Jan/31/2012 Deadline Extended to 1/27: Youth Empowermen​t Cohort

Posted by cwilliams • January 31st, 2012

Apply to join the 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort!

*** Deadline extended to Friday, January 27th at 5pm ***

The 2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort is FREE professional development for staff from community-based organizations that directly work with teens in San Francisco. Through twice-monthly day-long workshops, the cohort is an intensive training that will cover topics such as: Preparing for Youth Leadership, Skill-Development for Youth Leaders, Engaging Multiple Intelligences, Youth-led Service Learning, and Program Evaluation.

Each training will utilize both best-practices in youth empowerment as well as peer-learning and reflective practice. Additionally, each cohort member will develop an individualized work plan that will lead engage youth leaders to develop a youth-led project in their respective programs/agencies in Fall 2012. Select members may also qualify for individualized coaching to meet work plan goals.

Cohort Training Dates/Times

All trainings will take place from 9:30am-3:30pm. January 31 February 14, 28 March 13, 27 April 10, 24 May 8, 22 June 12, 26 Additional training dates will be announced when group is formed.

Application Criteria Must work for a 501(c)3 non-profit agency based in San Francisco Must work directly with youth from San Francisco Current job responsibilities must include program planning, development, and/or program delivery and service provision Interest in increasing youth voice/leadership in programs

CLICK HERE to download the application or visit http://yefsf.org/trainings.html Applications are due on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5pm. Please submit questions and completed applications to Bryant Tan, Youth Empowerment Fund Manager at mailto:%20btan@dcyf.org

2012 Youth Empowerment Cohort Application

Jan/30/2012 Maloney Secruity Job Fair

Posted by cwilliams • January 30th, 2012

Mission Carrer Link Center

3125 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110


Monday, January 30, 2012

1:00pm SHARP

Work at tradeshows/convention in San Francisco and the Bay Area

Different shifts are available

Start pay: $10.24/ hr

Employer will help you get a guard card!

Be on time

Bring your resume

Dress for success

Required Documents:

*Valid Guard Card or able to obtain a Guard Card

*Employer requires valid photo ID and Social Secruity Card

*Be at least 18yrs of age

*Customer Service Skills

*Good Communication Skills

*Ability to work all shifts

Space is limited. To register

please call 415 401 4872 by 01/27/2012

Jan/29/2012 BART Office of the Independen​t Police Auditor and Citizen Review Board Community Forum

Posted by cwilliams • January 29th, 2012


The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, or BART, recently
created the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (OIPA) and the
Citizen Review Board (CRB) to provide effective, independent
oversight of the BART Police Department.  One of the cornerstones of
effective oversight is community input and engagement.

To that end, OIPA and CRB are hosting a series of community forums
around the Bay Area.

The next one will be:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street, 1st Floor Lower Level
San Francisco, CA  94102

Refreshments will be served.  Please see the attached flyer for
additional information.

The purpose of these forums is to inform the public about the system
of civilian oversight of the BART Police Department and to let
people know how the oversight process can be of service to them.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and we hope you will join us.

(See attached file: oipa_community_flyer.S.F. Library.pdf)

oipa_community_flyer.S.F. Library

Jan/28/2012 Redistrict​ing San Francisco: Assembling the Political Puzzle Jan. 28

Posted by cwilliams • January 28th, 2012

The University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good invites you to Redistricting San Francisco: Assembling the Political Puzzle

When: Saturday January 28, 2012,  Registration 9:00 AM  Program 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Where: UC Hastings College of the Law Alumni Reception Center at 200 McAllister Street, 2nd Floor  Admission: General $20, CLE Attorneys $50  The event is free with institutional ID (USF/UC Hastings)

To read more and register follow this link: https://www.usfca.edu/templates/centers_mccarthy_inside.aspx?id=6442464455

The event is open to the public.

Once a decade, cities and states around the country redraw the districts from which legislators are elected.  District boundaries powerfully shape the incentives of candidates and political elites, determining whether and how the many interests that make up a polity will be represented in government.  San Francisco’s redistricting process got underway during the fall of 2011 and will be concluded this spring.

A joint event of the Center for State and Local Government Law at UC Hastings and the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco, Redistricting San Francisco: Assembling the Political Puzzle will bring together political scientists, law professors, historians, redistricting officials, and interest group leaders for a day-long discussion of San Francisco’s redistricting process and what the new maps for supervisor districts should look like.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 5 MCLE credits by the O’Brien Center for Scholarly Publications, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Jan/26/2012 Weekly Newsletter – 01-19-12

Posted by cwilliams • January 26th, 2012

Beyond the Blaze

Tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 20th, 2012


Beyond the Blaze is a benefit for the 60 residents on Pierce Street who lost their homes in the Western Addition’s five-alarm fire in December. Sponsored by the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association and Scoutmob, this event will take place on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at St. Cyprian’s (Turk St and Lyon).


This is a collaborative effort between musicians, community members, neighborhood associations, local merchants and other community sponsors; it will run from 6:30PM-10PM and is poised to be one for the books. Highly acclaimed sister resturauants NOPA and Nopalito, and soon-to-be Western Addition neighbor Bi-rite, will donate food for the cause. Speakeasy Brewery & Rolling Rock have generously donated beer for the occasion and Green Barrel as well as Matching 1/2 will be present serving wine and coffee respectively. Raffle tickets featuring prizes from local merchants will be available for purchase at the event.


With a line-up of diverse local musicians including Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band, Even Taylor, Conspiracy of Beards and The Sundance Kids (more to be announced), there’s something for everyone.


Attendees can also expect free bike parking (please bring a lock).

Creating Opportunities on Fillmore Street with Street Carts and Food Trucks!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012,

West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street

6:00PM – 8:00PM

General Community Meeting – Fillmore Neighborhood Association


Information – Are you an artist, musician or street vendor and want to sell products or food on Fillmore Street and during festivals/community-events this spring and summer of 2012?  Are you a local youth, young person or group and a dancer or performing artist that want to be self-employed by performing on Fillmore St.?


Discussion and Priority – How does street-vending benefit local businesses, the community and San Francisco?


Getting Started – Existing grants, loans and other resources for beginning and established vendors and local small businesses.


Open Spaces on Fillmore Street and Community Events – Gene Suttle Plaza, Ellis Street, Sidewalk-in-front-of-Kaiser-Offices, Fillmore Mini Park, Blue Bridge, Golden-Gate-and-Webster-Park and Buchanan Mall.  (Go to website for complete list)

Jan/26/2012 Health Care Services Master Plan

Posted by cwilliams • January 26th, 2012

This is a Public Meeting soliciting comments about the health care needs of the Western Addition Community.


Jan/26/2012 Health Care Services Master Plan Task Force Community Meeting – 1/26/12, 5pm-7:30pm (Focus: Western Addition, Richmond, Sunset Neighborho​ods)

Posted by cwilliams • January 26th, 2012

Dear Community Member:

I am writing to let you know of an upcoming chance to share your views on health care access in San Francisco, particularly as it relates to the Western Addition, Richmond, and Sunset neighborhoods.

Required by San Francisco Ordinance No. 300-11, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and Planning Department must create a Health Care Services Master Plan (HCSMP) for the City. The HCSMP will:

Identify the current and future need for health care services in San       Francisco; and       Provide recommendations on how to achieve and maintain fair access to       health care services in San Francisco.

To help create the HCSMP, SFDPH has formed a 40-member Task Force that represents a wide variety of health care providers, consumers, and other stakeholders. (Please go here to learn more about the Task Force.) Between now and May 2012, this Task Force will meet at various neighborhood locations to get community feedback on San Franciscans’ access to health care services and on what improvements could be made to improve that access.

The Task Force will next meet on Thursday, January 26, from 5pm to 7:30pm at the African American Art and Culture Complex (762 Fulton Ave) in the Hall of Culture (3rd Floor).  Please consider attending, as the Task Force will discuss health care in your neighborhood. The Task Force wants to hear directly from residents and neighborhood organizations, so it can better suggest HCSMP recommendations that reflect the voice and needs of the community.  Interpretation services will be available in Spanish and Cantonese.  SFDPH will respond other requests for interpretation as needed. For more information about interpretation please contact Darlene Daevu (415.255.3426) at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Anyone unable to attend on January 26 is welcome to attend future Task Force meetings regardless of their location.  All meetings are listed on the SFDPH website as are all meeting materials.  The Task Force welcomes public comment not only in person at a scheduled meeting, but also via email at hcsmptf.dph@sfdph.org.

Thank you for your time and interest.  The HCSMP Task Force looks forward to hearing from you.  Should you have any questions in the interim, please contact me at 415.554.2894.


Lori Cook

(See attached file: HCSMP Fact Sheet_Final – 1.26.12 Meeting.pdf)

HCSMP Fact Sheet_Final – 1.26.12 Meeting

Jan/26/2012 Job Fair January 26th at the Metreon

Posted by cwilliams • January 26th, 2012

Job Fair January 26th at the Metreon Mission Hiring Hall/South of Market Employment Center is holding a job fair on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in the City View Room at the Westfield Metreon. The job fair will run from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will feature employers from the retail, hotel/hospitality, and security industries. This job fair is sponsored by Westfield.  Online pre-registration is strongly recommended. Pre-registration is open now and ends on January 25th at 5:00 p.m. Jobseekers can register online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217562. This event is open to the public.


Jan/26/2012 SF State Community Workshops

Posted by cwilliams • January 26th, 2012

Census data is an incredibly powerful tool. It highlights the diversity and various needs in a geographically-defined service area. It can be used to write and justify needs in grant proposals. New and final 2010 Census data is coming out constantly and can be used to broaden the scope of your advocacy work.

Bring your laptop and join us for this hands-on workshop!

When:  January 26, 2012                  10:00am-2:30pm Lunch will be provided

Cost: $25/per person

Location:  Room 278                  San Francisco City Hall                  1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place,                  San Francisco, CA 94102

Space is limited and allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.


Register by January 16th to: Perla Barrientos (barrient@sfsu.edu) Please make out check to: SF State

Mail check to:  SF State/Institute for Civic & Community Engagement,                      San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., Pacific Plaza 750,                      San Francisco, CA 94132


Upcoming Workshops






Volunteer Management  Friday, February 3, 2012

Volunteers can boost the quality of services while reducing costs. However, organizations are not always fully equipped to make the most of their volunteers.  In this one-day workshop you will learn how to identify the elements of a successful volunteer program and to assess volunteer program’s  strengths and needs.  You will design an action plan to improve your program.

Grantwriting Thursday thru Friday, March 22-23, 2012

In this two-day workshop, you will learn tools to be more successful when writing the three essential elements of a grant proposal; better analyze the connections between required sections of a proposal and its core; and discuss the areas that commonly pose the toughest problems for grant writers, thus helping them avoid common pitfalls while strengthening critical skill sets.


Logic Model Friday, April 13, 2012

Logic models are versatile tools that can support many nonprofit management activities, such as program planning, delivery, communications, and evaluation. They provide a roadmap of how your program is designed to achieve specific types of impacts for participants and the community. In this one-day workshop we will provide you with the information, resources, and support you need to develop a Logic Model for your projects/programs.


Our Sponsors

Jan/25/2012 Crissy Field Center Community Programs Open House

Posted by cwilliams • January 25th, 2012

I just wanted to make sure you got a copy of this postcard.  We are holding a CBO open house for CBO’s to come learn about and sign-up out of school time programming that is offered by the Center or our park partners.  There will be refreshments and a campfire if the weather permits.  See you at the meeting tomorrow.






Josh Gannis

Associate Director, Community Services

t. 415.561.7768


f. 415.561.7695


Crissy Field Center

1199 East Beach, Presidio

San Francisco, CA 94129


Please find the flyer attached below