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>> welcome. i'm cheryl davis the director of the san francisco human rights commission and i like to welcome you all to city hall, and i want to give a shout out because i will never remember at the end probably. if i can ask sarah williams and danielle glover and all the other folks
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who have helped opportunities for all to come up so we can give them a round of applause for their work and support. [applause] who else am i forgetting? terry. (inaudible) where are your terry jones? terry jones, alvine wu. (inaudible) come up. i yell at you all the time but i want you to be celebrated today. who likes to get paid? i know that you all have had some challenges and that things don't always run as smoothly as we like, but these three people make sure that everyone gets placed and goes through the application process. alvin wu from japanese youth
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council makes sureveryone gets paid alawn with terry jones so with the kinks and frustrations and challenges, you see how many of you are in this space and this is only a portion of the people? these folks here kind of all by themselves with a couple other folks make sure it all happens so they have to answer all your e-mails and phone calls and process your applications and make sure that there is enough money for you all to get paid so i just wanted to thank them for their hard work and for getting beat up not just by me but all the parents and kids and young folks upset about their checks thank you. come on up (inaudible) brought us lunch in a plastic bagism i just want to just thank them. and athena who recently joined the team. where are you athena. athena, rebecca and (inaudible) is about to take the bar. she just took the bar on
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wednesday. [applause] i don't to say because if she doesn't pass it is embarrassing but she was taking the the bar and supporting the program at the same time studying. want to give them kudos as they get ready to kick this off. one more round of applause as they exit stage left. i also want to acknowledge our city partner. i know (inaudible) gomes is here from children youth and families. [applause] they make sure the money gets to where it needs to go. again, they think for being here. i want to appreciate you. this is a large crowd and not a lot accept for amelia of talking going on. nice and quite and focused. appreciate that. and now i want to introduce and bring up our mc, nico. give it up for nico.
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[applause] >> thank you dr. davis. how is everyone feeling out there? [applause] welcome to the ofa2022 culminating experience. we are going to have a great show for you today. we have interns, we have partners, sponsors, and i just want to say how proud i am of all the fellows out there that have been leading these cohorts. let's give them a round of applause because it is not easy. [applause] when we first started this program in 2018 i was one of the original fellows and there are a lot of interns that turned into fellows and you have done a great job and also want to say, this summer was one of the most amazing summers so far. i had a cohort, the community development cohort, put your hands up over there, please. i'm so proud of them. [applause] because it was not easy coming
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in person every day and doing the hard work and i saw a lot of transformation and so proud of them and proud of the interns and fellows and partners and sponsors and staff at osa and the city for putting together a unique opportunity that i dont think any other city provides. give it up for your city, san francisco. [applause] let's get this show on the road. the first person i want to introduce is an intern from the department of police accountability. do we have them here? alright. [applause] come on up. are you ready to present? give them a round of applause because it is not easy to get up here. [applause] >> so, hello. my name
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is domnic a born and raised in san francisco bay view district. i will be freshman at uc santa barbara this fall. [applause] >> and my name is elizabeth and i also grew up and raised in san francisco. i will be incoming freshman at university of san francisco. [applause] >> we are interns at dpa and would like to thank mayor breed, dr. davis, executive director paulhanderson, director of recruitment tompson and osa and bpa staff for continued partnership and support of the internship program. we would like to acknowledge our dpa cohort in this building. [applause] during our summer at the dpa, our cohort had the
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opportunity to work closely with investigators, attorneys and many others who serveds a mentors. this summer our cohort read and analyzed and did several different studies on the book bias by dr. abealheart. praijts we worked on included analyzing body worn camera footage, sitting in officer interviews, representing dpa and sfpd station meetings, researching thebust protectss for police policies and speaking to leaders in the community to gain their insight. we conducted a speaker series that included guest speakers from the privates and public sectors to receive more guidance on what to do with our careers. some of our speakers and our speaker series included (inaudible) walton the president of san francisco board of supervisors and tracey louie who talked about the transition during work and the
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government to the private sector. this summer our coheart studied implicit biased juplied the research to the sfpd policy within the area of foot pursuits. the culmination of research lead or cohort to draft a policy proposal for the police commission. this presentation will be streamed at the police commission this september. our cohort had many appearances at events like juneteenth in support of mayor breed and swearing in of the new police commissioner. during these events we gained more insight into how government officials get sworn in. >> at the dpa interns had the opportunity to work with investigator jz attorneys also our mentors. they provided us with many opportunities including the opportunity to sit in on interview with complainant. we saw first hand
