Welcome, June — and welcome, summer! We’re diving head-first into this month’s top events in the Bay Area:
June 1 — 2017 Oakland PBParty Benefit
Across California and North America, the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) engages those who are most excluded from government in making real decisions on how money is spent in their communities. This summer marks five years of participatory budgeting (PB) in California, during which over 10,000 people in cities and high schools around the state have decided together how to spend public funds in their communities.
For the first time in U.S. history, low-income families and students are now using PB to decide how to spend federal funds (in Oakland) and school district funds (in Phoenix).
Join us on June 1st as we celebrate PB and those who make it possible at our first Oakland PBParty Benefit!
What does it take to measure and fund positive social change?
Join the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund for the launch of our new book, What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities, and the beginning of a national dialogue around outcomes-based funding.
At this free event, we’ll explore how service providers, government, private funders, and others are working together to address entrenched social issues in our communities and focus on long-term solutions.
June 14 — Innovation & Impact Symposium
The Innovation and Impact Symposium focuses on emerging technologies in Mobility, Energy and the Built Environment. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement innovative distributed solutions for maximum impact.
June 15-18 — Greenermind Summit
What happens when you combine community, DIY-education, play, and nature into one soul-packed weekend?
A transformative experience unlike any other.
Greenermind is a 3-day retreat + summer camp + unconference in the Mendocino redwoods.
Our eighth annual event will be from June 15-18, 2017.
At Greenermind you’ll meet mission-driven people from diverse backgrounds. We are entrepreneurs, educators, designers, nonprofit leaders, corporate managers, scientists, artists, investors, policy experts, and front-line activists. We are a community (based primarily in the Bay Area) that makes space to nourish ourselves so that we have the energy and inspiration to better nourish the world.
It’s easy to question the difference one person can make. How can we use our design skills together to create tangible positive impact in our communities?
All across our country, there is a high demand for talented designers, researchers, and other technologists within the public sector. But, without the right network, positioning, or background, the world of nonprofit and government jobs can feel difficult to break into, even when you want to.
Code for America has been partnering with local and state governments since 2011. Our mission is to ensure that government works for the people who need it most, using digital tools and practices.
Come join us and learn about how designers have transitioned from for-profit to nonprofit and government. And learn about the research we’re doing to help build sustainable pathways for people like you to find meaningful career opportunities in public interest technology.
June 21 — Pathway to 2050
Join the Bay Area Council at Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)’s 5th Annual Pathway to 2050! Widely respected as California’s most comprehensive advanced energy conference, the event brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss opportunities to accelerate California’s economy through the growth of advanced energy. This year’s program will explore the latest issues and opportunities facing advanced energy in California, including advanced transportation, energy storage, the impact of the federal administration on California’s leadership, and workforce development.
June 24-25 — San Francisco Pride
The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.
With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.
Celebrations begin on a Saturday in Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco the last full weekend of June each year. The Parade, which takes place the Sunday morning of the event, kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco.