Aug/30/2011 Free OEWD-Sponsored Workshops

Posted by Richard • August 30th, 2011

Register Now!  Free OEWD-Sponsored Workshops
As part of our new CBO Capacity Building Initiative (CBI), OEWD’s Workforce Division is providing the following workshops to our grantees free of charge.  Seating is limited and registration is required;  so register today by emailing us at:  workforce.development@sfgov.org  

August 2011
Date
Workshop Description
Target Audience
Facilitator
8/309am-12pm
Management Strategies for Success with Private Sector Businesses in a Recessionary Economy
The session will include strategies for targeting, prioritizing and marketing to businesses that are the best match for your organization.  You’ll learn how to avoid the most common mistakes workforce organizations make in their work with the business community.  Maximize the performance of your job developers and businesses services staff.  Refocus your business services so you can develop solid relationships with businesses even when they aren’t hiring so you will be the resource they come to when hiring resumes.
Program Managers,
Lead Staff

REGISTRATION
IS OPEN
To register please send an email to Workforce.development@sfgov.org

L. Robbin
September 2011
Date
Workshop Description
Target Audience
Facilitator
9/13 9am-12pm
How to Find Assets to Employment in People that are Hard-to-Employ  
Reinvent your work with people that are hard-to-employ in ways that help to close the gap between them and jobs. The traditional approach to working with people who are hard-to-employ focuses on uncovering their barriers to employment. We will uncover jobseeker’s strengths and assets to employment as the first task in employment counseling and case management.  Assets to employment in the hard-to-employ are often hidden and difficult to uncover.  Using the techniques in this idea packed workshop will enable you to find these positive attributes in people and use them to increase employment motivation, establish job and career goals, improve matches for training and help overcome barriers to employment.  
Career Advisors, Case Managers, Line Staff

REGISTRATION
 IS OPEN
To register please send an email to Workforce.development@sfgov.org

L. Robbin

Not available to attend either of these workshops? Don’t worry, over the course of this fiscal year, OEWD will be offering a variety of other workshops as part of our new CBO Capacity Building Initiative (CBI).  These professional development training sessions are designed to enhance organizational and staff capacity to deliver workforce services of the highest quality.
Topics will address:
·        Employer Engagement
·        Case Management
·        Organizational and Programmatic Sustainability
·        Fiscal Administration

Executive Directors, Program Managers and Coordinators, Vocational Counselors, Case Managers, Job Coaches, and other program operations staff will all find sessions targeted to meet their particular interests and challenges.  All OEWD workforce grantees are invited to send staff to attend these training sessions.  Some workshops will also be open to other community based organizations.  As seating is limited, registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. However, priority may be given to OEWD grantees for certain workshops.   OEWD may also limit the total number of registrations per organization.  

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities. Register now by emailing: workforce.development@sfgov.org

Aug/25/2011 Free MUNI for Youth

Posted by Richard • August 25th, 2011

As many of you know at the beginning of this summer MUNI offered free fast passes to low-income youth for three months. Although this program was successful, how amazing would it be if MUNI was free for all youth, year round. A group of different CBO’s and advocacy groups have been working closely with City Hall, MUNI, the MTA, and the school district to figure out how to actually make this happen.

At the next MiCoCo gathering, August 25th at 11am @ Valencia Gardens (390 Valencia, corner of 15th St. and Valencia St.) Bob Allen, Program Director of Transportation and Housing at Urban Habitat, and Steve Williams, Co-Executive Director of POWER, will be presenting on this exciting effort, and how you and your organizations can help make free muni for all youth of our city a reality.

We are aiming for this to happen this academic year and we want to do it asap. But we need your help to make this happen!

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns and hopefully I will see you Thursday August 25th.

Also please Forward this message to anyone who would like to learn more about this effort.

Thanks,

Aug/18/2011 Mo’ MAGIC Meeting

Posted by Richard • August 18th, 2011

Aug/16/2011 Clipper Youth transition

Posted by Richard • August 16th, 2011

072511_Youth transition update-1

Now that we are nearing completion of the transition of our paper passes,
we are at a critical juncture for the youth segment.  Although we’ve
conducted briefings with most of you, we are requesting one last push of
information through your newsletters and eblasts, esp. for the month of
August.

