Job Posting Senior Web Developer

August 22, 2011

As many of you know, I recently founded iGiveMore Inc., a social enterprise start-up devoted to inspiring people to change the world through giving. We are developing an integrative web tool for charitable and political fundraising.

This position focuses heavily on web development, especially for social networks. The applicant will initially develop a Facebook application and web portal and serve as an internal liaison to any outside development partners. This role will involve the development of tools for and aggregation of data across multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, websites and email so a broad technical skill set is required.

We are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking and versatile web programmer with experience in Facebook Application Development.  S/he must be a self-starter, work well in small dynamic groups and be able to offer clear feedback on technical challenges. The individual should eagerly accept new challenges, adapt well to change, and learn quickly.  Candidates should have a passion for making the world a better place and a belief that the Internet and social media can be a force for positive change.


  • Collaborate with outside development houses as well as substantial amount of hands-on coding
  • Primary Developer of the Facebook application and web portal.
  • Oversee the completion and integration of work by external developers.
  • Offer technical solutions for improving the functionality of the services iGiveMore renders.


  • University or College degree in software engineering, computer science, or related area.


  • Web experience including thorough understanding of PHP, HTML, CSS, XML
  • Database experience including knowledge of SQL queries
  • Experience with Facebook application development and knowledge of Facebook API
  • Ability to provide input into product functionality and technical approach.
  • Identify inaccurate, incomplete or flawed designs early in the design/development cycle with suggestions for alternative approaches.
  • Excellent technical skills along with continuous refinement in advanced programming techniques to increase speed of work while not compromising quality.
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Javascript and JQuery
  • Knowledge of Twitter API
  • Experience with mobile application development (Android/IOS)
  • Knowledge of user interface design principles and practices

Significant opportunity for advancement.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Resumes should be e-mailed to

Young Invincibles Press Conference – National Health Care Reform & Young Adult Coverage

September 23, 2010

WHAT:                  Press Conference

WHEN:                  Thurs. Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

WHERE:                New Paltz Medical Center, 279 Main Street/Route 299, New Paltz, NY 12561


  • Susan Callahan, Asst. Vice President, Mid-Hudson Institute for Family Health
  • Terry Dugan, Mayor, Village of New Paltz
  • Vincent Martello, Director of Community Relations, Ulster County Dept. of Health
  • Dionda Primus, age 22, resident of Rosendale, NY; employed in various part-time jobs
  • Hector Rodriguez, member, Ulster County Legislature
  • Amanda Sisenstein, Young Invincibles
  • Alix Wojcik, age 25, resident of Rosendale, NY; instructor, Ulster County Community College
  • Susan Zimet, member, Ulster County Legislature

More info:  607-227-4281 or

Got Coverage? Educational Panel on Health Care

September 22, 2010

Are you one of the 1 million young adult New Yorkers that does not have health insurance? Are you worried that you will not have health insurance after you graduate? Did you know that starting September 23rd, thanks to the recent health care law, you will be able to stay on your parents health care plan until you are 26. If you are a New York resident you may be able to stay on your parents health care plan until you are 29. Join the CUNY Law School Democrats, Young Invincibles and Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign for an educational panel on how to get covered!

Kinda Serafi, Policy Director, Children’s Defense Fund
Matt Bishop, NYS Liaison, Young Invincibles
CUNY Law School Student

WHAT: Got Coverage? – Educational Panel on Young Adult Health Care Coverage

WHERE: CUNY Law School, Room 135

65-21 Main Street, Flushing, NY

WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 12:15 – 1:45 PM

immigration event GNYCFC

June 16, 2010

Credit to Greater NYC For Change for organizing a very educational event on immigration!  The event info is below.

Tuesday, June 15th, 7 – 9 PM, Fixing A Broken System: Why We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now!

Location: The Tank, 354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 (bet. 8th and 9th Aves)

Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition
Gonzalo Mercado, Executive Director of El Centro del Immigrante
Amy Sugimori, Executive Director of La Fuente
Tim Foley, Policy Director, Greater NYC for Change

Forum cosponsored by Greater NYC for Change, Asian-Pacific Americans for Progress, Latinos for Change, The Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan, Organization of Chinese Americans – NY, South Asians for Opportunity and Downtown East.

40th Anniversary of Earth Day Tomorrow

April 22, 2010

If I had a glass of wine in my hand, I would raise it to the earth… that is I would toast to the earth.  It is still kickin’ it after another year.

On April 22nd, 2010 we celebrate a movement that began 40 years ago in America.  Millions of environmentalists organized on college campuses and community centers.  Their work galvanized legislative action, including the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

April 22nd is really a day to acknowledge that we stand on the shoulders of giants.  It is a day we recognize that we still have much work to do.  The United States needs to pass climate change legislation as a first step towards leading the world to a healthier and safer future.

This I believe

April 18, 2010

Whether we live in Astoria, New York, Houston Texas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or Paris, France, we are all part of a community.  Our actions, what we do in our community matters, not just to us, but also to the people who share our community. On the most basic level we have a moral obligation to not create violence, steal or inflict on someone else’s freedom.  Beyond that we have a legal obligation to follow the laws set down by government.  In order to have a government that is responsive, just and accountable to the people – a government of, by and for the people – we must participate in our democracy and community.  It is important even if at a minimum that means voting once a year, helping at a soup kitchen, tutoring a struggling youth, or supporting your favourite charity.  I hope people see that their engagement in their community, their public service, is what helps shape the quality of life for everyone.