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Join Us

We are now actively recruiting for Civic Bridge partners.

How it Works

Civic Challenges

Right-sized, well-scoped, action-able projects on Mayoral and Citywide priorities that improve quality of life for San Francisco residents.

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Pro-Bono Teams

Companies build highly skilled pro-bono teams to tackle these challenged through a 16-week structured program where volunteers dedicate 20% of their time.

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Support & Resources

City provides ongoing support through resources, workshops, and facilitation to ensure projects are successful and land on actionable recommendations.

Benefits of Participating

For Companies: 

  • Build networks and learn to work with City government

  • Recruit and retain top employee talent with unique volunteer opportunities

  • Facilitate leadership development of high performers

  • Cultivate public goodwill in the City where you work and live

For Employee Volunteers: 

  • Develop skills for critical challenges in the community

  • Get behind the scenes of local government

  • Build lasting relationships with members of your team, Civic Bridge alumni, and City staff

  • See your recommendations implemented on mission critical City priorities

What's Expected

What the City provides through Civic Bridge: 

  • Structured way to engage with government

  • Well-scoped policy and program challenges

  • Facilitated workshops, Flash talks and Demo Day

  • Ongoing networking via alumni events, communications, and post program support

  • Meaningful connections to City leaders and decision makers

What we expect from partners: 

​Sponsor your employees to give 20% time over 16 weeks to engage in volunteer work, identify skills your company can provide, e.g.:

  • Design and User Research

  • Strategic Planning and Facilitation

  • Data Analysis

  • And we're open to skills offered in other areas!

How Can I Participate?

If you're interested in becoming a Civic Bridge Partner or want to learn more about how your employees can engage on high-impact pro-bono projects, email Amardeep Prasad, Director of Partnerships with the Office of Civic Innovation: amardeep.prasad@sfgov.org.