We build partnerships between young professionals and community-based nonprofits to solve capacity challenges and
forge lifelong relationships
Young professional Fellows commit 5 hours per week to our social impact Fellowship
Teams of Fellows work closely with partners to design and complete a project addressing their unique needs. We’ve worked on everything from databases to membership programs to websites to curriculum design, but no two projects look exactly alike.
While working on projects, Fellows attend workshops and speaker events covering human-centered design, nonprofit finance, systems thinking, and fundraising to strengthen their understanding of social sector best practices.
Fellows and partners form lasting connections that extend far beyond their four-month project. YCore alumni stay involved with their partners as board members, donors, regular volunteers, go-to gurus, and community advocates.
Planning, execution, and completion of a capacity-building project over a four-month period
Five young professional Fellows eager to add value and become champions for their partner’s work
Access to YCore's greater network of nonprofits, fellows, and programming
Attend regular check-ins with teams to support projects
Support YCore's mission to catalyze next-gen social impact by developing relationships with Fellows as more than short-term volunteers
No desk space needed! Most project work happens outside of the office
Young professionals aged 23 - 35 based in SF or the Peninsula
Not everyone is an engineer, but many work at tech companies like LinkedIn, Google, Yelp and Twitter
All Fellows pass a rigorous, competitive interview process that measures applicable skills, curiosity, commitment, and sensitivity
We work exclusively with local, community-based nonprofits in the Bay Area. Our partners have a strong track record of impact and are constantly adapting to better serve and advocate for their clients.
Our Leadership Team and Project Leads work closely with potential partners to discuss ideas and scope capacity-building projects. Our ideal project will impact key priorities for our partners, have clear outcomes or questions to answer, and involve enough hands-on work for teams of five Fellows to tackle over four months.
We do not take on projects that require Fellows to fundraise for our partners, identify or create partnerships between our partners and donors or companies, or build software from scratch. Our best partners are not only invested in their projects and teams, but see a YCore partnership as a chance to engage with the next generation of social impact.
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YCore fellows researched and selected a bike rental management platform
Helped New Door grow rentals at their bike shop social business
Empowered New Door to expand their impact on at-risk youth through employment
Fellows developed a curriculum for technology courses for low-income entrepreneurs
Leveraged mobile-friendly platforms such as Yelp, Square and Facebook marketing
YCore assisted with the launch and marketing of La Cocina’s monthly-donation membership program
Increased year-over-year revenue by $9000
Fellows used Salesforce to support a new key success metric for Hack the Hood students
Worked with the Hack the Hood staff to to develop the tracking process