Participatory Budgeting – Submit your ideas today!

District 10 Participatory Budgeting 
Submit your ideas today!

In the last few years, District 10 has conducted the Participatory Budgeting process and we will be undertaking a similar effort this year. This year, District 10 has been allocated $250,000 of discretionary funding for neighborhood projects.
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process that gives community members the opportunity to set budgeting priorities and make decisions on what community projects should be funded.
How does Participatory Budgeting work? 
District 10 residents will be able to help decide how best to spend $250,000 for neighborhood enhancements, beautification, safety, open space and other improvements. Past awarded projects have included security cameras, graffiti clean-up programs and community gardening programs for youth. Click here for a list of projects awarded in 2015.

Between March 5 – March 19, 2017 voting (online and in-person) will be held for ALL residents of District 10 to decide which projects on the Participatory Budgeting ballot will receive funding.
Have an idea for a project in District 10? (DEADLINE IS JANUARY 8!)
Submit them here – https://goo.gl/VdXuDY or mail project applications (print one here, Chinese application here, Spanish application here) to:

San Francisco City Hall

Supervisor Malia Cohen

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244

San Francisco, CA 94102 

 

We are accepting applications on projects to help improve District 10 in the following categories:

  • Neighborhood and Community Services
  • Transportation and Pedestrian Safety
  • Beautification and Open Space
  • Education and Youth
  • Culture and Arts

For more information or questions, please contact:
Yoyo Chan

yoyo.chan@sfgov.org
415-554-7670

Community Alert: Kwanzaa: 2016 Entertainment Line Up

JOIN THE VILLAGE PROJECT  FOR  KWANZAA, 2016

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@ the Museum of the African Diaspora 

 11th Kwanzaa Celebration, Umoja (Unity)

 Dec. 26th, 12 Noon 

The Village Project presents its 11th annual Kwanzaa celebration throughout San Francisco, with seven days of community events, starting on Dec. 26th, running through January 1st. Opening day takes place at the Museum of the Africa Diaspora at 12 Noon, with Alabama Mike performing and an exploration of the history of bay area blues. At the African American Arts & Culture Complex at 7 pm, The West Coast Blues Society is the headliner, with  more blues.  Striving to help heal our family, community and nation, each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba) will be highlighted.  There will be 15 free celebrations in 7 different neighborhoods.  This year, a celebration will again be held at the historical Jazz Heritage Center in the Fillmore at 1 pm., and at the new Bayview Opera House at 4 pm, both on Dec. 31st.  Each hosting organization will present exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family.  A spiritual ceremony – pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors will start each program and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. There will be plenty of artistic performances, food and community connectedness. The closing celebration will take place at Third Baptist Church at 1 pm and again at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church at 6 pm on Sunday, Jan.1st, with Fillmore Slim and the lighting of the last candle, Imani (faith). 


Umoja (unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. 

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December 26th

12:00 Noon:  Alabama Mike will perform at the Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission @ 3rd Street.  Ronnie Steward of the West Coast Blues Society will reflect on the history of the Bay Area blues Scene.  The first candle, Umoja, will be lit.

 

7 pm: The West Coast Blues  Society will  kick-off Umoja at the AAACC, 762 Fulton @

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Webster.  Join us for some west coast blues and enjoy a succulent feast!  There will be spoken word, along with Les Bantus Sissa Kongo  performing  African dance & drumming.

 

 

 


Kugichagulia (Self Determination):  To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves

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Robert Thomas Simpson

 

December 27th

12 Noon: Thomas Simpson, founder and director of the Afrosolo Theater  will be the keynote speaker:  Uniting to heal our family, community & nation, at our City Hall Celebration. 

 

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Derick Brown, Director of the Mayor’s Office of
Neighborhood  Service will host the event.

 

 

2 pm: Jikelele Dance Company and the Village Dancers will perform at Hamilton Rec b534dbe0-989f-4de6-9583-d3e623ad1290
Center, 1900 Geary @ Steiner.  Les Bantus Sissa Kongo is also scheduled  to perform  African dance & drumming. 

