Silicon Valley Talent Partnership
What are we doing?
Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Talent Partnership engages highly-skilled corporate talent to conduct pro bono projects that benefit the community.
We match corporate experts to projects that help bring about measurable change in three areas: education, workforce development, and housing/homelessness.
Through our work, we envision a Silicon Valley in which those who are able may actively apply their expertise to solve the complex community challenges we all share. As a result, everyone benefits.
Why are we doing it?
Silicon Valley is a region like no other. Though it faces many complex issues – from affordable housing to homelessness. It’s also home to some of the most innovative companies in the world, who are increasingly looking for meaningful ways to engage impact-minded employees beyond traditional volunteerism. To effectively address these challenges, we must work together. SVTP can bridge the gap to make an impact.
Our vision is to create deep and measurable change in several key areas by strategically developing and finding solutions for high-impact projects.
We want to create a stronger, healthier, happier, and more equitable Silicon Valley that engages all sectors in regional problem solving. The issues we face are not simply “public sector” or “private sector” issues; they are community issues – and we can all play a part in finding solutions.
Marketing experts from Adobe designed and developed a marketing plan for San Mateo County’s Home for All initiative to encourage more homeowners to build second units, sometimes called granny units or accessory dwelling units, on their property.
Consultants from EY-Parthenon developed a strategic roadmap to inform the planning process for Silicon Valley Promise, a Mayor’s Office-led initiative to provide seamless pathways to and through college and on to career success with Silicon Valley employers.
Talent recruitment experts from LinkedIn helped work2future’s job centers better identify and source job seekers who will benefit most from their new mandate to promote sector-specific careers and pathways to economic self-sufficiency.
What are the next steps?
Benefits of getting involved
- Unique opportunity for employee professional development and team building
- Make a direct impact in the community in which your company operates
- Pro bono programs help your company recruit and retain talented people, who are increasingly seeking impact-minded employers
Public sector & non-profit participants
- Get access to fresh insights and methodologies outside your realm of expertise
- Greatly increase your capacity to make progress on important issues
- Pro bono support helps you unlock potential without straining your resources
Where do I find out more?
If you have a high-impact project idea or want to learn more about how to engage your company’s employees on a pro bono project, please get in touch.