The SXSW Community Service Awards reflect the heart and soul of the Interactive event. Like the co-founder of SXSW Interactive, Dewey Winburne, these ten honorees are doing work to make a positive difference in their communities through technology. This ceremony is truly one of the most touching and meaningful events that happens at SXSW.
We are very excited to announce the following 2017 SXSW Community Service Awards honorees. Each honoree receives a complimentary badge to SXSW, a $1,000 grant to their favorite 501(c)(3), and a chance to spread the word about their work to the SXSW community. The SXSW Community Service Awards will take place on the evening of Monday, March 13 during the 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals.
Teresa Y. Hodge (Baltimore, MD), is the Director of Strategy & Innovation for Mission: Launch, Inc., Hodge plays a critical role in building strategic partnerships and establishing social enterprise models for greater reach and sustainability. She was recently named a 2016 Open Society Soros Justice Fellow and is a passionate advocate committed to reducing the lasting harm caused by prison.