Bid Opportunity: Request for Proposals (RFP) 208

Dear Potential Applicant,

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (“OEWD”) is proud to issue Request for Proposals (“RFP”) 208 today, January 25, 2018. OEWD is issuing this Request for Proposals for grants to strengthen neighborhood commercial districts by implementing neighborhood improvement projects, providing a variety of technical services related to neighborhood economic development, providing workforce development services through the Hospitality Sector Academy and Information and Communications Technology (ICT/”TechSF”) programs, and providing consulting services through a variety of business development initiatives. OEWD has allocated resources to make grants in many different program areas (detailed in 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:

http://oewd.org/bid-opportunities/rfp-208

Questions related to this RFP will be accepted through Monday, February 5 at 12PM. To submit a question, email oewd.procurement@sfgov.org and include “RFP 208” in the subject line.

Complete application packets must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, February 26, 2018. No Exceptions.

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

Sincerely,

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

oewd.procurement@sfgov.org

www.oewd.org/bid-opportunities

(415) 701-4848

‘Tis the Season… – Invest In Neighborhoods

Invest In Neighborhoods

December 2017 Newsletter

Mayor Edwin Mah Lee, A Champion for Small Business

The Invest In Neighborhoods team and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the San Francisco City family join the community in mourning the sudden loss of Mayor Edwin Mah Lee. Mayor Lee recognized the diversity of each City neighborhood made San Francisco one of the most unique places in the world and that is why he launched Invest In Neighborhoods. Mayor Lee was a strong advocate for small businesses and instituted many programs to strengthen the local economy. The stories, herein, are just a few examples of news and highlights that demonstrate the late Mayor Lee’s commitment to maintaining economic diversity and vitality in San Francisco. He will be dearly missed.


News & Highlights

Shop & Dine in the 491

A Fourth Year Successfully Launched

In November, Mayor Ed Lee launched the fourth year of the Shop & Dine in the 49 initiative challenging residents to do all their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of San Francisco this holiday season and all year long. “Whether it is an inventive flavor of ice cream, a handmade piece of furniture or a fresh take on a classic dining experience, our small businesses provide the special ingredients that make San Francisco so unique,” said Mayor Lee. A one percent increase in spending at local businesses would generate an additional $100 million for the local San Francisco economy. Shopping local creates 57 jobs for every $10 million in consumer spending. Read more…

City Hall’s Popup Shop Showcased Local Vendors

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Mayor Lee at the Popup sharing a laugh with Yvonne Hines, owner, Yvonne’s Southern Sweets

 

As a part of Shop & Dine in the 49, more than 40 San Francisco based vendors gathered inside City Hall’s North Light Court Wednesday, December 6th to participate in a pop-up shop. Mayor Ed Lee made his way through the different booths, checking out merchandise, making purchases, socializing with vendors and visitors, and thanking owners for showcasing their products which ranged from homemade candles to intricate jewelry and beyond. Be sure to join the excitement by shopping in San Francisco and participating in the challenge now and year round. Visit Shop and Dine in the 49 for more details and read more…


Several Businesses Added to the Growing Legacy Business Registry

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Eddie’s Café, a favorite of Mayor Ed Lee’s nominated by him for the registry. Photo courtesy of Eater SF

 

Over the last few weeks, several businesses were unanimously approved by the San Francisco Small Business Commission for the Legacy Business Registry. The registry now includes Cliff’s Variety, Tommaso’s Ristorante Italiano, One Twenty for Hair, Little Joe’s Pizzeria, Beck’s Motor Lodge, and Eddie’s Café. The Legacy Business Program recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses as valuable cultural assets to the city and provides educational and promotional assistance to encourage their continued viability and success. The program was launched in 2016 and now has 119 small businesses on its registry.

Beck’s Motor Lodge, 2222 Market Street

Beck’s Motor Lodge was designed and built by Will Beck in 1958 when the Castro was primarily a working-class Irish neighborhood. In 2010, Brittany Beck who is the granddaughter of the original owner, took over and, sixty years later, Beck’s Motor Lodge still offers affordable accommodations, friendly service and free parking.

Eddie’s Café, 800 Divisadero Street

Opened in 1974 by Edward Barrie, Eddie’s Café is a neighborhood “greasy spoon” diner on the corner of Divisadero and Fulton. In 1988, Helen and Min Hwang purchased the business and updated the traditional soul food menu to one which offers American diner fare and still serves select Southern-style foods.

Little Joe’s Pizzeria, 5006 Mission Street

Little Joe’s Pizzeria was opened in 1958 by Joseph “Little Joe” Russo, an Italian pizza maker who learned the craft working for his father at a North Beach pizzeria. The Rodriguez family took over the restaurant located in the Excelsior and added authentic Mexican dishes to the menu.

One Twenty for Hair, 155 Main Street

Marco and Edith Paz opened One Twenty for Hair in 1985 at 120 Main Street in the South of Market financial district. In 2012, the salon relocated because the landlord would not renew their lease. Committed to continuing their business, they relocated across the street to 155 Main Street where they continue to operate today.

Cliff’s Variety, 479 Castro Street

Cliff’s Variety was founded by Hilario DeBaca in 1936 as a hardware and variety store. During the Harvey Milk era, the store was pivotal in shaping the history and identity of Eureka Valley. The store—now operated by DeBaca’s great, great granddaughter, Terry Asten Bennett—is celebrated for its quirky window displays and is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in San Francisco.

Tommaso’s Ristorante Italiano, 1042 Kearny Street

In 1935, the Cantolupo family opened Lupo’s which later became Tommaso’s and was purchased by the Crotti family in 1973. Tommaso’s is home to the West Coast’s first wood-burning oven and is known for award-winning pizzas. Beloved by locals, tourists and celebrities alike, it remains an anchor in the neighborhood, with its menu, appearance and ambiance largely unchanged for over 80 years.


Civic Center Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Commons, an Eclectic Holiday Experience

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Honey Mahogany emcees the celebration

 

On December 5th, hundreds of people flocked to Civic Center Plaza to enjoy a night of merriment including entertainment by vocalist and X-Factor finalist Jason Brock; The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees; and members of Boxcar Theatre’s Speakeasy and Artistic Director Nick A. Olivero who lead a Christmas song sing-along. Santa, Charles Dickens, Mr. Scrooge, and the Grinch were also a few of the Christmas VIPs in attendance. “This tree lighting showcases the best of San Francisco – from our unique cultural institutions to our philanthropic undertakings to our holiday spirit,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. If you missed the grand event, fret not, the tree is in Civic Center Plaza through the holidays for all to enjoy. Read more…


CityBuild’s Tree Giveaway Spreads Holiday Cheer

 

On December 17th, CityBuild Academy (CBA) graduates spent a beautiful, spring-like day in the Bayview helping happy kids and parents select Christmas trees during the 2017 giveaway. Graduates showed up to work for week two of the volunteer tree drive, and almost all of them brought their own tools. The CBA is managed under the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and helps meet the demands of the construction industry by providing comprehensive pre-apprenticeship and construction administration training to San Francisco residents. The tree drive and giveaway provided CBA graduates with the perfect opportunity to use their skills to give back to the community.


