DIY Girls InvenTeam

System to provide temporary shelter for homeless people in LA

The DIY Girls InvenTeam designed and built a temporary, portable shelter for women and children who are homeless. Since people who are homeless must clear their temporary street lodging in Los Angeles between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day, the tent is designed to be quickly and easily collapsed into a backpack. Design features of the overnight lodging structure include construction from a material that is UV resistant with insulating and breathability characteristics. The structure also includes solar-powered LEDs, a cell phone charger, and UVC LED sanitation features.


March 11, 2017

This past Wednesday Mr. Ford Roosevelt, the President of Project GRAD, came to visit our DIY Girls InvenTeam to see how the prototype was coming along. We had such an amazing time with Mr. Roosevelt and were even more excited to hear that some of his friends attended our Mid- Year Technical Review.