Technology companies in California are trying to engage in the communities they inhabit, by helping the homeless.
Zendesk, a company based in the San Francisco area, regularly organizes tours guided by the homeless. The motive: to increase awareness of the community in which they operate.
Innovations in community service have been fostered by the tech companies in the bay area. For example: LavaMae is a recently converted bus that houses 2 facilities for the homeless to shower.
The division between the homeless and the tech community has become increasingly pronounced by the rising rent and evictions in San Francisco. As more and more companies relocate to the area, it will be important for these businesses to give back to the communities in which they operate.
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