2nd Annual Bayview Business Extravaganza Event – Oct 6th


Hello Implementation Committee,

I would like to invite you to join Clark Construction & Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and other Elected Officials, Corporate Sponsors, and Community Leaders on October 6th to celebrate the 2nd Annual Bayview Business Extravaganza event. This event will feature a video tribute to Mayor Lee, highlighting initiatives that positively impacted the Bayview Community, such as City Build, Invest In Neighborhoods, SF HOPE and others; and uncover his unique relationship with residents and various stakeholders in the community.

The 2018 Bayview Business Extravaganza will highlight the success of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development programs and bring together diverse entrepreneurs and residents from the Bayview Community. Bayview Business Extravaganza will be held in and outside of the Bayview Opera House from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please see the program timeline below and use this link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bayview-business-extravaganza-tickets-49757388689


Program Timeline:  

Clark on Third Market Place (outside of BVOH) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and will feature kids activities, free food/drinks and Bayview craft vendors for community residents and business owners, government officials and agency representatives and other supporters.

Bayview Business Awards Ceremony (inside of BVOH) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and be presenting the following awards to non-profit and business owners:

  • Ed Lee’s Big Impact Award
  • Bayview LegacyBusiness Award
  • Made in Bayview Award
  • Community Service Award
  • New Startup Award

Food & Drinks (beer &wine) will also be available during the Ceremony


Larry McClendon

Bayview Project Manager /Invest In Neighborhoods

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

P: 415-554-5664   C: 415-994-3052

E: larry.mcclendon@sfgov.org

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. Rm# 448

San Francisco, CA 94102

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HR Questions? Register Today for Our Employment Law Clinic for Nonprofits

“CORP’s employment law clinic was a valuable resource for my organization. I met with experienced attorneys who provided me with all the advice and knowledge that I needed to answer my complex employment law questions. I highly encourage other nonprofits to take advantage of this great resource.”

– Diane, COO of a Bay-Area Nonprofit

We’re now accepting applications for our upcoming Free Employment Law Clinic for Nonprofits! This event is open to 501(c)(3) organizations directly serving low-income communities in Northern California. Participants will work one-on-one with a team of knowledgeable attorneys to receive a legal check-up of its employment practices, including:

  • Review of employee handbook
  • Review of employee classifications for compliance with wage & hour laws
  • Advice on best practices for hiring & terminations
  • Compliance with local ordinances
  • … and more!

Whether your nonprofit has specific employment-related questions or you want to make sure its up-to-date with the latest changes in employment law, this clinic’s goal is to help organizations flag employment issues before they become HR problems and offer participants with useful resources and tools, including post-clinic support if needed.

When & Where

Friday, October 19th

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, followed by a complimentary reception

Miller Law Group

505 Sansome St.

San Francisco, CA 94111

A representative familiar with the organization’s employment/HR policies and operations must be present for the entire duration of the clinic.

To Apply

You must submit an application to be considered for the clinic. Priority will be given to organizations that did not attend last year’s employment clinic. To request an application or find out more about the clinic, contact:

Wint Huskey, CORP Paralegal

whuskey@sfbar.org / (415)782-8973

Application Deadline: October 5, 2018

co-sponsored by: Miller Law Group and The Association of Corporate Counsel

President Cohen’s September 2018 Newsletter

President Malia Cohen’s


Keeping San Francisco’s District 10 affordable, working, healthy, and safe!

Malia Cohen

Keep in touch: 

(415) 554-7670




Asian Pacific American Community Center 

San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society 

Bayview Footprints 

Bayview Magic 

Bayview Merchants Association 

Bayview Opera House 

Bayview Police Station  

Public Safety Updates 

Bayview Residents Improving Their Environment (BRITE) 

D10 Watch 

 EDOT Bayview

India Basin Neighborhood Association 

Potrero Hill Boosters Neighborhood Association 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood Yahoo Group 

Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association 

Rebuild Potrero 

San Francisco 3-1-1 

San Francisco Bay View 

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation 

Southeast Community Facility Commission (SECFC)

Unite Potrero 

U.S. Navy HPNS 

Visitacion Valley Greenway 

Young Community Developers 

CalMod: Caltrain Electrification Project Overview

Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization (CalMod) Program and will electrify the corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Caltrain Station to the Tamien Caltrain Station. Electrification improvements include converting diesel-hauled trains to Electric Multiple Unit (EMU), increase service to six trains per peak hour per direction, and maintain operating speed up to 79 mph.

The purposes of CalMod is to improve system performance and curtail long-term environmental impacts by reducing noise, improving regional air quality, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Electrification improvements will better address commuters’ vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way. These service improvements are also expected to help accommodate increased system ridership through improved system operations.

Caltrain Electrification construction activities are underway! Read the latest updates at calmod.org.

BMR Homeownership for District 10 Artists

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development currently has a Below Market Rate homeownership opportunity available specifically to an artist.

The unit has been posted on our website since Aug. 27, 2018 for an application period of 21 days. If by the end of the application deadline no artist applied, the unit will become available on a first-come, first-served basis until we find a qualified artist buyer.

Detailed information about the unit and buyer’s requirements can be found at sfmohcd.org.

One City One Book: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

San Francisco Public Library is excited to announce that the 14th Annual One City One Book selection is The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.

In what Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do explores the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child. Thi Bui documents her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves in America. The Best We Could Do is a haunting memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for a simpler past. As the child of a country and a war she can’t remember, Bui’s dreamlike artwork brings to life her journey to understanding her own identity in a way that only comics can.

Since the publication of the hardcover in March 2017, The Best We Could Do has made a place for itself in the graphic novel canon and has received 5 starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness. It was also nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in the autobiography category and made it onto over thirty “Best of 2017” lists everywhere from the Washington Post to Entertainment Weekly. Thi Bui is a rising star in the comics and literary world, and her debut work is not to be missed.

Copies of The Best We Could Do are featured in all San Francisco libraries and at bookstores around the city.

Beginning October 2018, join book discussions, view themed exhibits, attend author talks and participate in many other One City One Book events. Check out the One City One Book website at sfpl.org.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

This September, the library is encouraging everyone to check out your neighborhood branch and see what you’ve been missing. Sign-up for a new library card or renew your existing card for a chance to win a pair of JetBlue tickets. More details at www.sfpl.org/library-card-sign-up.

With a free library card, you can download books and magazines; stream music and movies; borrow new vinyl records, best sellers, portable internet devices (MiFi), DVDs; attend free computer classes, sign up for a online high school diploma program, immigration legal aide, and much more. The sky’s the limit with a San Francisco library card!

National Library Card Sign-Up Month is sponsored by the American Library Association. The campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.” ALA’s theme this year is “The Incredibles” and we think the San Francisco Public Library is pretty incredible as the winner of the 2018 Library of the Year award.

There are ten San Francisco library card designs to choose from including Warriors’ cards! Anyone who lives in California and presents a valid photo ID at any of our 27 library locations or at our four bookmobiles is eligible for a new library card.

Full list of campaign terms of conditions and rules are available at sfpl.org or upon request at your local library branch.

Upcoming Events

District 10

Volunteers Needed for District 10 Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 15th, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Warm Water Cove (300 – 24th St)

Community Clean Team is San Francisco Public Works’ longest-running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and gardening projects, graffiti removal and litter cleanup in our neighborhoods.

Register to volunteer at: sfpublicworks.org.

Family Movie Nights in the Park: Wonder

Sunday, September 16th, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Palou Phelps Mini Playground (Palou Ave At Phelps St)

The San Francisco

Recs and Park, in collaboration with BMAGIC & Parks 94124 leading the BVHP Park Collaborative, will host a community movie night for District 10 neighborhoods.

Free food & snacks provided, please bring blankets & lawn chairs. The first 50 families will receive a free blanket and water bottle! The film will start at 7:00 pm.

For more information, contact Mie, mie@kokochi.com, or Tandia, tandia_oneal@yahoo.com.


Vision Zero Action Strategy Coffee Chat / Tea Talk – District 9

Thursday, September 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Portola Family Connections (2565 San Bruno Ave)

The Vision Zero team wants to hear from you! Vision Zero is the city’s commitment to creating safe, more livable streets with the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and reducing severe injuries. Join us for a Coffee Chat / Tea Talk and share your ideas and priorities for safer streets in District 10!

3rd Annual Butchertown Jazz Festival

Sunday, October 14th, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lane Stre

et (between Van Dyke and Underwood)

Once a year, the Merchants of Butchertown and EDOT, throw a street party on Lane, celebrating connections through food and music. Come enjoy flavors of the Bayview Hunters Point district, accompanied by sounds of the Bay Area.

We have three great groups this year, plus violinist Kippy Marks who will perform between sets. Our stage will be MC’d by local radio legend Greg Bridges of KCSM + KPFA.  And the best part? It is FREE and family friendly. Join us!

Visit butchertownjazzfest.org for more details.



SF Public Works’ Love Our City Cleanup

Saturday, September 8th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

San Francisco needs you!

Join your neighbors on Saturday September 8, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood. Together, we can make a meaningful, positive impact.

Join us at the kickoff at Mendell Plaza on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 am. Other kickoff sites include St. Paul of the Shipwreck, Woods Yard Park (22nd and Indiana), and Leland Greenway at Peabody.

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it takes teamwork to keep it looking good. On September 8, we’ll make a community-wide push to improve our neighborhoods – with a goal of keeping the momentum going. Every day.

If you don’t have the tools you need to get the job done, Public Works does! You can get supplies during a LOVE OUR CITY event at a neighborhood kickoff location near you. Let us know you’re part of the team by registering on sfgiantsweep.org or call (415) 641-2600.

San Francisco Fleet Week

Monday, October 1st – Monday, October 8th

Save the date for San Francisco’s Fleet Week celebration, a Bay Area naval tradition honoring those who serve in our armed forces and facilitating disaster preparedness. Standard entry to the festival is free, but premium box seats, VIP flight deck club access, and private chalets are available for purchase at fleetweeksf.org/tickets.

Join Us for the 2nd Resilient Bayview Neighborfest!

Saturday, October 6th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bayview YMCA (Quesada Ave at Lane St)

The Office of Supervisor Malia Cohen and the members of Resilient Bayview invite you, your family and friends to a fun filled day of live music, free food, youth activities, safety trainings and a health fir. The event will feature:

  • Live Music (Gospel / Steel Drum / Navy Brass Band – Courtesy of FleetWeek)
  • Free Lunch
  • Big Shaker Earthquake Simulator – Courtesy of Earthquake Country Alliance
  • Free CPR  Training – Courtesy of CYC
  • Health Fair
  • And much more….

To learn more, please visit the Resilient Bayview Neighborfest website at empowersf.org. Looking forward to seeing you!



SFMTA Offers Two Permits for Powered Scooter Pilot

After a thorough review of 12 applications and more than 800 pages of proposals received, the SFMTA will grant permits on October 15th to Scoot and Skip for participation in a one-year, powered scooter share pilot program.

The SFMTA’s decision is based on the strength of the proposals submitted by the two companies, combined with their experience of owning, operating and maintaining a shared mobility service in the public right-of-way. The agency looked for applications that prioritized the city’s concerns around safety, disabled access, equity and accountability.

The SFMTA has made public a variety of information and materials at www.sfmta.com/sharedscooters. If you have any questions regarding the program, contact Miriam Sorell, miriam.sorell@sfmta.com, or Ben Jose, ben.jose@sfmta.com.

Healthcare Open Enrollment Begins October 15th

Open enrollment for healthcare coverage in 2019 is right around the corner, and understanding the different – and often times confusing – options is important for you and your loved ones.

Below is an overview of the healthcare plans available to San Franciscans for coverage in 2019. Please note the enrollment dates and plan accordingly. If you need assistance, contact HealthCare.gov at 1-800-318-2596 or Health for California at 1-877-752-4737. Please note that the information attached below is subject to change without notification

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Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Resources 

Homelessness-related matters are one of the most reported cases to SF 311. To better assist concerned residents, the department put together a guide to properly reporting cases.

Below are links to the appropriate resources for common reports:

If the person(s) is exhibiting behavior that is endangering themselves or the public, it is advised to make contact with the individual and call 9-1-1. If you are unsure whether medical care is necessary, dial 9-1-1. Please use your best judgement.

(Click on above date to view full PDF Calendar)

Be sure to check out BMAGIC’s *updated Self Care Activities* page on our website,
it is a resource with the latest activities provided in Bayview
and surrounding communities for free and/or affordable cost.
Providing outlets and practices to manage stress, workplace burnout and overall self-care.
This page will be updated periodically, please click HERE to view upcoming activities.


WHO: Comm(unity) & Rino Consulting Solutions
WHAT: “Be the Healing” Workshop Series
WHERE: Community Well, 78 Ocean Ave., SF 94124
WHEN: September 21 & 28 2pm-4pm & September 29 10am-4pm
CONTACT: bethehealingsf.eventbrite.com For more info, contact Kisai communitysf1@gmail.com
NOTES: A workshop series focusing on Self Awareness & Trauma Recovery with a Vicarious Trauma Healing Hike and Joyous Closing Celebration @ Hummingbird Farm. For social service providers, educators and those who bring hope & healing to their communities.


WHO: United College Action Network, Inc., SFUSD & SF Alliance of Black School Educators
WHAT: 7th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Recruitment Fair
WHERE: Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, SF
WHEN: Monday, September 10th 4pm-7pm
CONTACT: www.gotocollegefairs.com
NOTES: Seniors – Bring copies of your current transcript & (if available) SAT/ACT Test scores. Juniors & others bring a copy of transcript. Learn what HBCUs have to offer. Speak with recruiters from 30-40 different HBCUs representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees. Receive application fee waivers. “On the Spot” admissions from selected colleges, if qualified. Scholarships awarded, if qualified. This event is open to all San Francisco area high school Juniors and Seniors.


WHO: San Francisco Department of Public Works
WHAT: Love Our City: City-Wide Clean Up
WHERE: District 10 – Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street and Oakdale Avenue – Supervisor Cohen will be welcoming neighbors here at 9 am. Woods Yard Park at 22nd and Indiana Streets. Leland Greenway at Leland and Peabody Streets. St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church at Jamestown Street near Jennings Street
WHEN: Saturday, September 8 9am-noon
CONTACT: Let us know you’re part of the team by registering on the sfgiantsweep.org website or by calling 415-641-2600.
NOTES: San Francisco needs you! Join your neighbors on Saturday September 8, 9 am – noon, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood. Together, we can make a meaningful, positive impact. San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it takes teamwork to keep it looking good. On September 8, we’ll make a community-wide push to improve our neighborhoods – with a goal of keeping the momentum going. Every day. LOVE OUR CITY! Join the team. Keep SF clean.

*** Join us at these BMAGIC Partnership Events! ***

* Resilient Bayview Neighborfest *
Saturday, October 6th 10am-3pm
Quesada Ave. behind Bayview YMCA


* Picture Bayview *
Thursday-Sunday, October 11-14 & 18-21 @ 8pm
Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street

*** Volunteer with BMAGIC! ***

Click here to view our current Volunteer Newsletter and to sign up for our volunteer list!


*** BMAGIC’s 2018-2019 Resource Guide is now available! ***
If you would like printed copies or to be included in our online resource guide,
please contact: Moira (415) 558-2488 moira@bayviewmagic.org

*** Check out our Fall / Winter seasonal section! ***
Featuring seasonal and holiday events. 


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September News: Party for the Parks, Sundown Cinema at McLaren Park & US Open Watch Party!

Party for the Parks, Sundown Cinema at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater & US Open Watch Party

Party for the Parks next Saturday at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park!


Join us next Saturday, September 15 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the annual Party for the Parks at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.

Party for the Parks is almost sold out! For those of you who have not yet purchased tickets to the event, this is your last chance.

The Party benefits the work of the San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to transform 13 playgrounds across the city. Join us, and ensure that more than 20,000 children in San Francisco have safe, imaginative places to play!

Yes, I’m coming.

Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park

Sundown Cinema at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater with Grease!


Join the Parks Alliance, DoTheBay and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for Sundown Cinema at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater with Grease (Sing-A-Long)!

Expect food, drinks, music, and neighborhood fun! Sundown Cinema not only celebrates the unique character and beauty of San Francisco’s parks, but also helps preserve and sustain these community spaces by donating a portion of the proceeds to the Parks Alliance.

Special thanks to Former Mayor Mark Farrell, the SF Recreation and Park Department, and Xfinity for their support in making this series possible.

RSVP here to win special prizes at the events!

Date: Friday, September 28
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

Watch Party: US Open Women’s Final at Golden Gate Park Tennis Center


Please join us with the Tennis Center Coalition and SF Rec & Park as we kick off the “final set” of fundraising to renovate Golden Gate Park Tennis Center. The Party for Golden Gate Park Tennis Center will feature fun and engaging on-court activities, great prizes and a live screening of the US Open Women’s Final on a huge HD screen. Enjoy tennis and community while eating delicious food, and sipping your favorite beverages in the beer and wine garden.

Find more information here.

Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nancy Pelosi Dr. & Bowling Green Dr.

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Campground Ribbon Cutting


California State Parks and Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) are excited to announce the new Candlestick Point State Recreation Area campground. A ribbon cutting and dedication will be celebrated Thursday, September 20.

This project includes six campsites, trail enhancements, native plantings, and interpretive signage that will better serve California’s diverse population. These improvements were identified in the state recreation area’s 2012 general plan.

Find more information here.  

Date: Thursday, September, 20
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
501 Hunters Point Expressway

15th Annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Festival!


Four nights of free screenings and music, showcasing the work of local filmmakers and musicians in parks, playgrounds and smaller venues around Bernal Heights.

Celebrate the 15th Season!

  • Thursday, September 6 (7-9:30pm) Opening Night at Mission Cultural Center
  • Friday, September 7 (7-9pm) Film Crawl on Cortland
  • Saturday, September 8 (6:30-9:30pm) Under the Stars at Precita Park
  • Tuesday, October 2 (7-9:30pm) Best of Bernal at Barebottle Brew Company

See full schedule here.


We’re hiring!: The Parks Alliance is looking for passionate park advocates to join our team. We’re now accepting applications for open positions. Review and apply here.

Community Challenge Grant Cycle Opens 9/19! Come learn more about the process at the Parks Alliance CCG workshop on October 3rd. Register here.

Lafayette Movie Night – Coco: Friday, September 7, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lafayette Park, 2198 Laguna Street. Friends of Lafayette Park cordially invite you to this free movie night! More info here.

Coming Home Art Installation in Hayes Valley: Friday, September 7 through September 16. 324 Octavia St. Coming Home is an immersive augmented reality + audio experience that is designed to connect stories of houselessness and SF neighbors to each other. Find out more here.

Love Our City – City Wide Clean Up! Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. San Francisco needs you! Join your neighbors and get swept up with civic pride. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood. Find a site near you!

Urban Composting at Garden for the Environment: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1590 7th Avenue. This class will teach you how to make compost in your backyard, and introduce you to worms that make their own special fertilizer. Sign-up here.

Opera in the Park: Sunday, September 9, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Robin Williams Meadow, Golden Gate Park. Join Opera in the Park for arias al fresco. More info here.

California Native Plant Society Field Trip – Presidio Coastal Bluffs: Sunday, September 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This hike will explore the Presidio’s serpentine bluffs, with a focus on recent efforts to restore rare vegetation communities. Meet at the Langdon Ct. Parking Lot. Register here.

Biodiverse City Summit 2018: Monday, September 10, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bay Observatory at the Exploratorium, Pier 15. The goal of the BiodiverseCity Summit is to share urban nature conservation best practices and the latest thinking from San Francisco and other cities to showcase the critical role of urban biodiversity for climate resilience and human connection to nature. Register here.

Coastal Cleanup Day: Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come lend a hand in cleanup and restoration activities throughout the eastern shoreline of San Francisco. Register here.

Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park: Sunday, September 16, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Robin Williams Meadow, Golden Gate Park. As long as comedy fans are looking for a laugh, Comedy Day is committed to providing five hours of free comedy in the park every year. And that’s a promise. More info here.

