Our 2017 Impact Report is here!
The rapid changes taking place across the Bay Area make Oakland a critical testing ground for our mission. Ours has become the fastest growing city in the nation, with the highest annual rent increases, and the top ten “hottest neighborhoods” in the Bay Area.
It comes as no surprise that this radical shift has strained local businesses and longtime residents. Our work to help entrepreneurs create accessible good jobs is more important now than ever before.
In 2016, we served more than 140 companies through educational offerings like Path 2 Cash, Growth Strategies, and Start Up Strategies. We also launched our first ever Good Jobs Accelerator. Moreover, by leveraging a more structured service model, our dedicated pro bono advisors increased the time they spent supporting entrepreneurs by nearly 30%.
Though we are proud of our impact over the last 20 years, our model for the 20 years to come must be more responsive, more sustainable, and more scalable. We are poised to double down on our track record and learn in a deeper way.
As we envision the next 20 years of ICA Fund Good Jobs, we are grounded by the incredible impact of our entrepreneurs, the unwavering support of our partners, and the enthusiasm and innovation of our team. Together, we will build an equitable economy, where everyone has access to a good job.
And now, I encourage you to read our newest Impact Report, to read the stories of our entrepreneurs, and to learn more about our work. And if you'd like to get a printed copy of the report, we'd be happy to send you one.
Sean Daniel Murphy, CEO