Franklin M. Ricarte
Franklin M. Ricarte

Franklin M. Ricarte is founder and principal of myIIC, a collective of designers, technologists and social justice advocates who believe that digital and online technologies should exhilarate and boost the social good. Growing up in San Francisco, Franklin’s civic activism began as a founding member of the country’s first youth-led, peer-to-peer Gay Youth Talkline to help LGBT and questioning young people around issues of coming out, homelessness and substance abuse, mental health and peer counseling, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Franklin continues his civic engagement as an advocate for immigrant

Franklin M. Ricarte is founder and principal of myIIC, a collective of designers, technologists and social justice advocates who believe that digital and online technologies should exhilarate and boost the social good. Growing up in San Francisco, Franklin’s civic activism began as a founding member of the country’s first youth-led, peer-to-peer Gay Youth Talkline to help LGBT and questioning young people around issues of coming out, homelessness and substance abuse, mental health and peer counseling, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Franklin continues his civic engagement as an advocate for immigrant children and their families, affordable housing, mass transit, and LGBTQ youth. Prior to returning to his hometown, Franklin served as a senior level policy director for The Juilliard School, Columbia University, and The New School, managing student and faculty housing and construction and overseeing community relations and public affairs. A sociology and public policy graduate of New York University, Franklin continues to focus his organizational leadership and policy-making credentials to help social good nonprofits with advocacy and social media campaigns, leadership and succession strategies, fundraising, branding and communications, and conference and events management. Franklin runs a graphic and web design company and is a founder of the online magazine, Positively Filipino.

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