#SF – June 27 Discussion with ShelterTech: Digital Solutions for the Homeless

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SFTech4Good Event

Thursday, June 27th:
Discussion with ShelterTech: Digital Solutions for the Homeless in SF
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT

Join SFTech4Good and ShelterTech at Neighborly on June 27th!

ShelterTech is an award-winning non-profit solving the biggest technology challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness. They believe in a community-driven approach, open-sourced solutions, and a collaborative attitude in championing their mission and delivering scalable impacts. They're doing great work and are aiming to solve the biggest technology challenges faced by the homeless community.

Please join us to meet their volunteer staff and join them in a discussion to learn more about ShelterTech's mission! Hopefully, after listening to the presentation you would also be moved to join their cause in championing digital solutions for the homeless community!

Register or Volunteer

Volunteering is easy. I need help with check-in, keeping refreshments and food stocked and replenished as needed, and maybe a mic runner for Q&A.

Also, please help spread the word by giving us a retweet from this link: https://twitter.com/SFTech4Good/status/1139623527005376512! You can also share on Facebook here and LinkedIn here.

Thanks, and see you on the 27th!

Other Events

June 19:
Techtonica Apprenticeship Graduation Celebration
7pm PT
Techtonica is a nonprofit organization that offers tech apprenticeships with living stipends and job placement to local women and non-binary adults with low incomes.

This cohort is the second six-month apprenticeship to offer placement. For the past six months, the apprentices have learned full-stack JavaScript and used their resources to create their own passion projects. Now, they are about to take their first steps into careers in the tech industry. We would love for you to join us in highlighting and celebrating their achievements!

All proceeds will supportTechtonica's program costs: training, stipends, equipment, etc.
Info and register

June 19:
Interactive Workshop on Cross-Cultural Communication
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  PT
Interested in communicating more effectively especially with culturally diverse audiences? In today’s changing world, it is more important than ever to articulate in clear compelling all-inclusive ways that will engage our listeners and create mutual understanding. In thisway we can create a more courteous, harmonious and civilized world.

Through thisworkshop you will become more culturally aware and confident in your interactions with those whom you perceive as different.

June 24:
Public Good App House Demo Breakfast: San Francisco
10 am - 1 pm PT
Nonprofits, advocates, volunteers, and developers: Care about how technology can be better used to support social innovation?  Want to use your app development skills to solve nonprofit problems?  Join Caravan Studios for breakfast and demos of LGBT focused social benefit apps and meet like-minded people in the San Francisco region's social good tech community.

June 24
See Jane Salon – Intersectionality Matters: In Advertising, Hollywood & Leadership

Entertainment media has a profound influence on our society as it can show women and girls that their options and aspirations are limitless. This message is highly relevant as our world becomes increasingly intersectional and global in scope. Join us for fresh insights on critical issues of the day at a special See Jane Salon that provides a sneak peek at two new research studies just released by the Institute: Getting Intersectionality in Advertising Right and Taking the Lead: Girls and Young Women on Changing the Face of Leadership a global report developed in partnership with Plan International. Our research will be followed by a Fireside Chat with prominent industry executives and a private, advanced screening of This Changes Everything, from executive producer Geena Davis, an investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executivesand artists in the industry.
Info and registration

June 25:
Growing a Civic Design Community
4 pm -7pm  PT
Celebrate CivicMakers' 5th anniversary on June 25! As part of SF DesignWeek they're hosting a panel on “Growing a Civic Design Community” followed by a Civic Design Fair and plenty of snacks, beverages & great humans.

August 23 - 25:
Beyond Separation: Whiteness and the Embodiment of a New Story   
Times vary, see event page for specific times
In this highly interactive weekend workshop for white-identified people*, they use multiple learning modalities, including multimedia, mindfulness, applied improvisation, and movement-based activities to examine what it means to be white. They unpack the stories that inform whiteness and explore how they embody them in their lives.
Info and Register



Accenture Technology Apprentices 
Accenture is looking for Technology Apprentices for a year-long paid program. The only requirement is that you cannot have a college degree! You will learn the latest technology companies are looking for, maybe land a permanent role with their organization.

The program is running in the following cities: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Florham Park, Houston, LA, Minneapolis, NY, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa & DC.
For consideration, please submit your resume to:

Apply to the 2020 Cartier Women's Initiative
Since 2006, the Cartier Women's Initiative has supported 219 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 21 finalists representing 7 regions (Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania) are selected during the first round of the competition. These finalists are then invited to attend the Awards week (exact location still TBC) during which the second round of the competition takes place. After the final jury evaluation, 7 laureates, one for each region, are announced on stage during the Awards ceremony.
Applications are due on August 24,2019 at 2pm Paris time (CEST)
Learn more and apply

Apply to the EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator
An 8-week intensive training designed to challenge you to apply innovative, community-based solutions to help bridge the health equity gap in your community. If you qualify, you will have access to a team of marketing, branding and tech leaders who are ready to join forces with you. Through their mentoring, training and coaching, you will move closer to qualifying to present your project at the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ finale.
Applications are due on June 28, 2019.
Learn more and apply

Hopelab - Social Entrepreneur Fellow
Hopelab's Fellowship program supports social entrepreneurs who want to start a venture to measurably improve the health of underserved teens and young adults at scale. While at Hopelab, Fellows will receive generous funding and health benefits, advising from their senior leadership, hands-on experience with their Innovation Framework, and access to their networks of leaders in the health and social innovation spaces, all in support of the design, incubation, and launch of their venture. They're looking to support Fellows who are committed to creating positive change for young people, can inspire and influence others to collaborate and invest in their idea, and have the hustle, adaptability, and grit to rapidly launch an ambitious social venture.
Application deadline is Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 pm.
Learn more and apply

Apply to be an Impact Hub Community Lead 
When you join the Community Lead Program and volunteer 5 hours per week, you are eligible for a full-time Impact Hub Community Premium Membership for free!
Learn more and apply

Applications are open for the L’Oréal USA NEXT Generation Awards
L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards is seeking female leaders who have the vision and discipline to transform the beauty industry.  
Apply or nominate a NEXT Generation superstar by June 19, 2019.
Learn more, apply or nominate

Techtonica is Seeking Mentors
Techtonica is a rigorous, six-month training program followed by job placement for Bay Area women and non-binary adults with low incomes. Our apprentices will benefit from the experience, insight, and support of someone who understands their desire to become software engineers and has successfully achieved that goal themselves. To improve our apprentices’ probability of success, we pair them with a mentor who can serve in the following roles:   
- Advisor – Mentors share their professional wisdom, give feedback on projects, and are available to be a sounding board for apprentices’ ideas.    
- Role Model – A mentor’s insight into their professional journey helps our apprentices see their own path into a new career.    
- Supporter – Learning to code can be a difficult and frustrating endeavor. It is incredibly important to have a mentor who listens with a sympathetic ear, acknowledges disappointments, and celebrates triumphs.
Learn more and apply

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