Community Career Resources Fair

Valencia Gardens Resident Council (VGRC), San Francisco Professional Career Network (SFPCN), Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC), San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) and John Stewart Company are pleased to announce our second annual Community Career Resources Fair for the residents of Valencia Gardens, low income families, the surrounding community, and job seekers in San Francisco.

The Community Career Resources Fair will be held onThursday, October 27th, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at 390 Valencia Street, San Francisco. The purpose of the Fair is to provide access to career and educational resources for low-income, disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed residents in our community. The organizers of this event are Valencia Gardens Resident Council (VGRC), San Francisco Professional Career Center (SFPCN), Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC), San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) and John Stewart Company (JSCo). The lead contact for this event will be Martin Ugarte, Site Services Director at Valencia Gardens, you can contact him at415-553-3160 ext. 106 or mugarte@missionhousing.org.<mailto:mugarte@missionhousing.org.>.
We are recruiting public and private agencies, corporations, private businesses, temporary work agencies, nonprofits, jobs training providers, and educational institutions to participate in the Fair. I believe that your organization plays an important role in job training, career development and community supportive services and resources; therefore, we are asking you for your participation in the fair. Please help us to understand how we can make this event happen to benefit our community and have your valuable services and resources available for our community. Would you like to have a table?

Please confirm your participation.

Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

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Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011

A six-part series hosted by AgeSong Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care, and the Jewish Home of San Francisco

Mindfulness-based Approaches to the Maturing Mind (Part 6 of 6)
Wednesday, October 26
5:00-6:30 pm

Dr. Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong founder and CEO

Jewish Home of San Francisco
302 Silver Avenue, SF
415-469-1584

RSVP to sfevents@agesong.com or call 415-318-8670
CEUs available for nurses, MFTs & LCSWs. Light hors d’oeuvres served.

Upcoming Free Workshops – Register Now! Attend Upcoming WiCAC Meeting on 9/28

Reminder: Free OEWD-Sponsored Workshops
OEWD has two upcoming CBO Capacity BuildingInitiative (CBI) workshops, outlined below. Seating is limited and registrationis required;  register today by emailing us at:  workforce.development@sfgov.org

**Please Note: if you are attendinga workshop on behalf of someone, please let us know who you are attendingon behalf of when signing in on the day of the workshop. If you are unableto make a workshop that you registered for, please contact us right awaywith that information so that we can allow someone from the waiting listto attend the workshop.

Thank you!

 
September2011

 
Date
Workshop Description
Target Audience
Facilitator

 
9/13
9am-12pm

How to Find Assets to Employment inPeople that are Hard-to-Employ 
Reinvent your work with people that arehard-to-employ in ways that help to close the gap between them and jobs.The traditional approach to working with people who are hard-to-employfocuses on uncovering their barriers to employment. We will uncover jobseekers’strengths and assets to employment as the first task in employment counselingand case management.  Assets to employment in the hard-to-employ areoften hidden and difficult to uncover.  Using the techniques in thisidea packed workshop will enable you to find these positive attributesin people and use them to increase employment motivation, establish joband career goals, improve matches for training and help overcome barriersto employment. 
Career Advisors, Case Managers,Line Staff

REGISTRATION
 IS OPEN
To register please send an email toWorkforce.development@sfgov.org
L. Robbin

 

 

October 2011

 
Date
Workshop Description
Target Audience
Facilitator

 
10/13
9am-12pm

Measure & Improve Business CustomerSatisfaction with Your Services
If you want to get better outcomes withthe private sector and improve your business services, you need to knowhow well you are doing with your private sector relationships.  Learnhow to use the same revealing measures of success that private sector businessesuse to evaluate their customer relationships.  Don’t assume you’redoing well with companies until you understand how to measure their satisfactionwith your services. 
Program Managers, Lead Staff

REGISTRATION
 IS OPEN
To register please send an email toWorkforce.development@sfgov.org

 

L. Robbin

 

 
Not available to attend either of theseworkshops? Don’t worry, over the course of this fiscal year, OEWD willbe offering a variety of workshops as part of our new CBO Capacity BuildingInitiative (CBI).  These professional development training sessionsare designed to enhance organizational and staff capacity to deliver workforceservices of the highest quality.

Topics will address:
·        EmployerEngagement
·        CaseManagement
·        Organizationaland Programmatic Sustainability
·        FiscalAdministration

Executive Directors, Program Managers andCoordinators, Vocational Counselors, Case Managers, Job Coaches, and otherprogram operations staff will all find sessions targeted to meet theirparticular interests and needs.  All OEWD workforce granteesare invited to send staff to attend these training sessions.  Someworkshops will also be open to other community based organizations.  Asseating is limited, registration will be taken on a first come, first servedbasis. However, priority may be given to OEWD grantees for certain workshops.  OEWD may also limit the total number of registrations per organizationdue to capacity limitations.  

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities! Register for the September 13th workshop now by emailing: workforce.development@sfgov.org

 

Announcement: Upcoming WiCAC Meeting- September 28th at 10am, Arriba Juntos
***Attention Workforce Providers***

Do you work specifically with a monolingualpopulation? Are there concerns, questions or input you want to provideabout the monolingual population your organization works with? If so, pleaseattend the upcoming WiCAC (Workforce Investment Community Advisory Committee)Meeting on Wednesday, September 28th at 10am! This particular WiCAC meetingwill focus on the workforce needs and concerns of monolingual jobseekers.Please see details below:
WICAC Meeting
(Workforce InvestmentCommunity Advisory Committee)
Wednesday, September28, 2011
10:00AM-12:00 PM
Arriba Juntos
1850 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
http://www.oewd.org/Workforce_Development-WiCAC.aspx
**PLEASE READ**
For this meeting, the WiCAC membershave a special request of providers. Please review the letter created byWiCAC member, Ms. Tracy Brown:

09/09/11

Dear Service Providers,

This is a special invitation to agencies that serve the monolingual community. We are looking for agencies to serve on a panel at the
September 28th WiCAC meeting, from 10am-12noon at Arriba Juntos.

We are asking workforce providers to conduct a focus group with their jobseekers/clientsprior to the September 28th meeting date and present their feedback tothe WiCAC board at the meeting on September 28th.  Presentations willbe no more then five minutes.

Please have your jobseeking/clients respond to the following questions:

– What are the barriers that monolingual clients face to getting job
  placement?

– What strategies work to address monolingual client barriers?

If you or someone in your agency would be willing to serve on the paneland share your findings, please contact WiCAC member Tracy Brown-Gallardo
at gall6@aol.com

Thank you for partnering with the WiCAC.  We look forward to seeingyou all on September 28th to learn more about the particular needs of the
monolingual populations that you serve!

 

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Additional Capacity Building OpportunitiesYou Won’t Want To Miss:

1. Through the Mayor’s Office of Housing(MOH) and its capacity building grant with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, MOH is able to offer seats for staff of city CDBG/ESG grantee agenciesto attend two different 3-day leadership trainings. ED 101: ManagementTraining for New Nonprofit Executive Directors” which willbe held from October 24-27, and Management 101: Skills Buildingfor Nonprofit Managers and Leaders,which will be held November7-9.  Both of these trainings are valued at $895.  Basedon applications submitted, the MOH staff will select up to ten individualsto participate in Management 101 and five in ED 101.  Both trainingswill be held at the East Bay Community Foundation at 353 Frank H. OgawaPlaza in Oakland (one block from the 12th Street BART Station).

For more information, please read the attachedletter about each training.  If the Executive Director and/or anysenior managers in your organization are interested in attending one ofthese 3-day trainings, please have them fill out the appropriate applicationattached and submit it to Pierre Stroud at MOH by Thursday, September15th at 5pm.  No applications will be accepted afterthis time.  All individuals will be notified if their applicationhas been accepted by Monday, September 26th.

Please contact Pierre directly with anyquestions at pierre.stroud@sfgov.org or (415) 701-5588.

 
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2. Also, through the Mayor’s Office ofHousing (MOH) and its capacity building grant with CompassPoint NonprofitServices, MOH is able to offer CDBG/ESG grantee organizations the opportunityto apply for one-on-one consulting services.  Selected applicant organizationswill work with CompassPoint’s highly experienced and skilled consultantson specific projects in crucial areas of organizational development, suchas Strategic Planning, Finance and Fiscal Management, Board Development,and Succession/Transition Planning.

Through this capacity building grant thereare a total of 150 hours of consulting time available to grantees.  Thesehours will be divided between three (3) organizations for projects requiringan average of 50 hours of consulting time.

If you are interested in applying for consultingservices for your organization, please fill out the attached applicationand return it to Pierre Stroud at MOH by 5pm on Thursday, September15th.  No applications will be accepted after this time. You will be notified if your application for these consulting serviceshas been approved by Monday, September 26th.

Please contact Pierre directly with anyquestions at pierre.stroud@sfgov.org or (415) 701-5588.

