Often small nonprofits do not have the resources necessary to fulfill their information technology needs. Serve IT is the bridge that connects IU students who have in-demand technology skills with the nonprofits who need them.
Student interns are placed on interdisciplinary teams and matched with a nonprofit organization. The team works with the nonprofit to develop a strategic IT plan, then helps the organization work through that plan. The teams are supervised by SoIC faculty and given volunteer coaches to help them work through the process.
Serve IT is a community information technology clinic housed in the IU School of Informatics and Computing. However, it is a collaborative effort involving many different partners within Indiana University and the greater Monroe County area. University partners include the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), University Information Technology Services (UITS), and the IU Office of Service Learning. Community collaborators include the City of Bloomington, The United Way of Monroe County, the Bloomington Volunteer Network, and the Community Foundation.