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.
Each fellow commits to raising $1500 - $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!
Summer 2019 Nonprofit Projects:
826 Valencia: Develop a dataset tool to help understand the current status of their volunteers’ involvement and form a strategy to improve volunteer engagement so that the organization can support more under-resourced students with their writing skills.
Acumen America: Provide marketing content and impact communication strategic guidance and produce 3-4 thought pieces to highlight key successes and learnings of Acumen America its social impact investments to date. Build a communication framework and handoff materials to make this a repeatable process moving forward.
BAYCAT: Work with BAYCAT to empower low-income, diverse youth to use their passions in filmography and videography to elevate their economic position.
Housing Rights Committee: Identify strategies and tools to effectively gather, analyze and act upon key tenant and petition data at scale for HRCSF, an organization that prevents eviction and displacement in San Francisco.
Larkin Street Youth Services: Redesign their website to better convey the scale of the Youth Homelessness issue in San Francisco today. Focus on rethinking the messaging on this organization’s home page, simplifying their site navigation, and enhancing the flow of the website to guide visitors to donate and sign up for an email list.