The NEN Awards Returns for the 10th and Biggest Year Ever!6

Register to join the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) for its 10th Annual NEN Awards ceremony and reception on January 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live, work and visit. Take a look at the NEN Award Winners list to see this year’s winners and be sure to attend this FREE public event.


Special Holiday Tips

Safety Tips from SFPD and Shop & Dine in the 49

During this holiday season, the San Francisco Police Department will be working to enhance safety for residents, visitors, and shoppers. There will be increased foot patrols to shopping areas throughout the city, including the horse mounted unit, plain clothes officers, and traffic enforcement. Enjoy this video on Shop & Dine in the 49 and follow these safety tips:

  • Stay alert when using electronic devices. Limit your distractions.
  • Always be alert of your surroundings and have your keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle.
  • Park Smart: Help avoid vehicle break-ins, leave nothing visible in your car. Consider moving your vehicle to a different location each time you load packages in the trunk. Try to use parking lots where there are parking attendants.
  • Keep your wallet in a hard-to-reach place and carry only the cash and credit cards that you will need to complete your shopping.
  • If someone demands your purse, wallet, or packages, surrender them, make note of the suspect’s description and direction they flee and call 911. Property can be replaced.
  • “If you see something, say something.” If you witness criminal activity or see something or someone suspicious, flag down a police officer, call 911 or contact security.
  • Shop with a companion, especially after dark, whenever possible.

Report criminal activity to police immediately. Additional personal safety tips are available from San Francisco Safety Awareness for Everyone, (SAFE) 1-415-553-1984.


Disposing of Cooking Oils Responsibly7

Whether you are cooking for the holidays, or just enjoying meals with your friends and family, do not pour used cooking oil down the drain. Clogged sewers can result in back-ups, overflows onto streets, foul odors, and costly damage to sewers. As we enter the holiday season, we urge you to recycle your used cooking oil at one of our convenient drop-off locations in SF, year-round, listed at sfgreasecycle.org. We’ll turn it into biofuel for use in vehicles like MUNI buses.


Community Events

Invest In Neighborhoods in the OEWD is

pleased to promote the following events. Many activities are free and all events are open to the public. 


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Photo courtesy of https://knitsforlife.com/

Civic Center Commons Art Installation

“Knitting the Commons” – Yarn Tree Wrapping

FREE

On display every day

The “Civic Center Commons” is the collective name for UN Plaza, Civic Center Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library. The City partnered with Knits for Life to install “Knitting the Commons” which ties these spaces together through art. Visit Knitting the Commons for more details.


Events in The Mission

Active Art – Infants and Toddlers Drop-In

December 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Randall Museum at Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Avenue

Cost: $10 (parent and child), $5 each additional child/adult

Participating infants and toddlers must be accompanied by a participating adult. As with every art class, dress for a mess! No need to preregister in advance, just drop-in anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. and stay as late as noon. Appropriate for infants and toddlers 14 months to less than 5 years, accompanied by a participating adult. Visit the event page for more information.

The Jewelry Box…A Genuine Christmas Story

December 22, 8:00 to 9:15 p.m.

December 23, 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

The Marsh, 1062 Valencia Street

Cost: $20+

Written & Performed by Brian Copeland; Light & Sound Design by Erik Blazeski; and Directed by David Ford. Visit the event page for more information.

Galería de la Raza’s New Year’s Eve Pachanga

December 31, 2017, 9 p.m.

Hosted at Virgil’s Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street

Tickets: $15 presale, $20 at the door – Early Bird ticket sale will end on 12/18/2017. After that, tickets will be available at the door for $20 each.

Join us for our last hurrah of the year, Galería’s New Year’s Eve Pachanga! Hosted at Virgil’s Sea Room, this will be an epic party where we will celebrate the past year and raise a glass to welcome 2018. This is also a benefit to support Galería, so bring everyone!

The champagne is chilling; the menu is cooking; the piñatas are on their way and the music is being curated so delen shine a sus shoes y venganse a bailar!

Hazel Reading Series

January 11, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street

FREE – Donations Appreciated

Event Page

Tiny Desk Beat Battle Vol. 2

January 12, 2018, 6 to 9 p.m.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street

$5 Cover – $10 Entry Fee

Event Page

Navidad Negra, Bajada de Reyes

January 13, 2018, 3 to 5 p.m.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street

$7 Entry

Event Page

Annual SF Sketchfest

January 11 – 28, 2018

Brava Theater Center, 2471 24th Street

Full Schedule, Prices Vary

Latin Standards

January 11 – 28, 2018

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street

Tickets: $20+

New York Times 2017 “Critic’s Pick!” Written & Performed by Marga Gomez; and Directed by David Schweizer.

6th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival

January 30 – February 4, 2018

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street

Tickets: $7+

Regular Weekly Events

Mondays to Sundays at Balancoire

2565 Mission Street

Diverse programming every day of the week: Art and Cocktail Monday, Tango Tuesday, Swing Wednesday, Salsa Thursday and don’t miss out on Drag Sunday Brunch. This and Much More!

Tuesdays, Live Music at Cha Cha Cha

2327 Mission Street

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.- FREE

Dance class 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. – $10 fee

Visit the Facebook page for more information

Wednesdays, Cine Con Cultura at MCCLA

2868 Mission Street

7:00 p.m.

Admission: $7

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Movie Club Cine Con Cultura- web * fb Showcasing Latin American films with English subtitles.

Saturdays and Sundays, Mural Tours

Presented by Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street

Ongoing on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets: $3 – $20

Sundays, Live Salsa

El Rio

2nd and 4th Sundays

3:15 p.m. – FREE Dance Class

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Live Band.

Admission: $8 before 4 p.m., $10 After

For Additional Events Visit…

Brava Theater –2781 24th Street

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Galería De La Raza – 2857 24th Street

San Francisco Mission Street


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For more information visit the Safety Fair Schedule


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The NEN Awards Return for the 10th and Biggest Year Ever!

January 26, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

FREE

City Hall Rotunda

The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live.


Grants, Technical Assistance and Other Opportunities & Resources

Looking for a new job? OEWD Business Services has Resources for You

Sign up to receive e-mail information on job postings and upcoming hiring events by visiting http://oewd.org/email and select the “Workforce: Business Services” option. For more information, contact OEWD Business Services at (415) 701-4848 or business.services@sfgov.org.


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Notice of Availability of Request for Proposals: Retail Leasing Opportunities at Pier 33 ½ & Pier 40 on The Embarcadero

Deadline to Apply: January 26, 2018 at 2:00pm (PST). 

Looking for a prime location for a new restaurant? Look no further.

Waterfront Retail Space available on San Francisco’s Embarcadero!

The Port of San Francisco is soliciting proposals from qualified respondents for the development and operation of restaurant opportunities located at Pier 33½ and Pier 40.

Pier 33½ is adjacent to Alcatraz Landing, which attracts over 1.6 million visitors per year, representing an incredible opportunity for culinary innovators, hospitality groups and/or restaurant operators to take advantage of the natural foot traffic passing this location daily.

Pier 40 is part of South Beach Harbor, a full service marina, and San Francisco’s largest harbor for kayaks and personal ships. Also in close proximity to AT&T Park, which attracts over 3.9 million visitors per year, and just over a mile from the Ferry Building, the new operator will have the opportunity to create a new family friendly restaurant, loved by tourists and residents alike!

Final Submittals will be due to the Port of San Francisco no later than January 26th 2018 at 2:00pm (PST).

RFP Packages are available from the Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, San Francisco, CA 94111. Interested parties may obtain a hardcopy at Pier 1 or by download from the Port’s website at http://sfport.com/rfps-rfqs. Further information concerning the availability of these documents may be obtained by contacting:

Sandra Oberle, Project Manager at 415-274-0519 or Sandra.oberle@sfport.com (Pier 33½)

Elsa Lamb, Project Manager at 415-274-0500 or Elsa.Lamb@sfport.com (Pier 40)


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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

City Hall, 3rd Floor Room 305

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl

San Francisco 94102
RSVP NOW

For more nonprofit resources, please visit oewd.org/nonprofits. For questions about eligibility and guidelines, please contact Owen Serra at oserra@ncclf.org


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Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) in collaboration with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is pleased to launch the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund for established women-owned businesses in San Francisco. Participants in the program will pitch ideas for mini-grants (up to $5,000) toward projects that have a transformative effect on their businesses. The mini-grant funding will support the following investments:

  • Business operations improvements: marketing, financial/accounting, new equipment and/or technology, trainings, networking
  • Visual merchandising, space improvements, and marketing: window displays, lighting, signage, layout improvement, design changes, online marketing, trade shows, other marketing and customer acquisition opportunities.

Participants must be nominated by a small-business technical assistance provider to be eligible. For more information, please contact Edwin Rodriguez, Business Development Program Manager, MEDA

Tel (415) 282-3334 Ext. 102, erodriguez@medasf.org.


FREE Trainings & Workshops

Writing a Successful Business Plan 

Wednesday, January 10, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

455 Market St., Suite #600, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

This workshop is an introduction to creating a business plan. This plan can be used to summarize one’s business proposition and provides a great first step to getting organized. This plan can be useful when pitching one’s business to potential investors or partners, when attempting to secure capital or to properly manage a business.

Click here to register

Basic Bookkeeping I: Small Business Bookkeeping

Thursday, January 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

455 Market St., Suite #600, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

Existing and prospective business owners will have the opportunity to learn about various bookkeeping aspects to help their business. Topics include cash vs. accrual accounting, proper accounting data flow processes, budgeting, the purpose of different financial reports, differences in computer accounting systems, cash management and much more.

Click here to register

Basic Bookkeeping II: Financial Analysis for Small Businesses 

Thursday, January 25, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

455 Market St., Suite #600, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

This workshop will cover different financial analysis methods, how to analyze your profit and loss report, as well as, how budgeting, statement of cash flows, and cash flow forecasting can be used to track and project future monthly cash needs. Individuals will learn how to use these reports to identify areas where they can increase their profits and business performance, and improve their cash flow management skills.

Click here to register

Basic Bookkeeping III: QuickBooks Program

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

455 Market St., Suite #600, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

FREE – Must be in business and business must be located in San Francisco

The QuickBooks Program is a no-cost workshop being offered to San Francisco based businesses looking to incorporate QuickBooks as their primary accounting tool. This program will cover basic QuickBooks instruction, including: setting up QuickBooks, entering sales, entering expenses, reporting, and other basic functions.

Click here to register

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Free and Low Cost Classes and Trainings

Come to a FREE Orientation!

To get an overview of all small business services offered at Renaissance, we invite you to attend an upcoming orientation. Each of our four centers offers classes, workshops and support services to help you build essential skills needed for success. From our SF Fashion Series in SoMa to our Contractors Initiative in Bayview, and our Business Incubator in Mid-Peninsula, and our Spanish language programs Richmond, each Center offers services as unique as the people and businesses in the communities we serve.

Renaissance Orientation (SoMa)

January 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Duration: One and a half hour workshop

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access…

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Renaissance Orientation (SoMa)

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Duration: One and a half hour workshop

Held regularly at all Renaissance Centers, orientations will introduce you to Renaissance classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access…

Read more

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Introductory Business Classes

If you have a business idea, our Start Smart and Lean Startup classes will help you test the feasibility of that idea. You will leave the class with answers to the questions: ‘Will my business idea work?’ and ‘How much money will I make?’ If you’re satisfied with the answer and ready to launch a business, we recommend taking a business planning class or getting a free consultation from our Financing Resource Center.

Lean Startup (SoMa)

February 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Duration: Class meets every Wednesday for 6 weeks

The Lean Startup curriculum uses innovative methodologies, taken from successful startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and applies them to small…

Read more

Planificacion de Negocios (Richmond)

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duration: Una vez a la semana por once semanas

Realice nuestra clase de preparación para negocios para aprender conceptos básicos de negocios y desarrollar redes. La clase de 11…

Read more

Lean Startup (SoMa)

April 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duration: Class meets every Monday for 6 weeks

The Lean Startup curriculum uses innovative methodologies, taken from successful startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and applies them to small…

Read more

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Business Planning Classes

If you have made steps toward starting a business or have taken an introductory class, business planning is the next step on the path to success. Writing an action plan, a business plan, and making financial projections will guide you, along with the support of other like-minded individuals and expert consultants. Follow-up the business planning class with a free consultation from our Financing Resource Center, or enroll in a workshop to continue to develop your business skills.

