Catalyze the next generation of social impact
Support 25 young professionals who are taking action in their local community and building a toolbox for lifelong impact through YCore's innovative social impact fellowship for young professionals.
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jun 30, 2018
Have you heard that millennials are flaky, self-centered, $8-coffee drinkers? At YCore, we know this isn't true (Ok, maybe the coffee snob part). In 2014, a group of Stanford alumni created a program to mobilize young professionals to get involved in the social sector–now, not later. Since then, our community has flourished, driven by passionate young professionals who are dedicated to improving the world around them. In just three years, YCore has mobilized 150 young professionals who have donated 6,000 hours and $1M in value to 25 community-based nonprofits in the Bay Area.
In YCore's four-month, after-work program, Fellows gain the tools to impact their communities now and for the rest of their lives. They partner with community-based nonprofits to build capacity through project work; learn about social justice and design thinking for social change; and join a community of like-minded peers. Alumni now work at IDEO, the Art Institute of Chicago, PWC's Public Sector Digital Solutions Team; they have joined the junior boards of their nonprofit partner organizations; and stay engaged with YCore to support future cohorts of Fellows.
Each Fellow commits to raising $1500 - $2000 to support YCore and activate the next generation of champions for just communities, while building the most important skill in their social impact toolbox.