Greetings friends! As you may or may not know, I’ve been a fellow with YCore for the last few months, a four-month, after-work fellowship that matches young adults (like me!) with community-based nonprofits to work on a strategic volunteer project. During this time, my cohort and I attend bi-weekly workshops on design thinking, nonprofit fundraising, and the systems that contribute to inequity in our communities as well as work on our projects.
My project this quarter has been with the Housing Rights Committee, an organization that prevents eviction and displacement in San Francisco. My team and I have worked to create an information management system with the goal to help HRC effectively gather, analyze, and act upon key tenant and petition data at scale.
The work I have been doing with them has been incredibly rewarding and educational, and as my fellowship draws to a close, I am fundraising for YCore to ensure they can keep mobilizing the next generation of partners and advocates in the Bay Area. Thank you so much for your consideration!
Want to learn more about YCore? Read below or check out their website!
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.