The Big Ask Give is a special day of service organized by Citylab Professional on October 21, 2023. Citylab Professional is a volunteer-based organization that works to improve personal growth and family and community development through technical education, local employment opportunities, and affordable housing solutions.
Our motto is "one hour, one day, once a year," and we are calling on all volunteers to join us and make a positive impact in their community by participating in the Big Ask Give. Whether you have just an hour to spare or are able to commit to a full day of service, your time and effort can help make a difference in addressing the issues that are important to you and your community. Let's do some good and make a lasting impact together.
Background and Big Ask
Inherent Knowledge Public Benefit Company and CityLab Professional are organizations that trade in goods or services and link that trade to a social mission. The need to deliver on financial, social, and environmental performance targets is often referred to as having a triple bottom line.
As in CityLab Professional, it could be that the profit (or surplus) from the business is used to support related or unrelated social aims (as in Goodwill Industries), or that the business itself accomplishes the social aim through its operation, say through the employment of people from a disadvantaged community including individuals and existing business who have difficulty in securing home loans from banks and mainstream lenders.
CityLab Professional brings local employment and affordable housing to Bayarea employees in technical education for communications and information technology while helping students fulfill 600 -2000 hours of training to become a Cisco certified technician, enabling future homeownership.
Our training focus is on future jobs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and computer-coding-related careers provided through our Cisco Network Academy.
Proposed agenda for a 90-minute Networking Event:
30 minutes of networking with small food and local merchant introductions
30-minute educational presentation followed by a
15-minute Question & Answer
15 minutes of networking for whoever wants to stick around