Dolores Garden Club: Thursday, September 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mission Dolores Park. The Dolores Garden Club gets to work directly with Rec and Park professionals in caring for all the many new planting beds in Dolores Park. More info here.

Botanicals and Brews at Conservatory of Flowers: Friday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Conservatory of Flowers. Discover the unique tropical plant collection of the Conservatory through the lens of craft brews. Buy tickets here.

Planning a Winter Kitchen Garden at Alemany Farm: Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 122 p.m. Alemany Farm. More info here.

Urban Beekeeping at Garden for the Environment: Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1590 7th Avenue. If all goes well, an urban honeybee colony should produce about 30-40 lbs of excess honey by the fall of each year. Learn how to extract it in this hands-on class! Buy tickets here.

8th Annual Fall Social at Lafayette Park: Friday, September 28, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 2198 Laguna Street. Come out for a beautiful evening at the top of Lafayette Park with friends, neighbors, delicious food, and drinks. More info here.

12th Annual Portola Garden Tour: Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portola, San Francisco. More info here.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: October 5 through 7, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Golden Gate Park. Completely free 3 day festival in Golden Gate Park. More info here.

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Resilient Bayview Neighborfest Returns on Sat. Oct. 6th from 10am to 3pm @ the Bayview Y

You, Your Family and Friends are Invited to Enjoy a

Day Full of Fun, Games and Amazing Music!


Saturday, October 6th from 10am – 3pm

 on Quesada Ave behind the Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA.

Resilient Bayview and the Bayview Y are pleased to announce the Resilient Bayview Neighborfest will be returning for a second year in a row thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health.

Building on the success of last year, the event will feature:

  • Entertainment Stage: Maestro Curtis & Nola C feat. The C Notes; Caribbean Steel Drums Band; 32nd Street Navy Brass Band; Niecey & Mix Blend; & DJ Jackie Jennings
  • Free lunch
  • Resource Fair and Demonstrations (Hands-only CPR; Stop the Bleed; and more)
  • Livable Streets Kids Games (Corn hole; life-size checkers; and more)
  • Jumpy House
  • Big Shaker earthquake simulator

So mark your calendar and be sure to come out early with your friends and family to enjoy free music, food, and entertainment. Bring your hat, sunscreen and umbrella in case it gets hot! Also, bring your own cup, since we’ll have water refill stations.

We look forward to seeing you on October 6th on Quesada Ave!

For more information about this year’s Resilient Bayview Neighborfest – please visit our website… Resilient Bayview.

The Following Organizations Have Confirmed Their Participation:

  • Department of Building Inspection
  • American Red Cross
  • UCSF Memory & Aging Center
  • San Francisco Public Library – Bayview Branch
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
  • Children’s Environmental Health Promotion Program
  • Port of San Francisco
  • Walk SF
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • WISE Health
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Bayview Senior Services
  • San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Aging and Adult Services
  • SF Planning Department
  • Community Youth Center (CYC)
  • California Earthquake Authority

Applying to participate in the Neighborfest Resource Fair:

If your organization would like to engage Bayview residents by tabling at Resilient Bayview Neighborfest! Your organization can sign up to do demos, share information or just promote your organization by completing this application. Space is limited, so apply today.

For more information about the Resilient Bayview Neighborfest, contact Russell.Allen@sfgov.org.



Neighborhood Empowerment Network | | Daniel.Homsey@sfgov.org | http://www.empowersf.org
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl
Room 362
San Francisco, CA 94102

Back to School, (Give) Back to SOMArts! 

Back to School,
(Give) Back to SOMArts!

Join the Friends of SOMArts and gain access to artist-created content and behind-the-scenes events throughout the year.

At SOMArts, we’re inspired by the resilience of the Bay Area’s creative community. We meet artists everyday who are making it work in the Bay and breaking down barriers through their creative practice. Despite the challenges facing us, we remain hopeful as we create new opportunities for artists of all disciplines and career stages to build sustainable creative careers.

