Nov/25/2010 Bayview’s 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Richard • November 25th, 2010

Let’s Do It Again at Velma’s

Turkey Your Way

Fried (Sam Jordans), Bar-B-Que Turkey (Racing For Life), Smoked (Monte Carlo), Baked Turkey (Auntie Aprils, Old Skool Cafe, Simply Fabulous)

Doors Open at 12:00 Noon
Thursday, November 25, 2010
2246 Jerrold Avenue, SF
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Everyone is welcome, Bring the family

Nov/24/2010 Budget Report & Expenses-To-Date Report of the Fillmore Economic Action Plan

Posted by Richard • November 24th, 2010

Below are links to the Budget and Expenses-to-date Reports of the Fillmore Economic Action Plan. The budget will be posted on as soon as OEWD’s webmaster returns, likely on Monday, November 29.

The Fillmore Economic Action Plan Budget update 11.7.10
The Fillmore Economic Action Plan Working Budget 11222010

For additional information and questions regarding this project, please contact:
Andrea Baker,
Office of Economic & Workforce Development

Nov/23/2010 Presentation on Adverse Childhood Exprience: A Root Cause of Complex Trauma at SFGH Psychiatry Department

Posted by Richard • November 23rd, 2010

On November 23rd, Dr. Nadine Burke will present a lecture on Adverse Childhood Experience: A Root Cause of Complex Trauma at SF General in the Psychiatry Department from 11:30 – 1:00. Please note that this is not a CME-advertised event as originally stated.

A Root Cause of Complex Trauma
SF General – Psychiatry Dept
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

All medical staff, service providers, and practitioners are invited to attend this important presentation.

For more information, please contact:  Michael Huff, PHd. Director of African American Health Disparities Project, at

View Flyer of Adverse Child Experience Presentation (pdf)

Nov/23/2010 Mo’ MAGIC meeting

Posted by Richard • November 23rd, 2010

With the season of Thanksgiving upon us and the normal MAGIC meeting date falling on the actual day set aside for giving thanks, we will move our meeting day and location. This week we will meet:

Tuesday November 23


Gussies Chicken and Waffles- 1521 Eddy Street

Please join us to for Turkey, dressing and all the fixings.

We will have a light agenda with lots of time for socializing.

Nov/22/2010 Thirsty? Learn More About Recent Steps to Promote Water Consumption in Schools

Posted by Richard • November 22nd, 2010

On September 30th, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 1413 (Leno) creating a requirement for all schools in California to make free, fresh drinking water available to students during school meals. This new requirement recognizes that California has taken some good steps forward in getting rid of sugary drinks in schools. But, not as much has been done on promoting the healthy choices, namely water. Water is an essential nutrient and is calorie-free. Best of all, tap water is free! Unfortunately, a recent survey found that over 40 percent of responding schools reported to have no access to free water in cafeterias.

SB 1413 responds to this lack of access. With the requirement going into effect on July 1, 2011, schools and local advocates will need resources and tools to ensure compliance. This web-based toolkit,, provides you with the information you need to promote water consumption in schools.

A report by California Food Policy Advocates highlights challenges with providing free, clean, and appealing tap water in schools as well as strategies to promote consumption.  Click here for a copy of the report.  Use the link above to learn about the importance of water, what’s currently required, and how to make things happen in your school.

Let us know what’s going on in your community’s school on water access/consumption.  Contact Kumar Chandran at, 510.433.1122 x129.

Nov/22/2010 SFSU’s Youth Sailing & Kayaking Camps Registration Open for 2011

Posted by Richard • November 22nd, 2010

A Special Project of the University Corporation, San Francisco State:

2011 Youth Sailing & Kayaking Camps

Good Healthy Fun on Beautiful Lake Merced!

Half Day Sailing Camp (M-F) $125
* Morning Sessions: 9am-12pm Ages: 8-15
* Afternoon Sessions: 1am-4pm Ages: 8-15

Full Day Sailing & Science (M-F, 9:00-4:00) $225

Half Day Kayaking & Environment Camp (M-F) $125
* Morning Sessions: 9am-12pm Ages: 8-15
* Afternoon Sessions: 1am-4pm Ages: 8-15

Full Day Sailing & Kayaking (M-F, 9:00-4:00) $225

Summer Sessions Run Monday thru Friday
June 13th – August 12th, 2011

* Safety is our #1 priority
* All lead instructors are certified
* All youth welcome
* No previous experience needed
* Swimming ability strongly suggested
* Minimum of 8 and maximum of 14 for Sailing, 24 Kayaking, students per camp

A Community Service of SFSU Dept. of Recreation, Parks and Tourism

For Details & Registration Visit:

Or mail to:
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Department
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132

Full payment  required for a reservation, and due at least two weeks prior to start of class. For camp details and to make a reservation go to: Payment by credit card. Scholarships may be available by contacting us. For groups of 8 or more, a $100 deposit is required. All cancellations must be made two weeks prior to scheduled session or payments forfeited. Please include medical and liability release forms on the first day of class. Fees include instruction, boating equipment and commemorative t-shirt. Lunch is not provided.

