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Community Spotlight: Kevin Lee

Tech workers from across the Bay Area have joined TechEquity’s network and are giving their time, skills, and financial support to make their communities more equitable. We’re proud of our growing community full of smart, passionate, engaged citizens and we want to show them off! Meet Kevin Kevin Lee was… Read More

The Business Case for an Equity Strategy Part 4: Responsible Contracting

In the fourth part of our business case for an equity strategy, we’ll discuss responsible contracting. If you’d like to get caught up on the first three parts of the blog series, you can check those out here. Tech companies are outsourcing work they consider to be… Read More

The Business Case for an Equity Strategy Part 3: Hire Locally

In the first two parts of this blog series, we examined how tech companies can drive local impact by engaging on public policy issues and leveraging their products for good. The next part of this series will dig into hiring practices. We’ll examine how hiring… Read More

We Made History

We won! With the passage of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, California now has the most significant tenant protection laws in the country, covering more renters than any bill in American history. We are proud to have helped get this historic statewide legislation off the ground and signed into… Read More

The Business Case for an Equity Strategy Part 2: Leverage Your Product for Good

Last week we published the first post in our five-part series on the business case for tech companies to invest in an equity strategy. Part one explored the benefits of engaging on policy issues important to the community. In part two, we examine how companies can build… Read More

The Business Case for an Equity Strategy Part 1: Engage in Policy Issues Important to the Community

By 2025, approximately 75% of our workforce will be comprised of Millennials. Deloitte’s 2019 study on Millennials and Generation Z highlight a growing trend of skepticism when it comes to businesses and the impact they have on society. Millennials and Gen Z workers often remain loyal to… Read More

Responsible Contracting Kickoff — Event Recap

Last Thursday, TechEquity Collaborative and Silicon Valley Rising announced a Responsible Contracting Project, which will provide a practical definition of a family-supporting job with safe and dignified working conditions for service workers on tech campuses. The panel discussion was hosted by TechEquity’s Executive Director & Co-Founder Catherine Bracy. The panelists… Read More

What You Need to Know About the CA Renters’ Rights Bills

In last November’s election, tenant advocates advanced a campaign that would have repealed the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act — the state law that places severe restrictions on local rent control ordinances. While Prop 10 ultimately failed at the ballot, the initiative successfully drove a conversation about the plight of… Read More

It’s Time to Ban the Box on Housing

A letter from John Jones III, formerly incarcerated advocate and leader for the Ban the Box campaign: When I was released from prison I returned to Oakland, where I was born and raised. After 14 years of being incarcerated, I hardly recognized the city I call home. I returned at… Read More

Why is the rent so damn high?

Last week we hosted a panel to answer the question: why is it so expensive to build a unit of housing in the Bay Area? It’s a surprisingly complicated question, but the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC-Berkeley has been doing really great work trying to get… Read More