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ronmartinez

We want a resource center for area young people on 6th Street in Central Market.

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I want to see a Twitter Computer Center, esp. for 6th St area young people, and internships/jobs at Twitter for those who qualify.

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Twitter for Good
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Twitter opens $3 million tech skills center for SF poor, homeless

Not only does the 4,000-square-foot Twitter-funded learning center offer child care next to its computer lab, but it’s also staffed weekdays with Twitter employee volunteers and social service workers, offering coaching on everything from basic tech skills to housing and job assistance. Moodie, who was homeless for 10 years after she left home...

www.sfchronicle.com/business/a...

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Posted May 21, 2015
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May 21, 2015

A heartfelt thank you to the team at Twitter for making this one happen.

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"Twitter has moved a one step closer toward opening a $1 million learning center where company employees will teach tech skills to some of the city’s poorest residents. They’ve got a location now for what’s being dubbed The NeighborNest. It’s right across the street from Twitter HQ at the Essex Fox Plaza, 1390 Market Street. And they’ve got a projected opening date: Sometime next summer.

“We’ve put down deep, enduring roots in San Francisco and are committed to transforming lives right here in the neighborhood where we work,” Costolo said in a statement to The Chronicle. “I’ve been impressed with Compass Family Services’ track record and can’t think of a better partner for this.”

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Posted Oct 24, 2014
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Dan
Oct 24, 2014

Thanks for stepping up Twitter for Good!

Posted by Dan on Oct 24, 2014
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"Twitter will partner with a nonprofit serving San Francisco's homeless families to design a learning center where company employees will teach tech skills to some of the city's poorest residents.

The microblogging company's investment in the learning center, dubbed the Twitter Neighborhood Nest, will be "north of $1 million" over the course of the multiyear partnership, Colin Crowell, Twitter vice president of global public policy, told The Chronicle.

"This will be a major breakthrough for our families," said Erica Kisch, executive director of Compass Family Services, which serves 3,500 homeless families. "To make it in the world today, just to make it through school, you need these skills."

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Twitter, Compass partnering to help poor learn tech skills

Twitter will partner with a nonprofit serving San Francisco's homeless families to design a learning center where company employees will teach tech skills to some of the city's poorest residents. The microblogging company's investment in the learning center, dubbed the Twitter Neighborhood Nest, will be "north of $1 million" over the course of...

www.sfgate.com/politics/joegar...

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Posted May 21, 2014
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Brandi Valenza

This already exists.

www.hospitalityhouse.org/sixth...

Hospitality House also has a self-help center with more services in the TL on Turk Street and a fantastic drop-in art center on Market off 6th. Rather than building new, money should be donated to them to get new computers and further their outreach.

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Posted Jun 26, 2013
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Brandi Valenza
Brandi Valenza
Jun 26, 2013

They're pretty awesome people over there. My daughter and I have used their art center a few times to do printmaking and ceramics and I have had a number of friends work for them.

Posted by Brandi Valenza on Jun 26, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 26, 2013

Great to hear! The art center would be a good resource for this idea: neighborland.com/ideas/sf-to-s...

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 26, 2013
Brandi Valenza
Brandi Valenza
Jun 26, 2013

I added a link to them over on the other thread. :)

Posted by Brandi Valenza on Jun 26, 2013
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Caring for our Civic Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:00pm - 7pm
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Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.

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Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.

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Safer 6th Street Coalition

All Star Code is a new non-profit initiative that seeks to attract, prepare, and place high-potential, qualified young men of color in the tech-career pipeline and help them achieve full-time employment at technology companies early in their careers. For more information, please visit www.AllStarCode.org.

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