Feb/28/2017 Macy’s is Hiring – Prescreening Event

Posted by lgannon • February 28th, 2017

To learn more about our events and services, please contact the Career Center at:  
1449 Webster St. San Francisco.
Orientations are held MondayTuesdayWednesdayand Thursday at 10:00am.

Feb/28/2017 Nexgene Girls – Summer Program – Apply by March 15, 2017

Posted by lgannon • February 28th, 2017


It’s that time again for another summer internship academy with NexGeneGirls. We are looking for interested students who may want to apply for our program. All the details are on the attachments. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to email wright.jeanette2010@gmail.com or Jeanette Wright at (415) 694-2636.


Summer Science Academy NGG_Summer.Criteria.2017

Summer Science Academy NGG_2017 Application

Feb/28/2017 Know Your Rights Fair – 12pm – 5pm

Posted by lgannon • February 28th, 2017

Know Your Rights! Fair

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An alliance of campus organizations is organizing a Know Your Rights Fair, an informational and training fair for vulnerable populations who may be feeling targeted in the new political climate in the country since the presidential election.

When:  Tuesday, February 28th from 12noon to 5:00pm

Where: Jack Adams Hall – Terrace Level of the César Chávez Student Center, San Francisco State University.


There will be a wide range of non-profit human rights and social action groups as well as student groups. Together, we will attempt to inform our students, faculty, staff and the public about potential threats to their rights given the new political reality.

Many people on campus are very concerned about the political and social impact of rhetoric and laws that target women, LGBTQI/gender non-conforming persons, undocumented immigrants and their families, Arabs and Muslims, and communities of color in general.

Our goal is to inform the public about our rights and how we can defend ourselves and become involved in the resistance movement.


Contact the Chavez Institute  with any questions.

RSVP is requested, below, for two of the workshops. All other parts of the event are walk-in, and all are free.

RSVP for the Self-Defense Workshops

Feb/28/2017 Mardi Gras – San Francisco Style, Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore!

Posted by lgannon • February 28th, 2017

Save the date:  for Mardi Gras –  San Francisco Style, Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore:  February 28, 2017!  At the Fillmore Plaza!

For more information, visit the Village Project website.

For Immediate Release: January 2017
Mardi Gras San Francisco Style, 2017:   Free Blues Concert
SAN FRANCISCO — Mardi Gras San Francisco Style returns to the Fillmore on Tuesday, February 28th. The annual Fat Tuesday celebration opens with a free blues concert at 5 pm in the Fillmore Center Plaza, where Pat (Lady Guitar) Wilder, is followed by a New Orleans style processional, led by The St. Gabriel Brass Band and  SumbaFunk!.  The festivities continue with a masquerade ball at the West Bay Conference Center at 8 pm, where The West Coast Blues Society will perform some California style blues. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore will again bring San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Music District to life with rhythm & blues, a colorful family friendly carnival atmosphere, along with face painting, street artists and performers. 
Guests will be able to enjoy food, drink and other specialties at numerous Fillmore restaurants, clubs and businesses. A plethora of eclectic delectable eats will be available to satisfy every palate — whether it’s coffee and sports at the Fillmore Café, homemade cookies and ice cream at Bumzy’s Cookies and Miyako Ice Cream; Bruno’s Italian, mouth- watering sandwiches from Prime Dip or Ethiopian cuisine & Jazz from Sheba Piano Lounge.
“We are hopeful about this year’s celebration as we are expecting visitors from the Fillmore District and beyond,” said Adrian Williams, executive director of The Village Project and co-producer of the event. “Not only does our annual Mardi Gras celebration include elements of the traditional New Orleans celebrations, it continues to embrace the rich history of the Fillmore neighborhood — where music has been intertwined into the fabric of everyday life for more than 100 years.  
Following the free outdoor blues concert, the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will take place at the West Bay Conference Center, at 1290 Fillmore. The crown jewel of San Francisco’s Fat Tuesday celebration will feature The West Coast Blues Band and DJ, Mr. “C”, spinning dance tunes, as guests enjoy an evening of New Orleans style food prepared by Nia Soul, dancing to Zydeco, more blues, and plenty of partying. 

