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Together for Good | Our Magazine for Philanthropy

Addressing complex social issues—through three areas of focus:

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Regional vibrancy and sustainabilityEquity and social justiceLeadership, culture and community

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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

Sign Up for Free Psychological First Aid Training at the Bayview YMCA

Psychological First Aid Training

Gain personal resilience and improve stress management during disasters.

We’re excited to announce two PFA trainings in the month of June. Select the training that you would like to attend.

Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane Street

Cost: Free

 When: Thursday, June 28th, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 p.m.

Who can Attend: Open to all community members including seniors, young adults, and nonprofit/faith-based/business leaders.

Sign Up for Bayview YMCA Psychological First Aid Training

St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough Street

Cost: Free

When: Thursday, June 20th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.

Who can Attend: Open to all community members including seniors, young adults, and nonprofit/faith-based/business leaders.

Sign Up for St. Mary’s Cathedral Psychological First Aid Training

Training Details: Gain the skills to protect your mental health and that of those around you. This free training will provide you with the practical skills needed to increase your personal resilience, improve coping, and manage stress. The training will increase your overall confidence and effectiveness in communicating with others as the community recovers during a disaster.

Our trainer, Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, Ph.D., has 30+ years of experience as a practicing clinical psychologist. She specializes in effective therapy for mental and emotional resilience and is co-creator of SF’s groundbreaking NERT Curriculum.


This training is supported by: Archdiocese of San Francisco, Bayview YMCA, Neighborhood Empowerment Network, and the Department of Public Health.

Supervisor Cohen’s May 2018 Newsletter

Supervisor Malia Cohen’s


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

Supervisor 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

India Basin Neighborhood Association

Ingleside Police Station

Potrero Hill Boosters Neighborhood Association

Potrero Hill Neighborhood Yahoo Group

Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association

Rebuild Potrero 

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

Southeast Community Facility Commission (SECFC)

Unite Potrero

Visitacion Valley Greenway

Young Community Developers

Key Information for June 5th Election

May 7 – First day of voting at the Elections Department in City Hall. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Voting is also available on the weekends of May 26-27th and June 2-3rd. The Center is closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th).

May 21 – Deadline to Register/Re-Register to Vote for the June election. Forms must be mailed (postmarked by this date), submitted online, or delivered to the San Francisco Department of Elections by this date. Contact a member of my staff or the Department of Elections for assistance.

June 5 – Polling places, the City Hall Voting Center, and Vote-by-Mail ballot drop-off stations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Search the Department’s online database at to find your polling location.

8:00 p.m. – Polling locations close/Deadline for all ballots – including Personal Delivery of Vote-by-Mail Ballots and Faxed Ballots from Military/Overseas Voters.

California Voter Bill of Rights

Voter Information Pamplet – If you did not receive a Voter Information Pamphlet & Sample Ballot via mail, visit to download an electronic copy.

If you have any questions regarding the election, the department is available weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at (415) 554-4375 or

SFMTA Board Approves Dogpatch Parking Project

On April 17, the SFMTA Board voted unanimously in favor of the Dogpatch Parking Management Plan. The Board was gratified to see a lot of support at the hearing from Dogpatch residents, businesses, and other

Dogpatch Parking Plan

stakeholders, which doesn’t always happen wit h new parking regulations.

With more building developments and commerce in the area, parking spots are already scarce during the day – and bigger developments are on the horizon. As activity in Dogpatch grows, on-street parking regulations must be updated to help ensure that parking spaces can be used efficiently and made available for those who need them most. When parking spaces are left unregulated despite high demand, they tend to stay occupied, which leaves drivers circling for a spot. That adds to traffic congestion and transit delays, and it makes streets less safe and pleasant for people who live in, work in and visit the neighborhood.

The agency estimates the signs and meters will start being installed in late summer.

Free Legal Assistance for Immigration & Low-Income


The California Department of Social Services and the State Bar of California funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in the state of California. Immigration services include the following five service categories:

Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Services to Obtain Other Immigration

Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization

Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services

Education and Outreach Activities

Use to obtain a list of local nonprofit agencies. People residing outside California can use Administrative Relief to find assistance.


The Legal Services Trust Fund Program of The State Bar of California administers three funds: Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), the state Equal Access Fund (EAF) and the Justice Gap Fund. Eligible nonprofit organizations provide free civil legal services to low-income Californians, provided by licensed attorneys or other supervised by licensed attorneys. Visit for a list of nonprofit groups.

Note: Do not seek legal aide from solicitors or people not authorized to practice law.

