6 posts categorized "Volunteer"


Volunteer Startups: Mayor Announces Startups Selected for EIR Program

13mar2014_mayorMayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City has selected six startup companies to participate in a new “Entrepreneurship-in-Residence” program, a voluntary, sixteen-week collaboration to bring together the private sector and City departments to explore innovative solutions to civic challenges that can lower costs, increase revenue, and enhance productivity.

“San Francisco is home to the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, the ones who have ‘disrupted’ numerous industries, and we are bringing those same disruptive technologies to improve delivery of City services for our residents,” said Mayor Lee. “The Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program brings together government and startups to explore ways we can use technology to make government more accountable, efficient and responsive.” Read more.


Mayor Newsom Announces Opening of Permanent Project Homeless Connect Office

Mayor Newsom Announces Opening of Permanent Project Homeless Connect Office Mayor Gavin Newsom today marked the 37th Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event held at Bill Graham  Civic Auditorium by announcing the opening of a permanent PHC office location at 187 Golden Gate Avenue early next year. The PHC office will provide information and referral services for clients needing assistance navigating the system of care in between the large bi-monthly events.

“Project Homeless Connect has changed the lives of thousands of people on the streets of San Francisco, enlisting thousands of volunteers to connect people in need with services and supportive housing,” said Mayor Newsom. “We’re moving in a different direction on homelessness, putting politics aside in favor of smart policy and measurable outcomes, with a 40% reduction in homelessness on our streets since I’ve been mayor. We must continue to make progress on homelessness, and the new permanent home for Project Homeless Connect will help ensure we keep moving in the right direction.” Read more.


Mayor Newsom Breaks Ground on Civic Center Community Garden

Mayor Newsom Breaks Ground on Civic Center Community Garden Mayor Gavin Newsom today broke ground on a new community garden in a vacant lot owned by the City and County of San Francisco, located at McAllister and Larkin streets. The food grown at the garden will go to volunteers who help care for it.

“Urban agriculture is about far more than growing vegetables on an empty lot,” said Mayor Newsom. “It’s about revitalizing and transforming unused public spaces, connecting city residents with their neighborhoods in a new way and promoting healthier eating and living for everyone.” Read more


Golden Gate Park Volunteer Fair - February 10th

Golden Gate Park 01/28/10 - Come discover the volunteer opportunities available in Golden Gate Park--Everything from park guides, jungle docents, to gardening and park stewardship opportunities.

Where: Conservatory of Flowers, Orchid Room

When: Wednesday, February 10th 10am-2pm

What: Light refreshments, interactive displays, networking, volunteer opportunities.

Read more (pdf)


Mayor Newsom releases Non Profit Reform Report

Partnering with Nonprofits in Tough Times Mayor Gavin Newsom and Sandra Hernández, M.D., CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, today announced the release of the Mayor’s Community-Based Task Force report, "Partnering with Nonprofits in Tough Times." Mayor Newsom commissioned the Task Force and report, and appointed Dr. Hernández and City Attorney Dennis Herrera as co-chairs. Comprised of key city, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders, the Task Force was charged with reviewing and analyzing the city’s Departments of Public Health and Human Services’ nonprofit relationships and contracts totaling more than $500 million.

Read the Mayor's Office full press release: http://www.sfgov.org/site/mayor_index.asp?id=103415

Read the full report: CBO Task Force Report (PDF)