San Francisco, CA
Levare is a startup volunteer initiative whose mission is to amplify the Black community by helping Black-owned businesses create an online presence. Levare provides support through a variety of services, including website design/development, logo/graphic design, social media engagement, business development, and more. Since its official launch in June 2020, Levare has gained 200+ student volunteers that have impacted 10+ businesses in teams.
Project Manager: Armaan Om Goyal
Planeterra is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2003, committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra helps local organizations use tourism to improve people’s lives, protect their natural environments, and celebrate their culture. Planeterra does this by finding local social impact organizations, setting up tourism experiences with them, and then integrating those experiences into the travel itineraries of our corporate partners, like G Adventures, to guarantee an income
Project Manager: Sharon Chen
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Breakthrough SJC’s mission is to support local motivated students whose backgrounds are underrepresented in higher education by providing tuition-free academic programming and guidance from middle school through college graduation. They achieve our mission by providing a year-round, tuition-free program that helps prepare talented low-income youth for success in middle school, high school, and college. The model is targeted to support students along critical inflections points along their journey from middle school through college graduation.
Project Manager: Apoorva Agarwal
São Paulo, Brazil & Palo Alto, CA
Positive Ventures is an impact-oriented early stage venture capital (VC) firm based in São Paolo and Palo Alto, focusing on investments in emerging markets. They are a B-Corp that invests in entrepreneurs and companies set on tackling social challenges, in order to create a more inclusive and sustainable economic model. Through their investments, Positive Ventures aims to deliver best-in-class returns along with measurable environmental or social impact per dollar of revenue. To date, the firm has raised capital for several funds — the most recent being a technology-focused fund launched in 2019.
Project Manager: Jimmy Yunhao Jiang
Voteology is a recent startup that has curated a tool to help college students better understand how to leverage their votes, in either home or university voting districts, to generate positive social impact in key areas throughout the United States. Their mission is to help students understand issues such as voter suppression, gerrymandering, and the electoral college to empower college-age voters to participate in changing our political systems for the better. Currently, Voteology has a growing team that needs assistance in mapping a growth plan for onboarding students across the country while thinking of Voteology’s future post-election.