Mar/31/2012 Free Legal Seminar

Posted by cwilliams • March 31st, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:


Attached please find a flyer for an upcoming free seminar that may be of interest to the population you serve.  On Saturday, March 31st, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service will present: “Let’s Talk About the Law – Legal Seminars for the Community”   The topic of the first seminar is Common Issues in SF Tenant-Landlord Law.   Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and to pass along this flyer to any interested parties.  I am happy to mail your office copies of the flyer to have on hand in your office.

A link to the attached flyer is also available at:

Emmy Pasternak

Community Outreach and Case Development Coordinator

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Bar Association ofSan Francisco

(415) 782-9000 x8782

LRIS Community Legal Seminars Flyer

Mar/30/2012 Treasure Island Job Corps Center Open House

Posted by cwilliams • March 30th, 2012

Treasure Island Job Corps Center in partnership with NCA Outreach & Admissions
Department would like to invite you to our Open House.
When: Friday, March 30th, 2012
Where: Treasure Island Job Corps Center
351 H Ave., Harvey Milk Bldg., Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130
Time: 10am-1pm
Registration starts at 9am
Please RSVP by: Friday, March 23, 2012
Contact or Email: William Chan at (415)352-2473
Fax: (415) 705-1628

March Event RSVP 2012 Form
March Open House 2012 save the date

Mar/30/2012 SuperSATur​day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Posted by cwilliams • March 30th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Just sending a “SHOTOUT” to remind you to come out and join us in the  $15.00 ALL YOU CAN EAT “Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser” benefiting “Super Saturday” is this Saturday, 3/30/12 from 8-10 am in the morning.  At the “Knudsen’s Ice Creamery” 3323 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley by Hayward.

Please help support this even if you can.  I know you’re saying that it’s too far and too early in the morning, but it’s really going for a good cause our youth’s future!  It will make your heart and your spirit feel good inside knowing that you spent your money on something that will benefit our next generation.

You can contact me for tickets or information and I will see to it that you get them on time.  You can also purchase a ticket if you can’t make it and send someone in your place.  Pass the word around and email this to all on your list.

Pat Colbert can you send this off to Arnold Townsend and your list serve?  Pilar is helping out her big sister Robyn Fisher with both events.


Gloria Hernandez-Fisher Hematology-Oncology Division Administrative Assistant UCSF at SFGH 995 Potrero Avenue, 2nd floor, rm 229, Box 0874 San Francisco, CA 94110 Office: 415-476-4082 x 308 Fax:    415-502-6056

Mar/28/2012 Budget Town Halls and Other Community Events

Posted by cwilliams • March 28th, 2012

In this Newsletter Event Mayor’s Announcement Don’t Leave it on the Sidewalk! Celebration Arbor Day & Volunteer 161st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival


Celebrate Irish culture within our community during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Schools, youth organizations, labor unions, cultural groups, San Francisco Police and Fire Departments as well as political leaders will partake in the annual celebration.

Date: Saturday, March 17 (10:00-5:00 PM) Location: Civic Center Plaza Parade begins at 11:30 AM Community Outreach: Join the Conversation


Sunday Streets: Mission Community Meeting


Interested in more frequent Sunday Streets events in the Mission? Take part in development and anaylsis of potential events by attending the Sunday Streets Mission Community Meeting. Date: March 19, Monday (6:30 pm) Location: Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street (x York) MTA Town Hall Budget Meetings

SFMTA will hold town hall meetings where motorists, Muni patrons and the general public are encouraged to provide their feedback in the potential increasing fares, reducing transit services, and/or extending parking meter hours later into the evening and Sundays due to budget deficit.

Date: Wednesday, March 21 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Location: Waldorf High School 470 West Portal Avenue, Herbst Hall Budget Town Halls

Join Mayor Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors and City Department heads at our annual Budget Town Halls. Get educated about the budget process and let your city leaders know what your priorities are as we balance the city’s first two-year budget.

Districts 5 & 6 with Supervisors Christina Olague & Jane Kim Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) Location: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street

Districts 8 & 9 with Supervisors Scott Wiener & David Campos Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) Location: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street

Districts 2 & 3 with Supervisors Mark Farrell & David Chiu Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) Location: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street

Districts 4 & 7 with Supervisors Carmen Chu & Sean Elsbernd Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 (10 – 11:30 a.m.) Location: San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road

Districts 1 & 5 with Supervisors Eric Mar & Christina Olague Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (6 – 7:30 p.m.) Location: County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park

District 10 & 11 with Supervisors Malia Cohen & John Avalos Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 (10 – 11:30 a.m.) Location: City Arts and Technology High School, 325 La Grande Avenue


Join Mayor Lee for Citywide Community Coffees

Residents are invited to call 311, where they can leave their name, contact information, and brief details about the issue they would like to discuss with the Mayor. Participants in the community coffee with Mayor Lee will be notified of their appointment the Thursday prior to the meeting.