Advance purchase tickets for the Masquerade Ball are available atwww.eventbrite.com. Ticket price include admission to the ball, dinner, beads, a wristband for corridor specials and a beverage. 

The purchase of a $10 wristband will allow those not attending the ball to enjoy specials offered by numerous Fillmore restaurants, clubs and businesses along the Fillmore Corridor. Tickets and wristbands can be purchased @ www.eventbrite.com.

About the Village Project

Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. This annual fundraiser helps support an afterschool program and a free 8 week summer camp for underserved youth. The Village Project also produces Grilling in the ‘MO, A Senior Moment, A Senior Prom for the 50+ and Seven Days of Kwanzaa Celebration, which last year was held in 14 different venues throughout San Francisco.  Ms. Williams is a recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Awards.

This year’s Mardi Gras San Francisco Style is co-sponsored by the Fillmore Center Apartments, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, The Arts Commission and many Fillmore merchants. Community partners who have consistently supported the Village Project’s efforts are San Francisco Travel, Episcopal Charities, Cathedral Hill Plaza Apartments, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, West Bay Conference Center, Jazz’z Salon & Boutique, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, The Center for Student Missions, YMCA Urban Services, Western Addition Family Resource Center, The Magic Zone, The Brooklyn Circus – SF, Bruno’s Pizza, Third World Market, Prime Dip, Bumzy’s Cookies, Sheba Piano Lounge,  Miyako Ice Cream, St. Mary’s of the Virgin Episcopal Church, Nia Soul Catering, Bi-Rite Markets, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, The Western Addition Senior Center, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Fillmore Café, Whole Foods, Charlie’s Pharmacy, The Mayor’s Office of Events, Ethiobay, Hats of the Fillmore, Progressive Cleaners, European Cleansers, The Village Project Advisory Board, Africana Studies, San Francisco State and the AAACC. Special thanks to Shelley Bradford Bell, Robert McLaughlin and Delaine Irvin.

Business Name: The Village Project
Contact: Adrian Williams
Address: 2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 424-2980

Feb/28/2017 New Door Film Group Presents: “The Retreat” – Free – 6pm

Posted by lgannon • February 28th, 2017

Hello, SF service providers!

I have three announcements to share with you—first, New Door starts new cohorts of youth in employment every month.  Send any interested 16-24 year old looking for a job to an upcoming information session, held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m.  This week, we’ll also hold an extra session at 2 p.m. on Friday.: each month, we can accept as many as 25 youth to our program!


Also, a group of New Door youth & staff travelled to Yosemite this past December and made a short film—it’s great, and we’d love to invite you to come to our premiere!  It will be held at the Joe Goode Annex theater (499 Alabama Street) on February 28.  Click here if you’d like to get a ticket (FREE), or just show up 6 p.m.



Ciara Wade

Program Director

New Door Ventures


Feb/28/2017 Free Dental Screening for Kids & Youth – Multiple dates & locations

Posted by lgannon • February 28th, 2017


Give Kids a Smile Day 2017 Flyer FINAL – English

Feb/27/2017 Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids

Posted by lgannon • February 27th, 2017


Join Asian Pacific American Studies and partners to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Japanese American internment during World War II and to resist current anti-immigrant Executive Orders. Event attendees will participate in a training session to become part of a team of legal observers, moral witnesses, and sources of support and sanctuary for community members impacted by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.
Remembering and Resisting: Practicing Solidarity During Immigration Raids
Monday, February 27, 2017
Fromm Hall, Xavier Auditorium
2130 Fulton St.
*Free and open to the public*
Co-Sponsors: University Ministry, The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies & Social Thought, The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, and the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program.


