Salesforce Announces New Education Grants, Celebrates Bay Area Educators

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Salesforce Announces New Education Grants, Celebrates Bay Area Educators

Last week, Salesforce announced $18.2 million in new grants to San Francisco and Oakland school districts and nonprofits to help Bay Area students, teachers, and schools reach their highest potential. To celebrate, Salesforce hosted a student fair onsite at Presidio Middle School in San Francisco.

Not your average school day

To celebrate the students, the fair featured STEM-based and virtual reality (VR) activities including a VR game, navigating a remote-controlled ball through a maze via mobile app, a LEGO city-building setup, and a build-your-own battle robot station. Students also had an opportunity to enjoy traditional fair activities such as face painting and cornhole. As a DJ filled the air with pop music, attendees gave back by packing teacher appreciation kits to be distributed to local educators.

Also, in attendance were community members, nonprofit partners, and elected officials to show their support of local schools and educators. Many Salesforce volunteers — 130 of them — were lending a hand at the event. Through our Circle the Schools program, employees participate in volunteer activities designed to advance student skills, including literacy in elementary schools, STEM in middle schools, and college and career readiness in high schools. To date, employees have adopted 34 schools in San Francisco, Oakland, and more than 100 schools globally...

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