At Jones IT, we strongly believe in giving back to the community and have been serving the San Francisco Bay Area community by mentoring and creating opportunities for the local youth. Please take a moment to learn more about these wonderful organizations that are working towards sustaining and building a strong community in San Francisco.
Bay Area Warriors
The Bay Area Warriors Inc. is a non-profit devoted to cultivating student athletes and developing leadership. It is an entirely volunteer run 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Initially founded by Evan Jones in 2005 in partnership with the First Base Foundation, it has since been reincorporated in 2012 as Bay Area Warriors, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Evan started this non-profit with the intention to use sports as a way to expose kids to college, and to help educate the youth in the local community on both sports and leadership by providing them with top-of-the-line coaching and mentoring.
"The mission of the Bay Area Warriors is to educate and help youth develop athletic skills while gaining a level of confidence and self-esteem that they can use on and off the court. The organization aims to serve the youth of San Francisco through their basketball program and running travel teams, leagues, and camps. It is the Bay Area Warriors' goal to mentor as many young men and women in the community as possible, regardless of athletic ability, ethnic background, or economic status."
<dev/Mission> is another local community organization that we support. It was started in early 2017 by a team of technology pros who feel passionate about providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities for diverse young adults.
In September 2017, Jones IT hosted the inaugural <dev/Mission> cohort for their first corporate site visit to Jones IT Headquarters. Similar to our involvement with the Mission Techies, we provide internship opportunities to program participants.
Since 2013, Jones IT has been supporting the “Mission Techies” Program offered through the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). Their mission is to “achieve economic justice for San Francisco’s low and moderate income Latino families through asset development.” Each Mission Techies cohort is invited to a corporate visit at the Jones IT office, which includes a tour of the headquarters and a Q&A session about what it takes to start and run an IT Consulting business.
Evan Jones regularly facilitates classes for the Techies on various Information Technology topics including WiFi, Network Security, Ethical Hacking, etc. Jones IT has also provided internships for qualified Techies.
We are extremely proud to partner with MEDA, or Mission Economic Development Agency, which is one of our many awesome clients in San Francisco. Their programs do everything from preparing taxes for the underserved to educating the youths of San Francisco to keep up with the rapidly changing tech landscape.
Do You Have Spare Monitors Laying Around?
We bet you have some that we can take off your hands. MEDA, which is doing phenomenal social work to improve San Francisco are always in need of functional computer monitors and displays to support their many programs which serve the Bay Area, including their Mission Techies program that teaches young adults to code and fix computers.
If you happen to have a spare display laying around, let us get rid of it for you and put it to some good use. All donations are tax deductible and come complete with a warm, fuzzy feeling.
MEDA will even come by to pick it up for you at a time that works for you. All you have to do is fill out the form below with the essentials and we will take care of the rest!