Trying to get by with the gig economy in SF?

On Sept. 1, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Department of Technology, and Supervisor Mark Farrell in partnership with Samaschool, a local nonprofit specializing in digital literacy and online work competency, launched a strategy to support freelancers/self-employed individuals in response to the growing gig economy. As…

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Pioneers Vs. Haverlys, October 9, 1887

The Haight Street Grounds ran from 1886-1895 and were located between Stanyan, Waller, Shrader and Frederick streets. The grandstands would seat 14,000. In 1887, both the Pioneers and Haverlys were making strenuous efforts to win the California League pennant, but the smallest margin divided them. A close and exciting…

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From community projects to social entrepreneurs: A brief history of the attitudes facing youth-serving organizations since the ‘50s

By analyzing media coverage between 1950-2017 on select youth-serving organizations it is apparent that San Francisco’s attitude has shifted substantially. However, while the world has quickly changed over the past half-century, the unique approaches to addressing some of these challenges have remained largely the same. Are these approaches working?…

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Thingamajig Competition

On Thursday, July 13 more than 1,000 kids will convene to showcase their inventions created at camps across the Bay Area and compete for the grand prize – a trip to Washington, D.C. for the competition’s national awards ceremony. In addition to the competition, The Thingamajig® Invention Convention…

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