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System Reset: How Tech Can Recruit, Hire, and Retain People Returning from Incarceration

For people who have been incarcerated, punishment extends far beyond prison. Many people (disproportionately Black and brown people) returning from incarceration are locked out of employment, worsening inequity in communities of color. But we have an opportunity to change that. By incorporating inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices tech companies… Read More

Intro to TechEquity Webinar – September Recording

On September 17th, we hosted an introduction to TechEquity: what our mission is, how we work, and what you can do to help address the Bay’s affordability crisis. We gave a 101 on how we got into the affordability crisis we’re in and what’s happening in the housing + workforce… Read More

Tech Wave Across the Country – Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley

From Austin to Atlanta, Boulder to Bend, cities across the country are greeting the arrival of tech companies and workers with equal parts excitement and apprehension. The diffusion of the tech industry beyond Silicon Valley brings an alluring promise of economic growth to places that desperately need it, but with… Read More

Ending Homelessness in California? – Recording

Everyone deserves to have a stable home, in California and beyond. However, for the past several decades, low-income people have been increasingly pushed out of their homes. Many families are finding themselves priced out due to low housing supply, stagnant wages, and federal and state governments slashing funding for affordable… Read More

Director of Operations

TechEquity Collaborative is a start-up nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We envision a world where a growing tech-driven economy creates opportunity for everyone and where tech-sector employees and companies are engaged and active participants in making our communities better places to live. Our mission is to build… Read More

Our Guide to Affordable Housing 101

Affordable housing is a term that’s used often, but do we really know what it means? Housing is one of the most basic necessities in life, but having enough of it at a reasonable price seems to be out of reach. Read on to learn more about what affordable housing… Read More

Intro to TechEquity Webinar – September

Join us in an introduction to TechEquity: what our mission is, how we work, and what you can do to help address the Bay’s affordability crisis. We’ll give a 101 on how we got into the affordability crisis we’re in and what’s happening in the housing + workforce worlds to… Read More

A Broken Career Ladder: How Contract Work Hurts and Helps Worker Advancement

In previous papers for the Contract Worker Disparity Project, TechEquity Collaborative has detailed the working conditions facing contract workers in the tech industry, the role of hiring agencies in the contracting phenomenon, as well as how corporate and public decision-makers can support this growing workforce. In this paper, we… Read More

Why is There Not Enough Affordable Housing?

We all need a place to call home. Rental and home prices continue to skyrocket, making the basic necessity out of reach for far too many people. So why don’t we have enough affordable housing for everyone? What’s stopping us from making sure everyone has a place to live? Simply… Read More

Chang Fuerte Speaks Out

Chang Fuerte shares their experience as a contract worker at Google. Check out their story below, and if you want more you can watch the full recording of our Tech’s Shadow Workforce event discussion here. If you’re a current or former contract worker in tech, share your story to… Read More