6 pm:  Spoken word and drumming will end Kujichagulia at the Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane.


Ujima (Collective work & responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together.

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1 pm:  The Blues Ryders will perform at the Western Addition Senior Center, 1330 Turk
@ Fillmore, co-sponsored by the Western Addition Family Resource Center. 

4:30 pm:  Bernard Anderson will entertain with some rhythm & blues at IT Bookman Community Center, 446 Randolph @ Arch.  OMI Family Service Center will host this event.


Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics:  To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

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Mr. “C”

December 29th

1:pm:  Mr. “C” will DJ at the Potrero Hill Family Services event,  at Star King Elementary School, 1215 Carolina. 

 

5 pm:  Sistah Iminah keynotes at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkins.  Brotha Clint & Brotha Malik will pour libations, acknowledge our ancestors and light the 4th candle, Ujamaa.a28f9be2-e91e-4482-bb46-3d53b7db8590

 

 

 


Nia (Purpose)::  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order Toto restore our people to their traditional greatness

December 30th

1 pm:  The San Francisco All Stars Dancers will headline at the Boys & Girls Club, 380 Fulton @ Gough.a7f97c5c-81e1-4474-992c-fd621b8e1942

4 pm:  The Prescott Circus will delight at Glide Memorial’s event, 330 Ellis.  Brotha Malik will drum, as Brotha Clint pours libations and lights 5th candle of the Nguzo Saba, Nia (Purpose).


Kuumba (Creativity)  To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.ca0dfc1d-3d29-4e9a-8312-4c6b4e50fcca.jpg

1:pm:  “Mr. “C” will be back on the set at The Jazz Heritage Center, 1330 Fillmore. The Success Center and Citizen Films will host Kuumba, with a traditional New Year’s Eve feast of black eyed peas and cabbage.

4 pm:  Kwanzz is back at the newly rennovated Bayview Opera House.   Les Bantus Sissa Kongo dancers will perform, as we light the 6th candle of the kinara, Kuumba (Creativity).


Imani (Faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.61559397-88a3-4388-8717-aa4c32c985ce.jpg

January 1st

1 pm:  Mical Asefaw will debut as a powerful poet, at Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister @ Pierce.  Lighting of the 7th candle of Kwazaa will take place, followed by a succulent feast.

6 pm:  Fillmore Slim will close this year’s celebration at St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyon Street.  We will light the last candle, Imani, (Faith), while grooving to some soulful blues from Fillmore Slim.  Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta, Chair of Africana Studies at San Francisco State, will again serve as MC.


Community Partners:

Bayview YMCA, The San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The Museum of The African Diaspora (MOAD), Episcopal Charities, Citizen Films, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS), Glide Memorial Church, Boys & Girls Club, SF, Success Center – SF, The Bayview Opera House, Western Addition Family Resource Center,  African American Arts & Culture Center, OMI Family Resource Service Center, African American Holistic Wellness Program, San Francisco Travel, The Bayview Newspaper, The Fillmore Auditorium, IT Bookman Community Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Rec & Park, Hamilton Rec Center, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Western Addition Senior Center, The Fillmore Center Apartments, Laramar, Third Baptist Church, MoMagic, KPIX TV- Channel 5, Charlie’s Pharmacy,  Potrero Hill Family Resource Center, Star King Elementary School,  Nia Soul Catering, Bill Graham Foundation, St. Mary’s of the Virgin, Bi-rite Market, The Laney College Department of Dance, KPOO Radio, KBLX, KISS FM, KMEL, The Village Dancers of the Crossroads,  Jikelele Dance Company, Cathedral Hill Plaza, Booker T Washington Community Center, and The Africana Studies Dept. @ S.F. State University.  Kwanzaa is partially funded by the Bayview Y, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The Bill Graham Foundation, and a grant from the Dept. of Public Health.  Special Thanks to Ms. Roberta McLauglin, Lissa Collier, LaKeisha Howard and Delaine Irvin.


Help the Village Project continue their work with the youth and community! 

Please make a year end tax deductible donation today!

