All Stars Project & Tech: Building bridges in the Bay Area

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Last year, with special support from Silicon Valley Bank the All Stars Project of the San Francisco Bay Area launched Technology and Leadership Development for Youth — and for the first time brought together inner-city youth with technology leaders and professionals in a “partnership for growth.” We started connecting the poorest, and most isolated kids with successes and opportunities in the technology field, as well as giving tech companies and professionals a meaningful way to give back.

You’ll see in the Impact Report that the pilot program was an unqualified success!

In 2017, Tech and Leadership Development for Youth will be expanded into a year-long initiative that will involve more than 250 youth and tech professionals:

  • In March – May, we will run our Development School for Youth (DSY) “Tech Track,” a rigorous 14-weeks of experiential workshops; training in resume-writing and public-speaking; and mock job interview experiences, all led by tech professionals.
  • In July-August, those completing the DSY Tech Track (about 25 young people) will be placed in paid summer internships, at local companies and tech firms.
  • September-December, we will continue our fall introduction to leadership and development with youth participating in afterschool workshops and networking sessions, led by volunteer tech professionals “onsite” at their firms.

The ASP SF team is actively reaching out to invite tech companies and professionals to help us grow this new initiative, specifically:

  • Enlisting 10-20 technology firms to lead workshops
  • Enlisting 50-100 technology professionals to sign on as program partners — hosting workshops, participating in networking sessions, conducting mock job interviews, and sponsoring interns.
  • Asking 5-10 firms to step up as financial sponsors.

For more information about ways you can be involved and give your support please contact Dr. Elouise Joseph, ASP of SF Bay Area City Leader, at

Read our Tech and Leadership DSY Impact Report 

Learn more about Tech and Leadership Development for Youth partner opportunities