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how investigators listened to both parties and act as a medator. in this interview the complaint said many thirngs i did not understand. but once the interview ended my mentor explained to me as a investigator you must be patient and listen and guide them to recall all the events that occurred. the dpa is here to hold people accountable for their actions when misconduct occurs. the investigation connected by the dpa and mediation policy research jz proposal, outreach and audit all impact our community in unique ways. dpa is wunk one of the leaders in the conversation surrounding police reform. i'm grateful to have gotten the opportunity to work at such a trail-blazing office full of diversity. the internship is important for youth and young adults
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because it allows youth to receive professional development and clarity on what they want in their careers. whether a person wants to be a lawyer astrosnot (inaudible) it doesn't matter. the dpa provide a step forward the work force, professional development and networking skills. thank you. [applause] >> wow, let's give it up again for the dpa interns. what a remarkable presentation. really amazing. just goes to show that opportunity is something that is so unique and i don't think anybody else offers that kind of opportunity to people, so i really am proud of you guys, and you did a great job up here. we have speakers like interns from the dpa. we also have very special city guests from the city
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departments. we also have performers and i would really like to introduce a performer who is an amazing artist, let's introduce naute. naute, are you here? [applause] >> hello everyone. my name is naute the (inaudible) i want to say i'm very proud of you all. come on and give yourselves a round of applause. i'm honored to be here to inspire and always let them hear your roar. [singing]
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singing roar by katy perry]
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you going to let them hear your roar?
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>> thank you so much. [applause] >> can we make some noise for that amazing performance! [applause] we are blessed to have this talent in this house today. i just want to say that, we had some amazing sponsors. we had amazing partners. besides interns and besides the fellows and ofa staff. we had a very-we have a very special guest with us. we have google
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here, okay. and they were really a important sponsor for us in 2022 and the years before that, so we are going to hear remarks from google and so-- (inaudible) come up here. [applause] >> hi, everybody. i feel i need to introduce my self now. because my name is google. i am rebecca (inaudible) and i am the director of west coast government relations and public policy for google. i used to work in this building with mayor breed back in the day. public service is always in my heart even though i jumped to the private sector and the first thing i want to to is thank mayor breed for her leadership. [applause] i'm sure you heard several times that this internship
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played a pivotal part in changing her trajectory and hoping what have done will change yours. i also want to thank my dear friend, i had in my notes director davis but forgot she is dr. davis so thank you dr. davis leading this team opening up so many doors for these youth and cant say enough about how much we appreciate everything you do and your team does. [applause] and then i'm a little scared to ask this question because i know dpa dud not participate on the google side but can i see hand who participated in the google cohort? there is a couple so you know, when we were called to support this program it has been a no-brainer. we have been sponsoring it since inception. we have done several online programs for youth to expose them to different parts of google. only 50
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percent of google are inen engineers. it is great misnomer. we have business, marketing art financial intel jnss, policy and foundation and all these teams made presentations to the kids. we actually opened up the google community space so the kids can see the magic inside google to experience from gogal google and (inaudible) who you will hear from in a minute. i wanted to thank the participant, the interns, give it up to the interns. thank you so much! [applause] thank you so much for par tis ticipating isthe program. thank you for giving google and employees the opportunity to give back to the community. we can't wait to see where you all land. congratulations! [applause] >> thank you google. thank you rebecca. let's give
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her another round of applause. [applause] google really has been changing lives from the beginning of the program and i also like to introduce noel from wamo. give it up for noel, she will give some remarks. [applause] >> hi, everyone. i'm notell . i look out into the room full of brilliant resilient and talented youth and trully hope about the future of san francisco. knowing you all took the time to dedicate your summer to invest in your career development is truly inspiring and on behalf of wamo i want to thank you for including us in today's opportunity to celebrate you all. your success is motivating for wamo and san francisco. this is not possible without the
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leadership and vision of mayor london breed and of course the dedication of the phenomenal dr. davis and her team. [applause] thank you all so much for showing up for yourselves, for each other, and for your community and so today i want to just thank you all and really remember this moment and use it as motivation to achieve all your future hopes and dreams. thank you. [applause] >> thank you noel. let s give her another round of applause. thank you wamo. changing lives this summer. i'm really happy that i get to present somebody that i have been following, really inspires me. this performer his name is shawn williams. he is i
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think one of the best spoken word artist in california and bay area for sure, so let's give it up for spoken word artist, shawn williams! [applause] >> how is everybody doing? that was real light. guess you guys are hungry. how is everybody doing? that's much better. my name is shawn william from oakland california. i am a spoken word artist, a father, a son, teacher, student and person who loves grilled cheese sandwiches. the bay area is rich with great spoken word artists so i will take top 10, but there are too many remarkable spoken word artists. one is on the dj. give it up to (inaudible)
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[applause] but i'll take top 10. this poem it will be real quick. last year i was walking through the mall and i saw-i was walking past foot locker and saw shoes and i have clean shocks on, but i saw shoes in foot locker and it took me back. i'm old enough to remember when those were not ret row, they really came out and i wanted these shoes real bad just to go back down memory lane and when i saw them they told me i had to get in line and there was a long time. i had time to kill and so got in the line and somebody came up to me and was like excuse me, what is this line for. i was like the jordan coming out and i want to get some. they are like you see boys
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responding their last hard earned dollars and being judgmental and i am not going to act like i haven't, but they were asking why are these kids in line trying to get these shoes when they can get a llc or all these other things they were projecting on these kids and then i asked the kid-i was in line with a kid and he had t-shirts looked stereo typical and said what are you getting the shoes for and he is like, i just want to feel fly. i just want to feel fly so this is dedicated to him and the other kids who feel that way. this poem doesn't start with the black boy in foot locker line responding $200 on jordans but that is where society wants to start. it doesn't start with the black (inaudible) this poem starts with too many kills that fail little black boys filled
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with teachers telling them they won't be anything then failures while reading textbook (inaudible) to help build the country and parent project trauma so before we judge little black boys for choices of shoes maybe we should walk in them and understand their struggles and maybe you find too many little black boys are abandoned by fathers looked at grown men used as target practice. if i had a dollar every time i mentors a little black boy who's frnd died by gun fire i would have enough money to stand. nobody judges with other kids purchasing iphones call of duty like they do little black boys. too many black boys are (inaudible) alcoholic stressed out hyper sexual, depression, suicidal and sometimes something as simple as jays can make them feel worthy so while you are on your high horse
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looking down on little black boys wondering why they dont pick up by their boot strap orez use money to purchase a llc, maybe it is because they are trying to get out of the sorry and because that little black boy spirits are broken, three class mates are killed and since life expect ancy is barely 25 he doesn't think he will live tomorrow (inaudible) little black boys often have mid-life crisis at the age of 13, so these shoes, these high priced expensive shoes are the only thing that make them feel worthy and fly and that's where the poem and discussion should always start. thank you. my name is shawn williams. follow me at i am shawn williams. have a good day. [applause] >> shawn, thank you so much. we really need to hear
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poets like that because those words get people inspired. those are the type of words that make us understand that we are real and our experience is valid and it is being seen and being represented by shawn so give it up for shawn william s once again. [applause] you know, before i introduce another special guest, i would like to share a story i had this summer with my cohort and interns. you know, it makes me so happy that they can experience and be exposed to some of the you know, tech companies out here like wamo and google and city departments like dpa but we also had a lot of work shops we got
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to take them to the hrc put together. one of them that really i think changed my life and some of my interns lives was the power to heal today work shop event and it was held at the public library and also held at usf and one of the work shops, there was a story telling work shop where we had an amazing author and artist come in and she taught our youth how to write a story and how to tell their story, and i just want to say, i want to give a shout out to carl in the back over there. one of my interns. dont put your hood on. you really touched my soul, man, when you went up there in front of all the youth and all the interns and all of the fellows and you told your
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story. you really got me emotional and i actually shed a couple tears and i didn't think i would get like that but carl, you really did have a transformative moment there and i have seen you grow in the last 2 months and it has been really just a privilege of mine to see youth like carl, kenneth, anthony, lauren, i can shout all my kids, but you know, i'm just really happy i'm able to have that tonight each and every summer. we really had so many moments where--okay. so,-i'm sorry. what exactly are we going to introduce? okay. i'm sorry. i got caught up in my own story and i could
