Resource Fair Partners for Workshops & Demonstrations
Bay Area Event Exhibitors and Demonstrations
Alameda County Computer Recycling Center
The Alameda County, California, Computer Resource Center is a nonprofit computer recycling organization that provides computers running Linux.
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT)
BAYCAT's mission is to inspire and educate under-served youth and adults to become more productive citizens and to improve the quality of life for themselves and their communities by providing education in arts, culture, and enterprise in an inspirational learning environment. BAYCAT offers free courses in television and video production, animation, webdesign, graphic design and motion graphics to youth and adults. BAYCAT’s social enterprise, Studio BAYCAT, hires students to do video, web and graphic design projects for clients that range from local businesses and non-profits to large, international corporations.
Ph. 415 701 8CAT (8228)
Fax 415 701 9CAT (9228)
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
BAVC (pronounced "bay-vac") is a nonprofit media arts center. BAVC was launched in 1976 as a way to make emerging video technology accessible to independent media-makers. Today, with that mission still at its core, BAVC has evolved into a media arts "teaching hospital," including training for low-income, under-served adults and youth in careers in digital media and technology-related fields.
Ph. 415 861 3282
Fax 415 861 4316
City College of San Francisco
City College is the community college of the City and County of San Francisco. At events, City College can make brochures, time schedules and advisers available to answer questions related to College admission and courses.
Ph. 415 239 3000
Clean Slate Program
The San Francisco Public Defender's Office can help with criminal records so that past mistakes won't affect chances for a job, a professional license or credit now that you've finished paying for your offense. If you've ever been arrested, convicted of a crime or been found delinquent in juvenile court, you could be eligible to have your criminal record "cleaned" by this simple process. You can come to one of our Walk-In Clean Slate Clinics and speak to the Clean Slate attorney, Demarris Evans, about your criminal record in person, or through email.
See website for more information about walk-in sites and operating hours.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation's children. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. At Project Tech Connect Events, Common Sense Media can provide materials and training on media and Internet Safety for families.
Ph. 415 863 0600
Conscious Youth Media Crew
Conscious Youth Media Crew is a San Francisco-based youth-driven, digital media production studio. We provide the technology and training necessary for inner city youth to create quality media that represents their experiences, stimulates meaningful dialogue, and promotes social change. Conscious Youth Media Crew participants become life long learners who gain workforce skills to help shape a successful future for themselves and their communities.
Ph. 415 250 5552 or 415 621 5353
Enterprise for High School Students
Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS) is a citywide school-to-work/youth development agency that guides youth to find and retain jobs, to be trained and engage in experiential learning, and to explore career interests. We serve students residing in every zip code and planning district in San Francisco, ages 14-18, who attend public and independent schools. Through our broad array of programs, Enterprise provides a comprehensive means for students to gain an understanding of how their interests and talents can be integrated into employment, community service and educational opportunities. More importantly, each of our programs is designed to assist each individual in finding his/her potential.
Ph. 415 392 7600
Fax 415 392 7611
GirlSource provides meaningful employment and leadership opportunities for low-income, high-school-age girls in San Francisco. Their paid job program offers technology training, supplemented by individual guidance to help girls finish high school, go on to college, and launch their careers.
Ph. 415 252 8880, extension 304
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties is an autonomous nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to creating solutions to poverty through workforce creation and environmental stewardship. With 17 retail stores, a growing online store and an extensive reuse/recycling operation, Goodwill helps people overcome barriers to employment, build sustainable livelihoods, and transform their lives and communities. Goodwill offers refurbished computers for sale to individuals at the ReComputer store at 1580 Mission Street in San Francisco.
Jewish Vocational Services
JVS is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1973 to help build the skills needed to succeed in today's workplace. We assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, and help businesses fulfill their employment goals. JVS strengthens the Bay Area community and fulfills Jewish values by helping people, particularly those with barriers to employment, acquire the skills and resources to find and keep meaningful employment and progress towards the goal of self-sufficiency. Our services include: Career Coaching and Advising, Employment Programs, Scholarship Programs, Youth Programs
Ph. 415 391 3600
Jobs For Youth (San Francisco)
As a community project of the United Way of the Bay Area, Jobs for Youth (JFY) facilitates youth employment activities within San Francisco's private sector. Jobs for Youth connects enthusiastic pre-screened, trained, and qualified youth ages 14-24 in private sector jobs and internships in San Francisco.
