WHAT WE DO

REPRESENTING OUR MEMBERS TO POLICY MAKERS

sf.citi creates a voice for the tech community by advocating on behalf of sf.citi members for key community issues and providing representation for the tech industry at important city policymaking conversations.

Recent representation and advocacy work includes:

sf.citi advocates for policies that benefit our members and the tech community across local and state-wide policymaking conversations, with a focus on current key issues facing the San Francisco community. Our recent work has included supporting the city’s new Commuter Shuttle Program to legalize and regulate commuter shuttle buses, where we submitted letters of support and organized sf.citi members and supporters to attend key Board of Supervisors meetings. Targeting affordable housing issues, we also organized our members in support of proposed reform to the Ellis Act in Sacramento, where we provided letters of support from sf.citi members and provided testimony before state legislators in favor of amending the law to protect more San Franciscans from eviction. sf.citi currently participates in many working groups that advise on matters of policy and strategy, including the San Francisco Technology Council, the Mayor’s Housing Bond Working Group, the Vision Zero Task Force, the City Business Tax Advisory, and others.

To learn more about how we represent our members, contact info@sfciti.org.

ENGAGING OUR MEMBERS

sf.citi partners with community organizations to respond to emerging needs in the San Francisco community and create opportunities for its members to engage in a meaningful way.

Our current program opportunities include:

sf.citi’s Circle the Schools initiative, in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the San Francisco Education Fund, engages local companies to partner and adopt San Francisco public schools. These partnerships help ensure all students have the skills and resources they need to live, work, and thrive in San Francisco. In support of the SFUSD’s Vision 2025 plan, employees participate in volunteer activities designed to advance student skills in literacy at the elementary school level, STEAM in middle schools, and college and career readiness in high schools.

The Future Graduates program is a partnership with the San Francisco Police Foundation and sf.citi to enhance youth access to 21st-century work experience, by placing local high school students in paid summer internships at innovative San Francisco based tech companies. Now in its fourth year, 195 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) high school students from all sixteen high schools have participated in the program since its inception in 2012. A component of Mayor Lee’s Summer Jobs+ Initiative, the program prepares students for future success, encourages them to graduate from high school, and pursue fulfilling careers.

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CONVENING FOR OUR CITY

sf.citi collaborates with tech leaders and community experts to convene, educate, and mobilize sf.citi members around key issues facing the city, helping to create positive change in the broader San Francisco community.

Our current year-round event series includes:

The 2016 One City Forum is an event series led by a dedicated council of tech and nonprofit leaders, focused on identifying key issues facing the San Francisco community. Co-chaired by Eric McDonnell, President of United Way of the Bay Area, and Katie Ferrick, Head of Community Relations at LinkedIn, each event convenes sf.citi members to learn more about a specific issue affecting our San Francisco community and mobilizes members to take action, both as employees and as companies. The current event series focuses on Education, Affordable Housing, Homeless, and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

To learn more about how we convene with our members, contact info@sfciti.org.