Enspire

I have no experience with them, but they seem to have a real good idea and I wish them luck:

We partner with local companies of any size and market their job roles to college students and job seekers through job shadowing opportunities. Students get to learn about what the working world is truly like and get connected with employers without the long term commitment of a typical internship program.


"Sick City: The demise of an American metropolis"

In-depth look at a problem with public defenders that seems unique to San Francisco.

In the midst of a colossal addiction crisis, with hundreds of cartel-backed drug dealers openly selling meth, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine on downtown San Francisco streets 24 hours a day, the city’s Public Defender is trying to make it impossible for San Francisco police officers to arrest people for drug sales. Last March, in a motion to the San Francisco Superior Court, on behalf of one of their alleged drug dealing clients, the Public Defender accused SFPD Sergeant Daniel Solorzano, who is himself of Mexican and Nicaraguan heritage and whose first language is Spanish, of racism against Latinos. Their evidence: he arrested 53 suspects over a two-year period for drug dealing, all of whom were Latino, while declining to arrest 43 other people who were otherwise implicated in drug transactions, all but two of whom were non-Latino.


"The effect of soda taxes beyond beverages in Philadelphia"

Abstract:

Soda taxes are implemented in several cities across the United States (US) with the aim of reducing sugar intake from sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs). Sugar is linked to obesity and to higher risk of diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. Sodas are targeted with these taxes since they are the main source of sugar for consumers in the US. In presence of potential substitutes, the policy can be undermined by consumers changing their sources of sugar. We examine the heterogeneous effects of the 2017 Philadelphia soda tax on purchases of other items containing sugar. We present an empirical evaluation focusing on the potential substitution toward additional sugary foods in Philadelphia and counties bordering Philadelphia. We find an increase in sugar from purchases of sweetened foods of about 4.3% following the introduction of the tax in Philadelphia and of 3.7% in the neighboring localities. The substitution to sugary foods in Philadelphia offsets 19% of the decrease of sugar from SSBs. Additionally, we find that the substitution offsets 37% of the decrease of sugar from SSBs when including counties bordering Philadelphia. These results suggest that while SSB taxes might be effective at lowering consumption of SSBs, substitution patterns may limit the effectiveness of the tax to reduce overall sugar intake.


"Rebuilding Trust in Government: A Model Emerges at Local Level"

"Among voters who believe the federal government is untrustworthy, 35% cite corrupt and power-hungry individuals running government as the reason. That response is nearly three times higher than the next most popular reason – that government has proven itself to be incapable, yielding 12% of respondents. 

"Among voters who believe the federal government is untrustworthy, 35% cite corrupt and power-hungry individuals running government as the reason. That response is nearly three times higher than the next most popular reason – that government has proven itself to be incapable, yielding 12% of respondents."