Ph. 415 861 JOBS
KQED Digital Storytelling Initiative
KQED is a national leader in community created digital content. We hope to shepherd in a 21st aesthetic by providing training in story theory and the use of multimedia and digital technology. At Project Tech Connect events, KQED will demonstrate how kids can document their communities with hand-held devices and then post the images on Google and add text or descriptions. Other community members will be able to access the images and text.
Law Help California
LawHelpCalifornia.org provides low-income Californians with easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information. LawHelpCalifornia does not provide direct legal services; it helps clients find legal aid referrals and self-help resources.
Mission Hiring Hall and South of Market Employment Center
Mission Hiring Hall’s purpose is to meet the immediate and long-term employment needs of San Francisco’s employers and its low- to moderate- income, unemployed and underemployed residents. Mission Hiring Hall (MHH) was established in 1971 as part of the Mission Coalition Organization, a grass roots organization formed to address the social and economic conditions in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Its current job-seeker programs include: Job Readiness Programs, Referral Services, Employment Support Programs, and a Resource Center. Mission Hiring Hall also provides extensive services to employers.
Mission Hiring Hall
Ph. 415 626 1919
Fax 415 626 1579
South of Market Employment Center
288 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Ph. 415 865 2105
Fax 415 865 2102
MOUSE Squad CA
The MOUSE Squad, CA provides student technical support training and volunteer technical support for schools. Student Tech Support (STS) trains upper elementary, middle and high school youth to provide technical support to their schools and agencies. Volunteer Tech Support (VTS) technology volunteers provide training, computer support, website design, and other technical assistance to schools.
Ph. 650 345 6338 or 408 712 5912
Fax 650 573 6586 or 650 758 0122
MyHousing.org is a service of Hamilton Family Center which provides families at-risk of becoming homeless and currently or formerly homeless families with the tools and support necessary to remain permanently housed and connected to services by using the Internet. Myhousing.org serves as an online listing of social services and community resources available to families living in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa County. There are seven areas of concentration: housing, legal, health, youth and children, basic needs, education, and income. Additionally a message board and calendar are available to keep families connected and encourage community building.
ReliaTech is a nonprofit provider of computer repair and maintenance to residential, nonprofit, and small business clients. At Project Tech Connect Events, ReliaTech will be fixing computer problems, performing software upgrades, and replacing some defective hardware. ReliaTech is also a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, and provides low cost Gold Star Certified Renewed Computers to nonprofits, schools, churches and qualifying individuals.
Ph. 510 236 7000
San Francisco Linux Users Group (SFLUG)
SF-LUG is an informal discussion group and tech support network that focuses on Linux and related open source technologies and news. SF-LUG meetings are the first Sunday of the month, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and third Monday of each month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Meetings are usually in San Francisco at the Cafe Euro on Geary Boulevard at 26th Avenue. Anyone can attend any meeting, and there is no fee for attending. Meetings usually discuss technical problems faced by members, and anyone is welcome to bring in their computer for a free, casual, no-guarantee assessment by other members of the group. Meetings are usually in San Francisco at the Cafe Euro on Geary Boulevard at 26th Avenue.
The Stride Center
Street Tech provides high quality technical, lifeskills and professional skills training to prepare men and women for well paying careers in information technology. Their technical curriculum includes industry certifications in A+, Network +, Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Techincian and more. Street Tech also provides job placement assistance, helping over 90% of their graduates go to work after completing the training program.
Ph. 510 234 1300
Toolworks, in partnership with people with disabilities, is a human service agency dedicated to providing the tools and resources that promote independence, equality and personal satisfaction. Toolworks serves adults throughout the Bay Area, providing client-driven services that increase economic and social opportunities for people with disabilities.
Ph. 415 733 0990
Wells Fargo provides online banking services, and brings its eBus to Project Tech Connect events. Bank employees will demonstrate on-line banking and their financial literacy training program. Bank employees also will be able to answer general banking questions.
YouthNoise is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to enabling youth activism through the web. YN focuses on 14 different causes: health, education, violence, tolerance, environment, animal rights, religion, science/technology, business/economy, war, poverty, humanitarian aid, arts/media, and government. All young people aged 13 to 26 are invited to become active on the site in different ways. All content on the YN is user-generated, including articles, videos and photographs. Users can also post their projects to the project database, engage in interactive debates and enter cause-related contests. YN presents an interactive session with the different parts of the site, including: Footwork Flix dance contest; Go Green Challenge; cause channel debates; message boards; CitiJo articles; health knowledgebase; and videos.
Ph. 415 346 4433