12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duration: Meeting every Tuesday and Thursday for 12-weeks

Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class and develop your business plan with confidence. This intensive class focuses on creating a…

Read more

Business Preparation (Richmond)

February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Duration: Once a week for 10 weeks

Take our Business Prep class to learn business basics and develop networks. The 10-week class provides an overview of target…

Read more

12-Week Business Planning Class (SoMa)

April 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Duration: Twice a week for 12-weeks, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday

Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class and develop your business plan with confidence. This intensive class focuses on creating a…

Read more

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For Women

Women’s Empowerment (Richmond)

January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Duration: Once a week for five weeks

Have you thought about opening a business? Do you have doubts and fears? It is totally natural to fear the unknown….

Read more

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Clases y Talleres en Español

Comienza o Crezca un Negocio con Confianza (Richmond)

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duration: Una vez a la semana por cinco semanas

Si está listo para comenzar un pequeño negocio o es nuevo en el negocio, ¡esta clase es para usted! Comienza…

Read more

Empoderamiento Femenino (Richmond)

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duration: Una vez a la semana por cinco semanas

¿Has pensado abrir un negocio? ¿Tienes dudas y temores? Es totalmente natural sentir temor a lo desconocido, lo primero que…

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Women’s Business Center

Renaissance’s Women’s Business Center, a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides business training, access to capital and markets and support strategies that are essential to the successful growth of emerging and established women entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Click here to find out about free online Government Contracting courses that are available through the SBA website.

For more information, contact Fatimah Aure, Women’s Business Center Director at (415) 348-6217 or faure@rencenter.org.

Free Individual Consulting Services for San Francisco Established Women Business Owners

This program offers customized one-on-one consulting to:

  • Develop growth strategies
  • Create action plans
  • Access small business loans and capital
  • Further social media and marketing
  • Improve operations
  • Other

Plus enjoy monthly networking events to connect with other women entrepreneurs.

Email Kareen Boncales to learn more and schedule an appointment at kboncales@rencenter.org

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Office of Economic and Workforce Development | City Hall, Room 448, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102

SFHDC is looking for 2018 Tax Volunteers!

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

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SFHDC is looking for 2018 tax volunteers!

Learn to do Taxes for with us for FREE, then help SFHDC help the CommuniTY !

Get Ready…..

Become a Tax Preparer:

1 -Attend 3 Tax training classes in January 2018.

2- Complete and pass an online certification

3-  Be ready to volunteer at our SFHDC tax sites

in Bayview Hunters Point.

Get Set……

Attend classes in January:

UC Hastings

198 McAllister San Francisco CA, 94102

9AM – 4PM

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Let’s Go!

SFHDC Volunteer Opportunities:

Site 1 

4439 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94124

Every Thursday 11am-5pm

February 1, 2018 – March 15,2018

Appointments only

 

Site 2

1030 Oakdale Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94124

Super Saturday’s 10am-4pm

 January 27, 2018

 February 10 , 2018

 February 24, 2018

 March 10, 2018

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT A SFHDC SITE

Contact

Shannon Wise via email at shannon@sfhdc.org

or call 415-822-1022 ext. 112


Top 3 Reasons to Volunteer with Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! (EKS)

  1. Employers love to see EKS experience on your résumé!
  2. Everybody has to do their taxes. This is a skill you will use your whole life. And we’ll provide training for FREE!
  3. Being a volunteer tax preparer connects you with your community!

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Contact: Shannon Wise shannon@sfhdc.org | 415-822-1022 ext. 112 |www.sfhdc.org

Visit

www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org 

for additional program details


SFHDC, 4439 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

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Invest In Neighborhoods

October 2017 Newsletter


In Memoriam

Konstantinos “Gus” Vardakastanis, Neighborhood Grocer and Community Leader

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Photo courtesy of Gus’s Market

The Invest In Neighborhoods team and City of San Francisco join the community in mourning and remembering Gus Vardakastanis. Gus was a dedicated small business owner, immigrant entrepreneur and community leader. He provided healthy and affordable produce to the neighborhoods he served and employed many residents at his three local markets. His welcoming and entrepreneurial spirit will be missed by the many people he touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gus’ family and friends during this time of sorrow. Gus will be missed, but his memory will live on through his lasting contributions to the City he loved. Gus, thank you and we will miss you.


News & Highlights

Japantown Celebrates its New Designation as a Community Benefit District

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District 5 Supervisor London Breed, Mayor Ed Lee, and Invest In Neighborhoods in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development celebrated San Francisco’s newest Community Benefit District (CBD) in September. Supervisor Breed and Mayor Lee welcomed the Japantown CBD before a large crowd of community members and local business owners who gathered in the local Peace Plaza. “The Japantown Community Benefit District is an important milestone for the preservation and celebration of the Japanese American community in this city,” said Mayor Lee. Wednesday’s ceremony marks the 15th CBD established in San Francisco since 2005. Read more…

Do Not Miss the Season’s Wrap-up of The Commons on 3rd Thursday

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This season’s wrap-up event of a successful series of The Commons on 3rd Thursday is on October 19th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is a free “block party” featuring live music on three stages, roller skating by the Church of 8 Wheels, food trucks, over-21 beverages, games, interactive installations and other activities for all ages in Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library.  With Jimmy Buffet performing at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a mini ‘Paradise Cove’ experience will be curated featuring Jimmy Buffett themed activities, art, beverages, and more in UN Plaza. Check out the video and join the festivities, www.civiccentercommons.org. #commonsthursdays

Rebuild My Block to Provide Home Repairs and Renovations to the Bayview

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Photo courtesy of Rebuilding Together SF

On Saturday, October 21st, Rebuilding Together San Francisco is partnering with YCAT-C, Bayview Residents Improving Their Environment, the City’s Fix-It Team, Invest In Neighborhoods in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Friends of the Urban Forest, and the broader Bayview community for Rebuild My Block. This event will revitalize homes within a four block area between La Salle, McKinnon, and Newhall Lane and will include a Fix-It Fair with a number of vendors providing activities focused on how to maintain a safe and healthy home. Volunteers are welcome to sign up to assist in a variety of areas. Click here to volunteer and e-mail Brenna to participate in the resource fair.

Chinatown Crowds Revel in Festivities for Autumn Moon Festival

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On September 30th, Chinatown burst with color and celebration for the opening day of the weekend’s Autumn Moon Festival. Thousands of festival goers crowded into the streets to take in the various booths, dancers, beauty queens and vendors on Grant Avenue. San Francisco’s Chinatown boasts one of the largest Chinese American populations in the country and hosts the annual Autumn Moon Festival which is a long-standing tradition in China to honor the celestial sphere that plays a vital role in Asian folklore. Read more and plan on attending the 2018 celebration.

