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- 75.4 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 57.8 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 88 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Microsoft successfully disrupted an Iranian-linked Lebanonase group of hackers targeting organizations in Israel.
Meta’s Instagram launched in-app Amber Alerts to allow users to see and share notices of missing children in their area.
LinkedIn’s Transparency report found that its automated defenses blocked 11.9 million fake accounts at registration in the last six months of 2021.
Many job seekers are turning to Slack’s invite-only networking forums to land new roles—often much faster than they would have through traditional job-application methods.
Spotlight Impact Story
A year after launching Grow with Google Career Readiness for Reentry, Google invested $8 million into the program that partners with nonprofits to offer job readiness and digital skills training for formerly incarcerated individuals. $4 million of the investment will go toward Grow with Google Career Skills, aiming to help people impacted by the justice system develop career specializations. The rest of the investment will provide grants to assist state governments in reducing barriers to employment with Code for America’s Clear My Record tool, which uses an open-source algorithm to review records and produce clearance motions.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- The City opened Casa Adelante, a new 127-unit, 100 percent affordable housing development at 2060 Folsom Street for families and transitional age youth.
- Mayor Breed proposed the City’s first Drag Laureate program to provide a drag performer with a platform and a $35,000 stipend to engage the community.
- Mayor Breed proposed a balanced two-year budget that commits to building San Francisco back from COVID-19.
- Mayor Breed announced a plan to end homelessness for transgender and gender nonconforming San Franciscans in five years.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom launched a new gun violence initiative to make California schools and communities safer through a community-based outreach campaign.
- The California Department of Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program greatly expanded the list of formula brands eligible for purchase with WIC benefits.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) is a nonprofit that provides career support to formerly incarcerated firefighters and those currently incarcerated in California’s Conservation Camps; who are interested in careers in the Wildland and Forestry sector. FFRP was developed in direct response to the growing need for wildfire-related personnel. Its mission is to increase wildfire personnel from non-traditional and underrepresented communities, providing them the training, skills, resources, and experiences needed to secure gainful employment. Learn how to get more involved with FFRP by partnering, volunteering, donating, or joining an upcoming firefighter cohort here.
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