The salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Foundation, San Francisco Unified School District and Mayor Edwin M. Lee stated the third year of a multi-year joint venture to expand computer science opportunities in San Francisco schools. The Salesforce Foundation is investing $6 million to drastically raise the technology curriculum and resources for San Francisco students—bringing the total three-year investment to nearly $14 million. In addition, Salesforce employees plan to volunteer 10,000 hours during the 2015-2016 school year. Salesforce also stated it will adopt 20 schools in San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) as a part of San Francisco Education Fund and sf.citi’s Circle the Schools Initiative. We know the best investment we can make for our City’s future is an investment in our young people, and that’s why we are laser focused on making sure our public schools are the best in the nation,” stated San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. “We can’t do it alone, and the Salesforce Foundation’s continued investment in our public schools through my STEM Leadership Initiative is helping our students gain the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy. Not only is San Francisco-based Salesforce a great partner to our City, bringing thousands of jobs to San Francisco, but they are also giving back through innovative and thoughtful public-private joint ventures that keep San Francisco an affordable place and a city where everyone can succeed.” “With leaders like Mayor Lee and Mr. Benioff, San Francisco is the city that is changing the world, with amazing technologies, advances in civil rights and brand-new economies. The San Francisco public schools are bringing that same creativity and forward-thinking to reimagining education to prepare all our students to succeed at school and in life,” stated Superintendent Richard Carranza. “The 3 year Salesforce investment in our schools is a game changer for us. It is giving the resources we need to provide our students with the best hands-on STEM education in the nation, and to accelerate our ability to expose all students—pre-kindergarten through 12th grade—to rigorous computer science and coding curriculum.” “San Francisco’s students deserve access to the very best public education,” stated Suzanne DiBianca, president, Salesforce Foundation. “By increasing our financial commitment and doubling our employee volunteer hours, the Salesforce Foundation is dedicated to arming a generation of students with the skills to succeed in reentry’s world.” Read more.