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Intro to TechEquity Webinar – October Recording

On October 15th, 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

Take the System Reset Pledge

We’re building a campaign to get System Reset into every tech company in California. Take the pledge now to get involved! First Name* Last Name* Email* Zip Code* Title Company/Organization Do you work for a tech company?… Read More

Separate and Unequal: How Tech’s Reliance on Disproportionately Diverse, Segregated, and Underpaid Contract Workers Exacerbates Inequality

The Contract Worker Disparity Project is a first-of-its-kind worker-centered research initiative combining workers’ first-hand accounts, industry research, and a sector-wide sampling to reveal contract work practices in the tech industry. Previous reports for the initiative investigated the working conditions of contract workers, the role and business models of hiring agencies… Read More

Tech Wave Across the Country: Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley – Recording

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

Why Should You Join a Civic Tech Project?

It may sound corny, but volunteers change the world. Civic tech volunteers change the world by building tools that educate the public, boost advocacy efforts, and advance structural change. We’ve seen civic tech projects change policy, help implement new laws, and connect people to much-needed resources. So what is… Read More

Accessibility Design in Housing

Accessible design is a hard-fought battle on screens and in streets: many people with disabilities are often barred from both digital and physical communities, in large part because the designers creating those spaces didn’t consider their needs in the process. Take housing, for example: for housing to be accessible, it… Read More

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

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

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