A Bold Commitment to Education in San Francisco

On March 4, 2015 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the formation of UniteSF. UniteSF is not a program. It is a convening entity designed to bring together a wide array of constituencies interested in a collaborated change in San Francisco’s approach to student’s preparation for college and the 21st century global economy and workplace.

UniteSF Goal

UniteSF reflects the SF Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to promote business engagement in strengthening educational pathways from high school through college/post-secondary success to meaningful careers in SF/Bay Area. The Mayor’s Education Council endorsed UniteSF in March 2015 to increase the number of San Francisco youth who:

Value Proposition

UniteSF serves as an advocate, connector, and results tracker to support education and business leaders that want to multiply the impact of current and emerging investments in the universal goals of UniteSF. Value to the business community includes:

  • Participation in cross-sector partnerships with top leaders in education, civic and business sector that are demonstrating progress in building stronger and systemic pathways for SF youth from education to careers.
  • Opportunity to share and learn about successful business investments in education and workforce.
  • Access to informative data and reports on the progress toward the three goals with recommendations for policies, investments and innovations that will accelerate results.

Visionary Leadership

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Foundation will function as the backbone convening entity of UniteSF ensuring that coordination is managed, identifying and tracking the metrics for each of the three goals, and most importantly, serving as the main point of contact for engaging the business community. Through UniteSF, partners will be able to connect to various workforce development and education opportunities.