Our 30th Anniversary made the news!


Alive & Free’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Makes the News!


KRON4’s Ali Reid covers Alive & Free’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Alumni and supporters of Alive & Free celebrated 30 years of transforming lives of young people at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco last Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Daija Foster flew in from Washington D.C. to share her story with over 300 guests.

“They helped me deal with my anger, fear, and pain which is something that I struggled with for years. Instead of going to see a therapist, coming to Omega was therapeutic.”  Daija is a 2013 graduate of Spelman College in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and is currently working on her doctorate.


ABC News highlights San Francisco School Board President Shamann Walton 

Shamann Walton joined Alive & Free Omega Boys Club in 1993 with a tainted past.  He had been in juvenile hall and had been expelled from numerous school districts.  “For me, with the Omega Boys Club, I would say I might not be a free man today, and I may not be alive.” He completed the program and graduated from Morris Brown College. Today, Shamann is the President of the San Francisco Board of Education and is a shining example of what can happen when we positively support our youth.

You can learn more about Shamann Walton as he ambitiously runs for San Francisco District 10 Supervisor!


6 Days Until #GivingTuesday

Next week, communities around the world come together to give on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday was founded immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days that are focused on consumption and spending.

While #GivingTuesday reminds us about the importance of giving, we also have Thanksgiving, a holiday that allows us to reflect and share what we are grateful for.

We want to let YOU – our amazing community – know how grateful we are for all that you do to keep our young people Alive & Free… And Educated!


Give While You Shop

If you choose Alive & Free as your designated charity on AmazonSmile, a percentage of your purchases will be directly donated to us!


We are grateful and thankful for all of your support!

Copyright ©  2017 Alive and Free/Omega Boys Club,
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Not affiliated with The Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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



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Highlights From this Week

* * * Please join us for BMAGIC’s next Convener Meeting * * *
November 21 from 1pm-3pm @
 1800 Oakdale Avenue, SF 94124 in the Alex Pitcher Room


This will be our final meeting of 2017, we hope to see you there!
Please save the date for our Holiday Party!
December 19 from 12:30-2:30 at the Bayview Opera House.
More details to follow.


WHO: 3rd St. Village, 3rd on Third, Bayview Opera House
WHAT: Community Tree Lighting
WHERE: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street
WHEN: Friday, November 17 @ 5pm-7:30pm
CONTACT: For more info, click here.
NOTES: Come out to our annual Community Tree Lighting event, featuring music, holiday cheer, arts and crafts activities, s’mores roasting, local food and craft vendors, and the ceremonial lighting of the Bayview community tree! We will be showcasing local performers throughout the night! Come and enjoy our activities, performers, and all of the shopping from local vendors to celebrate the holiday season! Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Invest in Neighborhoods, the San Francisco Foundation and Supervisor Malia Cohen.


WHO: The Parks Conservancy, GGNRA and Presidio Trust
WHAT: Meet Carmen Bogan, Author of “Where’s Rodney?”
WHERE: Presidio Visitor Center
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:30am-Noon
CONTACT: For more info, contact Jennifer Greene at jgreene@parksconservancy.org or 415-561-3054.
NOTES: We’d like very much to invite you and your young elementary school students and their families to meet Carmen on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30-noon at the Presidio Visitor Center. The story is about Rodney, an African-American boy who struggles to see the purpose of school. In finding the answer to this question, young readers will see themselves in Rodney, especially for children who are curious to explore in nature, beyond a structured classroom. Carmen is hopeful that parents and caregivers come as she will emphasize literacy and books in the home, as well as how we need to care for nature and parks for future generations. Carmen will read and lead the children in an art project related to the book.


* Bayview Hunters Point Park Prescription Launch Event! *
December 2, 2017 11am-1pm


For more information about the Park Prescription Program, click on the above flyer.

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Featuring seasonal and holiday events.


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Community Alert: Save The Dates for Kwanzaa, 2017

Join The Village Project & Community Partners


Kwanzaa, 2017

Celebrating the “Nguzo Saba”

(The Seven Principles)




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

Tuesday, Dec. 26th: 12 Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way, Rotunda;  2 PM, Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street @ 3rd; 7 PM, African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street @ Webster

KUJICHAGULIA (self-determination):To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Wednesday, Dec. 27th:  2 PM, Hamilton Rec Center/MoMagic,

1900 Geary @ Steiner; 6 PM, Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane @ Revere

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

Thursday, Dec. 28th: 1 PM, Western Addition Senior Center/Western Addition Family Resource Center, 1390 Turk @ Fillmore; 4:00 PM, Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis

UJAMAA (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Friday, Dec 29th:  4 PM,  OMI Family Resource Center/Minnie & Lovie Rec Center, 650 Capitol @ Montana; 6 PM, Success Center/Citizen Film, @ WestBay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy

NIA (purpose):  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Saturday, Dec. 30th: 1:00 PM, Boys & Girls Club, 380 Fulton @ Gough ; 6:00 PM, Booker T. Washington Community Center, 800 Presidio @ Sutter

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.

Sunday, Dec. 31st:  1:00 PM, San Francisco Main Library, Koret Theater, 100 Larkin Street; 4:00 PM, Third Baptist Church, 1366 McAllister @ Pierce

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.

Monday, Jan. 1st:  1:00 PM, Potrero Hill Family Resource Center/Rec Center, 801 Arkansas; 6:00 pm, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyons

The Village Project, 2097 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto


Alive & Free in East Palo Alto!


The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017.

“There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a collective effort in the community to make sure that we change that narrative of East Palo Alto being a community of violence,” said Mayor Larry Moody. He gives part of the credit for this remarkable turnaround to Alive & Free and thanked us for the impact the Alive & Free Prescription has made on the lives of many in the East Palo Alto community.

“I was born and raised in East Palo Alto.  As I grew up, there were things I saw in my community that I could not understand why they were happening. Once I was introduced to Dr. Marshall, answers came. With his guidance, I became what you call a Street Soldier,” said Ms. Demetra Jones. “I would take my mom’s van every Tuesday and would take kids from East Palo Alto up to San Francisco to attend the Leadership Class.”

You can learn more about Alive & Free in East Palo Alto when you visit our website. We are truly honored with this Proclamation and will continue to work to keep our communities Alive & Free!

Join us in Celebrating 30 Years!

Thursday, November 16th

Bently Reserve

301 Battery Street

San Francisco, CA 94111


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Copyright ©  2017 Alive and Free/Omega Boys Club,
All Rights Reserved
Not affiliated with The Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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