Aug/18/2017 Attend A CLAS Act: What We Can Do as Behavioral Health Practitioners to Build Health Equity

Posted by lgannon • August 18th, 2017

A Training Exploring What We Can do as Behavioral Health 
Practitioners to Build Health Equity
This training will provide an overview of the concepts and principles of the Enhanced National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and enable participants to meaningfully incorporate these critical components into their work.
With a specific focus on African American adults, and Transitional-Age Youth (TAY), this training will help participants address some of the common misconceptions about culture, and take a close look at how personal and organizational culture can drive our interactions with beneficiaries, and impact their treatment outcomes.
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of the National CLAS Standards, and learn research-based approaches to building personal and organizational cultural competency.
At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:   
  • Establish a working definition of culture, its role and purpose
  • Assess salient cultural impacts in your work
  • Recognize appropriate and inappropriate responses to common scenarios facing those in the field of behavioral health
  • Apply CLAS  guidelines and concepts when having difficult conversations about race, culture, and equity
  • Utilize the Enhanced National CLAS Standards to assess current practices and plan for the future
Friday – August 18, 2017       9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Creekside Plaza
1100 San Leandro Blvd.
Redwood Conference Center
San Leandro, CA 94577
Register Now!
This COST-FREE training is presented by ONTRACK Program Resources with funding from the California Department of Health Care Services.  It meets the qualifications for 5-hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Approval Number PCE 307; the California Board of Registered Nurses, BRN Provider Number 12040; and the California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals (CFAAP), Provider Number 4C-04- 604-0618.

Aug/17/2017 FREE Job Training: Get a Job in Tech in Just 12 Weeks! – Apply Now! Starts September 11

Posted by lgannon • August 17th, 2017


Are Your Looking for a High-Paying Career
in Tech? Become a Mission Techie!
FREE tech programfor those

17 and older

Starts Sept. 11

It’s time for your career in tech.

Exciting news! MEDA is NOW recruiting for our FREE Mission Techies program cohort!

Our program trains those 17 and older in the skills necessary to land a job in tech.

Participants are also provided job readiness training, financial capability education, one-on-one coaching and direct connections to the tech industry. PLUS, there is a stipend.

This is a 12-week program (240 hours), on Monday-Friday from 1pm-5pm.

Please forward this email to anyone who meets the age requirement and is looking to jumpstart their career.

Contact Ernesto Martinez with any questions.


For information, contact:
Ernesto Martinez
MEDA, 2301 Mission St., Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 409-9172

Aug/14/2017 Loma Mar YMCA: professional learning for OST educators! – August 14-16, 2017 – RSVP!

Posted by lgannon • August 14th, 2017

Flyer: RoP Out-of-School-Time Coaching Workshops

Aug/14/2017 Program Associate Opportunity – English & Cantonese

Posted by lgannon • August 14th, 2017


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

Aug/14/2017 Job Opportunity – Job Placement Manager – English & Spanish

Posted by lgannon • August 14th, 2017




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

Aug/10/2017 Men’s Action Network – Every Thursday 5pm – 7pm (2 Locations)

Posted by lgannon • August 10th, 2017

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

Aug/6/2017 Street Soccer USA Bay Area Youth Cup – 11am – 3pm – RSVP

Posted by lgannon • August 6th, 2017

RSVP: or 415-872-9910

Bay Area Youth Cup Flyer 8_6

Aug/5/2017 Western Addition Backpack Giveaway & Health Fair

Posted by lgannon • August 5th, 2017

This is a great event to support under-resourced children and families in the Western Addition | Fillmore District communities in preparing for the new school year.  To learn more about the work that is being done with the MAGIC Programs, a program of the San Francisco Public Defender’s office, read more here.