Resilient Bayview Hosts its First Ever Neighborfest

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The first Resilient Bayview Neighborfest held on October 7th was a huge success! The Bayview Community came out to have a good time, but they got a whole lot more. The Bayview Community benefitted from the collective efforts of vendors, community partners and sponsors, contributing to the Resource Fair, free lunch, activities and entertainment. Together Resilient Bayview fed over 300 people, promoted 28 health and resilience Resource Fair vendors, trained 45 people in CPR, raffled 30 disaster kits and recorded more than 90 Bayview resident contacts for the Resilient Bayview initiative. Neighbors built friendships, learned ways to access education and healthcare, learned how to prepare for stressful events and much, much more. Read more…


Community Events

Invest In Neighborhoods in the OEWD is pleased to promote the following events. Many activities are free and all events are open to the public. 

Civic Center Commons Third Thursdays and Paradise Cove – Last Event of the Season!

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FREE

October 19, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Civic Center Commons (UN Plaza, Civic Center Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Library)

This is the last event of the season–there is a great line-up and a Paradise Cove!

Civic Center Plaza Stage

Music by PEOPLE IN PLAZAS

Stompy Jones – 6:30-7:20pm, 7:40-8:30pm

Live DJ – 5:00-6:30pm, 7:20-7:40pm, 8:30-9:00pm

Plus:

  • Swing Dancing All Night!
  • Cocktail Bar by Off the Grid Markets
  • Bi-Rite Creamery Stand
  • Play Bocce Ball with SF Social
  • Cornhole and Giant Jenga FREE!

Fulton Street Stage

Music by ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Funklor – 5:00-6:16pm

No Vacation – 6:15-7:15pm

Bells Atlas – 7:45-8:45pm

Plus:

  • Church of 8 Wheels – FREE Rollerskating
  • Cocktail Bar & Food Trucks by Off the Grid Markets

UN Plaza Stage

Music by NOISE POP

DJ Chad Salty and Sarah Bethe Nelson – 5:00-8:00pm

Vinyl Williams – 8:00-9:00pm

Plus:

  • “Paradise Cove” – Jimmy Buffet themed area complete with beachy drinks, food, a Blue Hawaii movie screening and more in honor of Jimmy’s performance at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 8PM!

Check out the Art Installation:

“Knitting the Commons” – Yarn Tree Wrapping

FREE

On display every day

Visit Knitting the Commons for more details.


Whildewhere? in McLaren Park

FREE

Detailed Event Schedule

Last event of the season!

  • Metal Music Festival – October 21, 12:00 p.m.

Undiscovered SF: Filipino Night Market Festival | SoMa

FREE

Every third Friday

Next Event: October 20, 6 p.m. to Midnight

Get tickets

Check out the video about the creative thinking behind this event series:

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ALSO, watch the recap video of August’s event


Movies in McCoppin

A Movie Every Friday in October

At Taraval Street and 23rd Avenue

FREE

Get tickets

FREE Popcorn / FREE Movies / Family Fun

6:00PM: Kids Activities

7:30PM: Showtime!

Here is the movie season’s schedule:

  • October 20, Zootopia
  • October 27, Star Wars: Rogue One

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Bayview Pumpkin Patch, a benefit for Project Wreckless

FREE

Through October 31, Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.), San Francisco, CA 94124

Visit this family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview during the month of October.

100% of the proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life.


BayviewLIVE Festival

FREE: Get Tickets

October 21, Noon to 7:00 p.m.

Egbert Avenue

Imprint City presents the BayviewLIVE Festival seeking to address the digital divide by leveraging tech resources while also attracting an array of notable performers, muralists and tech tastemakers to the Bayview (Sprayview) neighborhood. Visit bayviewlive.com to get updates, performance line up and to secure your FREE ticket

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Rebuild My Block: Neighbors Helping Neighbors in the Bayview

FREE

October 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Bayview Neighborhood (Mendell & McKinnon)

Join the Rebuild My Block event to revitalize homes in a four block area between La Salle, McKinnon, and Newhall Lane. Rebuilding Together SF and YCAT-C will work with seniors, homeowners, and para-transit services to support the development of the Bayview community. They are looking for volunteers with and without construction experience. Click here to volunteer.

Your organization or business can participate in the resource fair, focusing on safe and healthy homes. To participate click here to email Brenna at RTSF.

Everyone deserves a safe & healthy home and neighborhood. Contact Brenna Hull for questions brenna@rebuildingtogethersf.org, (415) 905-1611 x204.


West Portal Merchants Association

FREE

October 21, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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Bayview Butchertown Jazz Festival

FREE

October 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lane Street between Underwood Avenue & Van Dyke Avenue


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Passport 2017 at Middle Polk

October 22, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

2001 Polk Street

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San Francisco’s favorite DIY art collecting event is back! Support your local artists and small businesses by making your own stamped passports. Custom designed stamps made by a plethora of artists will be available Sunday, October 22. Find a complete list of the participating artists, cost and more here.This event is presented in partnership by Office of Economic and Workforce Development with media sponsorship by SF Weekly.


Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival

FREE

October 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waverly Place, Chinatown YMCA, Willie Woo Woo Clubhouse, Playground

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West Portal Annual Halloween Stroll

FREE

October 31, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

West Portal Avenue


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Events in The Mission

Oda A La Muerte – A Printmaking Exhibition

FREE

October 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th Street

Event details

“Oda A La Muerte” is a group printmaking exhibition paying tribute to Dia de Los Muertos. Featuring work from more than 20 artists, the exhibition seeks to foster a creative dialogue between Mexico and the U.S., with each artist exploring the significance of death from their own cultural and personal perspective, through use of intaglio and relief printing techniques, from etching to linoleum and woodcuts.

Mission Bernal Whistle-Stop Tour

FREE

October 27 – October 29

Event details

Join the Mission Bernal Merchants Association for the Mission Bernal’s Whistle-Stop Tour weekend! This program is a series of events taking place during a 3-day stretch with family fun and engaging activities. Meet local musicians, artists, chefs, and brewers. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the Mission Bernal eco rain gardens and enjoy live entertainment in the Mission/Valencia plaza.

Día de los Muertos: Day of the Dead SF

FREE

November 2

Procession begins 7 p.m. at 22nd and Bryant

Public Altars in Garfield Park at 26th and Harrison, 4 to 11 p.m.

