Silicon Valley Talent Partnership
Silicon Valley is a region like no other. Though it faces many complex issues – from affordable housing and homelessness to embracing the future of work – 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 volunteering. To address these community challenges, we have to work together and use every tool at our disposal. No one sector owns any of these challenges alone. That’s where we come in.
What we do
We catalyze measurable change in three key local issue areas (education, workforce development and housing/homelessness) by leveraging Silicon Valley’s highly skilled, pro bono human capital.
Through our projects, we are working to create a Silicon Valley in which all sectors actively participate and leverage their expertise to solve the complex community challenges we all share.
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 broader community issues – and we can all play a part in finding solutions.
Our vision is to create deep and measurable regional change in several key issue areas by strategically developing and stringing together high-impact projects.
Marketing experts from Adobe developed a marketing plan for San Mateo County’s Home For All initiative to encourage more homeowners to build second 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.
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
- 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.