Saturday, April 21, 2012 – District 6

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – District 1

Saturday, June 9, 2012 – District 8 & 9

Saturday, July 14, 2012 – District 10

Saturday, September 15, 2012 – Districts 4 & 7

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – District 5

Events Green Connections Project


Re-envision our open spaces, waterfronts, city streets and paths as green connectors with the Green Connections Project. GCP will host meetings to develop our City’s green spaces.

Date: Wednesday, MARCH 21 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Tenderloin Community Benefit District Office 134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, MARCH 28 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Potrero Hill Recreation Center 801 Arkansas Street, San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, APRIL 4 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Visitacion Valley Public Library, Community Room 201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, APRIL 11 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Chinatown Public Library, Community Room 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco

Date: WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Joseph Lee Recreation Center 1395 Mendell Street, San Francisco South Sunset Mosaic March Tile Party


Art in Every Classroom is a nonprofit educational foundation that seeks to bring curriculum-based art classes and high-quality art materials to San Francisco schools. Art in Every Classroom will be hosting their second Tile Party, where people of all ages are invited to come paint tiles for the Mosaic Tile Project.

Date: Sunday March 25 Location: South Sunset Playground 40th Ave and Vicente San Francisco, CA 94199

Moscone Recreation Center Community Spring Fling Party


Join us for a morning filled with egg hunts, cookie decorating, egg dyeing, carnival games, sack races, bouncy castle, arts&crafts and fun for the whole family! For more information call (415) 292-2045. Donations will be happily accepted for SF Parks Alliance Gear Up Fund!

Date: Saturday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm Location: Moscone Center 747 Howard Street San Francisco, CA. 94103

Teen Programs at SF Public Library

Learn something new and have fun with your peers for free! Learn about construction and engineering with Teen Tech Week, join in a chess tournament, get involved in sidewalk chalk art, and much more! Click on the link above for a schedule of events, and check out the facebook page at

Date: March 2012 Location: Public Libraries throughout the City Sunday Streets


Sunday Streets is a series of free events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world. A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours. Come join the fun!


Date and Location:

· April 15: Great Highway/Golden Gate park- new route through the park · May 6: Mission · June 3: Mission · July 1: Mission · July 22: Bayview · August 5: Mission · August 26 Chinatown · September 9: Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square · October 21: Outer Mission/Excelsior Alice in recreation Land Spring Eggstravaganza


Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day off egg hunts, carnival rides, jumpy houses, arts & crafts, entertainment and a rib cook-off between Rec and Park, SF Police and SF Fire Departments. $8 per person for an all-access pass.

Date: Saturday, April 7 11am to 3 pm

Location: Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park Volunteer Opportunities Alemany Farm On-going Volunteer Project



Alemany Farm combines growing fruits and vegetables in an urban setting with native plant restoration. If you’re interested in learning about urban gardening than Alemany Farm is the project for you!

Date: March 19, 26

Location: St. Mary’s Urban Youth Farm National Rebuilding Day

Join Rebuilding Together San Francisco! Over 27,000 people have volunteered on a Rebuilding Day project since 1989. Click on the link above for more information and application forms.


Follow @RTSanFran on Twitter for constant updates!

Date : Saturday, April 28 Location: Locations City-wide FREE Neighborhood Emergency Response Training


The goal of this program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self-sufficient in a major disaster situation! Through this program, individuals will learn how to help themselves and their loved ones to prepare and better respond to natural disasters.


Visit or call (415) 970-2024 for more information on registration

Click here to see training schedules on April & May

Date and Location: NERT


Mission Date: Tuesday, March 20 & 27 6:30PM-9:30PM Location: Valencia Gardens Community Room 390 Valencia at 15th Street

Ingleside-Oceanview-Lakeside Date: Thursday, March 15 & 22 6:00PM-9:00PM Location: Aptos Middle School

Bayview Date: Saturday 24 & 21 8:30AM-5:30PM Location: SF Jewish Community Center

Laurel/Presidio/Lower Pacific Heights Date: Thursday, March 29 8:30AM-4:30PM Location: SF Jewish Community Center Mayor’s Announcements Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce Series To Engage Residents In City Budget

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a number of Community Engagement events to get the public more involved in the budget process and educate residents about the Mayor’s budget principles as he builds a balanced two-year budget.

