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- 19.7 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 9.2 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 27 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
*As of 9:00am PT on 3/15
UPDATES FROM THE TECH COMMUNITY
We are sharing the latest COVID-19 resources from the San Francisco tech industry, as well other community-minded initiatives pioneered by sf.citi members.
- In honor of Women’s History Month, Google.org committed $25 million to its global Impact Challenge for Women and Girls, which funds organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Organizations are invited to apply by April 9, 2021. If selected, they will receive up to $2 million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google.
- Slack celebrated three years of its Next Chapter apprenticeship program to create pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals to obtain gainful employment in tech. Since its inception in 2018, the program has expanded to include 11 companies.
- Waymo released encouraging results of a study into how its robot-guided minivans would perform in real-world fatal crashes that took place in Arizona over nearly a decade. What the company found was that replacing either car with a Waymo One driver eliminated nearly all deaths and avoided or mitigated crashes aside from those in which it was struck from behind.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- On March 12, Mayor Breed announced that San Francisco will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to people ages 16-64 with disabilities or with qualifying health conditions beginning March 15. This expansion of eligibility aligns with the State’s prioritization plan and comes as 27 percent of San Franciscans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- On March 11, Mayor Breed announced the groundbreaking of the Potrero HOPE SF affordable housing revitalization project. As part of this initiative, extensive infrastructure improvements such as new streets and utilities will enable the construction of nearly 1,700 new or rebuilt homes in Potrero hill.
- On March 11, Mayor Breed and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission announced $2.2 million in funding for Black and African-American transgender equity. Part of the Dream Keeper Initiative, this marks the first City funding dedicated to providing services for the Black trans community. The Dream Keeper Initiative is a citywide initiative that reinvests $120 million over two years in redirected funding from law enforcement into San Francisco’s Black and African-American community.
- On March 10, the City of San Francisco, in partnership with TogetherSF and the San Francisco Unified School District, announced an initiative offering free programming for public school students. Backed by a $25 million philanthropic investment, San Francisco and TogetherSF will offer a combination of free in-person and virtual learning sessions for public school students this summer. The program is aimed at students who have fallen behind academically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To stay up to date with all City of San Francisco updates, follow the Mayor’s updates here.
UPDATES FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
- On March 11, Governor Newsom gave a statement on President Biden’s plan to expand COVID-19 vaccine access. Sharing the President’s commitment to ensuring all adults who want a vaccine get one, Governor Newsom explained that both the state and the country are guided by equity and are prioritizing those most at risk to the virus.
- On March 11, Governor Newsom gave a statement after Biden signed the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act. The American Rescue Plan will help California bounce back from the pandemic. “With this infusion of federal stimulus, California can make faster progress on responding to COVID, supporting small businesses, putting money in people’s pockets, and bolstering K-12 and higher education,” said Governor Newsom in his statement.
To stay up to date with all State of California updates, follow the California Department of Health’s updates here.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Every week, sf.citi will feature a different San Francisco nonprofit and share ways you can support its mission and work.
- Aim High is a five-week summer enrichment program for rising 6th–9th graders from low-income communities across the greater Bay Area. Offered at no cost to students and their families, Aim High helps middle schoolers build academic confidence, discover a love of learning, and develop the skills they need to thrive in high school and in life. Launched in San Francisco in 1986, Aim High has expanded across the Bay Area with 97 percent of its alumni graduating high school and going on to college. In response to COVID-19, Aim High created a distance learning program to meet the unique needs of students during the pandemic. If you want to support Aim High’s impactful summer enrichment program for Bay Area youth, consider making a gift to support Aim High students in 2021.
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