Flyer: 2017 Western Addition backpack giveaway & health fair flyer

Aug/5/2017 AfroSolo Arts Festival – Free Outdoors Jazz Concert – 1pm -3pm

Posted by lgannon • August 5th, 2017



This is reminder that the 23rd Annual AfroSolo Arts Festival “Kicks-Off” this Saturday, August 5th with our free outdoors “Jazz In The Gardens” concert in collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. We will be hosting our 17th annual free concert in the Gardens. Our title is: “Lovin’ the Horns.” We will feature two outstanding quintets showcasing the trumbet and trombone.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1pm to 3pm

Where: Esplanda, Yerba Buena Gardens                               

    Misson Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets
    San Francisco, CA 

     No pets, please. Certified service animals excepted.

Phone:  415/771-2376

Cost: Free

Featuring: The Charles Hamilton Quintet and The David Hardiman Quintet.

Bring a lunch and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of great Jazz!


Charles Hamilton is an internationally known jazz trombonist, composer, and innovator of jazz education, one of only two jazz educators ever to receive the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ Distinguished Teacher in the Arts Award. He directed the world-renowned Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble for 28 years. His former students swell the ranks of international performing and recording artists/composers. He teaches at UC Santa Cruz, has taught at San Jose State University, Cañada Colleges, and continues his tenure at the California Jazz Conservatory. He was part of a US State Department “cultural ambassador” tour in Jordan. He led his big band to China and Vietnam for the State Department. He records and performs regularly with combos and big bands, including the Fred Berry Big Band. For this program, he is accompanied by Jeff Chambers (bass), Leon Joyce, Jr. (drums), Kelly Park (piano) and Dann Zinn (tenor saxophone). Photo by Jim Dennis.



Dr. David Hardiman, Sr., is an acclaimed trumpet and flugelhorn player, pianist, professor/educator, big band leader, as well as a composer/arranger. His AfroSolo concert is in conjunction with the release of his CD: David Hardiman’s Music Around the World, Volume 2. Hardiman is the leader of the San Francisco All Star Big Band and Director of the African American Jazz Caucus Dance Band (IAJE) and Saint Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band. He has accompanied Jackie Wilson, The Dells, The Honey Cones, Donny Hathaway, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett and many others. He received a BME in Music Education from Indiana University, MM from Butler University, and WMHDA Honorary Doctorate from Martin University. For this program, he is accompanied by Glen Pearson (piano), Jeff Chambers (bass), Charles McNeal (saxophone) and Akira Tana (drums). Photo by Jim Dennis.


We are grateful for the support we receive for AfroSolo.  We are especially grateful to Hyacinth C. Ahuruonye, California Arts Council, Congregation Emanu-El, Friends of AfroSolo, Grants for the Arts, Horizons Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, The Society for Community Work, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Simpson Brothers, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

We are also grateful for the support we receive from our community partners: The African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco’s Main Public Library and the Yerba Buena Garden Festival.


Visual Arts Exhibit
August 29,2017 – December 15, 2017
San Francisco Main Public Library
African American Center-Third Floor
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, Ca 94102

Black Voices Performance Series
October 19-22, 2017
African American Art and Culture Complex
Buriel Clay Theatre
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Audacity To Succeed
Young Black Men and Boys Soaring To Success
November 4, 2017
African American Art and Culture Complex
Buriel Clay Theatre
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

AfroSolo Theatre Company uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

AfroSolo Theatre Company – 762 Fulton Street, Suite 303, San Francisco, CA, 94102, (415) 771-2376
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

Aug/4/2017 School Year Funding from YEF – Apply by September 1, 2017

Posted by lgannon • August 4th, 2017

School Year funding is almost here!

Do you have an idea for a project for and led by SF youth? Do you need money to make it happen? YEF is now opening its School Year mini-grant cycle, offering up to $10,000 in funding for Youth-Led projects in San Francisco. Applications are available NOW and due on September 1st!

Curious about projects that we’ve already funded? Click below to see a list of our past grantees!
Mini Grantees
Projects must be created and led by youth under 18, take place from October through May, have at least one adult ally, be financially sponsored by a community-based organization, and be in San Francisco for San Franciscans. For a mini-grant application or more information, visit
Printable Applications here
Editable PDF here