Flyer: DoR2017

Feb/27/2017 AATAIN! Invites you to a Launch Celebration – RSVP!

Posted by lgannon • February 27th, 2017



invites you to a Launch Celebration

Monday February 27, 2017 – 6:00p – 8:30p

African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC)

Hall of Culture – 3rd Floor
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP Essential – idris@culturalodyssey.org
Email RSVP only if you’re coming 

Food & Entertainment provided

SHAKES Technology partnered with THE AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATER ALLIANCE FOR INDEPENDENCE (AATAIN!) and AAACC to install the very first comprehensive wireless Internet connection throughout the10,000 square foot facility!  Patrons can now enter the building and quickly and efficiently log onto a hi – speed Internet connection.


This enormous accomplishment was made possible by a generous grant from

presentation by
(Production made possible in part by The San Francisco Art Commission & The National Endowment for the Arts)

6pm – 7pm – Hors d’oeuvres  and wine
7pm – 7:30pm – Show
7:30 – 8:00 PM – Launch Presentation
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Dinner

Feb/27/2017 2017-2018 San Francisco Youth Commission Application – Apply by April 21, 2017

Posted by lgannon • February 27th, 2017

YC Logo Color Medium


Calling all youth advocates and community organizers!


2017-2018 San Francisco Youth Commission Applications Now Open Until April 21st



We are happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2017-2018 Youth Commission term. Do you know a youth who is interested in local government or in identifying the needs of young people in order to provide input on city legislation? The Youth Commission is the perfect place for them to grow their skills and abilities as policy advocates!


The San Francisco Youth Commission is a body of 17 San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and Mayor on policies affecting young people. To see a list of current youth commission priorities like lowering the voting age to 16, promoting free MUNI for youth, and improving youth-police relations, please visit our site at:www.sfgov.org/yc


We are asking for support getting word out about this opportunity to as many young leaders in San Francisco as possible! We want youth to know that they can have a say in what goes on in city hall and make a change in their communities! We have included here a copy of our application.


Link to digital application: http://sfgov.org/youthcommission/file/1106


Link to application on google form: http://tinyurl.com/ycapp2017



The deadline is April 21st for hard copies of April 23rd for electronic copies.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions. Applications can be dropped off at our office, faxed, or emailed to us:


San Francisco Youth Commission Office

City Hall, Room 345

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 554-6446

Fax: (415) 554-6140

Email: youthcom@sfgov.org

Website: www.sfgov.org/yc

Feb/25/2017 37th Annual Oratorical/Musical/Stomp Contest hosted by the SF Alliance of Black School Educators

Posted by lgannon • February 25th, 2017

 February 2017

Greetings and Happy Black History Month AAPAC Members and Supporters,

February, the official month dedicated to honoring the contributions of Black and African Americans, is here and we must CELEBRATEEDUCATE and PARTICIPATE!

The AAPAC Advisory Team urges you to work with your school sites to ensure that celebrations are being planned and evidence of these celebrations are visible and well executed. Although we celebrate Black History EVERYDAY, it is important that we spend this month educating our families, friends and communities about the richness of our history. We encourage you to join AAPAC, SFUSD and the City of San Francisco in 2017’s Black History Month celebratory gatherings listed below. Please also take sometime to read through the attachments for additional information.


Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:30am-12:30pm

37th Annual Oratorical/Musical/Stomp Contest hosted by the SF Alliance of Black School Educators

Willie L. Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Avenue SF, CA

This year’s theme is “Transforming Our Vision Into A System of Equality, Access and Self-Advancement.”  This will be a phenomenal day where we celebrate our students as they showcase their oration, musical and poetry skills. Students interested in applying, please contact Mrs. Emily Wade-Thompson for application details at (415) 401-2555 x1246.

Other Black History Celebrations in SF:

More ways you can share the Collective Brilliance of African American people in your home: