Feb/24/2012 February 22-24 | 4th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference

Posted by Richard • February 24th, 2012

A Project of Community SOLUTIONS of El Paso

Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 22-24, 2012

Register now for the 4th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference atwww.solutionsforelpaso.org.

Call for Presentations: Deadline is July 31, 2011.

Phone: 915-861-7733

Sep/24/2011 Black Family Day

Posted by Richard • September 24th, 2011

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.

Sep/11/2011 Sunday Streets 2011: Western Addition Route

Posted by Richard • September 11th, 2011

Sunday Streets season kicked off last weekend and runs through October 23. These events, which are sponsored by the City of San Francisco, create a large, temporary, public space by closing off a portion of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a Sunday.

Sunday Streets 2011 Season Schedule (subject to change):

  • March 20: kick off event along the Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Bay;
  • April 10: Great Highway and Golden Gate Park;
  • May 8: Mission route, including the popular route along 24th and Valencia Streets;
  • June 12: Bayview route, 3rd Street from Mission Bay, Dogpatch to the Bayview Opera House;
  • July 10: Great Highway route #2;
  • August 14: Civic Center/Tenderloin route;
  • September 11: Western Addition route, including North of Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore and Japantown neighborhoods;
  • October 23: Mission route #2

What’s New in 2011:

Event Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This change is in response to the chorus of requests for the event to go later each day.  The later schedule allows participants to attend their regular Sunday morning activities or linger over breakfast and still have time to enjoy a full day of Sunday Streets.

Emphasis on local programming and spontaneous activities: We are looking to community leaders, merchant associations and neighborhood groups to play a larger role in creating activities along each route. Sunday Streets will still offer free bike rentals (one hour, credit card and ID required) and repairs, bike education, outdoor roller rink, kids and pet programs and have areas set aside for specific activities and community outreach. The rest of Sunday Streets programs will be community-driven and produced events and activities.  Go to www.SundayStreetsSF.com to find a downloadable version of Sunday Streets 2011 Program Guidelines.

Zero waste: Large banners with maps and program areas will replace printed schedules, and we are asking our program partners to minimize hand outs and engage participants through interactive activities instead.

Improvements to established routes: We are working to improve routes, focusing on using merchant corridors and routes that connect to new neighborhoods.

  • Bayview: Connect via Lower Portrero Hill and Mission.
  • Mission:  24th Valencia Streets (dropping Harrison and adding another commercial street).
  • Western Addition: Includes North of Panhandle, Alamo Square, Fillmore neighborhoods.
  • Civic Center/Tenderloin: New route in Tenderloin/Civic Center area that creates a connected route through the area.

For more information, please visit www.SundayStreetsSF.com.


Aug/13/2011 Health Fair & Backpack Giveaway

Posted by Richard • August 13th, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street (at Webster Street)

Backpack stuffing will occur on 8/12. Volunteers will be needed.

Aug/2/2011 Summer Learning – National Night Out

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

9th Annual Western Addition National Night Out

Performance from Trash Mash-Up!

The goals of this event include increasing crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening police-community partnerships, and sending a message that there are many positive activities in the community. The Night Out is sponsored by Community Partners United, Supervisor Mirkarimi, the Mayor’s Office, Hayes Valley Playground, Northern Police Station, African American Art and Culture Complex and Mo’ Magic.

Jul/23/2011 Hood Games Festival | Skateboarding, Fashion, & Conscience Hip-Hop

Posted by Richard • July 23rd, 2011

On July 23rd at the AAACC, we will do a rendition of Hood Games, an all day festival styled event centered around skateboarding, fashion, and conscience hip hop music. At this event, we will offer a full scholarship to the Woodward Skate Camp.

July 23, 2011
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF
Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Hood Games is a grassroots level community event started in 2005 in East Oakland as more inner-city youth were gravitating to skateboard culture. The events serve as a bridge between urban communities and the skate lifestyle while incorporating art, music, film and dance performances. Hood Games also collaborates with local schools, youth centers, city governments, local authorities, the skate community and city parks to make a memorable experience for the kids and families.

Special guests include: Fashawn, Martin Luther, The Memorials, Rob Young, Panopoly, Sarai and J Rocka, Karl Kauses, Nyjah Huston, Respin, and Aebldee.

