This February I joined a social impact fellowship with YCore. YCore is a nonprofit that equips young professionals with the necessary skills to impact their local community now and for the rest of their careers. Through this fellowship, I am learning more about design thinking, social justice and I have the opportunity to collaborate on a strategic project with a San Francisco based non-profit. Since February, my team has been working with the Housing Rights Committee of SF (HRCSF) to develop a more efficient way of collecting data from the clients that use their services. This will allow HRCSF better quantify the city's housing crisis for policy makers (http://hrcsf.org/).
Personally, this work complements my day job; I'm a case manager for Bay Area families that have just exited homelessness. I have the opportunity to tackle the housing crisis from another angle by asking the questions: how do we keep people in their homes so they never experience homelessness? & What policies will protect tenants from sky-rocketing rental prices?
Please support YCore in their expansion into the South Bay and in their work equipping young professionals with the skills needed to positively impact their community.