As some of you may know, I joined a social program back in October called YCore as a project lead for the Winter 2019 cohort. YCore is a social impact fellowship that mobilizes young professionals and equips them with the tools to impact their local community, now and for the rest of their lives. In just three years, they’ve activated 150 young professionals who have donated 5,000 hours and $1M in project value to Bay Area nonprofits.
As part of the Fellowship, I’m building a social impact toolbox through workshops on topics like design thinking and social justice, and I’m gaining hands-on nonprofit experience working with First Graduate (please read below to see what we're working on!). YCore is special to me because it provides a means through which I can partner with a variety of non-profits that are helping to solve some of the most pressing problems in our community, and provides an opportunity for me to reflect on the many complexities of living in the Bay Area and meet other young professionals who are also passionate about social impact.
As a lead, I've helped to scope and develop a partnership with First Graduate (FG) and am so excited to be working with my team to help this amazing organization. First Graduate's mission is to help students become to the first in their families to graduate from college ready to pursue meaningful careers. This winter, we have been working with FG to help revap + optimize their database and make strategic recommendations so that this organization can better track their students over time and sustainably use their own platform. We have also been working to help FG develop insights on student performance and growth over their time in First Graduate's college readiness program.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about YCore, First Graduate, or my experiences within the program!