My YCore team is helping Destined for X 5x their impact in 2020 by establishing partnerships with nonprofits and schools to funnel students into their program, and source leads to lower their housing costs for their flagship summer program.
About Destined for X (D4X):
Destined for X (https://www.destinedforx.com/) empowers underrepresented students to confidently craft a fulfilling future. We do this by bringing high school students from across the Bay Area on an all-expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley during the summer to visit top tech companies and learn key professional skills such as effective networking, growth mindset techniques, and how to take their social impact and business ideas from concept to fruition. Destined for X also introduces students to top Bay Area executives, professionals, and educators through a mentorship program. Our executive and volunteer team is composed of professionals at top companies such as Apple, Lyft, Google, and Microsoft. Further, we have developed partnerships with organizations such as YCore and Moonshots in Education (led by Esther Wojcicki, mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and of 23AndMe CEO Anne Wojcicki). You can learn more about our organization and see our student testimonials at destinedforx.com/testimonials.
As a YCore Project Lead, I have committed to raising $2000 to support the YCore program and partnerships. Your donation is critical to our continued work mobilizing the next generation of partners and advocates. Thank you!
YCore mobilizes young professionals to advance community-based social impact by teaching them to deploy their time, money, skills, and influence as partners and advocates.
We envision a world where local community members—regardless of age, background, and socioeconomic status—learn from one another, advocate for each other, and work hand in hand to advance equity and social justice. As today’s young professionals, we are hungry to make a difference on issues we care about, but many of us lack the tools, knowledge, and connections to be effective agents of change. We want to support equitable solutions to systemic problems, not just as a reaction to social media and current events, but as part of our daily lives. Positively impacting our communities is not a task for the future. It’s an imperative today. Community-based organizations work hard to address inequities in our society, but though they are experts in their fields, they often lack access to diverse resources that allow them to effectively pursue their missions. We have the opportunity to leverage our energy, skills, and networks alongside those already working towards sustainable positive change. We seek to be neither consultants nor saviors, but partners and amplifiers of the voices most impacted by social, environmental, and economic challenges.
In YCore's four-month, after-work program, fellows partner with community-based nonprofits to work on a strategic volunteer project. During this time, they attend bi-weekly workshops on design thinking, nonprofit fundraising, and the systems that contribute to inequity in their communities. Our programming is designed to help fellows build the knowledge, connections, and foundation they need to reach the next stage of their impact journeys. Our alumni stay involved as volunteers, associate board members, donors, and advocates, and many transition careers to mission-driven or nonprofit organizations with the help of the YCore community.