Event details

Mondays to Sundays at Balancoire

Diverse programming every day of the week: Art and Cocktail Monday, Tango Tuesday, Swing Wednesday, Salsa Thursday and don’t miss out on Drag Sunday Brunch. This and Much More!

Presented by Balancoire Restaurant and Club

Tuesdays, Live Cuban Band at Cha Cha Cha

Son Chévere plays Classic Cuban Music Tuesdays, July 11 & July 25, 8pm to 10pm- Plus Rueda Con Ritmo offers a son/cha cha cha dance class 7pm-7:50pm ($10 fee). Son Chévere features Jordan (Tres), Alexey (Percussion), Maria (Bass Keytar), and Ryan (Percussion)

Admission: Free, Dance Classes $10

Presented by Cha Cha Cha

Wednesdays, Cine Con Cultura

7:00pm: MCCLA Movie Club Cine Con Cultura- web * fb Showcasing Latin American films with English subtitles. Admission: $7

Presented by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Thursdays, Mission Community Market

4:oopm-8:00pm: Mission Community Market– web * fb Visit the Mission Community Market is an open-air marketplace every Thursday rain or shine (March-Nov). The market  is made up of farmers, small local businesses, music and culture programming and after-school activities. The non-profit promotes family health and are creating a fun, beautiful public space for the Mission District.

Presented by Mission Community Market– 22nd Street and Bartlett 

Saturdays and Sundays, Mural Tours

Presented by Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street

Ongoing on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets: $3 – $20

Sundays, Live Salsa

El Rio

2nd and 4th Sundays

3:15 p.m. – FREE Dance Class

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Live Band.

Admission: $8 before 4 p.m., $10 After

For Additional Events Visit…

Brava Theater –2781 24th Street

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Galería De La Raza – 2857 24th Street

San Francisco Mission Street


The NEN Awards Return for the 10th and Biggest Year Ever!

FREE

Save the Date: January 26, 2018

CITY HALL’S ROTUNDA

The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live.

OUR NOMINATION PROCESS:

Please take the time to nominate your local heroes for this year’s award categories (see list below) and remember you can nominate your own group/organization. The nomination window closes at 5pm on Friday, December 1stMake your nominations today.

SAVE THE DATE:

Also please save the date of the evening of January 26th, 2018. We’ll be opening the event reservation site in November so watch for updates.


Grants, Technical Assistance and Other Opportunities & Resources

Looking for a new job? OEWD Business Services has Resources for You

Sign up to receive e-mail information on job postings and upcoming hiring events by visiting http://oewd.org/email and select the “Workforce: Business Services” option. For more information, contact OEWD Business Services at (415) 701-4848 or business.services@sfgov.org.

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Small Business Development Center: FREE Trainings & Workshops

The San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts a wide variety of FREE business seminars for small businesses in San Francisco:

Financial Analysis for Small Businesses

Thursday, October 19, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

455 Market St., Suite #600, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

This workshop will cover different financial analysis methods, how to analyze your profit and loss report, as well as, how budgeting, statement of cash flows, and cash flow forecasting can be used to track and project future monthly cash needs. Individuals will learn how to use these reports to identify areas where they can increase their profits and business performance, and improve their cash flow management skills.

Click here to register

Target Marketing Strategies

Thursday, October 26, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

455 Market St., Suite #600, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

Learn the basic fundamentals of target marketing and how to identify your customer. Are you familiar with the terms; demographics, psychographics and do you know what your NAICS code is? If not, you could be missing out on creating customers daily. Learn how to use research information and materials to sustain your company year round. This workshop is for current and aspiring business owners.

Click here to register

Quickbooks Program

Wednesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

San Francisco Public Library, Main Library 100 Larkin Street , San Francisco CA 94102

MUST BE IN BUSINESS AND BUSINESS MUST BE LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO.

The QuickBooks Program is a no-cost workshop being offered to San Francisco based businesses looking to incorporate QuickBooks as their primary accounting tool. This program will cover basic QuickBooks instruction, including: setting up QuickBooks, entering sales, entering expenses, reporting, and other basic functions.

Click here to register

Mastering the Art of Presentation

Tuesday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

San Francisco Public Library, Main Library 100 Larkin Street , San Francisco CA 94102

This workshop will cover the most important skill in business, which is the ability to communicate effectively. This session is designed for any businessperson who wants to differentiate themselves and achieve more consistent results in their formal and informal presentations. We will explore communication styles and how they enhance or take away from one’s effectiveness.

Click here to register

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SBDC FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sign up for the SF SBDC Newsletter


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Correction & Deadline Extended: Cultural Equity Initiatives Due November 1

Some Cultural Equity Inititaives (CEI) applicants may have seen a version of the guidelines that stated that there was a cap for the budget size of fiscal sponsors. This error has been corrected; there is no budget cap for fiscal sponsors; the applicant organization’s budget cap is a three-year average of $1.5 million.

The CEI grant program offers grants up to $100,000 to small and mid-sized arts organizations for capacity-building initiatives that ensure the artistic and cultural vitality and the sustainability of San Francisco’s arts organizations that are deeply rooted in historically marginalized communities.

New deadline is Wednesday, November 1 at 12 noon.

Learn more!

Deadline: Creative Space and Arts for Neighborhood Vitality Due October 25

The Creative Space (CRSP) grant program supports the enhancement of San Francisco cultural facilities through Planning and Facility Improvement Grants. Arts for Neighborhood Vitality (ANV) grants support small, neighborhood- centered, publicly accessible art walks and festivals where art and culture are main components.

Applications are due Wednesday, October 25, at 12 noon.

Get Started!

Deadline Extended: Treasure Island Phase 1 Public Art Opportunities Due October 20

Now accepting applications for the Treasure Island Arts Master Plan implementation of Phase 1, which includes projects for large-scale, site-specific art installations at Building 1 Plaza ($1 million), Waterfront Plaza ($2 million) and Yerba Buena Hilltop Park ($2 million).

This is a high profile and unparalleled opportunity for artists to create bold and imaginative large-scale sculpture for prominent locations on Treasure Island and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island concurrent with the island-wide redevelopment.

New deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:59 p.m. PDT/ 11:59 p.m. CT

Get more info! 

2018 Grant Applications Due 

Over $3 million is available in grant funds for small to mid-sized nonprofits and individual artists based in San Francisco. Applications are due on a rolling basis this month, so check out the grant categories for more information about applying! Applications are available through our online grant management system.

GET STARTED!

