Apr/30/2012 [USF] Speakers Confirmed: State of Black SF II, April 30

Posted by cwilliams • April 30th, 2012

Continuing Conversations that Matter.    State of Black San Francisco II

 Monday, April 30 | Free + open to the public  

African American Arts and Cultural Center (map)

5:30 p.m  Food and Refreshments

6 – 7:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion, Q&A

You are invited to attend the second in a three-part series on the State of Black San Francisco. This dynamic conversation will focus on urban education, housing, jobs, and the criminal justice system.

Confirmed Speakers:

London Breed, Executive Director for the African American Art & Cultural Complex (AAACC)

Stephanie Sears, USF Sociology Professor

Sheryl Davis, Mo’Magic/Opportunity Impact  

Rhonda Magee, USF Law  

Ed Donaldson, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation and Osiris Coalition

Neva Walker, Coleman Advocates  

Loran Simon, graduate, USF Law

The University of San Francisco (USF), in conjunction with the African American Arts and Cultural Center, is pleased to host a follow-up panel conversation to the recent community events: The State of Black San Francisco, Infinite San Francisco: Western Addition, and Urban Education: Reframing the Conversation about the “Achievement Gap”.

Panelists will be discussing practical step solutions to these issues, and move the conversation towards how the community can take action in making a positive difference. Designed to spark robust dialogue that informs, engages, and encourages broader public communication, the panel discussion will be facilitated by USF Sociology Professor Stephanie Sears, with an introduction by London Breed, Executive Director for the African American Art & Cultural Complex (AAACC).


Apr/30/2012 Western Addition Beacon Center Tech Lab: Next Adult Class Schedule & Summer Schedule

Posted by cwilliams • April 30th, 2012

Hello all,

I will be teaching Computer Use 101 classes the rest of the school year at the lab on Thursdays from 5-6 pm.

In the summer, I will be teaching Computer Use 101 classes on Mondays from 4-5 pm & Job Readiness workshops on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.

In addition, there will be a student-run online radio station running as part of I-Camp, the Western Addition Beacon Center summer camp.

If you would like any announcements read over the radio, just let me know.

Radio website & call letters to follow.


Sara LeWinter Technology Lab Coordinator, Western Addition Beacon Center


Posted by cwilliams • April 30th, 2012


The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering 13 Internships for the summer of 2012. For further information about and to apply for the positions, please see our website at http://mtc.ca.gov/jobs/

Internships at MTC provide students with the opportunity to gain professional work experience in transportation planning, finance and operational projects. Internships are generally full-time from June through September.

To qualify for an MTC internship, students must be enrolled at least part-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate level curriculum. Individuals who have already graduated may be considered up to six (6) months post-graduation.

MTC is looking for personnel with a professional demeanor, the ability to work effectively with a variety of people, have an energetic attitude and are self-motivated. Have excellent organizational, analytical skills and are detail-oriented.

Pay rate: for undergraduate students: $14.50/hour, for graduate students: $18.75/hour.

TO APPLY: go online to http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/jobinternship.html. Closing dates vary by position.

Apr/30/2012 City & County of San Francisco- Citywide – 1406 Senior Clerk

Posted by cwilliams • April 30th, 2012

1406 Senior Clerk

Recruitment #CBT-1406-058897

 The City & County of San Francisco is accepting applications now through May 4, 2012 (deadline time 11:59 p.m.).

This is a citywide opportunity for individuals interested in performing difficult, responsible and specialized clerical work. Essential functions include: interpreting, enforcing and carrying out existing methods and procedures relative to office operations; making regular contacts with other departmental personnel and providing information; explaining and interpreting existing laws, regulations and administrative policies to the general public in connection with office activities; gathering, preparing and maintaining a wide variety of records, reports and documents relative to office operations; and calculating basic mathematical computations in connection with the preparation of various reports.

To learn more details about this job opportunity and how to apply go to: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=1406&R3=058897

Minimum Requirements

  1. Two (2) years (equivalent to 4,000 hours) of verifiable clerical experience including preparing and maintaining a variety of records and/or documents, filing, use of office equipment, public contact and processing of incoming and outgoing mail;OR
  2. Eighteen (18) months (equivalent to 3,000 hours) of verifiable clerical experience as described in #1 and completion of a clerical training program (240 hours);OR
  3. Eighteen (18) months (equivalent to 3,000 hours) of verifiable clerical experience as described in #1 and 15 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of coursework from an accredited college or university.

