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 250+ young professionals who have donated 12,000 hours and over $1M in value to over 30 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.
During the Winter 2019 Cohort, YCore Fellows are working with:
La Cocina: Create a centralized database for La Cocina’s food entrepreneurs to better connect them to sales and press opportunities for their businesses.
Global Citizen Year: Develop a social media & engagement strategy for Global Citizen Year so the organization can better reach parents and increase revenue to fund scholarship opportunities for their leadership development program.
Initiate Justice : Create a media campaign strategy for Initiate Justice that generates community support for the Voting Rights for People on Parole Amendment: legislation that restores this right to California.
826 Valencia: Drive traffic to the 826 Valencia online store and guide future product creation in order to increase awareness and revenue for this organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with creative and expository writing skills.
First Graduate: Optimize First Graduate’s CRM and make strategic recommendations so they can better track their students over time. Analyze data following CRM changes to develop insights on student performance and growth over their time in First Graduate’s college readiness program.