Yammer’s Mid-Market Matters gives back to San Francisco neighborhood through community service

In 2013 Yammer moved its offices to 9th and Market in San Francisco — right in the heart of the Mid-Market and Tenderloin areas. Mid-Market Matters was born shortly afterward to connect Yammer employees with community events and volunteer opportunities. Since then, Yammer employees have spent countless hours getting acquainted with its neighborhood by patronizing local establishments, volunteering at nonprofit organizations and partnering with Mid-Market neighbors to drive community activities.

A few weeks ago, Yammer hosted a group of 25 students from the De Marillac Academy, a tuition-free private school in the Tenderloin. While on-site, the kids met employees from all different disciplines across Yammer, including engineering, analytics, marketing and sales.

Inspired by the students’ visit, a Yammer engineer became more involved with the school, volunteering his time and expertise. He recently started teaching a class on the basics of coding at De Marillac along with a few other Yammer engineers. Now, a month after the initial visit, Yammer employees teach three afternoon classes at De Marillac on coding, video production and design. Even co-founder Adam Pisoni will teach a JavaScript class in May.

Head over to The Yammer Blog to find out more about this Mid-Market Matters relationship and other ways the initiative is growing and expanding.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff