The Global Shapers Community is a network of young change-makers who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement, and their drive to make a contribution to their local communities. Supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF), there are now Global Shapers Hubs in over 400 cities around the world.
In San Francisco, we are a group of 40 technologists, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, scientists, engineers, tinkerers, dreamers, and global citizens. We see a special value in bringing young leaders from different backgrounds areas of expertise together. We embrace cross-domain collaboration, and we strive to create value by surfacing and implementing on those opportunitIes for the betterment of our community.
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 2017-2018 projects. Please use this form if you are interested in volunteering, providing feedback or learning more about any of these projects.
Working to tackle the prevalent public health issue of social isolation and loneliness, which has severe longterm consequences for physical health, mental health, and well-being overall.
Working to increase awareness of local election issues and civic engagement among young voters.
Partnering with Defy Ventures to provide education and mentorship opportunities to people with criminal records.
There is no comprehensive community of current and/or former refugees and asylees, segregating each individual in her struggles, strengths, and resources. This initiative builds community among the greater refugee community, curating a platform for community members and external stakeholders to access the valuable talent, resources, and learnings in today's workforce.
The team is trying to solve capacity and operational issues for a ShelterTech (a Shaper project that has become a leading actor in the homelessness space) to support their continued growth as they continue to expand service to the homeless and greater community. The team will help organize and implement 4 events, one of which will be a Symphony benefit concert outside Civic Center.
Your favorite datathons are back! And now with $100K to expand their impact - hence the Homelessness Connection project serving as "consultants" to the ShelterTech team.