sf.citi is dedicated to developing and promoting key policy programs aimed at making San Francisco a better and more productive place to live and do business.
Since launching in January 2012, sf.citi is proud to take part in several important initiatives, including:
In 2012, sf.citi built a broad coalition and on behalf of the technology industry to successfully pass Proposition E, a business payroll tax reform measure that encourages startup and small business growth.
sf.citi works with our member technology companies to secure underutilized computer sets and technology assets to cycle into local community organizations that help bridge the digital divide.
sf.citi liaisons with technology leaders, government officials, community advocates and all citizens of San Francisco to convene discussions, push new ideas and share best practices.
sf.citi is partnering with the San Francisco Unified School District, educators, tech employers and nonprofit leaders to improve STEM access and exposure to young people, redesign and update curricula in our high schools, and pilot co-op education models our higher institutions
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.
Supporting organizations that provide much-needed services to most vulnerable of our citizens in San Francisco.
sf.citi's long-term goal of partnering member technology 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.
In this economic climate, many new businesses struggle to raise capital from conventional sources. Enter sf.citi's new partnership with Kiva Zip and Supervisor Mark Farrell to micro-finance aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs in San Francisco.
A national model, pushing the envelope in bringing mobile technology to officers in the field with new law enforcement technology and data initiative application.
With Supervisor Farrell, Mayor Lee, SF Recreation & Parks Departments and Google Inc., sf.citi launched free public Wi-Fi access for all San Franciscans across 31 parks, plazas, and open spaces to close the digital divide in communities where Internet access is limited, increase government efficiency.
Connecting San Francisco's small business community and our local technology sector, the economic drivers and backbone of our local economy.
sf.citi supports the open data movement in San Francisco, starting with Mayor Lee's effort to pass revised open data legislation for how San Francisco's data is shared with the public, and creating more transparency in government, economic enterprise and better city services for San Franciscans.
Piloting creative ways to innovate our local transportation system from real time fleet communication for SFMTA to integrated Waterfront transportation providing visitors, merchants and community with a seamless experience that decreases traffic congestion.
sf.citi serves as a resource to strengthen women and girls access and exposure to STEM education, skills and jobs in San Francisco and beyond, eliminating the current gender gap in technology fields.