Register NOW for June 24, 2017 1st Time Homebuyer Workshop for Filipino Community!


Our 1st time Homebuyer workshop is now being offered especially for the Filipino, Samoan and Pacific Islander Communities!

Click here to register for June 24th Filipino workshop!

Did you know that the Pacific Islander Community is severely under-represented in San Francisco’s Affordable Home Ownership Housing Lotteries?

The Team at SFHDC wants to help change that!

Funded in part by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development, SFHDC is now offering our HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education workshop on additional dates to specifically serve the Pacific Islander communities!

Completion of HUD Approved FIRST TIME HOME BUYER EDUCATION  is REQUIRED to participate in  Mayor’s Office of Housing Below Market Rate (BMR)  Ownership program and all down payment assistance programs.

In order to receive your certificate, you must complete this 6 hour class AND a 2 hour one-on-one counseling session.

Your first home is one of the most important investments you will make. Learn everything you need to know about buying and owning your own home. Topics include:

  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining A Mortgage
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Below Market Rate Program
  • Down Payment Assistance

Cost is $50 per person.

Walk-ins welcome, BUT space is limited, so it is always BEST to Pre-Register!

Click here to register now!

*We do not offer childcare on-site.

**All Attendees MUST be registered.

***No Show and Cancellation Policy strictly enforced!

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1st Time Homebuyer Workshops for the Filipino Community:

 In partnership with Community Well, SFHDC is hosting homebuyer workshops for the Filipino Community on the following dates:


*June 24th *

July  29th





@ Community Well

78 OCEAN AVE, SF 94112


1st Time Homebuyer Workshops for

Samoan & Pacific Islander Communities:

In partnership with True Hope Church, SFHDC is hosting homebuyer workshops for the Samoan & Pacific Islander Communities on the following dates:


August 12th

July 22nd 


@True Hope Church

950 GILMAN AVE. SF, 94124


“Tatou Faia lenei mea e fesoasoani ai ia I latou.” Finau A.

An Evening with Former Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.

Save the Date:

Primed for Hospitality, Prepped for Success:

An Evening with Former Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 5-7:00 PM

at the Bayview YMCA 1601 Lane St.


(For more information and to register follow the link)


We’re Hiring! – SFHDC


We’re looking for fun loving, hard working financial housing counselors with a passion for teaching, counseling, coaching and supporting individuals and families improve their financial well-being and peace of mind!

Bilingual Candidates with fluency in Tagalog, Samoan, or Spanish a plus!

Part Time or Full Time

JOB Announcements!

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Experienced, Dynamic, Passionate!

Bilingual fluency in Tagalog, Samoan, or Spanish a Plus, but not required!

Part Time or Full Time opportunities!


This position will be headquartered at our Main Office at 4439 Third Street, SF CA 94124.


This position will remain open until filled. Along with your Resume and Cover Letter, please also submit our General Employment Application.

How to Apply

Submit Employment Application, Resume, and Cover Letter:

Via email:

Via fax: 1-866-652-4077

Drop off: @ 4439 Third Street, SF, CA 94124

SFHDC |  | Website

Alive & Free News of the Summer 


Celebrating 30 Years of Service

June 2017


Annual Golf Tournament
Career Day
Ms. Estell – Professional Woman of the Year
Student Spotlight

Alive & Free’s Last Mile Foundation Golf Tournament

f957c004-274d-41be-885b-14a9e04be188Our annual golf tournament took place last week on Monday, June 5th. This year we raised over $100,000 for Alive & Free’s Scholarship Fund. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and players for contributing to keep our young people Alive & Free… and Educated! The best part of the tournament was hearing the stories shared by Deirel, Jeremiah and Daija.

98ad7915-7292-4c49-a7d9-611192f0e8d96f30265a-3fd8-4e16-b28e-2f254c7eee5dDeirel (Omega Leadership Academy attendee): “I first came to the Club as a community college student. I came to realize after soaking up all the information from Alive & Free, the germs, the symptoms, the risk factors that all come with being infected, I learned that I had been infected. This program was able to help me contextualize my past experiences that I didn’t really fully understand. Ms. Estell & Ms. Demetra did these exercises which made me reflect and helped me to realize who I am and who I wanted to be.”

Jeremiah (current Collegian and Alive & Free Scholarship Recipient),: “I want to be more for myself and more for my people which creates a lot of pressure, the type of pressure that molds diamonds. I want to change things for the better. It’s been a crazy journey. I graduated from City College of San Francisco and will be attending Morehouse College in the fall.”

Daija (Alive & Free Alumni, PhD in Psychology) : “What I really got from Alive & Free, I couldn’t have imagined. I was always a smart student, but I had a lot of trauma. We talked a lot about dealing with our emotional residue which is dealing with our anger, fear and pain. We have this balloon and we keep filling it until one day it explodes. We heard this analogy over and over again, but I never thought I would get to the point where my balloon exploded. I realized I had post-traumatic stress disorder and flashbacks.  I started to apply the techniques I learned at Alive & Free to myself, so I became my first patient.”

We are proud of the hard work our students have put into themselves as they continue to do the work for their education and personal growth.  

If you didn’t get a chance to attend our golf tournament, please consider making a contribution to our scholarship fund.


Career Day


Our Leadership Academy students attended Career Day earlier this month. We visited video producer Chris Miloslavich of Milomix Productions, a trauma surgeon Dr. Andre Campbell at San Francisco General Hospital, and entrepreneur/restaurateur Monetta White of 1300 Fillmore.

On Career Day our students get access to top professionals in various fields, in a very intimate and authentic way. Advice, direction, and encouragement for excellence are exactly the kinds of nourishment our young people need as they head off to college.


Career Day at Dr. Campbell’s

“The past visits have proven to give our young people a certain confidence needed when pursuing a career.  From the personal stories, they see firsthand that a career is more fulfilling than a job and that hard work is a common component.”

 Don Strand, Financial Literacy Coordinator

Professional Woman of the Year


Ms. Estell is Professional Woman of the Year

“I’m honored, humbled, and grateful,” said Deborah Estell, coordinator of the the Alive & Free Leadership Academy. She has been awarded the Professional Woman of the Year award from San Francisco Business & Professional Women, Inc. “What I do is invisible, it’s necessary, but it’s not always noticed.  To be recognized and acknowledged, to me, is a reflection to more than just the work.  This is what motivates and drives the work. I am honored to be the vessel to do the work. I know it is more than just me.”


We are excited and delighted to share this well-deserved achievement with everyone! 

Student Spotlight
Jaime Esquivel’s Internship at Stanford


Our Alive & Free Collegian Jaime Esquivel will be conducting astronomical research this summer as an intern at Stanford University.   “Aerospace engineering is kind of a risk because a lot of it is government funded. I wanted to make a path for other undocumented students.  I wanted to take he risk, because I haven’t met another undocumented aerospace engineer,” said Jaime, who is a junior at San Jose State University.

“Stanford is building a telescope that won’t be done for 10 years.  It is made to look past dark energy.  My research will be made to simulate how this might work.  I’ll have to learn Python as well as Mat Lab & C, computer coding language classes for aerospace engineering,” Jaime said excitedly.

Jaime loves STEM and truly makes the most of the opportunities that are presented to him. We are proud of his eneavors and accomplishments, and we are looking forward to continuing to support him in his education.

Alive & Free Omega Boys Club

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



(Click on above date to view full Calendar)

* * * Please join us for BMAGIC’s next Convener Meeting * * *
June 20 from 1pm-3pm @
 1800 Oakdale Avenue, SF 94124 in the Alex Pitcher Room.

BMAGIC is hosting a Community Preparedness Academy facilitated by CYC!
The sessions will be integrated as part of our Convener Meetings, with the final session in July.
Join us this month for our second part in this 3-part series.