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not read the-yeah, anyway-- [laughter] i just want to introduce the next group and the next presenters. this is the sales and marketing cohort. i think one of the most important cohorts in osa because sales and marketing really does go above and beyond some of the cohorts so let's give it up for sales and marketing and their amazing presentation coming up. you guys-i know worked so hard this year. [applause] >> what's up guys. we are sales and are marketing and we work downtown in the lincoln office. i'm gavin. >> i'm emerson. >> (inaudible)
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>> i'm mia. >> i'm emily the fellow for this cohort. >> we are working on a website where teens in san francisco can access information such as possible job opportunities, volunteer opportunities, local events and much more. >> (inaudible) i will be speaking oen their behalf. they did create an amazing project which was a marketing campaign for opportunities for all, which helped to increase participation among the program so they completed a variety of marketing tools such as creating posters throughout the city and high schools and community centers as well as creating the framework for ambassador program which allow student at high school to educate peers about opportunities for all and other things such collaborating with other companies to increase donations and opportunities available. >> so far this session we will be creating a website that act
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as a resource hub are youth and teens. to access resources and available opportunities in san francisco. we have also created merchandise along with a blaug to share community events and youth opportunities. >> our resource page hopefully will have a information on job internships, jobs and volunteering going on in sf and our blog page will have news going around the world and in the bay area and hopefully a faq in the comment section. >> we also have a merchandise page which provides a voice for young adults while providing quality clothing and apparel for those who want to support us. we will sell hoodies, t shirts and hats. >> throughout this internship we learned many valuables skills but some of the ones that stick out are networking and communication. we hope to use these skills and many others to give a better understanding what we would like to do in the
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future whether academically or in our careers. thank you so much. [applause] >> let's give another round of applause for sales and marketing. [applause] that is a cohort that really puts in a lot of hard work, so thank you guy s. really proud of you. next i really like to introduce somebody who is very near and dear to me heart. a personal hero of mine. i think a hero of the city. someone who when the city was going through one of the toughest and craziest pandemics of all time, really put it down finessed and did her thing. so, let's give it up and there is no further ado for mayor breed.
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[applause] >> thank you nico and thank you everyone for being here today. wow, were we just at chase center not too long ago celebrating the launch of opportunities for all? it really is great to see so many folks here talking about the projects they worked on and showcasing just all that you learned during the summer. as i said, when we first kicked off this program, i really don't know where i would be had it not been for an opportunity to work as a summer intern when i was 14 years old i worked at a place call ed the family school, and it was a real challenge when i first walked through the door, because as i said, i was not necessarily dressed appropriately and you all look like you are
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dressed very nicely today. i didn't have the best attitude when i walked through the door and the great news about that is the people who worked at this place called the family school, they didn't look at me as a problem to be solved. they looked at me as someone who needed support and guidance and they worked with me through the process to insure that i was successful. i answer the phone, hello. and they said, this is a business, you don't answer the phone like that. so they made my write-i dont know if you are answering the phone in your internship but they made me write out a script and i said hello, this is london breed, thank you for calling the family school how can i help you. it went to hello. that is how you answer the phone at home, but in
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a professional environment it is pornl to learn and you may thirng learning how to answer a phone in a business environment is something should know and people take for granted, but the fact is, not everyone has access to opportunities to get exposure at a early age of what it is like to work in a office environment. to work towards your goals whether you are a artist, technician, a financial person or whatever it is that you want to be in life, this program is really to help you explore, and the other part of this program that was so important to me is making sure that interns were paid. not just so you can buy your school clothess and do the fun stuff you want to do with your friends, but more importantly i wanted to make sure that money was not a barrier to your success. that you had a chance to earn your own money, no matter where you live in san francisco, no matter what your economic situation is, i did
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not want money to be a barrier to your ability to succeed and focus on the opportunities that are before you. so i'm so grateful so many companies have stepped up to the plate and i know some of you have been working at sfo, at united and working for black rock, which is a really incredible financial institution, so if you want to be rich you may want to stick with that. some of you worked in public service and non profits, tenderloin and you had a chance to see so many different aspects of the city working with your specific cohort, with community leads and many adults who really support this program and they support your success. that is what this is all about. it is about giving back and making sure that the next generation is prepared to take over and to lead. whether you want to be a ceo of a company, you want to be mayor of san