APPLY SOON! Artist in Residence with SF Planning

Application Deadline is October 19, 11:59 p.m. by email

Bay Area artists are invited to submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for our new Artist in Residence (AIR) initiative. The SFAC Galleries will place one artist in residence with our City partner, the SF Planning Department, for ten weeks (five hours a week) in early 2018. This pilot residency marks our commitment to leveraging our unique resources to provide artists with opportunities to participate in and activate around the advancement of civic dialogue.


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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

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A WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFITS WITH CITY CONTRACTS: 2017 SAN FRANCISCO WAGE AND BENEFIT LAWS OVERVIEW

FREE

October 31, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Co-hosted by HSN and the S.F. Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE)

HSN and OSLE will host our second overview of San Francisco wage and benefit laws, particularly for nonprofits with city contracts. The target audience for this workshop is nonprofit executives and H.R. professionals. More info, including how to register, will be available soon.

The workshop will take place in Koret Auditorium from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. OLSE and other relevant City staff also will be available to provide individual technical assistance from 9:00 to 12:00 noon in the Main Library’s Latino Room.

Get more information and REGISTER at http://www.sfnonprofithr.brownpapertickets.com

Addition inquiries can be directed to debbilerman@sfhsn.org


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Central Market Street and Tenderloin Area Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion

The 2017 application period for the Central Market Street and Tenderloin Area Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion is now open. To apply, please download the Central Market Street and Tenderloin Area Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion Application 2017 (found below in the Downloads section on this page) and follow the instructions provided.

The Central Market Street and Tenderloin Area Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion (the “Exclusion”) permits persons maintaining a fixed place of business within the Central Market Street and Tenderloin Area (the “Area”) and that meet the requirements of section 906.3 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code (the “Code”) to exclude a portion of their payroll expense from the payroll expense tax base for up to six years from the later of May 20, 2011, and the date the person commenced business in the Area. However, the Exclusion expires on May 20, 2019, and may not be taken after that date.

READ MORE


Reminders

SF Minimum Wage Increases to $14.00 Effective July 1, 2017

Paid Parental Leave Ordinance started on January 1, 2017; Employers with 35 or More Employees are

Required to Comply Beginning July 1, 2017.

Learn more: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/E-file_and_E-pay_Mandate_for_Employers.htm

If you are not already registered to receive our monthly newsletter and other important notices, please

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Office of Economic and Workforce Development | City Hall, Room 448, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102

Bid Opportunity: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 207

Dear Potential Applicant,

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (“OEWD”) is proud to issue Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) 207 today, September 22, 2017. Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), OEWD is seeking to develop a list of qualified contractors to provide a variety of consulting services related to nonprofit support and capacity building as described in Section E of the RFQ. OEWD will select contractors for future projects from among the qualified respondents to this or other active pre-qualified lists. Selections for future projects will be basked on the competitive qualifications, experience, and hourly rate quoted in the proposals responding to this RFQ.

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

http://oewd.org/bid-opportunities/rfq-207

Questions related to this RFQ will be accepted through Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12PM local time. To submit a question, email oewd.procurement@sfgov.org and include “RFQ 207” in the subject line. Respondents may alternatively drop off written questions to the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, 1 South Van Ness Avenue 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA before the deadline noted above.

Complete application packets must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 12, 2017. No Exceptions.

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

Sincerely,

Office of Economic & Workforce Development


If you would like to request any documents related to this RFQ 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

oewd.procurement@sfgov.org

www.oewd.org/bid-opportunities

(415) 701-4848

Hospitality Initiatives Program! Job Opportunity!

Equality and Inclusion in Hospitality, Inc.

in partnership with

San Francisco Hotel/Restaurant, Labor/Management Fund is proud to announce its

2017-2018 Hospitality Initiative 


  • Are you interested in working in a San Francisco Hotel?
  • Are you a “people person” interested in a career path with great benefits?
  • Do you value excellent customer service?
  • Are you interested in participating in a training program with an excellent track record in placing its graduates?

If you are a District 10 resident (living in zip codes 94107; 94124; 94134) who’s interested in exploring the possibility of being selected to participate in a Hospitality Training Program, you should consider attending one of Mandatory Orientations below.
When: September 5th, 6th, and 7th – Two Orientations will take place each day, one

from 9am – 12pm and the other from 12:30pm to 3:30pm 

All Orientations will begin promptly at 9:00am, please plan to stay for up to 4 hours. 

Where: 

UNITE HERE Local 2 (in the Action Room)

209 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

 

You MUST bring the following to be admitted to an Orientation:

  • A copy of your most current resume, if you have one,

and

  • A list of all of your Jobs including: your Employers, Dates of Employment and Job Duties, for the last 10 years.

Orientations will include:

  • Program Overview
  • Completion and review of program application
  • Literacy Assessment

If you want to attend an orientation you MUST register, at least 24 hours in advance, by sending your name and the date that you would like to attend to: Jobs@eihi.org 

A confirmation email will be sent back to you


Hospitality Initiative Program Requirements

Program requirements include:

  • Must have a high school diploma or/ equivalent;
  • Must have and maintain a working telephone;
  • Must have an email address and be willing to check it on a daily basis;
  • Ability to pass a Literacy Assessment;
  • Ability to pass a drug screening;
  • Ability to pass a background investigation;
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule;
  • Must be customer service orientated;
  • Must be willing and able to conduct weekly on-line job searches;
  • Must be willing and able to complete all class assignments in a timely manner; and
  • Must be willing and able to work with program coaches and mentors on a regular basis for the first year

A modest stipend will be awarded to participants who complete program milestones. 

Free Events, New RFP and RFQ Opportunities, and More!

Invest In Neighborhoods

August 2017 Newsletter


News & Highlights

Bayview Successfully Pilots a New Farmers Market

On August 13th, the Bayview neighborhood hosted a farmers market thanks to partnerships with Invest In Neighborhoods in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Economic Development on Third, Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association, and CalFresh. This first event proved to be successful with over 600 people in attendance. If this pilot program continues to attract enough vendors and shoppers, it will become a permanent, Sunday event. 3

 

Event details:

When: Every Sunday until at least September 3rd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: On Yosemite Avenue between Keith and Jennings Streets.

Other details: EBT/WIC accepted with up to $10 match with use of EBT.


