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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
In case you missed it, sf.citi launched Lessons from Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World the other week. To highlight the changing face of the social impact world, four social impact leaders discussed how they navigated the challenges presented by the pandemic and the ways social impact work will forever be changed. Download the report here.
- 81.4 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 72.6 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 52.1 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 86 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Google’s new buildings at its Mountain View campus will feature 90,000 tiles of a “solar skin” roof that designers call “dragonscale,” generating 40 percent of the electricity needs of the campus.
Twitter will expand its misinformation reporting feature to more international markets, including Brazil, the Philippines, Spain, and more.
Verizon announced its new Business Unlimited Data Device plans with 5G Ultra Wideband that will power businesses with faster, reliable, and secure networks.
Salesforce unveiled a series of new innovations to power the future of commerce, enabling customers to modernize systems, develop more flexible digital strategies, and much more.
Spotlight Impact Story
In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Comcast NBCUniversal announced the exclusive premiere of Avenues of Dreams: Reclaiming MLK Boulevards on January 13 on the Black Experience on Xfinity Channel. This short documentary follows the stories of scholars, community organizers, business owners, and resident communities who embody the spirit of “Sankofa” — the idea of reaching back to go forward.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco will allocate an additional $5.4 million from the General Fun to extend the Right to Recover Program to support COVID-positive workers through the end of June.
- Mayor Breed announced the opening of the new Bayview Vehicle Triage Center that will deliver critical services to people living in their vehicles.
- Mayor Breed proposed amending existing law to allow police to monitor cameras in real-time related to organized criminal activity and threats to public safety.
- San Francisco opened the Tenderloin Linkage Center that will serve up to 100 guests, connecting people to short- and long-term services, care, and programs.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- As part of the California Blueprint, the state allocated $1.2 billion to step up forest management and other projects to decrease catastrophic wildfire risk.
- Governor Newsom brought in support for rail theft in Los Angeles, highlighting his plan to fight theft, bolster law enforcement response, hold perpetrators accountable, and get guns and drugs off the streets.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Every year since 1974, Swords to Plowshares has supported nearly 3,000 homeless, low-income, and at-risk veterans in the Bay Area. War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds of war, restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans. They work towards these goals by offering employment and job training, supportive housing programs, permanent housing placement, counseling and case management, and legal services. Find out how you can support the work and programs of Swords to Plowshares here.
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