“We need to hear directly from our residents about the issues that matter most to them,” said Mayor Lee. “My goal is to stimulate the local economy, create good jobs, and encourage innovative efficiencies within City departments and programs, and I am eager to share these principles with the public and hear directly from them.”



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Lea Tissot is a recent graduate of Art History from France. She has come to San Francisco for a 9 month English language program and is enjoying her time here.


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Mar/28/2012 SFAACC Announceme​nt – Internship and Volunteer Announceme​nt

Posted by cwilliams • March 28th, 2012

San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce

1006 Webster Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-749-6400/Fax 415-749-6401

Ruth Mays, Executive Director


Internship and Volunteer Announcement

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce is looking for 2 part-time college students who may need internship and or volunteer experience. The student will have to check with his/her school to see if they can receive credit. The volunteers must have free time and are interested in staying engaged in the business community and can bring the same or similar skill set as the requirements for the college interns. The SFAACC has two locations and interns and volunteers must be willing to be at both offices on an as needed basis.

(2) Part Time College Intern Positions

(2) Volunteers Positions


SFAACC Mission

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce and its successor, the San Francisco Black Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1973 and has been a founding member of numerous other organizations, including the California Black Chamber and the National Black Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, the San Francisco Chamber was named the number one chamber in the United States by the National Black Chamber. The Chamber and Chamber Board are made up of highly diversified businesses, corporate executives and government officials.


The 2 part-time college interns must have strong administrative, social media, and marketing skills. He/she will be responsible for coordinating telephone operations, updating Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, greeting walk-in customers, and bookkeeping duties as needed.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, e. g. Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks desired, but not required
  • Excellent Telephone Skills
  • Excellent People Skills
  • Flexible hours Can work well independently
  • The ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Have a willingness to run errands and attend meetings


Please, will need 2 school/professional references and 1 personal reference.


Please email all resumes to

Mar/24/2012 Teacher Screening of Documentar​y Bully From SF Film Society Youth Education Program

Posted by cwilliams • March 24th, 2012




Directed by Lee Hirsch

Saturday, March 24th,      11:00am

San Francisco Film      Society Cinema

1746 Post Street (near Webster)

A discussion will follow the screening about the      film

and the issues it addresses

Over      13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most      common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The      new documentary film BULLY, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning      filmmaker Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic,      offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five      kids and their families.

BULLY      is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart      are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a      different facet of America’s      bullying crisis. Filmed over the course of the 2009/2010 school year,      BULLY opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied      kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and      economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and      administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be      kids” clichés, and it captures a growing movement among parents and      youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and      in society as a whole.


      To RSVP for this event

If you would like      to attend this special educational program for teachers, educators, and      staff, please RSVP to with      “Bully” in the subject line. Please      make sure to give your full name, the name of your school and the subject      area that you teach or job title in the body of the email. Also,      please indicate if you would like to bring a guest or not. Seating is      limited; you will receive an e-mail to confirm you have made the cutoff.


Teachers      of all subjects are invited, so please let your colleagues know about      this screening and how to RSVP if they haven’t received an invitation.


The San Francisco Public Library has been given a      grant to plan a new TeenMedia Center      space at the Main Library. They are seeking motivated and enthusiastic      high school students to serve on the Teen Media Center Design Advisory      Board.


Mar/23/2012 Center for America Announces Grant Funding for Student Videos on the Benefits of Skills Training

Posted by cwilliams • March 23rd, 2012

“Inspiring By Example”

Apply Now for Center for America Funding for

Student Teams to Produce Short Videos

Do you know students who have stories to tell

about how Career & Technical Education

provides life-changing benefits and opportunities?

Deadline for Applications: March 23, 2012

Millions of young people across America, including school drop-outs, do not know about the life-changing benefits they can gain from career and technical education programs such as the ones your school offers.

CFA is launching a national communications campaign to inform these young people about career and technical education and to motivate them to explore opportunities in their communities to enroll.

CFA is inviting current career and technical education student teams to produce short videos that, in their own voices and style, tell their own stories about how they are benefiting from the programs in which they are enrolled. Young people sometimes listen more attentively to other young people who face similar concerns, doubts and adversity in life.

A panel of students and educators convened by CFA will select the best of the videos submitted to feature in the CFA campaign. CFA will share these videos with schools, nonprofit organizations, social media and the news media all over the country, seeking to publicize them as widely as possible. The goal is to have them seen by millions of young people — students and drop-outs — so that kids hear from “people like me” why they should explore career and technical education.

From among the applications received, CFA will select teams to receive funding to cover out-of-pocket costs related to producing the videos.

Please contact Karen Kaplowitz, CFA Vice President, or 888-890-4240 to talk about this invitation or let us know a convenient time to call you.

The Association for Career and Technical Education, (ACTE), and WoodLINKS USA are two of more than 40 companies, unions, trade associations and educational groups which have endorsed and are supporting the CFA 10 By 20 Skills Campaign. CFA is committed to spreading the word about the value of vocational, career and technical education to many students, including at-risk youth in America who are not aware of the vocational training and counseling options available to them in their local communities.

CFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose programs bring people face to face with issues that affect the future quality of life, economic prosperity and freedom in America. CFA offers a wide range of learning programs and knowledge resources about ways people can get involved to help solve America’s problems. For more information, please contact, Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer or 770-317-2423. Center for America, 250 Willow Springs Drive, Roswell, GA 30075 © 2012 Center for America. All rights reserved. To unsubscribe from our email list, please send a reply with remove in the subject line.

Mar/22/2012 En Lak Ech – HOMEY FUNDRAISER

Posted by cwilliams • March 22nd, 2012


Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth

1337 Mission Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 415.861.1600 –

“Working to transform the lives of youth and inspire them to choose a path of education, self-sufficiency and non-violence”

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos &

The HOMEY Advisory Board cordiallyinvites you to

-En Lak Ech-

Afundraiser and reception for HOMEY’s Enrichment Programs

Music– Silent Auction – Light Refreshments – HOMEY Apparel

On this night we celebrate HOMEY and its12 years of reconnecting youth to their indigenous roots.

We are reaching out to you with the Mayateaching ‘En Lak Ech’ (Tue eres mi otro yo/You are my other self),

a proverb that embodies HOMEY’s corevalue; by helping others you help yourself.

We hope that you cansupport these essential programs.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012


@ The Women’s Building

3543 – 18thStreet SF, CA

Please R.S.V.P. by March 19, 2012









Ifyou are unable to attend and would like to make a donation you can do so mailingit to:

HOMEY- 1337 Mission Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

ORvisit our website and make an online contribution at

Allproceeds go directly to HOMEY Youth Programs. Thank You.

Roberto Eligio Alfaro, MA, Director
Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY)
1337 Mission Street, Second Floor
Tel: 415.861.1600
Fax: 415.861.3791

Mar/22/2012 PAL Cadets accepting applicatio​ns now

Posted by cwilliams • March 22nd, 2012

Doyou know a high school student interested in learning about a career in law enforcement?

“PAL Cadets has made me more responsible and think about my future. I now think much more about my actions and decisions.” —PAL Cadet

“I am now more motivated to get my college degree” — PAL Cadet

“The program has clarified options has given my son a clear road map of how to take the skills he is developing so he can apply them to any career he wishes to pursue” — Parent of a PAL Cadet
The PAL Cadet program includes an intensive 4-week Summer Cadet Academy (June-July) followed by an SFPD stationinternship and community service (August through May.) Participants may stay in the program for as many years as they are eligible*

Pleasedistribute and post this information to students at your organization by:
Recommending the program to students you believe may be interested and encourage them to check out the following:
Encouraging students to attend an upcoming information session to ask questions and find out more at the Police Academy at 350 Amber Drive, San Francisco, Room 100 on on of two dates:

Thursday, March22nd from 6-7:00pm

OR Saturday, March 24th from 10-11 am

The deadline for applications is Friday, April13, 2011 at 5:pm. Applications andadditional flyers (English and Spanish)are available for download at For questions
contact or 415-401-4669.

*Eligibility: must be between ages 14-20, be enrolled inhigh school or college, have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, reside or attend school in SanFrancisco and pass a criminal history
background check.

Thanks for spreading the word! (flyer attached and below)
Lorraine Woodruff-Long
Executive Director

San Francisco Police Activities League
350 Amber Drive. San Francisco, CA 94131
Direct: 415-401-4669 * Main: 415.401.4666* Fax: 415-401-4670

Mar/22/2012 Meet & Greet Chief of Police Greg Suhr

Posted by cwilliams • March 22nd, 2012

Join Captain Ann Manix of Northern Police Station and the Chief in discussing public safety issues in our area. Also hear from the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.

When: Thursday, March 22 7:00pm
Where: Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan