On March 22nd, sf.citi kicked off the One City Forum event series at Zendesk on Market Street with a panel discussion focused on the ‘Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility.’ Our inaugural event, packed with over 150 attendees, was led by sf.citi’s newly convened One City Forum: Tiffany Apczynski (Zendesk), Amy LeBold (Adroll), Margi English (St. Vincent de Paul of SF), Sherilyn Adams (Larkin Street Youth Services), Danie Belfield (Meals on Wheels SF), Charlie Hale (Pinterest), Katie Ferrick (LinkedIn), and Eric McDonnell (United Way of the Bay Area), who emceed the night. Guests learned from our nonprofit and tech leaders how to implement lasting CSR strategies in their company, create collaboration between tech companies and nonprofit agencies, and identify meaningful volunteer opportunities for their employees. Guests also had a chance to network, mingle with other companies, and connect to community leaders – what we like to call networking for a purpose.
The One City Forum event series is sf.citi’s new effort to initiate and inspire community discussion. Each event will continue to bring high-quality, informative conversation on key issues facing San Franciscans, while providing an energizing environment for networking and collaborating. The next event will be announced shortly for Summer 2016!
To learn more about the One City Forum, its members, and the ongoing event series, check out our recent Examiner op-ed, here.
Circle the Schools: Zynga COO and Team Hosts 100 Students for Third Annual Career Day
Zynga hosted its 3rd annual Career Day earlier this week, as part of their partnership with Balboa High School through our Circle the Schools program. The event had 100 students (60 from Balboa High School and 40 from Thurgood Marshall High School) visit their office on Tuesday for a full day of exploration that began with a team breakfast and continued with Q&A led by Zynga’s Chief Operating Officer, Executive Producer of Games, and General Manager. Students then got a tour and individualized breakout sessions where they learned about all of Zynga’s organizational departments. For most, the day ended after lunch, but a few lucky students were also treated to an afternoon of career and resume mentoring.
Thank you to Zynga for hosting yet another successful Career Day, and for being such a great model of our Circle the Schools program.
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