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francisco, anything that you want to be, know that you can do it. never ever ever no matter your circumstances, no matter what you're dealing with in life, never let that be a barrier to you striving to achieve your goals. this program should demonstrate to you exactly what you're made of. you may have walked through the door and thought, well, we'll see what happens and when you leave this program you probably have new friends, you probably learned some new lessens that you never thought you would have a opportunity to learn, and you probably grown more then you could have ever imagined. so, i want to thank you for committing this summer to this program and committing to be a part of opportunities for all. this is one of the most important programs to me, because i know what this means for someone's life. it could be a matter of life or death and as i said, i was
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not the easiest kid to deal with and it had a lot to do with my environment. it had a lot to do with living in poverty. i was fortunately had a grandmother who did not mess around, but at the same time things felt like they were falling apart all around me. the drugs, the gun violence, the hopelessness, frustration. not seeing the people i grew up with succeed and the fact that i had this opportunity it had everything to do with supportive and encouraging adults who believed in me when i didn't believe in myself. when i looked back at my life and saw the changes and struggling with people i family members i grew up, i wanted them standing here with me. i wanted them to be a part of success. i didn't want anybody to be left behind cht this program is making sure
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no young person is left behind cht that everyone has a opportunity to realize their full potential and succeed in life. so, know that this is a important program not just to me, it is a important program to all the adults who work with you over the summer. all the various city agencies and departments who wanted to support this program. there is ort things i know as i said that you could be doing but you want a better opportunity to explore what is possible in life and so as i said, don't let anyone tell you what you can do, what you can't do, because you can do anything you want and this program is proof of that and i want to they -thank you again for your support and enjoyment during the summer and thank you cheryl davis and nico and others who helped facilitate this program. [applause] >> thank you so much
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mayor breed. i remember when she started this program years ago, she changed my life and countless other lives so please give it up again for our hero our fearless leader, mayor breed. thank you. [applause] so, next up we have a presentation from the criminal justice cohort, known as the young defenders. give it up for the young defenders. please come up and show us what you have been doing all summer. we are so proud of you guys. >> good morning everyone. i didn't hear you. good morning everyone. >> good morning. >> how are you doing today? good. great. so thank you guys so much for coming out here today. distinguish guested, mayor breed who came
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too. i just like to say, my name is norman, i'm a fellow here at ofa and i have the wonderful opportunity to work with these three amazing interns, jordan, puloma and india. they have been here over a year and they are going to highlight their amazing experience at ofa. give them a round of applause. [applause] >> hello san francisco. my name is jordan. i'm from san francisco and thanks to ofa and young defenders cohort i plan within the next year to go to college and pursue a law degree. i have been a part of the coheart what is now 2 years. i joined the program knowing pieces of my rights but after the murder of george floyd i found asking as a african american man what are some of my rights but what are all my rights. [applause] through a mutual friend i found what most people my age will never be able to see
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or understand or know. the opportunity to know my rights. in the past 2 years i learned how to mock trial which is by far my favorite project. being on defense and winning two trials in a row has truly been a experience that fueled the urge to defend the defenseless in this world. [applause] one project i hope we can do is another mock trial. having a judge, trikeing and working with fellow cohort members using evidence and talking to the jury is something i will be prepared and happy to do. i thank all of those around me and ahead of me for all the passion they put in me during the cohort and can during my time here. i would not be able to feel the urge to want to defend people who have never seen the light, never been able to be defended without this cohort. thank you. [applause]
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>> hello everyone. first, i would like to thank mayor breed, (inaudible) our public defender and the ofa team. i'm puloma and often times student hear the phrase, you will do great things when you are older. well, i can confidently say that student in the young defender coheart are doing great things now. and they will continue to do great things in the future. i must emphasize the great accomplishments from the now. we have a diverse group of students who are active student representatives in sfuc, incredble student athletes and also great scholars rchlt they are going to inform the community about the constitutional rights. as i reflect on myest payear as a young defender i can only express gratitude for my experience. i have learned about my rights as a student, i have learned about the school to prison pipeline and
