Apr/30/2016 Treasure Island Sailing Center Opening Day Invitation

Posted by lgannon • April 30th, 2016

Treasure Island Sailing Center’s Annual Opening Day! “Celebrating Spring and Welcoming Summer!”
You are invited to Treasure Island Sailing Center’s (TISC) Annual Opening Day! Join TISC for a day of free educational sailboat rides, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Engage yourself in a variety of other on-shore activities and enter a raffle! Festivities will begin Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Get “your feet wet” in sailing, explore Clipper Cove by watercraft, and discover how easy it is to access the Bay at TISC.
We look forward to welcoming you as part of our community.
We hope to see you there!
Treasure Island Sailing Center: 698 California Ave. #112, SF 94130

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Apr/30/2016 Walk with Us City Walk – Urban Services YMCA!

Posted by lgannon • April 30th, 2016


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


Prizes include:

-Passes to Mission Cliffs

-Spa vouchers to Archamides Banya

-Gift cards to Mixtocatl Arts and Crafts

-Gift Cards to Luz De Luna 

-Giants tickets

-Voucher for 2 at San Jalisco Restaurant 

-2 Bad Business Model Mountain Bikes 


Apr/30/2016 SEO Scholars (Due April 30, 2016)

Posted by lgannon • April 30th, 2016

SEO Scholars (Due April 30thApplication 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.

Apr/30/2016 YMCA – Healthy Kids Day – 11am – 2pm – Margaret Hayward Playground

Posted by lgannon • April 30th, 2016


Apr/29/2016 Coordinator Position Available w/ Engage SF Initiative at USF Campus

Posted by lgannon • April 29th, 2016



Dear Colleagues,
Thanks to a one-year, one-time gift, we are hiring for a new, one-year, position for a Coordinator that will work closely with Western Addition Service Providers and USF Staff and Faculty to build upon and support existing efforts to document and support the mental health successes and needs of the Western Addition. This is a staff position with the Engage San Francisco initiative at theLeo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco.
This is a full-time, one-year only position at the University of San Francisco. More details about the job can be found here: https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/10570
The person who fills this position will have a strong desire to work in partnership with a wide variety of community-based organizations and mental health providers in the Western Addition. Knowledge of the Western Addition is strongly preferred. They will partner with pre-existing community coalitions to support building the capacity of community organizations/ coalitions while honoring the momentum of ongoing community work that supports youth mental health. The ideal applicant will be comfortable working with a variety of stakeholders, including, but not limited to, city government staff, medical professionals, community service providers, university faculty, and community members. The goal of this position is to build upon, document, promote, and refine through collaborative processes, the shared vision for community mental heath that is emerging in the Western Addition.
Applicants need to have strong communication skills; the ability to do coalition work where the definitions of successful outcomes vary depending on stakeholders; the skills needed to works strategically while considering both immediate and long-term goals, and the cultural knowledge and humility to engage in conversations about intergenerational mental health and trauma in the Western Addition. It is not required that you be a clinician, as you will not be treating patients.
Please share this job posting with potential applicants. USF has an online application process. If you have any questions about the position, or would like more information about Engage San Francisco, please contact Karin Cotterman at kmcotterman@usfca.edu or 415-422-5469. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning May 13th.
Karin Cotterman
University of San Francisco
Director, Engage San Francisco Initiative
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
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Apr/29/2016 FRISCO Day Volunteer Sign-Up! – Hosted by SFUSD & CCSF –

Posted by lgannon • April 29th, 2016

FRISCO Day Volunteer Sign-Up! 
SFUSD & CCSF will be hosting the 6th Annual FRISCO Day on Friday, April 29th, 2016. Save the Date! Volunteers & staffing is critical to the success of FRISCO Day every year and the support of SFUSD seniors’ post-secondary goals!! Your energy and time to support this event will ensure a positive experience for students and create a more structured and organized day! If you would like more information about FRISCO Day, please contact lystrupn@sfusd.edu. This is our initial volunteer sign-up list. More confirmation of details and roles to come closer to the date. For questions about this form or volunteering, please contact chavezm1@sfusd.edu THANK YOU!
To volunteer, please sign up here.

Apr/29/2016 Announcement! – San Francisco Housing Authority – Site Based Wait List Opening

Posted by lgannon • April 29th, 2016

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 customercare@sfha.org. They are available MondayFriday 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

Posted by lgannon • April 28th, 2016

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

Apr/27/2016 Blast Off! to the 2016 Summer Matters Program Staff Conference – May 13, 2016 – RSVP!

Posted by lgannon • April 27th, 2016

Have You Reserved Your Ticket Yet?

We are less than three weeks away from the 2016 Summer Matters Program Staff Conference, on May 13, 2016. Don’t let the mission leave without you.

This conference promises to be a blast featuring:

  • Thought-provoking workshops
  • Tools and resources to increase the quality of your program
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues from across the Bay Area

Join the mission, and register today.

Apr/27/2016 A Safe Place Current Employment Opportunity

Posted by lgannon • April 27th, 2016