May/31/2011 Second Chance Reentry Free Legal Clinic

Posted by Richard • May 31st, 2011

Need legal advice about your past arrests or convictions?
Visit Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’

Second Chance Reentry Free Legal Clinic

If you have past arrests or convictions, you can get free legal advice on:
* Job licensing applications and denials
* Criminal background checks
* Housing and employment law issues
* Driver’s license suspensions

To sign up, please call 415-814-7610.

Mo’ Magic/Westbay Community Center Gallery A
1290 Fillmore Street (at Eddy Street)
Every Last Tuesday of the the month at 6:00 pm.
Next clinic dates: May 31 (corrected, previously May 24), June 28, July 26

For the best advice, please bring a recent RAP sheet.


May/31/2011 Scholarships for Summer Kayaking Programs

Posted by Richard • May 31st, 2011

Two Kayaking Programs, one at Mission Creek and the other at Lake Merced, are offering group scholarships:

Take a day sea kayaking outing on Mission Creek:

University of California San Francisco Outdoor Programs Kayak Adventure
Contact: Kirk McLaughlin, 415/502-2121
Mission Creek, Mission Bay/South of Market

Free under scholarship program: Take your group on an urban aquatic adventure! UCSF Outdoor Programs has 440 full-scholarship spots for sea kayaking outings on Mission Creek for young people over 8 years old. Make arrangements directly with the program. Ability to swim strongly preferred but not mandatory.

Sign up a group for a weeklong day camp sailing and kayaking on Lake Merced:

San Francisco State University Kayaking/Sailing Camp
Contact: Dr. Patrick Tierney, 415/338-1531
Lake Merced, Lakeshore/Sunset District

Full scholarships for groups representing low-income urban youth: Weeklong day camps on Lake Merced offer kayaking, sailing, science and environmental activities. Ages 8-15; ability to swim strongly preferred but not mandatory. Groups must commit to the full week.

May/31/2011 Community Partners United Meeting

Posted by Richard • May 31st, 2011

Just a friendly reminder that we will meet on Tuesday.  Please note we will be meeting at a different location Tuesday in Hayes Valley South Community Room.

What:   Community Partners United
When:  Tuesday May 31st, 2011 at 9am
Where:  Hayes Valley South Community Room (Different location)
403 Rose Street (at Buchanan)

May/30/2011 Eureka Valley Rec Center Youth Space Returns on May 31

Posted by Richard • May 30th, 2011

Youth Space is back by popular demand and begins on May 31.

Mondays: Evys Club, Free, 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesdays: Gay Arts & Crafts, Free, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesdays: Drag 4 Queens, Free, 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursdays: Queer Dinner & a Movie, Fee $20, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fridays: Karaoke & Games, Free, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturdays: Queer Youth Zine, Fee $36, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Eureka Valley Recreation Center
100 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

May/30/2011 Look up any San Francisco Property on New Property Information Map

Posted by Richard • May 30th, 2011

The Planning Department has released a new publicly  accessible Property Information Map on the SF Planning Department website, This service will  be  a  very  useful  tool  for your staff to access detailed property information to do their work.

The  new  Property  Information  Map  provides  a single access point for a variety  of  useful  property  data,  zoning and project information.  This handy  map search tool and the wide range of information it makes available enables  anyone  to search for specific information on every parcel of land in the City.

Among the useful records and resources available for each property are:
•       Property Information (including Assessor’s Reports and various Maps)
•       Zoning  Information  (including  Zoning  Districts and other Applicable Regulations)
•       Historic Preservation Record of the Property
•       Project History of the Property
•       Building Permit & Other Permit History of the Property
•       Enforcement Complaint Record of the Property

The Property Information Map can be accessed at:

Please  share  this  information  with  any  members of your staff that can benefit from this innovative, new resource.

May/30/2011 Red Rose Culinary Arts Program Seeks Kitchen and Support

Posted by Richard • May 30th, 2011


Red Rose Culinary Arts Training and Catering Program is a program of Brothers for Change. Henry Howard of Brothers for Change can be reached at 415-410-4763.

