StreamGuys has made our Northern California community a better place through donations, partnerships, scholarships, and volunteering.
With a focus on meeting the demands of the current and future tech industry, StreamGuys is investing in future female technologists by creating the Young Women in Technology Fund. The scholarship is intended to encourage young women in our community to pursue the study of computer technology. The Humboldt Area Foundation, a community foundation, promotes the scholarship and manages the application process.
"I started a fund after my daughter to help inspire women in the field of technology here in Humboldt County."
StreamGuys COO, Jonathan Speaker, has partnered with Humboldt State and the Smullin Foundation to offer paid job experience to HSU students studying business. The internship program helps StreamGuys find students with the kind of qualities that businesses of today are requiring. The HSU undergraduates get valuable, real world experience via the internship program making them gems for employment. Interns have been hired full time at StreamGuys after the internship, making the project a success.
In addition to corporate sponsorship from StreamGuys, StreamGuys' EVP, Jason Osburn, has organized annual bowling teams for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraising event. North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters’ has awarded the 2008 Friend of the Agency Award to Jason Osburn and StreamGuys for their continued financial support. Not to mention the StreamGuys team has won multiple back to back annual awards for best costumes at the event!
StreamGuys Founder, Kiriki Delany, along with his father, Marc, renovated the historic Bayside Schoolhouse into a green building. The Schoolhouse was originally built in 1903 and after finding annual school photos taken in front of the building, they were able to redesign the original staircase. Keeping true to the 1903 look of the building was an important part of the renovation.
Radiant floors were installed. Some rooms kept the original flooring, so radiant walls were installed instead. A condensing boiler heats water that is pumped through pipes in the walls and floors. Kiriki and Marc made other innovative decisions by installing 33 separate thermostats and choosing to insulate all the interior walls and floors with cellulose in the form of ground up newspaper.
The Delanys installed a 30 panel solar array in 2008. The solar panels power the StreamGuys office, preventing over 72,000 lbs of CO2 from being produced at our local power plant. Feel free to view the power statistics here.
StreamGuys has provided financial support to a wide range of local organizations that contribute to education, youth, art, social causes, and environmental management.
As well, Jonathan has served as a volunteer to a number of local organizations in Education, Art, and Evironmental Mangement.
StreamGuys is a big supporter of our local public radio stations, a valuable disseminator of global news in our community. We are in the business of helping public radio stations reach global audiences. We support our local stations Jefferson Public Radio and KHSU BBC through underwriting. Jonathan has volunteered for KHSU by serving on the Community Advisory Board.