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.
SF Climate Braintrust
The SF Climate Braintrust was an interactive one-day program that took place during the Global Climate Action Summit. It sought to build meaningful and lasting relationships between young climate entrepreneurs and seasoned experts. Entrepreneurs brought a challenge they were facing to a round-table of experienced climate, academic and business advisors for problem-solving.
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.
Shelter Concert Series
We are organizing monthly performances by top SF musicians at local shelters and single residence occupancies (SROs).
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.
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.