Consulting Services Letter 2011-12, Consulting services application 2011-12

ED 101 letter 2011-12, ED 101 Application Form

Management 101 letter 2011-12, Management 101 Application Form 2010-11

 

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Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

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Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011

A six-part series hosted by AgeSong Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care, and the Jewish Home of San Francisco

Nutritional Issues of the Elderly (Part 5 of 6)
Wednesday, September 28
5:00-6:30 pm

Jen M. Meltz, registered dietitian experience in clinical dietetics, food management, and weight loss

Age Song Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care
624 Laguna Street, SF
415-318-8670
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Mindfulness-based Approaches to the Maturing Mind (Part 6 of 6)
Wednesday, October 26
5:00-6:30 pm

Dr. Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong founder and CEO

Jewish Home of San Francisco
302 Silver Avenue, SF
415-469-1584
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RSVP to sfevents@agesong.com or call 415-318-8670
CEUs available for nurses, MFTs & LCSWs. Light hors d’oeuvres served.

Black Family Day

San Francisco Black Family Day Celebration & Black Business Awareness Week

Black Family Day – One Love
Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Street, SF
Saturday, September 24, 2011
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Introducing Black Business Awareness Week this year, September 18-25, 2011. Special recognition at Black Family Day for businesses 25 years and older. To register your business, send an email to brothersforchange946@gmail.com.

Raffles, Music played by Gospel, Family Games, Family Photos, Free Barbecue, Live Entertainment, and Horse & Pony Rides.

7th Annual SF Black Family Day Celebration Sponsorship/Donation Opportunities for Black Family Day on September 24, 2011. Sponsorship levels:

  • Platinum $10,000 +
  • Diamond $7,500 +
  • Gold $5,000 +
  • Ruby $3,000 +
  • Silver $2,000 +
  • Bronze $1,000 +
  • Star $500 +
  • Friends/Partners of BFC $499 and below

Download a sponsorship packet and/or vendor application at www.brothersforchangeincca.org.

For more information, contact BFC Coordinators:
Ericka Sorrells 415-684-6953
Caronda Daggs 415-577-9356

* Join Brothers for Change, Inc., on September 6, 2011 as we take a bus down to the 44th Annual Stockton Black Family Day. Reserve your family a seat. Contact: Larry Haynes, SF Black Family Day Liaison at 415-286-8634.

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Using a historical perspective to address mental health and spirituality in the African American Community. Presented by Gigi R. Crowder, L.E. and Pastor Horacio S. Jones, Senior Pastor- Family Bible Fellowship, Newark California.

 

Thursday September 22, 2011 9am -4pm

NP Day Sept 19, 2011

We are excited to invite you to our annual conference, Nonprofit Day on September 19th 2011.

Laura VanDernoot Lipsky – author of “Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others” – will deliver a keynote address on how we can do the social equity work we do in a sustainable manner.  Knowing that self-care – on the individual and organizational level – is essential to our ability to think, decide and act strategically, we’ve developed a program which focuses on reimagining leadership, workplace, movement building and strategy. 

Nonprofit Day is one of the only places to gather where other community-based leaders to explore these issues.  We hope you’ll join us  and really encourage you to invite your colleagues for what is shaping up to be an impactful and thought-provoking conference.  We are also extending a $25 discount until Friday 8/26  to participants of the Western Addition Service Providers Cohort as a token of appreciation for the time and effort you and your organization in advancing your leadership and management capacity. Please use coupon code “NPDFriend” when you register at www.compasspoint.org/nonprofitday.

Warm regards and hope to see you at NP Day 2011.

Adriana

Mo’ MAGIC Meeting

This is your friendly reminder that we will be having a meeting this Thursday.Thank you for your continued participation, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Mo’ MAGIC Meeting
Thursday September 8, 2011
11:00am
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street
Agenda for Sept 15
A light lunch will be served.

Bayview Mayoral Debate: Thurs 9/15, 6-8PM, Bayview Opera House

Community,

We invite all to attend this very special Mayoral Debate on issues affecting BVHP residents and the neighborhood through the Opera House’s hosting of the candidates this Thursday from 6-8PM at 4705 Third Street.

Please join the Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club for “The Bayview Dems Mayoral Debate.”  Hear from the 2011 Mayoral candidates on the issues facing the Bayview Hunters Point community: blight, economic development, public safety, and the environment.  Senator Yee, David Chiu, Michela Alioto-Peir, Joanna Reese, Bevan Dufty, and other candidates will be speaking.

Please visit http://www.bvoh.org/events/index.shtml for more info.

Thank you!