Apr/30/2012 Scholarshi​p with Shawn Carter Foundation

Posted by cwilliams • April 30th, 2012



Here is the Link: http://www.shawncartersf.com/about/who-we-are/

Apr/30/2012 BEETS Summer 2012 Applicatio​n Available

Posted by cwilliams • April 30th, 2012

CommunityGrows is an environmental education non-profit serving  high-needs youth, especially those living in public housing in San  Francisco. Through CommunityGrows, youth acquire the necessary skills to  live a healthy life through garden education, nutritious cooking and  eating, and green jobs training. We are based in the Fillmore/Western Addition  and partner with two elementary schools and numerous youth-serving  organizations to meet our mission.

CommunityGrows is a Project of the TIDES Center

Checks can be made out to TIDES/CommunityGrows and mailed to Office Mailing Address below.

Contact Us:

Nora Brereton, Director of Programs nora@communitygrows.org (415) 424-5770 cell

Barbara Wenger, Executive Director info@communitygrows.org (415) 235-1756 cell

New Mailing Address:

CommunityGrows 762 Fulton St San Francisco, CA  94102-4119

Garden Office: John Muir Elementary School 380 Webster St. San Francisco, California 94117   Visit the Koshland Park Community Learning Garden: (in the lower eastern part of Koshland  Park) Corner of Page and Buchanan, San Francisco, CA 94102 map to the garden



Posted by cwilliams • April 29th, 2012




Join the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC) Faiths Act, & Church World Service, in conjunction with Bay Area Against Malaria, for the 2012 Multi-faith CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty)/Hunger Walk around Lake Merced!

April 29, 2012

Registration: 1:30pm

Opening Ceremonies: 2:00pm

Parking Circle at Sunset & Lake Merced Blvd.


Extreme poverty is a complex, multifaceted issue. One aspect of

extreme poverty identified by the UN that is both treatable and preventable, however, is malaria. Malaria is a risk to half the world’s population. 1,800 deaths occur every day from malaria, and sadly, 86% of those deaths are children under 5. Due to this reality, San Francisco is focusing on malaria this year as the cause for which the Walk’s international funds will be donated.
25% of funds raised are designated to a local project, and these will go to
the SFIC’s Winter Interfaith Shelter to tackle hunger and homelessness in
San Francisco.

The project to which the Walk’s international aid funds(usually given to unspecified poverty projects at large) will be donated is Faiths Act in Sierra Leone – an interfaith, grassroots, malaria-prevention program. You can join San Francisco’s efforts this year by having sponsors write the code “TBFF” next to each individual donation on a written sponsor envelope, or by typing them as the “Alternate Agency” under the registration site’s additional information category.



Apr/28/2012 Smiley & West event on Poverty and Inequality​…

Posted by cwilliams • April 28th, 2012

Click link below for more information about Smiley & West’s KALW sponsored event on poverty and inequality.  The event will be at the  Oakland Paramount Theater on Saturday, April 28th…


From Radio Station KALW —

smiley & west in oakland

KALW Presents Tavis Smiley & Cornel West at The Paramount


On Saturday, April 28th at 6pm, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will speak about their new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

Apr/28/2012 Partnershi​p opportunit​ies for SuperSATur​day College Rally and Resource Fair

Posted by cwilliams • April 28th, 2012

Dear College Bound Brotherhood family,

Choose College Educational Foundation invites you to partner with us on the 2nd Annual SuperSATurday S.A.T./College Rally and Resource Fair. The SuperSATurday program seeks to increase the number of Bay Area students eligible for 4 year colleges through assisting them with preparing and registering for the S.A.T. exam. This college entrance exam is a requirement of most 4 year colleges and universities, however, over 50% of students in the Bay Area are not taking this exam.  That means more than 50% of our students will not be eligible to attend the college/university of their choice upon high school graduation.