Summer Stride at the Library

Saturday, May 19th – Sunday, August 19th

San Francisco Public Library 

SFPL Summer Stride 2018

SFPL is bringing back its popular Summer Stride program, which features more than 1,000 free events for people of all ages, including free shuttle rides from libraries to local national parks, nature walks and hundreds of STEM-based programs. Learn about raffle prizes, reading incentives and view the Stride Guide at

SFUSD Students: Looking for more things to do during the summer?

In conjunction, SFUSD and SFPL librarians produced a list of fun, engaging books to keep you reading all summer long. Speak with your local library if you need accommodations (e.g. large print, eBook, audiobook, translation).

Rising 8th to 12th graders are encouraged to join Summer Squad, a teen volunteer opportunity which provides support to the Stride program.


Upcoming Events

District 10

FREE: San Francisco Exploratorium on Mother’s Day 

Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)

Happy Mother’s Day! All mothers-and especially Mamás latinas-and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium.

To honor this special day, we offer bilingual programming for moms. Enjoy fabulous performances of folklórico dances and a mariachi concert serenading mothers, and make paper flowers as gifts.

Pay-what-you-wish on Community Days, when museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is subject to capacity; admission is not guaranteed. We don’t accept group or field trip reservations; group entry is discouraged due to large crowds. Public transportation is encouraged.

Exhibit Schedule:

Noon, 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m. Making Paper Flowers with Irma Ortiz
1:00 p.m. Cuicacalli and Mariachi Juvenil La Misión
3:30 p.m. Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano

Pancakes in the Park by Help McLaren Park

Saturday, May 19th, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Louis Sutter Clubhouse, McLaren Park

The Help McLaren Park group’s mission is to attract more park users for San Francisco’s McLaren Park from all walks of life thro

ugh beautification,

restoration, repair and most importantly, safety for all while enjoying the peaceful and natural surroundings within the park.

Our group hosts one fundraiser a year, and this year we hope to raise enough funds to add swings and a sand element at the new playground. Please mark your

calendars and spread the word.


SFPL’s Connect with Tech Week

Monday, May 7th – Friday, May 12

San Francisco still has a digital divide! It’s time to get connected. Attend free classes (Connect with Tech program guide PDF), a tech expo and engaging panel discussions to help build your skills and take the next step into the world of tech. During May 7-12, tech training programs (Connect with Tech program guide PDF)(ranging from basic computer skills to beginning coding classes) are offered throughout the Library system and partnering locations. Library staff, tech workers and industry professionals are on hand to help bridge the digital divide and improve your quality of life.

View the Connect with Tech program guide (PDF) or visit for more information.

San Francisco’s Annual Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 10th


This is San Francisco’s biggest day of the year to show City leaders and the country that SF bikes. Take the pledge to join us on Bike to Work Day and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a SF Bicycle Coalition hoodie.Take the Bike to Work Day pledge at!

FREE: GLBT History Museum Day on Harvey Milk Day

Tuesday, May 22nd, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

GLBT History Museum (4127 18th St)

The State of California annually marks Harvey Milk’s birthday, May 22, as a statewide day of significance. The GLBT History Museum will honor the occasion this year by offering free admission to all visitors throughout the day.

Courtesy SF Examiner Archives

Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was the first openly gay elected official in California and one of the first in the United States. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for 11 months before he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were shot to death on November 27, 1978, by Dan White, a former board colleague of Milk’s. The GLBT History Museum commemorates Harvey Milk on an ongoing basis in a number of ways.

“Queer Past Becomes Present,” the long-term exhibition in the museum’s Main Gallery, includes a display on Milk’s life and death. Among the historical objects exhibited are a “Harvey Milk for Supervisor” t-shirt from Milk’s own wardrobe, as well as the suit he was wearing at the moment he was assassinated. Visitors also can hear Milk’s voice in the political will he recorded just days before his death.

In addition, the museum shop offers a reproduction of a t-shirt produced by the committee that raised funds to defend protesters arrested during the White Night Riot, an uprising that took place at San Francisco City Hall in 1979 after a jury found Dan White guilty of manslaughter instead of murder in the killings of Milk and Moscone. Also available are reproductions of Milk’s 1977 campaign t-shirt, as well as postcards of photographs of Milk.

Reserve your free ticket at For more information on the museum, go to

San Francisco’s Camp Congress for Girls

Saturday, June 9th, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Residence Inn SFO/Oyster Point (1350 Veterans Blvd, SSF)

Camp Congress for Girls San Francisco 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President.

Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls will receive a Citizen Legacy badge upon completion of the program. The general camp fee is $160, the Girl Scout registration fee is $160, the military family registration fee is $120 and the group registration fee is $120 per ticket for any ticket purchase of 5 or more. The registration fee includes program materials and lunch, and no refunds will be given for registration fees unless the organizer cancels the session. For additional information, visit or our Eventbrite page.



Sweep Alarm

Do you forget to move your car before street sweeping? Get notified on the upcoming street cleaning in San Francisco in 3 easy steps. No internet connection required.

Courtesy: Wit Dot Media

This is how it works:

Find the block of your parked car

Check the street sweeping signs

Select ‘Set Alarm’

You will be notified at different times before the street cleaning so you won’t forget to move your car. You can use the quick message feature to let some else know where you’ve parked your car and when it should be moved.

Get Sweep App on your phone from the App Store and Google Play.

 311 Mobile

The official SF311 app for residents and visitors to San Francisco allows users to quickly and easily report quality of life issues by sending pictures, a brief description, and a map based location.

Whether reporting issues such as graffiti, potholes, or street cleaning, the app will route requests directly to the appropriate servicing agency for quicker response time. The user can view the status of the case in the app and receive a notification of its completion.

Download SF311 free from the App Store and Google Play.

2018 Participatory Budgeting Results


Supervisor MALIA COHEN Serving San Francisco’s 10th District




2018 Participatory Budgeting Results


I am proud to announce the results of the District 10 Participatory Budgeting process. During this year’s program, hundreds of District 10 residents voted to decide on how we should spend $250,000 to improve and enhance our neighborhoods.


The winning projects are listed below in the order of the number of votes received. Thank you to all who participated in this process. From submitting a project idea to getting fellow residents involved, your participation made a difference. The process gave me an opportunity to hear from all of you about your ideas, priorities and vision for District 10.

Historical Mural Restoration

Restoration of the 29 year old Tuzuri Watu mural located on Palou and 3rd. This historical mural depicts female African American writers.

Good Fatherhood Day

Fund The Good Fatherhood Day, which is an event specifically for youth (ages 5-13) and father figures to come together and strengthen the father/child relationship through education, learning, and activities.

Youth Explosion

Fund the Youth Explosion event, which is a youth led event designed to provide a safe, positive and fun space for youth and young adults in the Bayview Hunters Point community. This free family event will offer live performances such as live bands, dance presentations, songs, spoken word and poetry.

Crosswalk Safety on Bayshore Blvd.

Traffic calming at Bayshore and Arleta to improve safety of residents on foot and bicyclists.

McLaren Park Outdoor Education Center Open Space Beautification Project

Beautify and activate the Outdoor Environmental Education Center in McLaren Park through additional supplies.


Fund computers and offer free coding classes to students.

Neighborhood Trash Bins

Fund the installation of trash bins at the intersection of Lane Avenue and either McKinnon Avenue or La Salle Avenue to discourage illegal dumping.

Bayview Local Makers Fair

An event to bring together art producers of the Bayview to showcase their talents and sell their work to community members. The event will include local music and food.

Let’s Go to Our Park- Visitacion Valley Kids and Community Zone

Enhance Visitacion Valley Playground with activities and community involvement.

The Resilient Bayview Vulnerable Populations Emergency Power Generation Program

Fund the generation of power in the event of a disaster, such as a major earthquake and create a safety net of essential services.

Youth on a Rise

To fund a van to transport at-risk youth in Alice Griffith to participate in outdoor activities and take trips to national parks.


I look forward to working with you to implement these projects and to continue advocating for more funding so that even the projects that weren’t selected will be prioritized.


Best regards,

Malia Cohen

Member, Board of Supervisors

February 24th, 2018 Super Tax Saturday with SFHDC

Join the Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! program at a site in your community!



Super TAX Saturday!!


FEBRUARY 24th, 2018



Walk in service only; No appointment necessary.


SFHDC 1030 Oakdale Ave SF CA 94124

Expecting a Tax Refund? 

then why don’t you


SFHDC is partnering with PATELCO to make it easier for you to save and save BIG! 

Now, during Tax Season, you can open a

 PATLECO Money Market Savings Account and earn 3% APY on your balance of 1$ to $2000 saved!


Patelco representatives will be on site to help you find fun & exciting Ways To Save and Let Your Money Go to Work for You!




Earn a chance to win $10,000 if you save at least $50 from your tax refund

   save ….

a portion of your refund


your money into 2 separate accounts 

 win big…..     $100 – $10,000

Not sure what to bring to the Tax Site???



Make a Thursday appointment.


10am – 5pm

4439 Third Street 94124

Call 415-822-1022 to make an appointment 


To learn more about SFHDC’s other Financial Empowerment Services 

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