United Way Mobile Application for Young Children Has Roots in Research Park

Category : Research Park
Posted on: August 28, 2013

A team of Parkland College and University of Illinois students, under the mentorship of an EnterpriseWorks startup, have built a new app geared toward local parents of young children under a partnership with the United Way of Champaign County. Their accomplishment was highlighed in a News-Gazette article on Tuesday, Aug. 27. 

The students created the app with the guidance of Shiren Mathai, the founder of Lost Points LLC, and Kerris Lee, who’s a partner at the information technology company and a member of the Champaign school board. The team met at EnterpriseWorks throughout the summer. 

The app will help parents learn about and track their children’s kindergarten readiness, a focus of the United Way of Champaign County. The app can be downloaded at http://unitedway.lostpointsllc.com.