Arthur Grau IV

My Motivation:

Motivated by a belief that better communication and better collaboration will move us healthily through the challenges at hand. Based on past experience, I see learning and technology combined with community action is the way to move forward. Currently at work building a dedicated community of designers, technologists and investors to create applications for public purpose with Applications for Good at One Economy. Previously I led the design and implementation of One Economy's Digital Connectors national curriculum and educator trainings. We designed, developed and built partnerships for the suite of online tools to implement the program nationally, including the curriculum website, Connectors Club and Digi-Staffing. Prior to One Economy, served as Program Director with Just Think, bringing media literacy into schools and enrichment programs. Just Think continues to develop on The Public Internet Channel. From 2005-2010 volunteered as learning design consultant and project mentor with the Southeast Asian Leadership Network based at Stanford. The network produces and delivers student-led service work every summer in Southeast Asia.

My Super Powers:

Rubberband Flexibility, BS X-Ray Vision, Design Mind, Cooperation Expert

Recent Posts

  • New gaming academy partners with us to make games for good

    December 12, 2011

    If you believe games and social gaming may have a hand to play in the building a better tomorrow, the “The Games Academy”  may be the place for you.  Offered by Papaya Mobile and hosted at Parisoma in San Francisco, this  three-month accelerated program for game developers is looking to create the next top-grossing social game ... more
  • How will recruiters use social networks?

    October 26, 2011

    According to a recent Mashable post based on the research of, 90% of recruiters use some kind of social media to screen candidates.  What does this mean for a person who does not have a digital profile?  How will this affect their job seeking and ability to land an interview?  In our jobs need ... more
  • One Economy 2011 Gala: November 3rd at the Newseum

    October 13, 2011

    Program On Thursday, November 3, 2011, One Economy will highlight Technology and Education and celebrate 11 Years of improving the lives of low-income people at its Annual Gala at theNewseum in Washington, DC. One Economy has always brought technology and media together for a purpose. This year, One Economy will highlight how technology and media are ... more
  • NYC BigApps 3.0 announced

    October 12, 2011

    Tech developers with an appetite for official New York City data are about to have a field day. Tuesday night, at the monthly industry gathering known as the New York Tech Meetup, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of BigApps 3.0, the latest round of the annual competition for the best Web or mobile applications ... more
  • Trac FM: SMS response to broadcast media for the masses

    October 7, 2011

    Interactive radio talk-shows are popular public debate in Uganda.  TRAC FM builds on the success of these shows to help everyone keep track of public services such as,  ”reporting on teacher absenteeism, availability of text books, drug stock outs, waiting time at clinics, teacher payments, election proceedings, functionality of water points, potholes etc.” According to ... more
  • $100M Android fund announced

    September 29, 2011

    SVEntrepreneurs is proud to announce the Android Startup Challenge 2011 at DroidPlanet hosted by SVAndroid at CTIA. DCM, a leading Pacific Rim technology venture capital firm, who announced first 100 Million Android fund earlier this year, has agreed to be the sponsor the DroidPlanet conference at CTIA.  DCM is an early stage venture capital firm that has been ... more
  • Apps for metro Chicago closing this week

    September 25, 2011

    The field of applications for good continues! Our friends at Apps for Metro Chicago deadline is this Friday, September 30 at 11:59 pm! Here are a few tips! Submission:  Eligibility- If you are submitting an application for this round make sure your app is eligible! Check the A4MC Eligibility Checklist for more details Make sure ... more
  • Last week to enter Apps for Communities

    September 20, 2011

    Directly on the heels of our winners announcement, the field of applications for good continued to grow. The Knight Foundation and the FCC put up the Apps for Communities challenge to develop a software application (app) that delivers personalized, actionable information to people that are least likely to be online. Using hyper-local government and other ... more
  • August Newsletter

    August 17, 2011

    Greetings!  Our Applications for Good contest portion is over for now, but we haven’t stopped working.  We wanted to share all the good we’ve been up to and encourage you to share the news too.  A sampling of our team players A sincere thank you to our consultants and interns. They have contributed close to a thousand hours ... more
  • A HUGE thank you!

    August 4, 2011

    This summer has been an amazing period of growth for Applications for Good. After our first contest, we were inundated with requests for collaboration and filled to the brim with ideas and projects to keep moving forward building apps that do good. ... more

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Sometimes, little johnny, try as we might not to, we just need some extra divs. There there, dear, I know. I know.