Over 90 volunteers from if(we) descended on their Circle the Schools partner, Thurgood Marshall High, to prepare classrooms for the first day of school.
Circle the Schools, an adopt-a-school program pairing San Francisco companies with local schools, began its second school year last week. The program is now active in 52 San Francisco schools, nearly half the schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.
This milestone was reached with the help of sf.citi member company Salesforce, which yesterday announced that it will adopt 20 schools as part of the Circle the Schools program.
Earlier this month, 10 companies participating in Circle the Schools sent 250 volunteers to 14 San Francisco schools to help teachers set up their classrooms before the first day of school. They cleaned classrooms, arranged desks, and prepared teaching materials, helping ensure that teachers and students are set up for success.
“Circle the Schools is a fantastic model for corporate engagement in our schools,” commented Superintendent Richard Carranza. “Companies large and small can participate in this program and have a tremendous impact on students and their futures. The program helps break down the barriers between public school classrooms and tech company offices.”
Congratulations to Salesforce and all our participating companies and schools, who are working together to make us One City. To view a map of participating schools and their partners, as well as to learn more about the program click here.