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- 61 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 48.4 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 81 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
As a part of its commitment to address the diversity gap in tech and invest in the future of tomorrow’s Black leaders and professionals, Google made a $50 million grant for 10 HBCUs.
Lyft announced plans to launch an electric vehicle (EVs) ride-hailing pilot program in California.
Verizon partnered with Encircle to build tech spaces and promote digital inclusion for LGBTQ+ youth. Verizon also launched Verizon Family Money, a new financial literacy program to help kids take charge of their financial future.
Spotlight Impact Story
The pandemic made food insecurity—an already pressing issue—in the Bay Area even worse over the last year. To help combat this issue in their own backyard, Facebook partnered with Loaves and Fishes to prepare and distribute 600 meals a week in the Ravenswood School District. Thanks to donors like Facebook, this crucial food distribution program will be able to continue throughout the summer.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- In commemoration of San Francisco’s Juneteenth holiday, Mayor Breed unveiled Monumental Reckoning, a two-year art installation in Golden Gate Park honoring black history and lives.
- San Francisco broke ground on India Basin Shoreline Park, a “once in a generation” environmental justice project that will deliver a $140 million shoreline park to the Bayview.
- Mayor Breed launched the Summer Together initiative, a collaboration between City departments and public and private sector partners to provide free in-person and virtual learning experiences for 26,000 children and youth.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Amid a major heatwave, Governor Newsom signed an emergency proclamation to free up additional energy capacity and call upon Californians to “flex their power” by reducing energy use in the evenings.
- Following OSHA’s revised COVID-19 regulations, Governor Newsom signed an executive order to make the state’s public health orders align with the latest guidance.
- Governor Newsom launched a new advisory council on physical fitness and mental well-being to explore healthy strategies to ensure Californians can thrive.
- Governor Newsom highlighted his proposed California Comeback Plan investments to jump-start the state’s travel economy.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
The Hidden Genius Project is an Oakland nonprofit that addresses the dramatic juxtaposition between the high unemployment of Black male youth and the plethora of career opportunities within tech. Since its founding in 2012, the organization has successfully trained and mentored thousands of Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Whether you’re a student, professional programmer, tech company, or just want to support The Hidden Genius Project, find out how you can plug-in with the organization.
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