How We Engage

sf.citi’s Circle the Schools program and the Future Grads programs engage companies in partnerships with San Francisco public schools, learn more below.


Circle the Schools is an initiative started by sf.citi, in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Education Fund that engages local companies to 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. 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. Our goal is to “circle” all 110 public schools and use this initiative to support the School District’s Vision 2025.



companies partnered with 47 schools
Over 13,599 volunteer hours accrued
Over $584,209 in resources donated

Our Current Circle the Schools Partners

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!
Superintendent, Richard CarranzaSan Francisco Unified School District

Circle the Schools 2014 – 2015 IMPACT REPORT

About Circle the Schools:
Circle the Schools, a partnership between sf.citi, the San Francisco Education Fund, and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), empowers the corporate community as stewards of San Francisco Public Schools. Circle the Schools is part of our collective effort to transform public education, ensuring all students have the skills, experience and resources they need to thrive in San Francisco and beyond. Using an adopt-a-school model, corporations are partnered with a San Francisco public school and collaborate on 3-5 projects throughout the school year. We had a very successful inaugural year, having circled 26 schools and for the upcoming year we have committed partners who will get us halfway to our goal of circling all 117 schools.

This year, 26 schools were circled by a corporate partner!
8 Elementary Schools, 2 K-8 Schools, 6 Middle Schools, 10 High Schools

Project highlights include:

Research shows that students who read proficiently by the end of third grade are nearly four times more likely to graduate from high school. That’s why many of our partnerships focused on supporting literacy in the classroom. Through book drives, read-alouds and literacy nights, companies equipped students with the materials and motivation they need to advance their literacy skills.

Middle School:
Focusing on STEM learning, several of our partners participated in Hour of Code. Volunteers visited more than 70 classrooms, helping 1,200 students learn the fundamentals of coding through interactive games that break down the barriers to computer science. This was part of a collective effort to introduce students to tech jobs in our community and help students see coding as a potential career opportunity.

High School:
Utilizing their expertise as members of the workforce, several of our partners stepped up to support career exploration both inside and outside of the classroom. Volunteers participated in mock-interviews, career panels, and office visits, providing students a glimpse of life beyond high school and tips on how to best take advantage of the opportunities that await them.