MissionIt's Your District is a grassroots 501(c)3 organization that provides a free online platform for non-profits to promote themselves, recruit volunteers, connect with each other and collaborate. Serving all 11 districts of San Francisco and with over 100 local registered community organizations, IYD provides members of the public, community stakeholders, and students looking for internships and service learning opportunities the resources and tools they need. IYD produces and sponsors city-wide and community-based events to promote stakeholder engagement, celebrate our diverse neighborhoods, and inspire community. Connect. Volunteer. Collaborate.
HistoryFounded in 2014, It's Your District was designed to provide equal visibility and resources to 13 nonprofits in District 6 of San Francisco (Tenderloin, South of Market, Mission Bay and Treasure Island neighborhoods), no matter what size they were or what they did, as long as they were beneficial to the community. It was a way for the organizations and the public to have a one stop shop to get involved in their community. IYD has since expanded to all 11 districts and serves over 100 nonprofit organizations in all of San Francisco, and has created further programming from public murals and street festivals, to other city beautification projects that help build the community.
Why?There is a lack of communication and shared information among community members and organizations. Bridging this gap can be accomplished by maintaining an accessible, accurate and up to date database of community organizations, non-profits, and events; by contacting and actively recruiting volunteers from each district, neighboring universities and high schools, and connecting local businesses to community organizations within their neighborhood. IYD offers a solution as a one stop shop to those wanting to get involved in their neighborhood.