Meet, Joshua Chen – if you haven’t already met him, he’s the Event Coordinator Intern at the Hub this fall. Josh has been up to some very cool things lately. Take a look at what he has to say, his project, and connection to the HUB:
“I’ve truly enjoyed my time here – I feel that I’ve been offered so many unique opportunities to meet others who truly believe in making a difference in the world around them,” Chen said. “It’s Hub’s shared vision to make an impact that first drew me here.”
Since he was young, he has always noticed that human relationships are really what make the world turn round and round, and truly, for him, it’s the essence of the human experience.
“We’re always dependent on someone – and the relationships we create with one another have tremendous shaping power,” Chen said. Last year, he and his friend, Anthony Levy launched an organization called tBridges, seeking to foster and create intergenerational connections between local, Boulder, Colorado students and senior citizens. Through their unique mentor-to-mentor program, the students teach seniors how to use tech, and the seniors share their life advice and stories with students.
“Since last year, we’ve gotten over 60 senior mentors online through the help of 46 student mentors. It’s so awesome to watch the growth of the program and I really believe this generation technology gap can be closed with the help of the younger generations,” Chen said. “We feel that the next model of businesses don’t have to just be about making money – but rather, making Impact.”
His work and efforts haven’t gone unnoticed and here at the Hub, we are so excited to announce that he has been selected by CU Boulder to speak about creating socially just, sustainable, and profitable business practices during the 2014 CU Diversity and Inclusion Summit.
Join Josh and his business partner, and tBridges at CU’s 2014 Diversity Summit on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 1 PM. He’ll be in CU Boulder’s University Memorial Center, Room(s) 415-417. We’d love to see you there!