We are the Austin chapter of the national initiative founded by Mashable. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic group of community and global leaders to discuss a big topic — the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our world’s greatest challenges.

The Austin chapter, Austin+SocialGood, is designed to provide education, community, and opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the Central Texas area. We do this in the form of monthly programming, special events partnered with international organizations, and acting as a general resource for those who want to do good for Austin, TX and the world.

Austin+SocialGood is powered by a core leadership team, a bigger pool of talented, local volunteers, and an even bigger international network of other Plus Social Good chapters to lean on.

Ruben Cantu

CEO, Core Media Enterprises

Brad Bogus

CEO

SpeakSocial.net

Taylor Letterman

Web Developer

TaylorLetterman.com

Elijay May

Managing Partner

The Experience Firm

JC Otero

Social Impact Consultant

The Envisioneer

Gwen Jewiss

Project Manager

Austin + SocialGood

Carina Boston-Pinales

Founder

I.O. Infinite Opportunities

Stephanie Bogus

Chief Content Strategist

SpeakSocial.net

Roman Gonzalez

Brand•Marketing•Design

roman-gonzalez.com

Origins

On September 24, 2012, a group of Austin community activists, leaders, socially conscious entrepreneurs – who also happen to be Social Media Influencers – gathered together to focus on one issue: making a sustainable impact on the community. The group decided to focus on fostering clean air in Austin in an effort to counter EPA reports of increasing air pollution in our city.

The leading resolution passed by the Social Good Summit supports the creation of a citywide “Work-From-Home” initiative that includes all businesses and citizens who are able to participate, without inhibiting the city’s daily operations, and is supported by the City of Austin. We agree that in this way, we can all effectively contribute to reducing our traffic carbon emissions, as carbon emissions are one of the leading sources of our city’s increased air pollution.