Future Grads

Future Grads

NOTE: In 2019, discontinued our work on Future Grads to support Mayor London Breed’s Opportunities for All summer internship program.

Founded in 2012 by and the San Francisco Police Foundation, Future Grads was a first-of-its-kind tech internship program that brought San Francisco high school students out of the classroom and into company offices to gain hands-on work experience. Over the course of a seven-week paid summer internship, students had the unique opportunity to learn from members of the tech industry, while company employees were able to mentor future tech workers. By the end of the program’s seven-year history, hundreds of students tried out careers in engineering, IT, marketing, sales, data analysis, and other fast-growing fields. Although Future Grads came to a close in 2019, many members continue to host high school students through Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All internship program.


I’m always impressed and amazed with their capability. Most of them have come in and been able to take on tasks that you wouldn’t expect of a high school student. It’s also surprising how much we received on the other end of the learning experience. In the way that we’re trying to open their eyes to potential careers and opportunities in tech, they are opening our eyes to the other side of what are those barriers that are there.
Amy LeBoldAdRoll, Vice President of Human Resources and Recruiting
I already knew I was interested in computer science, but this internship definitely feels like it gives me a better foundation for what working in tech would be like. It makes me more confident.
Melinda2018 Future Grads intern at Techtonica

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girl at computer

Launched in 2014, sf.girls was an initiative focused on empowering middle school girls to pursue an education and career in tech. Each month, and our members toured different San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) schools, where students had the chance to meet some of the Bay Area’s most influential women in tech. At the program’s summer kickoff hosted at Twilio, organized a STEM activities fair sponsored by member companies Instagram, Twitter, Twilio, and Symantec.

Project Homeless Connect

San Francisco Street Scene

In 2013, partnered with Project Homeless Connect to help San Francisco’s homeless individuals and families access critical health and wellness services, food, housing, and other vital resources. Throughout the year, members donated their time, talent, and energy to provide much-needed services to our homeless neighbors. Altogether, they raised $50,000 to support the important work of Project Homeless Connect. Members like Neighborland also used their platforms to drive greater community engagement around homelessness in San Francisco.