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Old Skool Cafe at Chase Center

Let’s Help Celebrate the Good News!!! 

HUGE NEWS! Old Skool Cafe will be at the Golden State Warriors’ new CHASE CENTER!

Yesterday, the Golden State Warriors and Bon Appétit announced their lineup of local food vendors for Chase Center (opening 2019). We are THRILLED to be part of this incredible group of businesses!!! 

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This is a massive opportunity for Old Skool Cafe. With our space at Chase Center, we will be able to provide more jobs and put more funds back into our program. We are excited that our youth will have the chance to interact and be mentored by these innovative chefs and entrepreneurs. And just imagine how many new people will get excited about the mission and vision of Old Skool Cafe — we can change lives with jobs and food!

THANK YOU for your support and love. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you by our side. We are so grateful to Rick Welts, the Golden State Warriors, Fedele Bauccio, and the whole Bon Appétit team for their vision, creativity, and generosity.

Here’s the good news… you won’t have to wait for Chase Center to open before you enjoy dinner and music at Old Skool Cafe. Come see us tonight!

Rising Housing Costs Are Re-Segregating Bay Area Counties

Rising Housing Costs Are Re-Segregating Bay Area Counties

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New reports from the California Housing Partnership and the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley confirm that rising housing costs between 2000 and 2015 have contributed to the displacement of low-income people of color and resulted in new concentrations of poverty and racial segregation in the Bay Area.

Increases in housing prices have intensified racial disparities in access to neighborhoods with better environmental quality, educational resources and economic opportunities, increasingly placing these neighborhoods out of reach for low-income people of color in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

For example, the reports, which were made possible through a grant from The San Francisco Foundation, found that low-income Black households became increasingly likely to live in high-poverty, segregated neighborhoods between 2000 and 2015. In 2015, 65 percent of San Francisco’s low-income Black households lived in high-poverty, segregated neighborhoods – a substantially higher rate than low-income groups of other races. Low-income families living in these types of neighborhoods typically face greater barriers to economic mobility and are more likely to suffer adverse health outcomes.

“These reports provide clear evidence that low-income people of color in the Bay Area suffer the most as housing prices rise and displacement pressures push them into higher-poverty, lower-resource neighborhoods where the odds are stacked against them,” says Matt Schwartz, President and CEO of the California Housing Partnership. “We can and must do better.”

Counties and cities in the Bay Area need policies and investments that support housing affordability, stability, and greater access to high-resource neighborhoods for low-income people of color. To be successful, these policies and investments must account for both the historic legacies of racial segregation as well as recent trends in re-segregation documented in these reports.

Key findings from the reports:

  • Between 2000 and 2015, as housing prices rose, the City of Richmond, the Bayview in San Francisco and flatland areas of Oakland and Berkeley lost thousands of low-income Black households. Meanwhile, increases in low-income Black households during the same period were concentrated in cities and neighborhoods with lower housing prices – such as Antioch and Pittsburg in eastern Contra Costa County, as well as parts of Hayward and the unincorporated communities of Ashland and Cherryland.
  • Large increases in the number of low-income people of color living in areas that became newly segregated and high-poverty between 2000 and 2015 – such as in the unincorporated communities of Ashland and Cherryland in Alameda County and in cities in East Contra Costa County – are evidence that rising housing costs and migration patterns have contributed to new concentrations of segregation and poverty in the region.
  • Low-income households of color were much more vulnerable than low-income white households to the impact of rapid increases in housing prices. In the Bay Area, a 30 percent tract-level increase in median rent paid between 2000 and 2015 was associated with a 21 percent decrease in low-income households of color. There was no significant relationship between rent increases and losses of low-income white households.
  • Low-income households who made any kind of move in 2015-whether they stayed within their county of origin or left it-ended up paying a higher share of their income on rent than those who did not move, a clear indicator of the high cost of displacement.
  • Upon moving, a significant share of low-income people of all races not only left their county of origin but the region altogether. For example, 40 percent of low-income Black households in Alameda County who moved in 2015 left the Bay Area, another indication of regional displacement pressures.

Interactive online maps are available at:

For more information on these reports, please contact Senior Policy Analyst Dan Rinzler.

Make A Difference In The Bayview Community

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Executive Leadership Opportunity in the Bayview Neighborhood

We are hiring an Executive Director to lead the Southeast Community Facility located in Bayview-Hunters Point. The facility serves as a shared nonprofit, educational, and entrepreneurial space for organizations providing services for residents in the community.

Apply Now

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Be Water-Wise and Prevent Leaks

Plumbing leaks at homes are common and can result in thousands of gallons of wasted water, bill increases, and potential property damage if not addressed promptly. Sign up for our leak alert program and we’ll notify you after three days of constant water usage.

Sign Up Today

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Get Rain Ready

With over 25,000 drains across the City, there are so many waiting to be adopted. Take the pledge to keep the drains in your neighborhood clear of debris.

Adopt A Drain

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The Story of Poo

Have you ever wondered what happens to the pee, poo, and toilet paper when you flush the toilet? Along with the California Academy of Sciences, we helped answer this question by creating a short-animated film called The Story of Poo.

Watch Now

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!

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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

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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:

  • UCSF Memory & Aging Center
  • Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice
  • Children’s Environmental Health Promotion Program
  • WISE Health
  • Bayview Senior Services
  • Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center
  • Community Health Programs for Youth/Family Planning
  • Department of Aging and Adult Services
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Wu Yee Children’s Services
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Walk SF
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • 1- San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • 2- San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • SF Planning Department
  • Port of San Francisco
  • Grid Alternatives
  • SF Public Works
  • California Earthquake Authority
  • San Francisco Department of Emergency Managemenyt
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
  • Community Youth Center (CYC)
  • SF Warriors
  • San Francisco Fire Department
  • NERT
  • San Francisco Public Library – Bayview Branch
  • American Red Cross
  • Department of Building Inspection

For more information about the Resilient Bayview Neighborfest, contact

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Room 362
San Francisco, CA 94102

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