WHO: Bayview Opera House
WHAT: 3rd on Third: Juneteenth (dedicated to Mary L. Booker)
WHERE: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St., San Francisco
WHEN: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:00pm – 7:30pm
CONTACT: For more info and to RSVP, click here.
NOTES: Come and remember: Mary L. Booker, community icon and Bayview Opera House treasure. This year’s Juneteenth Festival is dedicated to the memory of our beloved family member, friend, artist, actress, playwright, director and teacher, Mary L. Booker, who passed away last month. Swearing in of new Bayview Opera House Board Officers at 5:30PM. Dedication to Mary L. Booker and excerpts from her work. Live entertainment: Stepping competition finals by local fraternities, Spoken Word, Pride of Providence, Dwayne Charles Project, Praise Dancing, Juneteenth arts activities for kids with Museum of Craft and Design and Dare 2 Dream artists, Bayview Underground Pop-Up Market: Auntie April’s Soul Food, Yvonne’s Southern Sweets, Old Skool Cafe, Gratta Wines and Laughing Monk Brewing


WHO: Shekinah Christian Fellowship
WHAT: Faith & Fatherhood Community Wellness Day
WHERE: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St.
WHEN: Father’s Day, Sunday June 18 10:45am – 1pm
CONTACT: For more info: 415.347.7382
NOTES: Shekinah Christian Fellowship along with the generous support from the African American Holistic Wellness Program of the Bayview YMCA, proudly presents Faith and Fatherhood Community Wellness Day. Featuring: Outdoor worship service, food, medical screenings, gift bags, kid’s activities, family portraits, face painting, free haircuts, wellness information, & more!


*** National Night Out ***
August 1, 2017


*** BMAGIC Back to School Event & Backpack Giveaway ***
August 12, 2017


For more information, please click on above flier

Be sure to check out our calendar’s Summer Section! Filled with workshops & trainings, youth programming, summer camps & employment, events, activities and more!
To access the full calendar, click HERE.

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Our mailing address is:


555 7th Street

San Francisco, Ca 94103

Join me for the Pride Parade!

Join me for the annual

San Francisco Pride Parade!

Please join us for a fun-filled annual tradition of celebrating love and equality in San Francisco! Our contingent will include friends, neighbors from all across District 10. Check out Hoodline’s coverage of our float, which will depict the Hunters Point Shipyard Gantry Crane.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Please arrive by 10:00am for the 10:30am parade kick-off.


Parade begins at Market Street and Beale Street and ends at Market Street and 8th Street.

Specific contingent information available upon RSVP.

To RSVP or for more information please call (415) 554-7670 or email

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard – June 2017 Update

Do You Have Questions About Radiological Health and Safety?

Community Technical Advisor Available June 10th and June 12th in Bayview Hunters Point

Dr. Kathryn Higley provides support to community members in her role as a Community Technical Advisor for the greater Hunters Point community. Dr. Higley, a nationally respected expert in radiological health and safety from Oregon State University, is available to answer your questions about radiogical health and safety.

Bring Your Questions to Dr. Higley


Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Storehouse, 451 Galvez Avenue, San Francisco

Monday, June 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Storehouse, 451 Galvez Avenue, San Francisco

Contact Information for Dr. Higley

If you are unable to visit with Dr. Higley in person, she is available for questions from the greater Hunters Point community. She may be reached by phone at (541) 737-7063 or by email at

Click here to visit the Navy’s Radiological Cleanup Page for Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

New Website Security Certificate Information

The American people expect government websites to be secure and their interactions with those websites to be private. When visiting the Navy’s website, expect a security certificate message.

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-15-13, “A Policy to Require Secure Connections across Federal Websites and Web Services” requires that all publicly accessible Federal websites and web services only provide service through the use of a secure connection. The strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) which many commercial organizations have implemented to protect visitors to their websites and services.

The Federal government and NAVFAC are adapting to this changing landscape. The NAVFAC Public website implemented Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) in January 2017. These Certificates ensure that your computer can recognize and guarantee the integrity of the connection between the NAVFAC Web site and your computer. If you choose NOT to take advantage of installing these certificates, you will receive a certificate warning page indicating “There’s a problem with this websites security certificate” each time you connect to this site. Additionally, you should update all bookmarks that you may have saved to specific pages to reflect this change in protocols. Instructions on how to install the Department of Defense (DoD) Certificates is provided below.

If you have any questions about this procedure or problems downloading the certificate after following the instructions, please contact If you would like a copy of the PDF document with the instructions (see below) emailed to you, please call the HPNS Info Line at (415) 295-4742 or send an email to


Join the HPNS mailing list!

Members of the HPNS email distribution list receive updates on Navy meetings, cleanup progress updates, bus tour announcements, and other program-related materials. To join the mailing list, send an email to or leave a message on the HPNS Info Line at (415) 295-4742.