CityWorks Internship Program Kicks Off Its Ninth Summer

On June 29, the SFPUC, Young Community Developers, and Ignited will kick-off the ninth CityWorks Summer Internship Program and the first one to be conducted virtually. This paid internship will empower and inspire 20 students and young adults from the Bayview-Hunters Point community through interactive projects and mentorship opportunities – showing them firsthand the vast…

Project Pull Interns Get Their Assignments and Get to Work… From Home

School is out and summer is here. That means dozens of high school students are reporting to their summer interns with Project Pull. But this year’s internships are looking very different because San Francisco extended its shelter-in-place order indefinitely to continue flattening the curve of COVID-19. Starting June 15, 50 students will begin their internships…

Engineers and Scientists Bring STEM Activities to Classrooms in Tuolumne County

The SFPUC and its social impact partners, Stantec, Wood Group PLC, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Black and Veatch will once again participate in Tuolumne County’s annual Engineers and Scientists in Schools Week, taking place from March 9 – 13.  During the program, scientists and engineers will visit nearly 50 classrooms throughout Tuolumne County, where they…

Public Service Pathway Students Taught the SFPUC a Lesson

“You should listen to what we say. Just because we’re high school students, we still know things,” recommended one of the students from John O’Connell High School. Earlier this week, several dozen students from the Public Service Pathway at John O’Connell High School presented what they learned about the SFPUC’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) and…

A Look Back in History: The SFPUC and Civil Service

Since its establishment by the 1932 City Charter, the SFPUC has enjoyed a national reputation among public utilities for the professionalism of its staff, and as a leading enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco. It has often led the way in expanding equal employment opportunities for women and minorities within San…

Why Impact Matters for the SFPUC’s Social Impact Partnership Program

Last week, two common themes emerged from a convening at the SFPUC’s headquarters – how numbers matter and measuring impact. On February 7, over 40 participants from engineering companies, construction management companies, environmental management firms, energy providers, and other professional services firms came together at the Annual Social Impact Partnership Firm Convening. The event was…