Georgia Tech’s Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation initiative works to develop innovative approaches to shaping resilient and sustainable communities. The initiative further elaborates that “Smart” is a process of continuous improvement and integration of people, data, partnerships, and suitable technologies.  Establishing a smart community requires an inclusive set of voices from all walks of life in order to fully understand the needs of the community.

The Smart Community Corps (SCC) is a program of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation in partnership with  Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS), the Georgia Tech Career Center, and the Student Government Association (SGA). It is the first statewide program of its kind for students to gain hands-on experience working to make communities more livable and equitable using smart technology projects. Accepted applicants are placed in a community and spend their summer working in pairs. SCC cohorts are also provided bi-weekly instruction/educations and mentorship in sustainability, innovation, and career development. Students receive up to an $8k stipend (depending on location) as funded by Microsoft Corporation. The program is open to both Georgia Tech and other Georgia college undergraduate and graduate students.

To learn more about the Cohort and apply, visit

https://smartcities.ipat.gatech.edu/smart-community-corps-program-overview