Salesforce employees double education commitment, pledge 40,000 volunteer hours in
education throughout the 2017-2018 school year
Closing the Opportunity Gap for San Francisco Students
Building on Salesforce.org’s multiyear partnership with SFUSD and Mayor Lee, the $7 million SFUSD funding will be used to:
- Continue to increase computer science enrollment in middle schools and high schools, and expand the program to 21 elementary schools
- Continue to provide math coaches to improve teaching efficacy and student outcomes
- Double down on teacher training through a new partnership with NYU designed to drive teacher support and retention
- Pilot a new instructional model in partnership with New Tech Network that offers personalized learning across all content areas
- Deliver $100,000 per school of unrestricted funds to all 21 middle schools through the Principal’s Innovation Fund
Furthering Growth and Support for Oakland Unified School District
Through Salesforce.org’s continuing partnership with OUSD and Mayor Schaaf, the $5.2 million in funding will be used to:
- Expand computer science education to additional schools and increase professional development opportunities for computer science teachers
- Provide social worker, academic, and career development support to newcomer students
- Provide math coaches and intervention programs to help strengthen teaching and accelerate student achievement
- Increase one-on-one tutoring support and classroom services through the Oakland School Volunteers program
- Expand Principal’s Innovation Fund of $100,000 per school to 13 middle schools
Improving Computer Science Education
Since Salesforce.org formed its partnership with SFUSD five years ago, San Francisco has become the very first school district in the United States to have a computer science curriculum for every grade. Enrollment of girls in computer science has increased from nearly 200 to more than 3,800, and enrollment of underrepresented groups in computer science has increased from less than 100 to more than 3,800. Today, computer science enrollment mirrors the SFUSD community demographic with females and underrepresented groups each making up nearly half of overall enrollment.
Since Salesforce.org formed its partnership with OUSD in 2016, the number of teachers teaching computer science in middle school has increased from two to 14. Middle school enrollment in computer science courses grew from 80 to over 900 students. Of these 900 students taking their first computer science class, 45 percent are young women, 29 percent are African-American and 38 percent are Latino, mirroring the demographics of OUSD.
Salesforce.org is based on a simple idea: leverage Salesforce’s technology, people and resources to improve communities around the world. We call this integrated philanthropic approach the 1-1-1 model. Since 1999, Salesforce technology has powered more than 32,000 nonprofit and education institutions; Salesforce and its philanthropic entities have provided more than $168 million in grants; and Salesforce employees have logged more than 2.3 million volunteer hours throughout the world. For more information on Salesforce.org, please visit www.salesforce.org.
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