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- 75.2 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 58.6 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 88 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Twitter kicked off its 26th Twitter for Good Day by celebrating giving back $10 million through its employee matching program since its launch in 2018.
Airbnb co-founder and chief executive, Brian Chesky, donated $100 million to Barack Obama’s foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service.
Microsoft joined other tech heavyweights in offering sustainability tracking products with the launch of Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.
Comcast will launch new efforts to increase awareness and help people take advantage of the Affordable Connectivity Program which provides $30 per month toward connectivity needs.
Spotlight Impact Story
For years, tech companies have relied on something called the Fitzpatrick scale to classify skin tones for their computer vision algorithms, comprising of only six skin tones. Now Google is beginning to incorporate a 10-skin tone standard across its products, called the Monk Skin Tone (MST) scale, in an attempt to reduce bias in data sets used to train AI in everything from health care to content moderation.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco was selected to participate in the Just Home Project, a new national program designed to break the link between housing instability and incarceration.
- Mayor Breed introduced legislation to improve and clarify local laws governing camera use access to protect residents, businesses, and neighborhoods better.
- The City opened 160 units of Permanent Supportive Housing at 1321 MIssion Street.
- The City’s 2022 Point in Time Count revealed a 15 percent decrease in unsheltered homelessness from 2019 to 2022 as a part of an overall decrease in homelessness.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- As part of the state’s Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative, the state purchased enough optical fiber and materials to construct 3,000 miles of broadband infrastructure.
- California continued to outpace the nation’s job growth rate as the state created over 40,000 jobs in April.
- Governor Newsom, Attorney General Bonta, and the California Air Resources Board led a coalition in defense of California’s waiver for clean car standards.
- Governor Newsom awarded $15.5 million for two new Homekey projects in Oakland and Mammoth Lakes, creating 53 housing units for people experiencing homelessness.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
The Francisco Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is seeking donations for its 8th-grade graduation. Serving the Chinatown-North Beach community, this public school has a diverse student population where 73 percent of children are socioeconomically disadvantaged, 37 percent are English language learners, and 10 percent are homeless. The graduation costs are $6,700 and they need your help to reach their goal. Find out how to support the school by contacting Serena Satyasai at FMSPTO@sfusd.edu or donating $5/$50/$500 to their graduation. The PTO is a 501(c)3 so your donations would be fully tax-deductible.
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