Vitamin Water will assist in giving away two scholarships to underserved kids for the Woodward Camp. Applications can be downloaded at Hood Games Woodward Scholarship (doc).


Jul/22/2011 Summer Learning – Black & White Ball

Posted by Richard • July 22nd, 2011

Black & White Ball
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Westbay Community Center, 1290 Fillmore Street

Jul/18/2011 Creative Edge Public Relations Announces the Hood Games Benefiting Karl’s Kauses Inc.

Posted by Richard • July 18th, 2011

Professional Skateboarder Karl Watson hosts The Hood Games benefiting his nonprofit organization Karl’s Kauses Inc.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2011

Skateboarding fans of all ages are invited to attend the Hood Games on Saturday July 23, 2011 at the African American Culture Complex in San Francisco. Karl’s Kauses Inc, a nonprofit youth focused initiative, has teamed up with California Skate Parks, Shred and Butter within SF Recreation and Parks and vitaminwater to produce a one of kind skateboarding infused community celebration. The day-long event will run from 10am until 9pm and is free for all ages. Daytime activities include skateboarding demos featuring world-renowned skate pros, live back to back performances showcasing hip hop master Farshawn and Martin Luther from the Roots, food, games and more. Special invited celebrity guests include: Terry Kennedy, Stevie Williams, Karl Watson, Nyjah Huston, Quentin Scott (Oakland Raiders), Vernon Davis (49ers), Rob Young and more.

The Hood Games was founded in 2005 by artistic designer K-Dubb and is designed to bring together kids of all backgrounds to celebrate their love and passion for the arts and skateboarding. Karl’s Kauses Inc. is a comprehensive nonprofit supplemental education and youth development organization that targets youths in surrounding communities developing their intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal empowerment through skateboarding. Karl’s Kauses Inc. identifies youths from all ages and supports them until graduation with programming centered on skateboarding. As a special treat for Hood Games attendees, through his custom clothing company called Organika, Karl will giveaway10 handcrafted longboards.

Immediately following the Hood Games is the 1st annual Skate to Couture fashion show benefitting Karl’s Kauses Inc. The show will feature the world’s top skate clothing lines including LRG, Organika, DGK, Elements, Young and Reckless, Fly Society, 9 Five Eyewear, D-structured, Nomadic and many more. The fashion show is invitation only and will feature a special acoustic performance from esteemed soul musician Martin Luther and The Miracles.

For more information please visit:

About Karl’s Kauses Inc.
Karl’s Kauses Inc. supports at-risk youth from all ages with skateboarding workshops and demonstrations as a positive outlet. Founded and incorporated in 2011 by Karl Watson and Robert Ferguson, Karl’s Kauses Inc. is based in San Francisco and implements programming through San Francisco’s Park and Recreational Department.

For media inquiries please contact:
Theodore W. Palmer, CEO
Creative Edge Public Relations
(646) 575-2967


Jul/16/2011 Bay Area BBQ Championship

Posted by Richard • July 16th, 2011

July 16, 2011
Opens at 9:30 am
First pitch at 1:05 pm

Live Performance by La Toya London – American Idol finalist, Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple, NAACP Theater Award Nominee

The Bay Area BBQ Championship (BABC) competition will be fierce as 32 Pit Masters and their teams compete in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork. Celebrity, VIP and Certified Judges determine the Grand Champion of this IBCA sanctioned cook-off. The People (you) will taste and vote for the team most deserving of the People’s Choice Award. You must pre-order your ticket packages if you want to attend. All proceeds benefit the thousands of Northern California foster children, youth and families served by Alternative Family Services.

Jul/15/2011 Western Addition Summer Family Carnival 2011

Posted by Richard • July 15th, 2011

Come join us at the annual Western Addition Family Carnival!

Summer programs, youth, and families are welcome! There will be food, games, prizes, entertainment and more! Everything is completely FREE!

Date: Friday, July 15, 2011
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Margaret S. Hayward Playground, 1016 Laguna Street (at Golden Gate Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94115

For more information, please contact Rodney Chin at rchin@ymcasf.org or call 415-292-2018.