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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
Last week, sf.citi debuted Lessons from Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World, a report about the changing face of social impact work. In the report, social impact leaders at 826 Valencia, Cruise, Okta, and Twitter discuss how the pandemic affected their programming, how they overcame new challenges, and what it means long-term for social impact work. Read the report for their stories and key insights here.
- 80.9 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 72.2 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 50.6 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 90 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
sf.citi members Google, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Meta made it into Glassdoor’s ranking of the 100 best places to work for 2022.
Twitter announced its shift to a “work from anywhere” model and implementation of a “Rooney Rule” boosted Black and Latino hires last year.
As a part of Comcast’s major expansion of their RISE program, all women business owners can now apply for grants and business assistance.
Meta launched a new privacy center to educate people on their privacy options and make it easier to understand how they collect and use information.
Google purchased a London site called Central Saint Giles to be their new U.K. headquarters for $1 billion.
Spotlight Impact Story
Salesforce released their vision and strategy to take the next steps toward more ethical, inclusive, and accessible technology—what they call Intentional Innovation. This toolkit is designed to accomplish two things. First, it establishes an entry point, a way to understand an organization’s work through a lens of ethics, accessibility, and inclusion. Second, it guides collaboration, creating structure for important conversations that include diverse perspectives.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Under the new state law Assembly Bill 43, San Francisco will reduce the speed in seven corridors throughout the City from 25 to 20 mph.
- The San Francisco Public Library was awarded a $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to improve and expand library services for incarcerated individuals.
- Mayor Breed proposed legislation to make admission to the Conservatory of Flower sand Japanese Tea Garden free for San Francisco residents.
- Mayor Breed unveiled legislation to accelerate the path for the creation of new electric vehicle charging locations throughout the City.
- San Francisco announced new COVID-19 testing guidelines for large healthcare providers like hospitals and hospital-affiliated systems.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- The state awarded more than $60 million for Homekey projects in Kern, Santa Barbara, and Santa Clara counties, adding 267 units of housing.
- Through the California Blueprint, the state will invest $9.1 billion in clean transit projects that advance climate and public health goals while creating good-paying jobs.
- Governor Newsom proposed an additional $2 billion in funding to the state’s multi-year plan to confront the homelessness crisis.
- Through the California Blueprint, the state will aim to become the first in the nation to offer universal access to health care coverage for all.
- Governor Newsom signed an executive order to provide staffing flexibility for schools to support continued safe, in-person instruction for students amid the COVID-19 surge.
- Governor Newsom released his 2022-2023 budget proposal—the California Blueprint, a bold to take on the state’s greatest existential threats and build on historic progress.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Founded in 1987, the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) is the country’s first and leading nonprofit investor in medical research into scleroderma. Over the years, SRF has raised more than $37 million to fund and facilitate research at top universities, so that—one day—no one will suffer from scleroderma. SRF announced a $1.5 million dollar gift to match every donation made in honor of the late actor Bob Saget, an SRF Board member and 30-plus year supporter of the organization. Honor the late actor and support SRF’s mission to find a cure to scleroderma by donating here.
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