Building a better Bay Area: Google asks you to vote for the best ideas
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – How can the San Francisco Bay Area become a better place?
Ten local nonprofit charities are vying for $ 1 million in funding from Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge. Google is asking people in the Bay Area to vote on which association idea is most needed to rebuild a “better bay”.
You can vote before November 14 here.
The top five selected projects will each receive a $ 1 million grant. The other five will each receive $ 500,000.
The 10 finalists you can vote for are below:
Young Women’s Freedom Center
Mission Statement: “YWFC is ending the incarceration of young women in Santa Clara County, in partnership with the county and community partners, by creating an ecosystem and an alternative community model that helps young women involved in justice. to reach their full potential, access economic opportunities and become agents of change in their own lives, families and communities. This model will serve as a statewide model for the decarceration and decriminalization of communities most affected by mass incarceration. “
Compass family services
Mission Statement: “Compass will bring much-needed mobile and on-demand mental health services to homeless and recently homeless families in supportive housing and housing programs across San Francisco, helping to cope. the trauma that contributes to and exacerbates homelessness; increasing positive outcomes such as housing stability, family well-being and reaching children’s developmental milestones; and reduce negative outcomes such as homeless recidivism, domestic violence and child abuse.
Mission Statement: “Homebase is committed to transcending jurisdictional and systemic silos to address the homeless crisis in the Bay Area through collective impact, data sharing and strategic partnerships to scale transformation strategies that guarantee housing for all. “
Mission Statement: “Somos Mayfair will engage in a comprehensive planning process, modeled on the nationally recognized Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative’s ‘development without displacement’ framework, to explore strategies for empowerment. community, voice and sustainable local economies through community-managed alternative housing. models such as a Community Land Trust.
Mission Statement: “UpTogether strives to radically change the way we fight poverty using our unique strengths-based approach – a combination of peer networks, progress tracking and unrestricted money transfers -” and a low cost tool. For pennies on the dollar, UpTogether’s technology platform distributes money to low-income people while facilitating social capital exchanges and tracking impact. Members increase their income, start businesses and help others in their community.
Mission Statement: “The One Degree Common App is a unique online tool that consolidates multiple apps for public benefits and non-profit services, such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal, into one online app. , so that low-income and at-risk families in need can save time and energy on the path to social and economic mobility.
Mission Statement: “Housing is the key to ending homelessness. Yet San Francisco, like most communities, struggles with standardized strategies and resources to secure private market housing for homeless people and other vulnerable, very low-income households. Brilliant Corners will house 1,000 currently homeless people in San Francisco for three years through the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool, a system-changing innovation that opens up a range of housing options and ensures housing stability through dedicated commitment owners, rent administration and a variety of rental aids.
Mission Statement: “In the heart of Silicon Valley, all young people should have equal access to STEM skills and professional networks, but systemic injustice bars entry to first-generation students of color. College Track will create a continuum of STEM career services – technical skills building workshops in high school; career exposure, networking and college internship programs; to career relationships after graduation – removing industry barriers to prepare students for success.
Mission Statement: “The Kelsey is a Bay Area-based organization that provides disability-friendly housing solutions that open doors to more affordable housing and opportunities for everyone. They develop affordable, accessible and inclusive housing communities designed to scale, and lead organization and advocacy to create market conditions for inclusive housing to become the norm. What started with Kelsey, a woman with a disability who advocated for access and community, has grown into a movement towards an inclusive housing future led together by people with and without disabilities. The Kelsey has three Bay Area communities underway with over 200 homes in our pipeline and has engaged over 1,000 community advocates with and without disabilities. “
Mission Statement: “Code Nation is a free three-year coding education and career preparation program that helps low-income high school kids become the next generation of technology leaders.” “