Leveraging the collective power of the tech sector as a force for civic action in San Francisco.
San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) is a 501(c)6 organization created to leverage the power of the technology community around civic action in San Francisco. sf.citi supports innovative policies and works collaboratively with government to find new solutions to historic problems facing San Francisco, and consolidate a voice in promotion of tech sector interests and growth. Become a member today!
By Hosain Rahman, CEO of Jawbone & sf.citi Board Member, and Chuck Collins, President and CEO of the YMCA - Read more.
sf.citi Stands In Support of Ellis Act Reform to Protect Long-Term San Francisco Tenants
sf.citi stands with Mayor Ed Lee, CA Senator Mark Leno, tenants advocates, labor groups and business to support new legislation that reforms Ellis Act law in protection of tenants rights in San Francisco. Senate Bill 1439 amends the state Ellis Act to authorize the City & County to prohibit property owners from invoking the Act to evict tenants for five years after property acquisition, and ensure landlords can only enact Ellis Act rights once. We applaud the leadership of Mayor Lee and Senator Leno in working to close this loophole. sf.citi will actively support this reform effort as legislation moves through the state capitol. Read more in BeyondChron: Tenants-Tech-Labor Coalition Wins 6-4 Senate Committee Vote on Ellis Reform
sf.citi member companies created 4,700 new jobs in 2012 and will create many more in 2013 by partnering member companies with local schools and nonprofit organizations to establish a job creation pipeline to empower San Franciscans with the tools they need to compete for tech sector jobs.
sf.girls is an initiative created by San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) to empower and inspire middle school girls to pursue an education and career in technology and leadership.
Designing internships for youth access to real world job training, sf.citi donated $50,000 in grants to fund stipends for forty San Francisco public high school students as interns at over twenty-five San Francisco-based, innovative technology companies.
sf.citi is proud to announce our new partnership with Project Homeless Connect. Click here to find out how you and your company can get involved and help people experiencing homelessness access vital services.
Future Grads, a program launched in 2012 by sf.citi and the SF Police Foundation is dedicated to helping SF high school students graduate and prepare for future careers. Last year, sf.citi placed 20 students in paid summer internships with 12 sf.citi member companies.
Join Highground Hackers for Urban Hack 2014, May 3-4th at Geekdom in San Francisco. At Urban Hack 2014, you can lend your skills to a good cause - hacking to encourage mindfulness, violence and crime reduction, and other urban issues. Developers will have access to subject matter experts from non-profits and academia to help guide their projects. Register today!