Key take aways are:
·         To this date, we have 17,000 youth cards issued, but only
4500 are loading them.
·         As of August, the Youth paper pass will be discontinued
·         Youth customers HAVE to load their passes on their Clipper
cards to continue receiving the discount
·         SFMTA Customer Service Office at 11 South Van Ness will be
open on the four Saturdays listed below from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to
process Youth Clipper cards only.  No other services will be
available on these Saturdays.

§  August 6

§  August 27 and

§  September 3
Please feel free to contact Transit Outreach Manager, Lulu Feliciano at
415-701-4453 or  lulu.feliciano@sfmta.com should you have any questions.

Thank you for your assistance.

Janet

Janet L. Martinsen
Local Government Affairs Liaison
SFMTA | Municipal Transportation Agency
1 So. Van Ness, 7th Floor
janet.martinsen@sfmta.com
415-701-4693w; 415-701-4737f
www.sfmta.com

Aug/13/2011 Health Fair & Backpack Giveaway

Posted by Richard • August 13th, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street (at Webster Street)

Backpack stuffing will occur on 8/12. Volunteers will be needed.

Aug/4/2011 Mo’ MAGIC Meeting

Posted by Richard • August 4th, 2011

Aug/2/2011 Youth Community Organizations Invited to Free Performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

Youth community organizations are invited to a free performance of the beloved comic opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (Barber of Seville).

Dates available:
Monday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 pm

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

For seats:
Please email Michelle Andre at mandre@sfopera.com by July 22, including:

  1. Your name
  2. Your organization/group name
  3. Your email address
  4. Your preferred date
  5. Number of attendees

Educational resources are also available. Just ask when you email to RSVP!

Merola Opera Program presents

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini with libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Conductor: Mark Morash
Director: Roy Rallo

Mistaken identities, lovers in disguise, an elaborate ruse and, of course, true love. In this commedia dell’arte production, lovely Rosina has two competing suitors – her guardian Dr. Bartolo and the wealthy Count Almaviva. The Count, hoping Rosina will love him for himself rather than for his money and position, disguises himself as a poor student and sets out to woo her, while dodging a suspicious Dr. Bartolo. Luckily, Count Almaviva’s trusty ally Figaro helps him deceive Dr. Bartolo and win the hand of Rosina. More disguises, a series of secret meetings and one misdirected letter combine to give everyone plenty to worry about. But in the end, true love conquers all!

Please note this opera is double cast. One cast will appear on August 1, and the other cast on August 2.

 

Aug/2/2011 Summer Learning – National Night Out

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

9th Annual Western Addition National Night Out

Performance from Trash Mash-Up!

The goals of this event include increasing crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening police-community partnerships, and sending a message that there are many positive activities in the community. The Night Out is sponsored by Community Partners United, Supervisor Mirkarimi, the Mayor’s Office, Hayes Valley Playground, Northern Police Station, African American Art and Culture Complex and Mo’ Magic.

Aug/1/2011 Youth Community Organizations Invited to Free Performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

Posted by Richard • August 1st, 2011

Youth community organizations are invited to a free performance of the beloved comic opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (Barber of Seville).

Dates available:
Monday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 pm

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

For seats:
Please email Michelle Andre at mandre@sfopera.com by July 22, including:

  1. Your name
  2. Your organization/group name
  3. Your email address
  4. Your preferred date
  5. Number of attendees

Educational resources are also available. Just ask when you email to RSVP!

Merola Opera Program presents

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini with libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Conductor: Mark Morash
Director: Roy Rallo

Mistaken identities, lovers in disguise, an elaborate ruse and, of course, true love. In this commedia dell’arte production, lovely Rosina has two competing suitors – her guardian Dr. Bartolo and the wealthy Count Almaviva. The Count, hoping Rosina will love him for himself rather than for his money and position, disguises himself as a poor student and sets out to woo her, while dodging a suspicious Dr. Bartolo. Luckily, Count Almaviva’s trusty ally Figaro helps him deceive Dr. Bartolo and win the hand of Rosina. More disguises, a series of secret meetings and one misdirected letter combine to give everyone plenty to worry about. But in the end, true love conquers all!

Please note this opera is double cast. One cast will appear on August 1, and the other cast on August 2.