Donate Here!

The Village Project *  2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, 94115 *  415-424-2980

www.thevillageprojectsf.org

BMAGIC COMMUNITY CALENDAR 12.15.16

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Please continue to share with us any of your holiday events and giveaways so we can help promote and connect resources to families in need this holiday season.

Enjoy highlights from this weeks publication:

WHO:  Bayview Opera House &Partners
WHAT:  2016 Winter Wonderland
WHERE: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street
WHEN:  Thursday, December 15th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
NOTES: Winter Wonderland gives families and community members a way to gather and celebrate the winter holidays. Kids enjoy arts and crafts, ice skating, playing in the snow and visiting Santa. The Bayview Underground Food Scene Holiday Market offers local food choices at reasonable prices as well as gift & craft vendors. Children can participate in arts activities, complete an arts passport, visit Santa and receive a filled stocking.  RAIN OR SHINE, Indoor/Outdoor Event, dress warmly! FREE ADMISSION
ICE SKATING for KIDS $1 (includes skate rental), SNOW LAND with REAL SNOW for KIDS ($1),SANTA’S VILLAGE, HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING, FOOD AND CRAFT MARKET, LIVE MUSIC, and S’MORES. ***Register for FREE HERE!


WHO: Bayview Y
WHAT: Toy Giveaway!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21st from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: Bayview Y, 1601 Lane Street, Bayview Family Resource Center
CONTACT: For more information, please call Cordelia Harper at 415-822-9404 Ext 237 or email CHarper@ymcasf.org or visit www.ymcasf.org/bayview
NOTES: Bring the kids and enjoy the holiday festivities! Activities include: Holiday arts & crafts; cupcake decorating; snacks & refreshments; music, magic, and fun, and cookies and Santa! Parents must have the following items to register: 1) Valid CA ID (SF residents only) 2) Verification of SF address ***For the toy giveaway: The first 120 families to sign in, on the day of the event are eligible to receive a toy from Santa. (toys are for children 10 & under). One gift per child. Limited supply available. Children must be present at the event to receive their gift.


SAVE THE DATES!

LAST WEEK TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS

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WHOBMAGIC
WHATSelf-Care Retreat
WHERE: TBD
WHENEither 1/26-1/27 or 2/2-2/3 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
CONTACT: 415-558-2487 or lyslynn@bayviewmagic.org
NOTES: BMAGIC is honored to announce that we are now accepting applications  for our 2 day (non-overnight) 2017 Self-Care Retreat taking place on a Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm. Our purpose in creating this program is to educate front line staff on various self-care modalities and encourage a shift in organizational culture to allow for these practices to be scheduled into daily work life. This is FREE to all Bayview service providers. Application link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIqFgGxUxl7D_khxKp-XRGfrW4_pfLXq_TBQHRErRPEI4zCA/viewform
***Please submit your application by 5:00pm, Friday, December 16, 2016***

BMAGIC 2017 CONVENER MEETING DATES

Follow our Facebook Page and share your BMAGIC experience.

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Our mailing address is:

BMAGIC

555 7th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

SFHDC is looking for Tax Volunteers!

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SFHDC is looking for tax volunteers!

Show your community some love… One tax return at a time!

Get Ready…..

Become a Tax Preparer:

1 -Attend 3 Tax training classes in January 2017.  

2- Complete and pass an online certification

3-  Be ready to volunteer at our SFHDC tax sites

in Bayview Hunters Point. 

Get Set……

Attend classes in January:

UC Hastings 

198 McAllister San Francisco CA, 94102

9AM – 4PM 

Saturday, January 7, 2017  

Saturday, January 14, 2017  

Saturday, January 21, 2017 

Let’s Go!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Site 1 

4439 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94124

Every Thursday 11am-7pm

February 2, 2017 – March 30,2017

Appointments only

 

Site 2  

1030 Oakdale Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94124

Super Saturday’s 10am-4pm

 February 11, 2017

 February 25, 2017

 March 18, 2017

 March 25, 2017

CLICK HERE 

TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT A SFHDC SITE

Contact

Shannon Wise via email at shannon@sfhdc.org

or call 415-822-1022 ext. 112


ONLINE TAX CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE

YOU MUST RECEIVE  MATERIALS FROM SITE COORDINATOR IF INTERESTED 

Link to the Practice lab to gain experience using tax software and take the certification test online 

LINK & LEARN online certification

www.irs.gov (keyword: Link & Learn)

 

OR 

 www.linklearncertification.com

Then Set up an account

 

TAXSLAYER PRO

 TaxSlayerPro software practice lab to complete practice tax returns

go to vita.taxslayerpro.com/IRSTraining

password:TRAINPROWEB


Top 3 Reasons to Volunteer with Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! (EKS)

  1. Employers love to see EKS experience on your résumé!
  2. Everybody has to do their taxes. This is a skill you will use your whole life. And we’ll provide training for FREE!
  3. Being a volunteer tax preparer connects you with your community!

Watch Video


Contact: Shannon Wise shannon@sfhdc.org | 415-822-1022 ext. 112 |www.sfhdc.org

Visit 

www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org 

for additional program details

Multi-family waitlist opportunity

WAITLIST OPPORTUNITY

There is a new waitlist opportunity on the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development website from the San Francisco Multifamily Housing Program.

Please click address for details:

Tenderloin: 477 O’Farrell Street (O’Farrell Towers)

16 subsidized affordable one bedroom units for seniors 62+. Rent is based on 30% of the household income. Household income must not exceed 50% of State Area Medium Income. Application deadline 12/21/16. Lottery will be held 1/13/2017. Lottery results will be posted on 1/20/2017 by 5PM. For additional information, please click on the link above.

SFHDC, 4439 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

BMAGIC COMMUNITY CALENDAR 12.8.16

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Please continue to share with us any of your holiday events and giveaways so we can help promote and connect resources to families in need this holiday season.

Enjoy highlights from this weeks publication:

WHO: SFUSD Early Education Department
WHAT:  AA Family Know Your Rights Workshop
WHEN:  Thursday, December 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Leola Harvard ES, 1520 Oakdale Avenue
CONTACT: Crystal Hawkins 415-852-2036
NOTES: “How are you Supporting my Child?” What Parents Should know about SFUSD Support Services and Strategies as a parent, guardian, or caregiver, do you ever dread “The Call”? The one from your child’s teacher or principal telling you of something negative that your child has done. Do you ever wonder “What is the school doing to help my child?” This workshop will focus on services and strategies that SFUSD principals, teachers, and staff should provide to all students. These services and strategies are not only best practice, but in many cases a requirement before any discussion of a special education referral or change of placement. Participants will leave this workshop feeling more confident about what to expect from their child’s school and what questions to ask if they feel their child is not receiving enough support. Food/Prizes/Fun/ Free Backpacks. Please RSVP if you’ll need childcare.


WHO: uAspire, SF Achievers, and 100% College Prep
WHAT: Black Family FAFSA Frenzy – Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, December 10th from 10:00pm- 2:00pm
WHERE: College Track, 4301 3rd Street
CONTACT: Britt Bass at brittb@uaspire.org or call 510-575-0524. Register HERE!
NOTES: Our goal is to increase FAFSA completion among African American students and to provide students and families with tips and resources on affording college. Students and families can get help to do the following: 1. Create an FSA ID to access and sign the FAFSA 2. Complete the FAFSA 3. Search for good-fit scholarships 4. Hear from others about the experience of applying to, attending, and financing college 5. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available!!! *Parking: College Track (4301 3rd Street) has street parking (particularly along Jerrold Avenue)


SAVE THE DATES!

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WHOBMAGIC
WHATSelf-Care Retreat
WHERE: TBD
WHENEither 1/26-1/27 or 2/2-2/3 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
CONTACT: 415-558-2487 or lyslynn@bayviewmagic.org
NOTES: BMAGIC is honored to announce that we are now accepting applications  for our 2 day (non-overnight) 2017 Self-Care Retreat taking place on a Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm. Our purpose in creating this program is to educate front line staff on various self-care modalities and encourage a shift in organizational culture to allow for these practices to be scheduled into daily work life. This is FREE to all Bayview service providers.

