What it looks like when tech gives back

September 10, 2014, 8:11 PM UTC

If San Francisco’s tech community wants to help soften some of the growing tensions with local residents, perhaps some of its leaders should take a look at what’s going on in Boston today: More than 1,500 tech executives, employees and venture capitalists have taken the day off of work to assist in community service projects. Everything from park cleanups to school beautification to creating a youth-focused business incubator inside a local high school.

It’s part of the 4th Annual Tech Gives Back event, which is organized by a social entrepreneurship organization called TUGG. And, because it’s tech, there is an after-party that will raise around $150,000 for select area nonprofits.

Below are some photos from today’s work sites, via participant tweets: