Meet our Volunteer of the Quarter (Spring 2015): Kate Hyder
Kate Hyder is our outstanding volunteer of the quarter! Kate and her team of five volunteers from Inspire, a national non-profit consisting of members of leading management consulting firms who leverage their skills for the betterment of their communities, worked on the HIRE (Helping Individuals Re-Enter Employment) project. HIRE is an innovative program designed to provide homeless participants from the Santa Clara County with accelerated job readiness and skills training and access to employment opportunities.
Kate led an employer engagement study and developed messaging/ pitch deck to recruit employers to employ qualifying individuals graduating from the HIRE program. She also developed an Asset Map of Homeless Employment Services in Santa Clara County, which has enabled crucial discussion about the future of a coordinated regional homeless employment strategy in Santa Clara County. We at SVTP are extremely grateful for Kate’s undying enthusiasm, intelligence and her passion to better her community.
When asked why she volunteers, Kate answered,
“Volunteering helps me live a more rewarding life. Volunteering on HIRE and asset mapping has been an extremely rewarding experience. Through Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, I hope I can contribute to the efforts of solving homelessness in this region.”
Use your skills to make an impact!
SVTP offers volunteers the chance to utilize their skills and experience on critical civic projects that go beyond the typical menu of volunteer opportunities. In addition, SVTP provides networking and learning opportunities for both the volunteers and city employees.
Individuals with project management, finance, marketing, or technical skills who are interested to contribute 2 hours or more per week for a minimum of 3 months towards an impactful community/city project are invited to join. Learn more about our current projects here.
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