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- 75.4 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 58.2 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 88 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Leading tech companies like sf.citi member Airbnb, joined together with the Breakthrough Prize Foundation to launch the Tech For Refugees Initiative.
AT&T was awarded a $15 million contract to modernize GuardNet, the command and control network for the Army National Guard.
In Pinterest’s 2021 Inclusion and Diversity Report, the company found that women make up 51 percent of its workforce and account for 33 percent of leadership roles.
Google rolled out improvements to its AI model to make Google Search a safer experience and one that’s better at handling sensitive and personal crisis queries.
In response to the trend of newfound flexibility, Airbnb announced that it will allow its employees to live and work anywhere.
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Intuit planned a series of activities for Small Business Success Month, including a Town Hall with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the introduction of Small Business Hero Day. On Small Business Hero Day, Intuit will award a small business $20,000 for heroic efforts that impacted an individual or community.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco expanded its Diaper Bank, becoming the first U.S. city to provide diapers for low-income families on public benefits, including undocumented households.
- The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education passed a pay raise initiative to invest up to $60 million annually for early educators in city-funded programs.
- San Francisco opened Francisco Park in Russian Hill, the largest park in the City’s urban core to open in nearly 40 years.
- The Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Breed’s legislation to ensure JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park remains vehicle-free permanently.
- The City broke ground on 78 Haight, an affordable housing development that will create 63 units for low-income residents and previously unhoused transitional-aged youth.
- As a part of San Francisco’s economic recovery, the City awarded $11.4 million in grants to support small business stabilization and activate commercial corridors.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Medi-Cal extended eligibility for full coverage to more than 185,000 individuals who are 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status.
- Governor Newsom released an Extreme Heat Action Plan, outlining a strategic and comprehensive set of state actions to adapt and strengthen resilience to extreme heat.
- Governor Newsom announced that $68.6 million was awarded for six new Homekey projects that will provide 231 housing units for people experiencing homelessness.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
After a two-year hiatus, SF Parks Alliance—San Francisco’s only citywide nonprofit dedicated to the municipality’s parks—relaunched its Heart Your Parks campaign. San Francisco has among the densest number of city parks in the country and until May 21st, the campaign will be spreading its love and gratitude for all things parks around the City. The campaign plans to raise $50,000 in support of the City’s park and will light up monuments in green across the City creating 30 hearts in 30 parks. Help SF Parks Alliance reach its donation goal and find the full list of the campaign’s activities here.
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