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- 70.3 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 56 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 86 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
LinkedIn’s new feature, a blind resume offering, tackles discrimination in recruiting by giving the option to hide your face and photo from recruiters.
Google and Microsoft promise to help bolster US cybersecurity by spending billions on initiatives ranging from cyber infrastructure to offering supply-chain aid and education.
Through the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, educators can access an online education portal that offers lesson plans, credentialed professional development, and next-gen learning for all.
Pinterest launched a new search tool to help people narrow their hair inspiration searches by hair pattern.
Spotlight Impact Story
As a part of Airbnb’s” Frontline stay”s program, the company announced that it will temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees for free. Refugees will be housed in properties listed on Airbnb’s platform across the globe and the stays will be funded by Airbnb, Airbnb.org, Brian Chesky, and donors from the Airbnb.org Refugee Fund.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Starting August 27, Californians will begin receiving the second round of the Golden State Stimulus payments, providing $12 billion in total relief.
- The White House approved California’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support wildfire response and recovery efforts.
- Governor Newsom signed tribal-state gaming compacts that will help promote tribal economic development, tribal self-sufficiency, and a strong tribal government.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
For nearly 70 years, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund (W&EHF) has invested in a vibrant Bay Area by providing grants for the arts, economic security, civic engagement, racial justice, and public education. During the pandemic, W&EHF committed $6.5 million to COVID-response efforts including food, eviction protection, direct relief to individuals, mental health support for youth, and capacity building for nonprofits. Now, W&EHF is seeking individual and institutional partners to resource the Generational Recovery Fund, a pooled fund intended to support public school students in the region recover from the socio-emotional and academic traumas of the pandemic.
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