UniteSF serves as the organizer of the collaborative
The STEM Talent Pathway is a collective impact initiative comprised of members from businesses, institutions of higher education, SFUSD, and the City and County of San Francisco, to create the conditions that will allow the diverse SFUSD student and TAY populations to graduate from high school, attain a postsecondary credential, and have the option to work, live, and lead in the city.
Members of the collective impact initiative will establish roles and goals for each stakeholder group to support improved outcomes along a youth’s education to employment journey. The collaborative will utilize Linked In and Beyond 12 to gather data on young people’s progress, for the first time shedding light on this critical time period in a youth’s life. This will allow all collaborative members to gain a clear line of sight into the long-term outcomes of their investments and enable the ability to fine tune the program’s design to better support youth based on their demonstrated needs.
Members of the business community are committed to work in sync with SFUSD, institutions of higher education and city leaders to track and prepare students as they journey through their postsecondary pathway. The Chamber will coordinate with businesses to offer various opportunities for students to experience careers in San Francisco and therefore nurture the next generation of local talent for their companies.
Each year at the annual Chamber breakfast, qualitative and quantitative data will be presented to the business community to demonstrate successes, challenges, and investments to ensure that businesses are transparently and collectively supporting these students with internships, workforce experiences and ultimately, employment.
The STEM Talent Pathway collaborative is made up of City and County departments, institutions of higher education, SFUSD and businesses, including:
- Office of the Mayor
- Office of Economic and Workforce Development
- San Francisco United School District
- University of San Francisco
- City College
- San Francisco State University
- California Life Sciences
- Kaiser Permanente