Calendar of Events


Upcoming Event: Networking and Philanthropy - Celebrating Volunteerism with The Junior Achievement of Northern California Young Professional Board

On Tuesday, March 8th, come spend a happy hour or two with fellow and future Junior Achievement volunteers. Hosted by the newly formed Junior Achievement of Northern California Young Professionals Board, this event will be held from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the John Colins lounge located at 138 Minna Street @ New Montgomery in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.  Whether you are a long time JA supporter, or interested in learning more about the organization, please stop by to network and learn about upcoming opportunities and ways that you could become involved. Please register here if you will be attending.
The Junior Achievement of Northern California Young Professional Board  (JA YPB) was founded to empower and engage Bay Area young professionals to drive success of the Junior Achievement mission through enhanced volunteer recruitment efforts, community partnerships, and social networking events.  
Junior Achievement (JA) is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. JA partners with the business community, educators and volunteers to help children dream big and reach their potential.  JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students around the world. JA NorCal is a member of JA Worldwide and serves more than 124,000 students in 23 counties throughout Northern California. Throughout the world, JA operates in 123 countries and reaches 9.7 million students.


Upcoming Event: International Development Exchange (IDEX) Presents Young Professional’s Group at Happy Hour

 Please join IDEX’s Young Professional’s Group at Little Baobab in San Francisco to learn more about IDEX’s work around the globe and hear more about the Young Professionals Group and ways to get involved.

Where: Little Baobab 
3388 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(between Capp St & Mission St)
Date: Thursday February 24, 2011 6-9PM
Reggae night at Little Baobab starts at 10 p.m. – you do not have to pay the cover if you arrive during the Happy Hour event.
Who: Open to everyone!
Learn more about how you can get involved with IDEX and mingle with other like-minded professionals in the international development, environmental, and social entrepreneurship fields.
RSVP now


Job Opportunity: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is currently hiring: 
Director of the Parent Involvement Project

Upcoming Event: “Lessons Learned from Global Social Justice Philanthropy”

The definition and interpretation of social justice philanthropy can vary from one philanthropic organization to another.  At this Brown Bag, IDEX staff will share their approach to social justice philanthropy in an international context and will engage in conversation with Brown Bag participants around the opportunities and challenges of conducting social justice philanthropy.

Tuesday, March 8th
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
International Development Exchange (IDEX)
827 Valencia Street, Suite 101

RSVP at  Space is  limited. Bring your own lunch, and EPIP will provide beverages and dessert.

Featured speaker:
Rajasvini Bhansali, IDEX Executive Director
Rajasvini, known as Vini, is passionate about building the capacity of people and organizations to facilitate sustainable social change, and has worked in Kenya, India, United States and Canada. Before joining IDEX, Vini worked as Chief Operating Officer for a nationally renowned social enterprise and youth development organization. A native of India, Vini earned a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) with a focus on technology and telecommunications policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor’s degrees in Astrophysics and Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley. Vini serves on the board of CUSO-VSO, an international volunteering organization and is the co-founder of a social enterprise that supports youth vocational training in East Africa, Sukuma for Opportunities. Vini was appointed to the role of Executive Director as of February 2010.