Bay Area, we’ve got you covered. We’re proud to announce that our Bay Area Expansion Plan is complete! From Santa Rosa to Gilroy and every city in between – hundreds of thousands of families can now log on to One Degree to search and access community resources in their neighborhoods. And soon we will announce details of several exciting community events happening throughout the Bay Area.
Earlier this year, we announced our plan to expand throughout the Bay Area and now our expansion is complete! Following our launch in Contra Costa County we spent the summer and fall working on San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and this winter we’re putting the finishing touches on resources in Marin, Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties.
We published over 9,000 resources for Bay Area families and the list keeps growing. Right now you can discover a range of services from environmental job training programs in Sonoma County to support groups for survivors of a stroke in Solano County and everything in between.
We learned a lot about the Bay Area’s vibrant and unique communities. The Bay Area is a patchwork of different neighborhoods comprised of families with varying resource needs. The challenges for families in Milpitas, for example, differ from families in Marin City. As the first step in our expansion process we researched the specific issues facing each county, its effects on families and how they access resources. Our learnings allowed us to target finding and adding the most critical resources to our database that would immediately benefit families in those areas.
Here are a few county-wide example issues that made us reflect on our work and motivate us to get resources in front of families who need them:
- San Mateo County’s immigrant population is growing at a rate greater than in any other county in the State1
- In Santa Clara County, one in four Vietnamese residents doesn’t have health insurance2
- Solano County’s African-American babies have the highest infant mortality rate of any other race3
- In Napa County 72% of Hispanic children did not meet/exceed the Common Core standards for English and 81% did not meet/exceed in math4
- In Sonoma County, 36% of all households are at risk of being hungry5
- In Marin County, 12% of children age 2-11 had never seen a dentist6
Ready, set, go! We’re excited to offer families a platform for learning about and accessing resource information no matter where they live or work in the Bay Area. And we’re looking forward to getting you involved. Did you know that we can help organizations digitize their resource binders? Just email email@example.com if you are a nonprofit professional who manages a resource binder. Did you also know you can update your organization’s information anytime? Use our free community editing tools to update your page in no time.
We look forward to giving families across the Bay Area access to thousands of resources they need and to resources they didn’t even know existed. We hope you become part of this process and take advantage of using One Degree no matter where you are in the Bay Area!
Banner photo by: Joe Parks