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COMMUNITYx: Next Big Platform For Social Change

Founded by two former Googlers, COMMUNITYx is a new Social Network for Social Good that connects likeminded changemakers around causes.

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Chloë Cheyenne is a tech innovator who is passionate about social change. She graduated from The Howard University School of Business Honors Program in 2013 with a BBA in International Business and Marketing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a full-time offer to join Google, Inc. Chloë identifies herself as a multiracial young woman with roots in Chicago, IL. Her dad is bi-racial— African American and Caucasian— while her mom is an immigrant from the Philippines. She is the oldest of five siblings.

She founded COMMUNITYx — The Social Network for Social Good. COMMUNITYx, a Techstars portfolio company, connects likeminded changemakers to take collective action. The COMMUNITYx App addresses the gap between information and action, by creating a space where people can talk about real issues that matter and mobilize to actually do something about them, all in one space. 

Chloë was inspired to create COMMUNITYx in light of her dad’s tragic experience with police extremism that left him permanently handicapped. The year before she was born, in 1989, a group of plain-clothed Chicago Police Officers conducted an unannounced raid on her grandmother’s townhome on the South Side of Chicago. They opened fire on her dad over a dozen times, hitting him multiple times in his groin area and on the crown of his head.  As he was bleeding to death in the hallway of his mom’s home, the men realized they had the wrong address and planted drugs in the top drawer of his bedroom dresser, physically assaulted him, and waited to call an ambulance in hopes that he would die. To this day, her dad lives with a bullet lodged in his spine and struggles with PTSD and depression.

Amidst the storms of police misconduct cases that were finally being brought to light, Chloë decided to leave the comfort of Google in search of something more. The killings of Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and more moved her and her family on a very intimate level. She found herself asking the critical question, “Who else cares about these issues and how can I unite with them for change?” Unable to find a platform that allowed her to connect with other likeminded changemakers, Chloë decided to create one. 

COMMUNITYx stands behind every cause that is community-positive, from women’s rights to racial justice to the climate crisis. As Founder & CEO, Chloë leads the company through her vision of “Uniting Humanity & Mobilizing the World.” Chloë has earned major accolades such as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Black Enterprise 40 Under 40. COMMUNITYx has been covered by outlets such as Forbes, Cheddar MSNBC, Fast Company, Apple News, Black Enterprise, and more! You can unite with Chloë on the COMMUNITYx App and follow her on other platforms @communityxtech.

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Who founded COMMUNITYx?

Chloë Cheyenne is a social impact tech entrepreneur who is passionate about uniting change-makers around shared causes and movements. Chloë graduated from The Howard University School of Business Honors Program in 2013 with a BBA in International Business and Marketing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a full-time offer to join Google HQ in The Bay Area. Chloë identifies herself as a multiracial young woman with roots in Chicago, IL. Her dad is bi-racial— African American and Caucasian— while her mom is an immigrant from the Philippines. She is the oldest of five siblings. Chloe founded her company, COMMUNITYx (Cx), in light of her dad’s tragic experience with police discrimination and misconduct that left him permanently handicapped. The year before she was born, in 1989, a group of plain-clothed Chicago Police Officers conducted an unannounced raid on her grandmother’s townhome on the South Side of Chicago. They opened fire on her dad over a dozen times, hitting him multiple times in his groin area and on the crown of his head.  As he was bleeding to death in the hallway of his mom’s home, the men realized they had the wrong address and planted drugs in the top drawer of his bedroom dresser, physically assaulted him, and waited to call an ambulance in hopes that he would die. To this day, her dad lives with a bullet lodged in his spine and struggles with PTSD and depression.

Where does COMMUNITYx stand on _________?

Our community of users, internal team, and partners represent a diverse cross section of identities, ideologies and cause areas. We all share a passion for liberation -- for reimagining systems that are equitable and just for all. While the nuances within our specific stances as individuals and changemakers may differ, shared values drive our mission to unite change makers on a safe platform for important organizing, and being the trusted tech partner to the movement. 

Who is on the COMMUNITYx team?

Our internal team is made up of our Founders, Staff, Activist Advisory Board, Partner Coalition, and Board of Directors. Each part of our organization plays an integral role in how we work. We aim to be transparent in all aspects of our brand, including who is involved. You can find our current team members and their roles here.

Do I have to have a certain personal or political identity to get involved?

COMMUNITYx is designed for like-minded people to unite for positive change. While the values of the app and its coalitions are progressive, every user on the app has the opportunity to select the causes that best align with their beliefs. 

How is COMMUNITYx different from other social media platforms?

COMMUNITYx was created by changemakers for changemakers. Updates to the app come directly from organizers and their evolving needs. Unlike other social media platforms we have an algorithm that is based on uniting like-minded people for shared social impact. The algorithm does not shadowban commonly used words and phrases of movements, delete activist’s work, allow for the use of facial recognition by authorities, or show bias toward lean, cis, white content creators. In short, everything we do is centered around change-making and not clout chasing, popularity or unethical capitalist gains.

Is COMMUNITYx free?

Yes. COMMUNITYx is a free app that can be found in the App Store and PLAY store. 

 

 

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