The Salt Lake Inner City Project was organized and functions for the purpose of assisting the poor and needy under the direction of bishops and branch presidents by teaching principles of temporal self-reliance that leads to temporal and spiritual well-being, and in bringing souls unto Christ. Approximately 600 Church-service missionaries are currently serving in the greater Salt Lake City area to assist bishops and branch presidents of 26 stakes to achieve its purpose of assisting the poor and needy.
The current/live Inner City Project website can be found at: http://icp.lds.org
Currently, the Inner City Project serves the leaders and members in the greater Salt Lake City area. But, a new website is intended to be a foundation to serve other potential Inner City Projects throughout the world.
The new Inner City Project website is to help in three ways:
Currently the Inner City Project is in Salt Lake City; but, it has been requested in other cities in the US. This system needs to handle multiple Inner City Projects.
Whenever a software developer wants to contribute to an application or software development project to LDS Church that will be used or managed by the Church, the Church must obtain a license agreement that defines the Church's rights to the person's contributions. This protects both the Church and the contributor.
In the Church's Individual Contributor License Agreement ("ICLA"), contributors grant the Corporation of the President ("COP") a sublicenseable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable license to their contributions. Because this license is non-exclusive, it doesn't prevent the contributor from using his or her contribution for other purposes as well.
The central feature of the LDS Church's Inner City Project is a directory of resources ("Storehouse of Specialist") that lists professional services and resources that volunteers (users) are willing to contribute, and a central ticketing system designed to solicit and accept contributions and donations.
Inner City Angels (www.InnerCityAngels.com) is a public version of the LDS Church's Inner City Project, and similar to that project it is designed to assist charities and public agencies have access to similar information, services and resources, and to allow the general public to participate either as service providers, volunteers, contributors or to donate cash.
In this scenario, the LDS Church's Inner City Project would essentially be a beta site and a single instance of the finished Inner City Angels system.
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