Apr/30/2016 Walk with Us City Walk – Urban Services YMCA!
Join us for the City Walk Event
Saturday, April 30
Registration opens at 8:00 am
Walk starts at 9:00 am
Celebration: 10:30 am – noon
Urban Services YMCA is hosting our first annual City Walk on Saturday April 30th, 2016. This guided, 3 mile walk through the Mission and Potrero Hill neighborhoods includes visits to five Urban Y sites – highlighting the program offerings and celebrating the sights and sounds of the city, including an amazing view of the SF Bay from the top of Potrero Hill!
Proceeds from the Urban Services City Walk will benefit the thousands of youth and families who rely on our numerous community-based programs. Our comprehensive services encompass family support, youth development, mental health, and criminal justice programs that arm youth and families with holistic health and well-being.
Register at www.keepurbanmoving-citywalk.eventbrite.com
-Passes to Mission Cliffs
-Spa vouchers to Archamides Banya
-Gift cards to Mixtocatl Arts and Crafts
-Gift Cards to Luz De Luna
-Voucher for 2 at San Jalisco Restaurant
-2 Bad Business Model Mountain Bikes
Apr/30/2016 SEO Scholars (Due April 30, 2016)
SEO Scholars (Due April 30th) Application Link
SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college–with a 95% college graduation rate. In high school, we offer intensive year-round academic preparation via a carefully-calibrated, rigorously-assessed course of supplemental education. Our Saturday, summer, and weekly after-school classes provide the equivalent of 2.5+ years of instruction in English and 1.5+ years of instruction in math. In college, we continue to support students through each of their four years, providing one-on-one academic, personal, and career exploration support.
Dear Community Partners:The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) is opening up its Wait List for 31 of its PBV Site Locations. These Site-Based Waiting Lists will be open for application to the entire public. As a part of our outreach plan, this Friday April 22nd 2016, SFHA will be announcing it to the public via local newspapers and community forums. Anyone looking to live in one of the 31 properties while benefiting from the PBV program is eligible apply to live there. During the time period of May 3rd to May 18th, the community will be given the opportunity to apply online at http://www.sfha.org/. I am sending you this correspondence because you are a valued and active community partner and we’d like your help in spreading the word to possible applicants and other partners that I may not have access to.I have attached the announcement flyer, which has general information on it that you can use to be informed, and also distribute. SFHA will be in touch, keeping you updated, and letting you know when we might need to partner for this efforts. We want to make sure that we reach a variety of individuals that need housing. Please feel free to post the flyer if you have access to communities or public posting sites.General Information:Project Based Vouchers· What families are eligible to obtain project-based vouchers?o In this instance any eligible family on SFHA’s “Site-Based” Housing Waiting list that is interested in moving into a specific project in which they have applied will be referred.· How do families obtain project-based vouchers?o SFHA refers families, who have already applied to a “Site-Based” waiting list, to properties that have project-based voucher assistance when units become vacant.· How much rent do vouchers cover?o SFHA pays the property and will cover the difference between 30 percent of family income and the gross rent for the unit.· How are project-based vouchers different from tenant-based vouchers?o Under the tenant-based housing choice voucher program, the PHA issues an eligible family a voucher and the family selects a unit of its choice. If the family moves out of the unit, the contract with the owner/landlord ends and the family can move with continued assistance to another unit. Under the project-based voucher program, a PHA enters into an assistance contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term. The PHA refers families from its waiting list to the project owner to fill vacancies. Because the assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves from the project-based unit does not have any right to continued housing assistance. However, they may be eligible for a tenant based voucher when one becomes available.As I stated earlier, SFHA will do its best to keep you all in the loop on this activity as it moves forward. I thank all of you in advance for your partnership and commitment to providing safe and affordable housing in the City of San Francisco. If you run across anyone that might have questions about this event, please have them contact SFHA’s customer care at (415) 715-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They are available Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm. If you have any questions concerning this distribution or if you need further information, please contact me directly.Please forward this notice to any applicable parties?Thank you!
Apr/28/2016 Garden Awareness Celebration
Garden Awareness Celebration
New Buchanan Mall Community Event
Rosa Parks Senior Center
April 28, 2016 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Learn how to harvest vegetables and fruit, learn how to properly re-plant things, cooking demonstrations and taste testing every hour. Meet your neighbors and make new friends.
Feel free to print and distribute: Garden Awareness flyer