The San Francisco Hub of the Global Shapers is a community of young leaders committed to creating positive change in ourselves, our local community, and the world. We are an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Our mission is to marshall the considerable resources available to us — in the form of expertise, network, financing, and human effort — to catalyze or amplify projects and people that create positive, equitable impact.
We commit to partnering with our local community to learn about problems and needs from those who face them; to designing our work with an eye towards scale and repeatability; and to supporting each other through the challenges we encounter.
The Global Shapers undertake events and projects that generate positive impact in our local communities. We seek to have an impact by catalyzing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
See below for descriptions of our 2018-2019 projects. Please use this form if you are interested in volunteering, providing feedback or learning more about any of these projects.
Social Health & Loneliness
We are tackling loneliness and promoting social health through an intergenerational friendship event to connect young and old in the Bay Area, a social media campaign around the world to take action in your local community, and a story series featuring elderly experiences in SF and London.
The Longest Night
Friday December 21 is the longest night of the year. In line with traditions all over the world, we are going to celebrate the overcoming of dark times and loneliness, but in a way that is modern and relatable without any religious dogma. We present a program of songs, stories, and community in a curated event in San Francisco to help you feel connected to your peers and to a higher purpose.
The Bystander Project
We want to promote a culture change about abusive behavior such as sexual harassment, bullying, or other acts of abuse. Often, when a victim confides with a friend or member of the community, that person doesn't know what to do next. What should I say? What should I do? How do I help, and avoid doing more harm? We are putting together useful tips to empower everyone to be a helpful friend.
The SF hub is providing capacity monthly to community-led volunteer events, including beach cleanups, tree planting, and more! All are welcome to join.
SF Climate Braintrust
We are regularly looking for opportunities to support local organizations tackling key issues affecting the San Francisco area. Fill out this form if you represent a local organization and would like to collaborate with us.
Shelter Concert Series
We are organizing monthly performances by top SF musicians at local shelters and single residence occupancies (SROs).
Representing Young People at World Economic Forum Events
Mission: Represent the youth voice and perspective at official World Economic Forum events and activities.
Partnering with organizations to provide education and mentorship opportunities to people who have been incarcerated.