Application link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIqFgGxUxl7D_khxKp-XRGfrW4_pfLXq_TBQHRErRPEI4zCA/viewform
***Please submit your application by 5:00pm, Friday, December 16, 2016***


BMAGIC 2017 CONVENER MEETING DATES

Follow our Facebook Page and share your BMAGIC experience. 

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Our mailing address is:

BMAGIC

555 7th Street

San Francisco, Ca 94103

Our New Website, Kwanzaa and more! 

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OUR LATEST NEWS & UPDATES:

We Have A New Website!
You’re Invited to Kwanzaa!
#GivingTuesday All Month Long
Alumni Spotlight


We Have a New Website!

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We are so excited to unveil our brand new website! We owe a lot of thanks to Decision Counsel for donating their time and expertise to this project. We couldn’t be happier. Our website is now sleek, modern and very user-friendly!

One of our favorite things is that you can access a library of Street Soldiers Radio podcasts directly through the website…

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Click the photo above to access the Podcast player


You’re Invited to Kwanzaa

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We are getting excited to celebrate Kwanzaa with our family and friends December 29th.  You are invited to join us for a night of celebration!

This year’s theme is “Adversity: bringing it back to the roots.” With everything going on in this world, we are faced with much adversity.  We need to remind ourselves where we come from, what we’ve been through, and where we will be going.  Help us spread this message through love, family and community.

December 29th, 2016
6:00pm-9:00pm
African American Cultural Center
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA

Can you bring something? Bring your favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert!
Send an email to admin@stayaliveandfree.org or call 415-826-8664 to indicate your donation


#GivingTuesday All Month Long

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Thank you very much for our early supporters who helped us raise almost $10,000 in our first week of giving! Our goal is to raise $40,000 for the Alive & Free Scholarship Fund in the month of December, and Google.org is providing matching funds for the first $10,000.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say THANK YOU for your continued support and belief in our youth!

Thank you to our Donors!
Adrienne Riley * Dennis Black *  Elouise Joseph * Frankie Lee * Jamila Collins * John Williams * John Yamaguchi * Larry Chatmon * Lalila * Layla Turner * Paul Kochis * Rashida Collins * Rita * Tamara * Vincent Mccarley * Zachary Donald * Joan * Carolyn * Anonymous

DONATE NOW


Alumni Spotlight

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“Omega was more than a program for me, it was a family. I was able to reach out during the tough times.  I now had a support system, someone who reached out and checked on me,” said Mahogany Spears.

She completed the Alive & Free Leadership Academy in 2003 and graduated from St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007 with her B.A. in Political Science.  She didn’t stop there.  She continued on to USF and earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology.

“The Coachism that stuck with me was ‘You’re only one bad decision away’.  It kept me on the right track.”

She is now the Deputy Director of Violence Prevention in the Mayor’s Office for the City & County of San Francisco.  “I just put in for the job not knowing what was going to happen. Then they called me for a phone interview.  Then they called me for an in-person interview. And then they called me back to tell me I had the job.  I couldn’t believe it!

I feel like a torch was passed down.  I am responsible for giving back to my community the way they gave to me.  I want to help my community.

I want you to know that I owe a part of my success to my participation in Alive & Free.”


Alive & Free Omega Boys Club

Our mailing address is:
1060 Tennessee Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Reminder: Join Us for Zoom In This Thursday 6-8pm @ Bayview Opera House

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Media representation has proven to be a hot-button issue, particularly as of late. BAYCAT youth have a lot to say about how they are perceived and what they are doing to be a part of the change they want to see in the world.

See the culmination of their professional skill development this fall semester at BAYCAT and watch the videos they have produced!

Join us at the newly renovated Bayview Opera House from 6-8, Thursday December 8th.

RSVP TODAY


BAYCAT
2415 3rd Street, Suite 230
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone: 415.701.8228

Visit us online: www.baycat.org