FOR CORPORATE PARTNERS

For Corporate Partners

The San Francisco Education Fund engages local companies to partner with local San Francisco public schools through our Circle the Schools Program. We aim to provide each public school with their own corporate partner that can help the school reach its unique goals.

Circle the Schools (CTS)

Circle the Schools is an initiative started by sf.citi in partnership with SFUSD and the San Francisco Education Fund that engages local companies to partner with San Francisco public schools and help ensure all students have the skills, experience and resources they need to live, work and thrive in San Francisco.

Employees participate in volunteer activities designed to advance student skills in literacy, STEAM, and college and career readiness.

Company partners expose our students to the world of work – connecting them with experiences and role models that open their eyes to the careers and industries available to them right here in San Francisco. Companies also address needs that require concentrated resources and/or people power – like setting up classrooms for back to school or hosting a book drive to gather over 500 books to fill in the gaps in a school’s library.

Featured Partner Impact Reports

Click here for an overview of all types of CTS events, what they entail, and for what grades. This roadmap will give you an idea of what is possible for CTS engagement and what a typical calendar year looks like.

Want to get your company involved in Circle the Schools?

Join Circle the Schools — the movement of San Francisco companies reinventing the model of corporate engagement in public schools! The San Francisco Education Fund and its partners sf.citi and San Francisco Unified School District will help you find a public school to support and organize meaningful volunteer projects for your employees.

Your company will be matched with a San Francisco public elementary, middle or high school for a minimum of one year. You and your employees will have the opportunity to develop relationships with local students and educators while filling a vital need in our community. As a Circle the Schools partner, you and your team will introduce our students to the world of work, connecting them with experiences and role models that open their eyes to the careers and industries available to them right here in San Francisco. You will also address needs that require concentrated resources and/or people power, like volunteering at a back-to-school classroom set-up day or hosting a book drive to gather books to fill in the gaps in a school’s library.

Each year you participate, the Ed Fund will help you plan three to five events and projects that support students and teachers at your school. We will also help your staff gain the clearance necessary to volunteer at a public school.

SIGN UP TO CIRCLE A SCHOOL

Current Partnerships

The San Francisco Education Fund engages local companies to partner with San Francisco public schools through our Circle the Schools Program. Our goal is to provide each public school with their own corporate partner that can help the school reach its unique goals.

The program is a partnership between the San Francisco Education Fund, sf.citi and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). sf.citi recruits our corporate partners, SFUSD identifies schools to receive a partner and we train and support company volunteers and provide logistical support for partnership events.

The following schools and companies are currently involved in our Circle the Schools Program.

Elementary School Circle Partners

Elementary school partnerships focus on literacy.

6sense
SF Community K-8

AppDynamics
Cleveland Elementary School

Dropbox
Bret Harte Elementary School

Hanson Bridgett
Tenderloin Community School

Salesforce
Sanchez Elementary School

Salesforce
Chavez Elementary School

Salesforce
Visitacion Valley Elementary School

Salesforce
Sanchez Elementary School

Salesforce
Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School

Salesforce
Lawton Alternative School K-8

Turn/River
Bessie Carmichael K-8

Waymo
Marshall Elementary School

Xoom
Junipero Serra Elementary School

Middle School Circle Partners

Middle school partnerships focus on STEM.

PagerDuty
MLK Academic Middle School

Rakuten
Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8

Salesforce
Francisco Middle School

Salesforce
Denman Middle School

Salesforce
Paul Revere K-8

Salesforce
Marina Middle School

Salesforce
Willie Brown Middle School

Salesforce
Visitacion Valley Middle School

High School Circle Partners

High school partnerships focus on college and career readiness.

Cisco
Thurgood Marshall High School

Deloitte
Mission High School

NextRoll
June Jordan School for Equity

Salesforce
Gateway High School

Salesforce
Washington High School

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Young Leaders Council

Support students in San Francisco public schools by becoming a member of the San Francisco Education Fund’s Young Leaders Council (YLC).

The YLC promotes and advocates on behalf of Ed Fund through fundraising, volunteer initiatives and attracting new friends to the organization.
YLC members attend the Ed Fund’s Back to School Gala and are encouraged to join the leadership team or join a committee to deepen their involvement.

Click here to learn more about the YLC’s priorities and how to apply