Fourth Annual Gala

Thursday, November 12, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST
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Mission Bit’s Fourth Annual Gala is a celebration of seven years of growth, impact, and learning. Join us for this inspiring event, meet our students, hear their stories, and help us reach our 2021 goals!

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Mission Bit’s Fourth Annual Gala is a celebration of seven years of growth, impact, and learning. Join us for this inspiring event, meet our students, hear their stories, and help us reach our 2021 goals!

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST
Online
Buy Ticket
Add Wine Tasting

Ruqaiyah Angeles speaking at the 2019 Mission Bit GalaRuqaiyah Angeles speaking at the 2019 Mission Bit Gala
Ruqaiyah Angeles speaking at the 2019 Mission Bit GalaRuqaiyah Angeles speaking at the 2019 Mission Bit Gala
Table at the 2019 Mission Bit GalaTable at the 2019 Mission Bit Gala

Mission Bit strives to bridge the tech divide by providing free coding courses to high school students in San Francisco and Oakland.

The gala will feature a Keynote from Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, a Welcome Address from Mayor London Breed of San Francisco, stories from Mission Bit alumni, and presentations of student projects!

Students attending the 2019 Mission Bit GalaStudents attending the 2019 Mission Bit Gala

Featured Speakers

Mayor London BreedMayor London Breed

Welcome Address: Mayor London Breed

45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

Mayor London Breed is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition. She graduated with honors from Galileo High School. In June 2018, Mayor Breed was elected to be the first African American woman and second woman in San Francisco history to serve as Mayor. She was re-elected for her first full four-year term in November 2019.

She has focused on helping the City’s homeless population into care and shelter; adding more housing for residents of all income levels; helping those suffering from mental health and substance use disorder on San Francisco’s streets; ensuring that all San Franciscans have access to a thriving economy; making San Francisco a cleaner and safer city; and furthering San Francisco’s leadership in combating climate change.

Prior to public service, Mayor Breed served as Executive Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex in the Western Addition for over a decade. She also served as a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commissioner and in 2010 was appointed by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom to be a San Francisco Fire Commissioner, where she served until her election to the Board of Supervisors.

In 2013, Mayor Breed was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 5 for six years, including three years as President of the Board.

Mayor Michael TubbsMayor Michael Tubbs

Keynote: Mayor Michael Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton, CA

On November 8, 2016, Michael Tubbs was elected to serve as the mayor of his hometown - Stockton, California. Upon taking office in January 2017, Mayor Tubbs became Stockton’s first African-American Mayor and the youngest mayor of any major city in America. Mayor Tubbs’ leadership paired with an ambitious progressive agenda has received national recognition. He has been recognized as one of Politico’s Top 50, Fortune’s 2018 Top "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the “30 Under 30”, and received the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award in 2019. In his first year, Mayor Tubbs secured $20 million to launch Stockton Scholars, a place-based scholarship that aims to dramatically increase the number of Stockton students entering and graduating from college. Mayor Tubbs also brought Advance Peace to Stockton, a data-driven program that works to reduce gun violence in communities. With an innovative public-private partnership supported by a $1 million grant, Tubbs launched the nation’s first-ever mayor-led guaranteed income pilot known as Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED). Based on the success of SEED, Tubbs’ latest initiative is Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI). MGI is a coalition of mayors advocating for a guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor. Under his leadership Stockton has been named an All-America City three times, in 2018 was named the second most fiscally healthy city in the country, and homicides have been reduced by 40%.

Before becoming mayor, Michael Tubbs earned a B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and an M.A. in Policy, Leadership & Organization studies from Stanford University with honors. He started his political career at age 22 when he was elected to serve as Stockton’s District 6 City Councilmember in 2012. While holding this position he founded the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, a private-public-non-profit that aims to empower South Stockton residents to help eradicate cycles of intergenerational poverty. He was also a part of the council that led the city out of bankruptcy as Chair of the Audit and Legislative Committee. As a result of his dedication to innovative solutions to real problems, Tubbs has been a Fellow Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, known as the d.school, at Stanford, the Emerson Collective and MIT Media Lab. Mayor Tubbs is married to his Partner Anna Nti-Asare-Tubbs and is a proud new father as of 2019.

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