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SFTech4Good Event Monday, April 29th: Tech and Teen Mental Health
6 pm - 8 pm PT
Join us at the Google Community Space on the evening of April 29th where we'll learn how social media and online engagement be tools for good.
Social media, gaming, and other online engagement are deeply intertwined with the lives of today’s teenagers, and this presents both tremendous opportunities and significant dangers. How can quickly-evolving technology be harnessed to improve the mental and emotional health of teens, and what are the best practices for creating safe online spaces? A panel of experts from the nonprofit and tech sectors will share their insights and experiences, discussing new models that engage teens while facing the challenges of the modern digital landscape.
Volunteering is easy. I'll need help with checking attendees in, keeping refreshments and food stocked and replenished as needed, and maybe a mic runner or two for Q&A. The trade off? You get into the event even if it's sold out!
Other Events April 24:
Rudd Family Foundation: Big Ideals - Grand Prize Pitch Day
5 pm PT
Don’t miss this exciting event! After months of developing their Big Ideas with mentors, selected student teams compete in the annual Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day for up to $5,000 in prizes. Teams will share their vision for social impact with a panel of esteemed judges. This annual highlight of the Big Ideas Contest is not to be missed and offers opportunities for audience participation and networking. Stay tuned for thepitch lineup. RSVP
Opening Reception for System Failure: Special interactive performance by M Eifler aka BlinkPopShift
5 pm – 8 pm PT
"Fail fast! Fail big! Fail often! Fail better!" These oft-quoted Silicon Valley mantras celebrate the high-octanerisk taking that has been the hallmark of the tech world, but who really wins (and loses) when companies fail? Presented in San Francisco, a hub of technology and diverse artistic and social movements, SYSTEM FAILURE celebrates the creative potential of failure while also holding ourselves accountable to the injustices too often built into tech's data, algorithms, and networks. Register
May 9: May 2019 MLUX SF + Ladies that UX @ PARC in Palo Alto
JOBS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and VOLUNTEER OPPS San Francisco's Citywide Public Space Initiative
The City of San Francisco, through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance are piloting a new program that helps communities improve their public spaces.
The program supplements the City’s critical cleaning and safety services with regular activation, beautification projects and community engagement. Info and Volunteer
Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF), due April 30:
The SCSF was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education.
The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.
SMASH Rising Project Manager (San Francisco)
Reporting to the Alumni Programs + Partnerships Director (APPD), the Project Manager (PM) will be onsite throughout the duration of the program and will liaise between the partner organization and the working pod of SMASH Rising scholars. The PM will play an integral role in delivering and sustaining the SMASH Rising experience by supporting the design thinking + prototyping process to ensure project goals are met.
The PM will be placed and assigned to a SMASH Rising partner with a designated pod/team of 4-5 SMASH Rising scholars and liaise between SMASH, the partner and pod of SMASH Rising scholars.
This is approximately a 3-month assignment (June to August), with a full time engagement period through the duration of SMASH Rising (approximately 7 weeks). Although the majority of the position will function as described below, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving programmatic needs. Info and Apply