“Silicon Valley is home to some of the best talent in the world,” said Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation vice president for community and national initiatives. “Encouraging local government to take advantage of this talent pool will help spark civic innovation, make government more responsive, and ensure deeper ties between residents and the cities where they live.”
“We believe the whole community stands to benefit from the enhanced government operations and services developed through this partnership.” -Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership board president and Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO.
Testimonials from our volunteers:
“It’s [volunteering] addictive! You get these great bursts of intellectual fun, and at the same time you could see the impact you are having.” – Bill Ralston, Entrepreneur.
“You feel good volunteering! You help people; you see the results of your work…You feel proud that your talents are being used in helping and giving back to the community.” – Juan Carlos Velten, Co-Founder of Zealmark.
What our local agencies are saying:
“We’d like to tap into the volunteerism in the private sector. Put people together to do meaningful work and at high-level skills. That’s good for the private sector; it’s good for the public sector.” – Hon. Chuck Reed, Mayor of the City of San Jose.
“The ability for SVTP to knit us and matchmake us with some of the best of the Silicon Valley is just phenomenal. I am very impressed.” – Gaurav Garg, Chief Information Officer of the City of Santa Clara.
Every dollar you donate will help us scale our services to other cities throughout the Silicon Valley region, and help make government more responsive, spark civic innovation and deepen civic engagement with Silicon Valley communities through pro-bono public-private partnerships.
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