On August 27th, TriplePundit, San Francisco Public Press and Full Circle Fund came together for our August edition of "Stories & Beer"!
We all know that the tech industry is booming in Silicon Valley. We’ve already seen increased pressure on housing and public transportation in the short term. How this economic boon impacts the city of San Francisco and city services over the long term remains to be seen. While this economic influx strains public services, it also provides an opportunity for all members of the community to benefit. The question is: How can tech titans support the local community to benefit all residents?
At this fireside chat at the Impact Hub in San Francisco, we discussed the impact of the tech boon on the community and how the city can respond in a proactive way to keep arts, diversity and community engagement active and thriving in the City By the Bay.
Lila LaHood, San Francisco Public Press
Lila LaHood is the publisher of the San Francisco Public Press. She has worked as a nonprofit consultant, and as a freelance writer and editor. She was previously a business writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered retail and real estate. Lila has an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. She is president of the board of directors of the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Rob Joyce, Full Circle Fund
Rob Joyce is part of the team at Full Circle Fund, a San Francisco nonprofit that engages a community of professionals to accelerate positive social change. He has been developing the new Founders Pledge program, cultivating a community of early stage companies and their founders that have made a commitment to doing well by doing good. Rob’s previous professional experience includes work in the nonprofit, B-corps, and small business sectors, with a focus on communication and design. He also continues in a volunteer position as Director of Please Touch Garden, an urban agriculture and social art project in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood that is part of the Intersection for the Arts Incubator Program.