, for a new kind of world.

Social Tinkering’s vision is a world where people mindfully connect with each other and everyone has the opportunity to feel supported. I believe our work relates directly to the mission of Project Vision to “work together to improve health, expand community engagement and build great neighborhoods.”

How would your Org like to collaborate with other individuals or organizations?: I would like to find creative ways to partner to support our mission, to help connect community members to each other, and to learn and grow together to increase empathy and social support networks.

What opportunities are there for your Org to become more involved with PV?: I am currently involved in the community policing subcommittee and am also interested in the neighborhood engagement committee. I love the work of Project Vision – it is inspiring to me and a major part of what made me want to move to Rutland. If I can help in any way to support the organization as a whole through playing a role in helping the everyday function of Project Vision, I would be happy to get more involved that way as well.

What is the greatest challenge with which your Org needs help?: Connecting to individuals in the community. Learning what resources are available and knowing how to connect to them.

Additional suggestions or comments: You are all doing a fantastic job! Happy to be here and honored to be part of such an inspiring group of people that care so much.

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