To combat these statistics, we are providing free college informational presentations as well as inviting Bay Area families and communities to attend the 2nd Annual SuperSATurday S.A.T./College Rally and Resource Fair on April 28, 2012. SuperSATurday is a FREE motivational event that will feature free SAT, college, career and academic information and resources; college representatives; student competitions; scholarships; and celebrity guests and performances. Prior to the event, high school students can enter the Brain Battle 2012, a scholarship contest for spoken word, rap and visual artists to inspire themselves and others to pursue and/or continue their educational goals. Finalists will be announced and perform at the SuperSATurday SAT/College Rally and Resource Fair in front of a panel of judges. The winner will receive a scholarship from Choose College Educational Foundation and will be featured on media promotions (web, radio).  This event sponsored by Choose College Educational Foundation, R.T. Fisher Educational Enterprises, Inc,  College Board, WayOUT  Promotions, KMEL and KBLX will serve approximately 1,000 students and is sure to bring headlines.

We’d like to invite you to join us as a  partner


As a partner, we ask that you:

  1.      post and distribute SuperSATurday materials
  2.       provide us with the opportunity to present to your staff, students, families and/or community members if possible
  3.       commit to bring a group of students to the SuperSATurday SAT/College Rally and Resource Fair

As a partner, you will receive:

  1. a packet of promotional materials
  2.  materials to pre-register your students for priority admission
  3. your listing in the event program as a partner
  4. a certificate acknowledging your partnership

I have attached the following documents for your review:

  1. Brain Battle Scholarship contest guidelines and application (in the event you have students who may be interested in the scholarship contests)
  2. electronic copies of promotional materials
  3. pre-registration form

In addition, we have free and reduced price vendor tables reserved for College Bound Brotherhood organizations.  I have attached the vendor application for your review and consideration.

I welcome the opportunity to speak with you in more detail about Choose College and SuperSATurday and how you may join our efforts. You can view a video of last year’s event and obtain additional information from our website at www.choosecollege4life.com.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Monique August, MSW

Executive Director


GET READY FOR SUPERSATURDAY on April 28, 2012 at Laney College!! Now booking Free presentations, assemblies, and on-site registration.

Contact us for sponsorship, partnership, donor and vendor opportunities.


Brain Battle 2012 Application

on-site registration form 2012

SuperSATurday Vendor Application 2012



Apr/28/2012 Muni workshops to improve the 5 Fulton

Posted by cwilliams • April 28th, 2012

Hello All –

Below is information about our workshops. Specific to your neighborhood is this Saturday’s workshop which will focus on the 5 Fulton. Any assistance you can provide in sharing this with your members, clients and neighbors would be most appreciated.


The SFMTA/Muni is conducting workshops to gather feedback on proposals to improve transit travel time along the following routes and lines to help Muni customers get to their destinations more quickly.


N Judah– J Church– 5 Fulton – 8x Bayshore Express– 14 Mission– 22 Fillmore – 28 19th Ave. – 30 Stockton


Come to a public workshop to learn more about these proposals which include bus stop changes, transit only lanes, traffic signal priority and pedestrian improvements. The workshops will be held around the city and will focus on neighborhood-specific changes. Upcoming  workshops:

  • On Tuesday, April 24, staff will present proposals for the 28 19th Avenue corridor between Lincoln Way and Junipero Serra Blvd. The meeting will be held at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church on 19th Avenue at Eucalyptus, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • On April 28, staff will present proposals for the 5 Fulton and 22 Fillmore (16th Street). The meeting will be held at the Ella Hill Hutch, 1050 McAllister St at Webster, 10 a.m. to noon.
  • On May 1, staff will present proposals for the 14 Mission (Downtown segment) and 30 Stockton. The meeting will be held at the Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission St at 6th, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • On May 5, staff will present proposals for all eight routes and lines. The meeting will be held at SFMTA, 2nd floor, One South Van Ness Ave at Market St, 10 a.m. to noon.

For more workshop dates and locations, please visitwww.sfmta.com/tep or contact 311.


If you would like SFMTA staff to come to your neighborhood group, please contact us attep@sfmta.com  or call 701-4453.


Please let me know if you need more information for you and your association.


Thank you,



Lulu Feliciano

TEP & Transit Outreach Manager