Created by sf.citi, the Circle the Schools Program partners with the San Francisco Education Fund and the San Francisco Unified School District to empower sf.citi members to support K-12 education right in their own backyard. Participating companies adopt a local public school and work with students and teachers throughout the school year, donating resources and employee time. In the 2021-2022 school year, Circle the Schools will partner 23 companies with 42 public schools throughout San Francisco. These partnerships strive to ensure the workforce of the future will have the necessary skills, experience, and resources needed to thrive in San Francisco and beyond.
2021-2022 Partner Companies:
- Alaska Airlines
- Bateman Group
- Delta Dental
- Golden State Warriors
- Hanson Bridgett
- New Relic
- Polychain Capital
- Turn/River Capital
BY THE NUMBERS
Since the inception of the Circle the Schools Program in the 2014/2015 School Year the program has provided to San Francisco Public Schools:
51 SCHOOLS CIRCLED
41,597 VOLUNTEER HOURS
$1.58 MILLION IN RESOURCES DONATED
ADAPTING TO THE PANDEMIC: CIRCLE THE SCHOOLS GOES DIGITAL
Throughout the pandemic, sf.citi members continued to participate in Circle the Schools. In 2020, sf.citi members NextRoll and Salesforce creatively adapted their longstanding tradition of hosting career panels for students at June Jordan School for Equity and Francisco Middle School (their respective Circle the Schools partners). To do this virtually, employees at both companies recorded themselves talking about their pathway into tech and answering questions submitted in advance by students.
Circle the Schools is shifting the paradigm—bringing the leaders of our city into our classrooms to truly cultivate the next generation of innovators. We want students not only to better understand the opportunities available to them in our great City, but to get to know who these leaders are so they can see themselves in those roles—and that’s the promise of Circle the Schools. I want to thank the partner companies from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of 57,000 students, thank you for making a difference!
—Richard Carranza, Former Superintendent , San Francisco Unified School District