View Flyer of 2011 Summer Combo Sailing Kayak (PDF) 10-21-10

Nov/22/2010 New SF Foundation Grantmaking Program Launches to Strengthen Impact

Posted by Richard • November 22nd, 2010

Announcement from SF Foundation:

Dear Friend,

The San Francisco Foundation, as a community foundation, continually engages in listening and responding to community. This past year we did an intensive analysis and recalibration of our focus and processes. We seized this opportunity to respond to the dramatic shifts in our community due to the economic downturn, and to adapt ourselves to the myriad changes all around us; shrinking government resources, a streamlining nonprofit sector, and emerging trends in philanthropy, nationally and locally.

The theme we heard loud and clear throughout our listening campaign, and the theme that drives our new plan is that of impact. By narrowing our focus and deepening our investments, we aim to strengthen our impact in achieving social justice throughout all of our work; grantmaking, public policy, leadership development, sustainability in the nonprofit sector, and vitality in neighborhoods and communities. We are honored and humbled by the generous contributions of our family of donors, past and present, and we are committed to delivering impact with the investments they have entrusted to us.

Thank you for your input, insights, and advice in shaping the plan. Community input has been essential in informing and guiding our strategic plan over the past several months. We appreciate the diverse perspectives we received from our donors, grantees, funding partners, civic leaders, and key groups and individuals from the government and private sectors.

Thank you for your steadfast support and all that you do to help make the Bay Area a better place for us all.


Sandra R. Hernández, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer

2010 Grantmaking

As we launch our 2010 Grantmaking Cycle, we are eager to share with you our priorities and strategies. These areas of focus are both for the near term in response to the economic downturn, and for the longer term to enhance our impact in community.

As a community foundation with social justice at our core, striving for the greater good is our driving force. As we adapt and respond to shifting community needs, we continue to build on our core Program strengths – expertise and leadership in Arts and Culture, Community Development, Community Health, Education, and the Environment. This grantmaking will be an Open Application Cycle beginning November 1, 2010.

In response to the economic downturn, and its collateral effects, we will provide focused funding by invitation only that targets safety net partners, jobs training and creation, and foreclosure response and neighborhood preservation for the next three years. Our strategy maximizes our collaborations with other funders, extraordinary nonprofit organizations, government, and the business sector to leverage the most impact. This invitation-only funding cycle launched Monday, October 11, 2010.

There are two Funds that will open in 2011, that are separate from our annual Open Application Cycle. Our Transitions Fund will support nonprofit organizations seeking support for mergers and acquisitions, shared-services, and other organizational transitions. The Immigration Integration Fund will promote the integration of immigrants into the civic and economic life of our region. More information will be available on in early 2011.

To increase our internal coordination and effectiveness, and thus our community impact, we hold an organizing principle based on our belief that meaningful change happens through people, organizations, neighborhoods, policy, advocacy, and organizing. This organizing principle serves as a backdrop for us as we vet, analyze, and coordinate our grantmaking for the greatest impact possible. To read more about these principles, click here.

Stay Connected

We encourage you to visit for complete information about our goals and objectives, as well as details about how to apply. You can also read Frequently Asked Questions here.

If you would like to be kept updated by email, please click here to provide your contact information.

Nov/20/2010 Thanksgiving Dinner at John Muir

Posted by Richard • November 20th, 2010

7th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Dinner

Community Coming Together to reflect, rejoice, and give thanks to all our partners for their unified efforts to foster a safe and caring community

Saturday, November 20th
Noon until 3:00 pm
John Muir Elementary Auditorium
380 Webster St @ Oak St
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Please join us for a celebration of community with Food & Entertainment and a 30 Turkey raffle!

Sponsored by Western Addition Beacon Center, Community Partners United, Mo’ Magic, Safety Network (DCYF Fund), Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services

For additional information please contact Richard Johnson at  or 415-252-9644

View Flyer of Thanksgiving Luncheon_2010 (pdf)

Nov/20/2010 College & Career Fair

Posted by Richard • November 20th, 2010

College & Career Fair for Middle & High School Students and Parents/Guardians

Time & Place:
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
West Bay Conference Center
1290 Fillmore Street, SF 94115
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This is a free event with Colleges, Workshops, KMEL Street Team, and Step Show. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please call 415-437-1700.

View Flyer of CC Fair 2010 (pdf)

Nov/19/2010 Holiday Season Crime Prevention Tips for Merchants & Consumers

Posted by Richard • November 19th, 2010

Holiday season is a busy time for many merchants, as it is for many perpetrators of theft and fraud. Acts of fraud against businesses include credit card and check fraud, and many different scams. In the case of credit card fraud, the perpetrator often uses another person’s name and credit card (or credit card number). Sometimes the thief actually commits identity theft, by falsely using the stolen personal identifiers (DOB, Driver’s License No., etc.) that you examine to verify their identity.  The thieves also use common personal computers to generate counterfeit documents of identity, checks, and credit cards.  Both businesses and consumers are victimized by these crimes.

Certain types of crimes occur more frequently during the holiday shopping season. Robbers and thieves usually do not act at random, but by opportunity. They take advantage of people not demonstrating proper awareness and exercising safe habits.

Read more from Holiday Season Safety Tips Brochure by viewing:
Brochure of Merchants_&_Consumers_Holiday_Tips_2010 (pdf)

Call SAFE at 553-1984 or visit to arrange a security survey of your home, begin a Neighborhood Watch or give a safety presentation.

For emergencies or crimes in progress dial 9-1-1.  For non-emergencies dial (415) 553-0123.