Joining the Friends of SOMArts is just one way to give back and get involved at SOMArts. For as little as $6.25 per month (or $75 annually), Friends of SOMArts gain access to exclusive, artist-created content and behind-the-scenes events PLUS the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting some of the Bay Area’s most innovative arts and cultural programming.

Join us! Become a Friend of SOMArts today

Here are just a few ways that Friends of SOMArts make magic happen at SOMArts:

  • Fostering radical accessibility to the arts through over 20 free or low-cost events throughout the year;
  • Supporting Bay Area artists and curators with over $30,000 in artist fees and commissions every year, plus professional mentorship opportunities through programs like the SOMArts Curatorial Residency;

Making space for over 100 Bay Area social justice movement organizations to host their events at SOMArts at below market-rate rental prices.

Upcoming at SOMArts


The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods | Artist Talk
Saturday, September 15, 1:00–4:00pm


The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods | Closing Reception
Thursday, September 27, 6:00–9:00pm 


Keep in touch with SOMArts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
#SOMArts #TheThirdMuslim


Visit Us!
934 Brannan St. (between 8th &9th)
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 863-1414


Our mailing address is:
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St
San Francisco, California 94103

Free Credit Workshop

Credit Matters Part 1 Workshop

SFHDC Financial Empowerment Center is inviting you to spread the news about our popular credit workshop hosted every first Wednesday of the month at our main office. Join us or tell someone who may need to learn about how to build, manage or restore your credit!

This event is free to attend.

See details below for this event:

Date: September 5, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:30pm


4439 3rd street @ La Salle

San Francisco, CA 94124

We do charge $25 to do a soft-credit pull for educational purposes (optional) if you would like our credit counselor to annotate your report.

* This will not adversely affect your credit score since the report is for educational purposes.

What are the benefits of having a great credit score?

  • Lower interest rates
  • Lower move-in deposits for rentals
  • More options/purchasing power
  • Higher likelihood of securing an apartment or home for rent
  • Save money in the long run!

i.e. A car loan of $15,000/72 months @

(Bad Credit Score)17% = $24,026 total loan payment


(Good Credit Score) 2%= $15,930

See the difference?

Knowledge is power! Come get some!


SFHDC| 415.822.1022 |FECSTAFF@SFHDC.ORG | http://www.sfhdc.org

Bid Opportunity: Request for Proposals (RFP) 209

Dear Potential Applicant,

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (“OEWD”) is proud to issue Request for Proposals (“RFP”) 209 today, September 4, 2018. The funding in this RFP touches nearly every aspect of San Francisco’s diverse economy, with a focus on advancing equity and shared prosperity for all residents.

OEWD is issuing this Request for Proposals for grants to strengthen neighborhood commercial districts by expanding and sustaining services that ensure the vitality of San Francisco’s commercial areas, Community Benefit Districts, cultural districts and public spaces; to increase support for community engagement across neighborhoods; to expand services under three existing Workforce Development service areas and two sector workforce program pilots, and to further our support of vulnerable communities increasing access to healthy food for seniors and underserved neighborhoods. In total, OEWD has allocated resources to make grants in 22 different program areas, detailed in Section II of the RFP.

The full text version of the RFP including a detailed timeline and application instructions are posted to the OEWD website and available for download at:


To meet equity objectives, increase transparency and accessibility, OEWD will be holding a bidders conference. While attendance is not a prerequisite to apply, interested applicants are encouraged to attend. The Bidders Conference will be an opportunity to determine the eligibility of proposed projects as well as to receive technical assistance on completing the required elements of the proposal packet. Additionally, staff will be on-hand to assist with questions related to navigating the City Supplier (vendor) process. The Bidders Conference will take place:

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM

Location: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70

         San Francisco, CA 94102

Questions related to this RFP will be accepted through Friday, September 14 at 5:00 PM. To submit a question, email oewd.procurement@sfgov.org and include “RFP 209” in the subject line.

Complete application packets must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, September 28, 2018. No Exceptions.

Please check the above website frequently for additional information concerning this funding opportunity.


Office of Economic & Workforce Development

If you would like to request any documents related to this RFP in an alternative format, please email oewd.procurement@sfgov.org or visit the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Office of Economic & Workforce Development



(415) 701-4848