sf.citi is dedicated to developing and promoting meaningful programs that make San Francisco a better and more productive place to live and do business. Our two current programs focus on doing just that. Read more about Circle the Schools and One City – sf.citi’s current projects.
OneCity is THE place where tech goes to share the great work being done in our communities and get inspired to give back in San Francisco. OneCity is sf.citi’s philanthropic dashboard. It is a place to share online and a movement to motivate and give back to San Francisco.
One City was created to bring together San Francisco’s technology companies and its residents. It is a space online where people doing good things in San Francisco can share, and those who want to be doing more can learn. It is a movement to motivate those who have found success in this city to give back in return.
The residents of San Francisco, including the many people who work for technology companies, care deeply about our city and its future. With One City, we all can share the great work volunteers already do in our community, from donating books to public schools, teaching students to code, and serving our most vulnerable populations. One City brings focus to these efforts and also serves as a call to action.
Circle the Schools
Circle the Schools is a joint project of sf.citi, the San Francisco Education Fund and the San Francisco Unified School District.
Using an adopt-a-school model, Circle the Schools partners participating San Francisco-based technology companies with a local public school. Over the course of a school year, each company must organize three to five activities at their partner school. These volunteer activities are tailored to meet each school’s individual needs. From bringing snacks to kids on standardized test days to participating in Read-Aloud literacy events or hosting field trips to company offices, these activities foster relationships between students and company employees. Our goal is to bring together tech and community and move forward as #OneCity.
Launched in 2014 with a pilot program of five tech-school partnerships, Circle the Schools is now up and running in dozens of San Francisco schools. Our long-term goal is to find a good corporate partner for all 116 public schools in San Francisco.
The Future Graduates Summer Tech Internships Program
HAVE YOUR COMPANY HOST AN INTERN! Contact Jeremy Wallenberg at Jeremy@sfciti.com
Together, over the past three years we have created a valuable tradition with the Future Graduates tech internships program, placing San Francisco high school students from predominantly underserved communities in rewarding summer internships at innovative local tech companies.
This will be sf.citi’s fourth year partnering with the SF Police Foundation in conjunction with SFUSD as part of Mayor Lee’s Summer Jobs+ Initiative to enhance local high school youth access to real-world job training – a pipeline to success for young people in our city.
This year, again through a generous matching contribution of $100K to the program from sf.citi chairman Ron Conway and Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, we will be covering all participating companies by providing each student intern with a paid stipend for the summer.
Noteworthy past sf.citi projects –
|Proposition E: In 2012, sf.citi built a broad coalition on behalf of the technology industry to successfully pass Proposition E, a business payroll tax reform measure that encourages startup and small business growth. Passing with overwhelming support of voters on November 5, 2012, San Francisco’s payroll tax system transitioned to a gross receipts formula to foster job creation, small business and startup growth, fair business taxes and better city services.|
|Wifi in the Parks: sf.citi worked with Supervisor Mark Farrell, Mayor Lee, SF Recreation & Parks Departments, and Google Inc. to launch free public Wi-Fi access for all San Franciscans across 31 parks, plazas, and open spaces. Free wireless service across many San Francisco parks and plazas further closes the digital divide in communities where Internet access is limited and enables organizations that serve our youth, seniors and populations’ the free opportunity to further enhance their programs’ effectiveness and outcomes.|
|Events: sf.citi has hosted a number of fun and engaging events aimed at bringing tech and community together, diversifying tech, and more. Past events include: Innovating Small Business – aimed at better-understanding how small businesses can use the latest in technology to grow. The Tech Connection – “where small businesses and tech meet,” this event was a “speed dating” session for tech employees and small businesses to learn about one another. Women in Tech – an opportunity for women in the technology industry to network, learn about new and relevant resources particular to women, education, training and job opportunities in tech.|