MENTOR California

MENTOR California Amplify MentoringMENTOR California is hosting its first-ever statewide conference on Thursday, October 28, between 9:00am and 3:00pm. COME TOGETHER 2021 – Exploring and Amplifying the need for Diversity, Connection and Science in Mentoring is a free virtual conference put on in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of California. Speakers will include state senators, authors, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro, and more.

Learn more and register.


The Carpentries

The Carpentries sponsorship program people in a meetingThe Carpentries is excited to announce it is piloting a sponsorship program for 2021-2022 to diversify its revenue stream while helping attract like-minded organizations that want to be a part of the amazing and valuable work they are doing teaching coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. Sponsors will receive incentives like social media recognition, a digital supporter badge, and mention in The Carpentries newsletter.

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Mission Science Workshop

Mission Science Workshop Tinker Times boy holding two magnifying glasses to his eyesStarting on October 26, Mission Science Workshop (MSW) will be hosting “Tinker Times” at their Excelsior site in San Francisco. These drop-in programs will be held every Tuesday between 3:00pm and 5:00pm as an opportunity for individuals of all ages to come explore MSW’s space and tools/toys for free. MSW also continues to hold after-school programs and school-day field trips.


Our Projects Are Hiring!

We're hiring hands holding a sign
We are hiring hands holding signs concept.

U.S. Digital Response (USDR) is hiring a Fundraising and Development Manager and a Product Manager-in-Residence for their Rapid Response Program. USDR is “looking for team members that will join the early conversations about what [their] organization can look like in [its] second year” and help them “define a strategy in this new world ripe for government digital transformation.”

Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) is hiring for two positions as well. They are looking for a Learning Program Manager and a Communications Assistant to join their team.


Get to Know Community Initiatives’ Senior Leadership

David McGee VP of HR and Operations
David McGee, VP of HR and Operations

David brings over thirty years of HR experience with him to Community Initiatives.

While growing up in northern Indiana, David loved to race motorcycles on courses in the woods. He has ridden motorcycles for over forty years.

For a short amount of time after college, before moving into HR, David owned his own record store and ran a Red Lobster for General Mills in Indianapolis.

His favorite vacation ever was a seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise with his wife, Nancy. They explored and enjoyed scuba diving on six different islands, including St. Thomas, Grenada, Aruba, and Guadeloupe. They also went up into the mountains from Caracas, Venezuela.

David is a proud grandfather to Reyna Grace (age four months) and Harlan (age 14 years). Harlan is obsessed with Legos, but David is working hard to also introduce him to golf. Reyna Grace enjoys smiling and being introduced to solid foods (her current favorite is pear!) as her first teeth start to come in.

You can find out more about Dave on the Meet Us page of our website.


Let us know what’s going on with your project and we’ll do our best to get it into the next Project News and share on social media.

Email Stephanie at communications@communityin.org.

If you would like to learn more about our projects, please visit our projects page.