Who we are
The TechEquity Collaborative advocates for a tech-driven economy in the Bay Area that works for everyone. We are a member-driven organization made up of individuals and companies that share our values.
The TechEquity Collaborative is a fiscally-sponsored program of the Kapor Center for Social Impact. We are based in Oakland, CA.
What we do
We are organizing the tech community to advocate for a tech-driven economy in the Bay Area that works for everyone. We believe the tech industry can and should generate widespread opportunity instead of inequality and displacement.
Where we focus
Everyone deserves to live with a roof over their head. Everyone. No one should have to pay more than one-third of their income for housing in order to live close enough to the jobs that the region’s economy is creating.
Our industry must look more like the community where our companies are based. Too often our industry shrugs off diversity and inclusion as a K-12 education problem but we must also focus on job readiness so that capable adults can fill tech sector jobs — technical and non-technical — that are available *now.* This means working to reform not just corporate policy and culture but also transforming our government-run workforce development system so that it works for a 21st century economy.
Access to Tech
Being able to participate fully in society requires access to digital tools and skills. These tools and skills are not evenly distributed which perpetuates many forms of inequality and makes it harder for the most vulnerable to access an increasingly digital economy.
How we work
Partnering with issue advocacy organizations with expertise in our policy areas, we organize campaigns to advance equitability goals.
We hold informational events that raise awareness about aspects of our policy areas and social events that builds relationships between Tech and the rest of the community.
Create relevant, meaningful volunteer opportunities for our members to use their skills to support organizations working in our policy areas.