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learned about the different classifications of crime. this program is truly more then a job and this program has taught me what a job means to me as a person in the united states where i can go out and reflect our city core value of public service. it is a dedication to public service that makes this city great. i am very proud to say that we have done so much in this program from numerous mock trials to incredible know your rights presentation every summer and every school year. i am forever proud of this cohort. we inform others about their legal proceedings that they may encounter as it is our job to help our community. within our cohort we have done case brief jz assisted in cases with some of the attorneys in the san francisco public defenders office. this cohort means everything to me and with the knowledge i obtained supplemented with one of a kind hands on experience i'm forever proud of the cohort. as i look
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to the future i'm thrilled to participate in our own court for the first time. thank you. [applause] >> hello good morning. my name is india. i have been in opportunity for all intern the last 3 years and 2 of which are year-round placement with public defender office. been able to explore multiple career opportunities helping find my true fashion, social justice. as well as cultivate long-lasting friendships with people my age that have the same interest. growing up i saw older cousins have retail jobs throughout high school and having a hard time getting work out of college due to work experience. through ofa i have been kbiven the opportunity to work and get real experience at companies as well as my current placement. these experiences strengthened my love and motivation for social change and justice. i have
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now doubt the experience received from ofa placement will create a lasting impression on my career and open numerous doors. on top of that, i have been given knowledge and resources to adequately inform and are teach the public of their rights. with the over-turning of roe v wade, it is important as ever to not only know your rights but fight for them. working in the public defender office i learned to right for what i believe in so after the title 9 movement (inaudible) to write the new title 9 resolution going (inaudible) help advocate for student protection and control during the reporting process. with the end goal of crael creating a safer school environment for students. moreover, last summer i designed and produced thousands of cards that were distributed to the public with helpful tips in the case of traffic
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stop. (inaudible) lastly, i will forever be grateful for ofa because no matter where you explaced you get exposed (inaudible) professional such as yourselves come in and discuss different career opportunities. thank you everyone for being here and we can't wait to meet you. [applause] >> wow. what an amazing presentation. let's give it up again for the criminal justice cohort, young defenders. they are a great reflection of the public defenders office. i also like to introduce somebody who was a great partner for us. (inaudible) from the california volunteers from the governor's office, governor
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newsom office. let's give it up for (inaudible) alum. thank you. [applause] >> it is a pleasure to be back in the city i once called home. good afternoon or good morning everyone. my name is (inaudible) the director of external legislative affairs at california volunteer office of the governor. i want to start by thanking mayor breed, dr. davis recollect community partners and the opportunities for all team for bringing us together to celebrate this young group of leaders. [applause] on behalf of chief service officer josh friday and california volunteers i am so excited to be here to celebrate you and your amazing accomplishments this year. governor newsom and chief
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service officer friday have a a bold and ambitious vision for service and civic engagement in california. and here in san francisco you have embodied and this bold vision in our leading by example. the state invested $185 million to create californians for all youth jobs corp program to help california's young people find meaningful public service career pathways. a job working in the community to tackle some of our biggest problems like climate crisis, food insecurity, learning loss to name a few. not just any job, our goal is to create an opportunity that can lead into a meaningful career and we need you as we explore new ways to tackle problems, come together and unit in service to
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create change. nico, we are one of the 26 cities that are doing this program so i'm so excited. it isn't the only city, woo we are doing this across the state. so happy to share because of the success of this program and the partnerships like san francisco, the governor and the legislature approved additional funding for the summer youth jobs program in this year's budget. [applause] to see all you have learned and accomplished in this short time is incredible. i hope you take these learning experiences to another level. do know that you are part of something bigger. much bigger and historic. through the next two years you will be joining over 20thousand young people just like you serving in communities across the state. so, on behalf of the
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governor, chief service officer friday, and the california volunteers team, we are so thrilled to be part of your journey. mayor breed, dr. davis and the entire youth jobs corp opportunities for all partnerships, thank you and to our young leaders. congratulations and we cannot wait to see all the incredible work you will be doing moving forward. as (inaudible) sang, you are the champion and we want to hear you roar! [applause] >> thank you. thank you california volunteers. let's give them another round of applause. [applause] one of our remarkable partners and sponsors. one of the last sponsors and remarks we are going to hear and one of the last guests we will have up
