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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
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- 64.4 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 52 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 83 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
In its latest sustainability report, Microsoft provided updates on its sustainability efforts and new programs like their 100/100/0 vision and commitment for a decarbonized grid.
In its Summer ‘21 release, Salesforce announced new innovations to help nonprofits better engage with supporters and operate more efficiently.
Facebook caught Iranian spies catfishing U.S. military targets as the hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure their victims.
Comcast expanded its “Grows to Code” program to include more frontline workers at more locations beyond Philadelphia.
Spotlight Impact Story
As a part of the first round of grants in 2021, the Alaska Airlines Foundation awarded $260,000 in LIFT Grants to nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. The grants will support programs and initiatives focused on providing the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills, and pathways for success.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Mayor Breed and community partners launched Shine on SF, a new recovery initiative designed to reignite civic pride and improve the conditions of San Francisco’s streets and public spaces.
- The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation to make the Shared Spaces program permanent in San Francisco.
- Mayor Breed, Supervisor Melgar, and the SFMTA will be expanding the Free Muni for Youth Program to benefit over 100,000 youth 19 and under in San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom highlighted new legislation that paves the way for safer, healthier communities through increased transparency and accountability at the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
- California rent relief program gained more momentum with over $1 billion in rental assistance requested through the state-administered program and increasing rates of application and disbursement.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation that includes the biggest economic recovery package in the state’s history—$100 billion to accelerate the state’s recovery and tackle persistent challenges.
- Governor Newsom announced an agreement on a broadband trailer bill to expand the state’s broadband fiber infrastructure and increase internet connectivity for families and businesses.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
La Cocina is a kitchen incubator that supports working-class women of color and immigrant women by offering affordable commercial kitchen space and hands-on technical assistance to launch, grow, and formalize food operations. In San Francisco, you can now try food from La Cocina businesses at their recently opened pop-up shop in Ghirardelli Square and food hall in the Tenderloin. Check out either of these locations for delicious food or find out other ways you can support La Cocina’s businesses.
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