Hey there, we're Nova!
We were founded in November 2018, when our co-founders—Bryan, Jessica, Max, and Stephanie—wanted to use their technical skills to make an active impact in the LA community. In the coming weeks, they cold-emailed nonprofits across the city, seeking out problems that technology could tackle. Four months later, the team rolled out their first prototypes: a food pantry locator for the food-insecure and an app coordinating care-package delivery for the homeless.
It's this constant desire to learn and create that has brought together 40+ committed members working year-round on projects to help nonprofits serve their communities more effectively. We are a close-knit group of CS, design, and business students at UCLA, each actively participating in outreach, problem-solving, and development.
We strive to understand the reality of under-resourced communities by working closely with nonprofits. We represent an ambitious, fast-moving, and creative team aiming to make a lasting impact.
We believe in the idea that anyone can help bring change to the community.
We are Nova.