Brothers for Change
1290 Fillmore Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94115

May/30/2011 Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB) Applications Available | Due September 12

Posted by Richard • May 30th, 2011

Apply to Join DCYF’s Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB)

Applications Due Monday, September 12th @ 5pm

Term from October 2011 to July 2012

Download an application from

Do you want to be a youth leader in San Francisco?
Do you want to help make changes in your community?
Do you think youth should have a say in government decisions?
Want to learn about amazing youth programs in San Francisco?

If you answered YES!, you should apply to join the Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB)!

The Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families is looking for passionate youth leaders to help us decide how to fund and support youth programs throughout San Francisco. Each year, the YEF gives out over $1 million to youth-led projects and programs including youth grant-making, community organizing, and leadership programs. Members of the YEFAB work closely with the SF Youth Commission and other youth leaders, serve as a youth voice on important citywide issues, and fund and evaluate the programs within the Youth Empowerment Fund.

RESPONSIBILITIES: What exactly do you do as YEFAB member?

  • Work and attend meetings up to 5 hours a week
  • Decide how to fund and evaluate youth-led projects
  • Reach out to youth and community members
  • Facilitate trainings, workshops, and focus groups
  • Learn about amazing youth programs and community organizations in SF

REWARDS: What do you get as a YEFAB member?

  • Receive a stipend of $10/hr for up to $2000
  • Develop leadership skills and personal growth
  • Make new friends from all parts of SF!!!

For more info, contact Bryant Tan, Youth Empowerment Fund Manager at or 415-557-6727



May/28/2011 WA Family Resource Center’s Family Day at the Park

Posted by Richard • May 28th, 2011

WA Family Resource Center’s Family Day at the Park

Food, Jumpers, Sports, Resources, Face Painting

May 28, 2011
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Margaret Hayward Playground
1016 Laguna Street (at Golden Gate Avenue)

Come and celebrate our 4th year anniversary by honoring our families of the Western Addition!

For more information, contact WAFRC at 415-202-9770.

May/27/2011 Show Me Campaign Fellowship 2011 Applications Due

Posted by Richard • May 27th, 2011

The Show Me Campaign Fellowship Program, launched in 2009, encourages young people who are dedicated to helping improve the world. The Fellowship provides $3,000 stipends for college students who have unpaid internships during the summer of 2011 in the following areas:

  • International development, specifically eradicating global poverty
  • Improving education in the United States

John Legend, Grammy award-winning musician and founder of the Show Me Campaign, provides the inspiration for the Fellowship program.

John believes that a commitment to social justice means turning down some of the noise and clutter of our daily lives and stopping to think about the way others live. He believes that developing a sense of empathy leads to caring and that caring leads to action.

Show Me Campaign Fellows are leaders committed to social justice. They are persons who witness injustice and act on it. They want to improve the world and inspire others to join them.

The Show Me Campaign Fellows program is now accepting applications for the Summer 2011 program. The deadline to apply is May 27, 2011.


Applicants must have completed their junior year of college at an accredited college or university and be entering their senior year of college in the fall of 2011.

Applicants must have a predetermined unpaid internship with a registered 501(c)3 organization.

Fellows will develop and submit a personal profile and a host organization profile that will be posted on the Show Me Campaign Fellows page on the Show Me Campaign website ( Responsibilities include submitting 3 written or video entries over the course of the summer highlighting the community in which you are working, your hosting organization’s mission and goals, and demonstrable measures of the progress and impact being achieved. The Show Me Campaign will post excerpts from these entries to the Show Me Campaign website. Fellows are also asked to share information that will help others become more informed of issues related to the mission of the Show Me Campaign.

Fellows will receive the $3,000 stipend after their internship is completed and if their profiles and blogs were maintained throughout the summer.

APPLY TODAY! Click here to download an application.

Please contact with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


May/26/2011 Dine for Our Youth at Papalote Mexican Grill

Posted by Richard • May 26th, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Papalote Mexican Grill
3409 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mention Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center and 10% of your purchase will help fund reVISION a Social Justice Project for Youth at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.

BHNC works to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. We promote community action to build a just and equitable community for all. BHNC focuses on the needs of people with low and moderate incomes.

We work to accomplish our mission by:
Developing affordable housing throughout San Francisco; Providing linguistically and culturally responsive services to our community’s most vulnerable adults, seniors, youth and their families; Developing leaders, organizing and empowering our tenants, clients, members, and allies to advocate for their needs and for the needs of the community.