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here is from bank of america, so let's hear it for erica jones from bank of americaism thank you so much! [applause] >> alright. good all most afternoon everyone. it is so great to be here. great to see all your faces. on behalf of the 6 thousand bank of america employees in the bay area i want to say thank you all for allowing me to be here and speak with you today. it has been amazing to getting to virtually meet some of you. our commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity in the bay area across diverse communities and help individuals and families live better financial lives is through investing through lending and through giving. bank of america has a long history investing in
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youth development and employment opportunities. since 2010 bank of america funded 20thousand jobs for young people. helping them gain valuable workforce skills and stay focused on their futures. we also invested $160 million since 2018 to connect youth and young adults to jobs, mentoring and other opportunities includingfunding jobs with non profit partners and are supporting skill building and alternative pathways. lastly, and this is the best part for me, through the power of volunteers and better money financial education curriculum we advance goals helping young people adults and families build pathways through economic stability there are hundreds article in english and spanish which cover topics like
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credit,b saving money, paying for college, buying a car, saving for retirement and more and i had the privilege for the last 2 years to conduct online session jz can absolutely say this is a wonderfully engaged group of young people thmpt most informed cohorts of young people around financial education, literacy and capability. i cannot wait to see all your success because your success is everyone's success. please thank you so much for having me today and i wish you continued success on your endeavors. thank you. [applause] >> alright. thank you erica. thank you bank of america. let's give it up for them! [applause] so, those are our last guests. we are going to close out with
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a couple words from our director and also our fearless leader sarah williams so please give it up for one of my good good friends and mentors. [applause] >> thank you everyone. thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, all our partners who without you we would not have internships to offer, so we really appreciate all of the work the time the energy the effort you put in for these young people. thank you to mayor breed. fearless fearless leader who was adamant about starting this program so it would be available to any young person in san francisco even those that maybe thought they would never have a chance like this especially those so please give it up one more time for mayor breed. [applause] thank you director davis, i don't know where she went but director davis is everything and think we all feel that way so please give a huge round of
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applause to director davis who not only talks about it is about it. she is about all this work and making sure you all have every opportunity available for you. thank you to our fellows and interns who have been working diligently all summer. fellows, give a quick woo so people know who you are. these are college student leading this work with interns and we appreciate and value you so much. thanks everyone! >> my name is holly doudiet.
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h2 firefighter with the san franciscowired. what inspired me to be a firefighter was in 2008 i graduated college . the recession had happened so there weren't any jobs. i was having troublefinding a job. and i was kind of looking around . my dad was a firefighter and i thought what a great career he had. so i asked my dad, never thinking about it at first before. i said dad, what you think about me being afirefighter and he goes yeah, thatwould be a good idea . i took some classes, i ended up loving it . i grew up and actually and i think it was a good fit for me because it's a physical job and it's enjoyable. you never know whatyou're going to get and it's a team effort . i first realized i was part of the lgbt+ community in sixth grade. i looked on the other side of the classroom and i sawthis girl i thought was really
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attractive and i thought i want to be her boyfriend . though my experiences in the city growing up in the city and countyof san francisco were always verypositive . i came out in high school . i actually ended up being prom king my senior year in high school and a lot of peoplewere very supportive . myparents were very supportive . they just let me do my thing and my dad knew of a lot of lesbian women in the fire departmentthe time because he was a san francisco firefighter . for me it's very important to be part of a community and organization and an agency that supports my lgbtq status because if you're not yourself, how can you perform to the best of your abilities? you're always holding back in some way whether it's your personality or your abilities or your overall skills and with agency that supports me being a lesbian i can truly be myself.
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i can be happy. i can be social with other people. it makes me want to work as a team and we all work better together when we are happier and we can be ourselves. >>. [music] >>
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san francisco department of disability and aging services meeting of wednesday august 3. i'm the commission president martha knutzen provisions of the brown act and orders issued by the upon governor to have teleconferencing. the brown act sets rowel for teleconference. allow it during a state of emergency provide commissions makes findings. to comply with this items 5 and 6 on the agenda is the request to consider continued use of teleconferencing will minimize health risks and if our commission can use it

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