Join Community Impact Activities at Dreamforce ‘18

By Jamie Olsen | September 12, 2018 | Dreamforce, Volunteering

At Salesforce, we believe the business of business is to make the world a better place. We bring this core principle to everything we do. Dreamforce is no exception. This year, we’re excited to give attendees a way to make the world a better place through our Future Ready and community engagement programs. Here’s a sneak peek of how we’re making it easier than ever to give back at Dreamforce ‘18!

Join Salesforce in social impact activities at Dreamforce this year
Join Salesforce in social impact activities at Dreamforce this year

Local Students Build Sustainable Cities of the Future

Students learn coding skills with Salesforce volunteers

Students learn coding skills with Salesforce volunteers

Over 250 local middle school students will be onsite to learn valuable coding skills and participate in an interactive maker space with workshops focused on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On Thursday, September 27, Dreamforce attendees will be able to experience the Sustainable Cities of the Future Makers Faire, featuring innovative student designs. Be sure to stop on by and vote for your favorite Sustainable City.

Future Executive Summit 400 young adults from Bay Area workforce development partners will join our Future Executive Summit beginning on Thursday, September 27. This two-day event will provide young adults with a unique Dreamforce experience. The goal: to help them grow their professional networks and build the necessary skills for being competitive in today’s job market. All Dreamforce attendees can also sign up to participate in an interactive speed networking session with these leaders of tomorrow. Learn more about our Future Ready education and workforce development initiatives today.

Volunteers put together kits to benefit a local nonprofit, at the opening of Salesforce Tower in 2018
Volunteers put together kits to benefit a local nonprofit, at the opening of Salesforce Tower in 2018

Working Together to End Homelessness in the Bay Area

We are committed to supporting our local community in the fight to end homelessness — and we will be giving Dreamforce attendees a number of ways to help us accomplish this:

  • In the Dreamforest, come see the stories of people in our community who have experienced homelessness but now fortunately have a place to call home.
  • In Salesforce.org Lodge, help us fill holiday gift bags that will be delivered to children of over 100 local families in need. Mark your calendar for:
    Wednesday, September 26th: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Wednesday, September 26th: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
    Thursday, September 27th: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Participate in the Dreamforce Quest interactive game to help us achieve our ambitious goal of raising $1 million to help move people off the streets and into their own homes.

Salesforce.org Idea Forum

What if citizen philanthropists were everywhere? What if companies hired based on potential, not credentials? What if technology was the solution to the refugee crisis? Our Salesforce.org Idea Forum will give industry experts the chance to share their insights.

Giving Back Grant Announcement

Every year at Dreamforce, we’ve made a major announcement about how Salesforce will give back to the community. This year is no different. Stay tuned for some exciting news being shared this year at Dreamforce about major grants to local nonprofits!

Coming to Dreamforce? Make sure you add giving back to your schedule!

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