It’s Here! The Commons on Third Thursdays
Join the excitement at The Commons on Third Thursdays this Thursday, August 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. As the City heads into warmer weather, the Civic Center Commons (“the Commons”) will come alive with a series of free, family friendly events at Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library. 4

 

August 17 is the second in a series of four planned evening events featuring:

  • Live music on 3 stages
    – Hot Flash Heat Wave on Fulton Street
    – Caribbean All Stars in Civic Center Plaza
    – Music to Read By, Christopher Willits in UN Plaza
  • Food trucks
  • Over-21 beverages
  • Field games such as bocce ball
  • Giant Scrabble hosted by 826 Valencia

Pop-up book store by Adobe Books and much more


Music, Art and Theater Converge at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater during WildeWhere?5

McLaren Park is San Francisco’s second-largest and is home to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Neighbors have partnered with Invest In Neighborhoods in San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and Recreation and Parks to host a variety of activities that draw visitors to the amphitheater and park. The WildeWhere? event series is a perfect example. The series showcases local artists and draws attention to McLaren Park’s 318 acres of amenities, which include a golf course, beautiful landscapes, and hiking and biking trails with spectacular vistas. Take a look at the extensive list of free happenings and join the fun.


There’s a New Community Benefit District in Town: Japantown6

Invest In Neighborhoods (IIN) in San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) worked closely with the Japantown Community Benefit District (CBD) Steering Committee (“Committee”) and in July Supervisor London Breed, OEWD, and the Committee announced the creation and establishment of the Japantown CBD. The goals of the District will ensure the historic preservation, physical maintenance, beauty, cleanliness, safety and economic vibrancy of Japantown. This formation joins 14 other CBDs overseen by IIN citywide. “San Francisco’s Japantown is only one of three remaining in the country and the formation of this District will ensure that the area’s cultural and historical resources remain vibrant,” said Mayor Ed Lee. Read more…


Two Thriving and Unique Communities in SF are Named California Cultural Districts 7
Mayor Edwin Lee and the California Arts Council today announced that two San Francisco communities have been named part of the new California Cultural Districts program. San Francisco’s Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and South of Market (SOMA) Pilipinas joined 12 other districts statewide as part of an innovative program that highlights thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within California. Invest In Neighborhoods within San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development worked closely with community partners to advocate for the establishment of Calle 24 in the Mission neighborhood as a cultural district. “San Francisco continues to be on the forefront of preserving and enhancing neighborhood character, identity, and diversity,” said Mayor Lee. Read more…


SF Shines: Storefronts Play a Vital Role8
Invest In Neighborhoods (IIN) within San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development manages the SF Shines program which gives small businesses refreshing, new looks by providing grants, design assistance and project management to improve façades. Recently, Jenna Lane of KCBS interviewed Josué Rojas, Executive Director of Acción Latina; and Joaquín Torres, Director of IIN for a segment on the vital role storefronts play in attracting business and improving neighborhoods. Watch the video.


It’s Back-to-School Time—Get Deep Discounts in the Mission!10

Invest In Neighborhoods (IIN) within San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has been teaming with community partners to distribute information on promotions in the Mission neighborhood. Right now, you can find great sales for your back-to-school shopping. Visit a variety of local, small businesses along Mission Street and save big. Some participating vendors include Arik’s clothing, New Colors Fashion, Bonita Footwear, and SF Soccer. While you are in the neighborhood, take the opportunity to “Shop, Eat, and Celebrate Cultura.” Read more on what is happening in the Mission.


HealthyRetailSF: Bringing Fresh & Healthful Food Options to Corner Stores12

Healthy Retail San Francisco is a unique public-private collaboration to transform neighborhood corner stores into healthy-food retailers in communities of San Francisco that do not have easy access to fresh, healthful foods. Housed in Invest In Neighborhoods within San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and staffed in partnership with the Department of Public Health, HealthyRetailSF works with community partners and redesigns corner stores to support the sale of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other staple products. While merchants benefit from individualized consultation and redesign, residents benefit from being able to shop for nutritious food in their neighborhoods. Read more and watch this video.


In the Spotlight: Katie Skjerping, Program Manager for OEWD’s Small Business Acceleration Program

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Photo courtesy of Todd Johnson, San Francisco Business Times

 

Katie Skjerping’s work as Small Business Acceleration Program Manager in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development was recently highlighted in the San Francisco Business Times. The program improves service for small food businesses through the permitting process. Read the San Francisco Business Times article and learn more about the program called Open in San Francisco.


Community Events

Invest In Neighborhoods in the OEWD is pleased to support the following events. Many activities are free and all events are open to the public. 


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Visit the Civic Center Commons (the Commons)—the Commons includes United Nations (UN) Plaza, Civic Center Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library. These spaces play a critical role in our civic life and provide a commons where San Franciscans come together to connect – and unite – around our shared values. Here are upcoming events:

“Knitting the Commons” – Yarn Tree Wrapping, an Art Installation
FREE

On display now
Visit Knitting the Commons for more details.

The Commons on Third Thursdays
FREE
Detailed Event Schedule

Upcoming events:
August 17, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
September 21, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 19, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Events include:

  • Live music on 3 stages
  • Food trucks
  • Over-21 beverages
  • Games and much more

The Commons on 3rd Thursdays is a public-private partnership between the City of San Francisco including Invest In Neighborhoods in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Another Planet Entertainment, Off the Grid, Noise Pop, and the Civic Center Community Benefit District as part of the Civic Center Commons initiative. For more information go to civiccentercommons.org.


Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets provides a space where neighbors, small businesses, government agencies and the nonprofit Livable City collaborate to transform car-congested streets into car-free community spaces for all to enjoy. All Sunday Streets activities are open and free to the public. Event hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit the Schedule of Events for more details:

  • Tenderloin – August 20
  • Western Addition – September 10
  • Excelsior – October 1

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Whildewhere? in McLaren Park

FREE

Detailed Event Schedule

Upcoming events:

Acoustic Soulfest Vol. 3 – August 19, 1:00 p.m.

Indie Rock Show – August 26, 12:30 p.m.

Latin & Jazz Show – September 9, 1:00 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Park “Hamlet” – September 23 & 24, 2:00 p.m.; September 29, 10:00 a.m.; September 30 & October 1, 2:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-time Festival – October 15, 12:30 p.m.

McLaren Park Metal Music Festival – October 21, 12:00 p.m.


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Events in The Mission

Fiesta de las Americas

September 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE

More event details

Mondays to Sundays at Balancoire

Diverse programming every day of the week: Art and Cocktail Monday, Tango Tuesday, Swing Wednesday, Salsa Thursday and don’t miss out on Drag Sunday Brunch.  This and Much More!
Presented by Balancoire Restaurant and Club

Tuesdays, Live Cuban Band at Cha Cha Cha

Son Chévere plays Classic Cuban Music Tuesdays, July 11 & July 25, 8pm to 10pm- Plus Rueda Con Ritmo offers a son/cha cha cha dance class 7pm-7:50pm ($10 fee).  Son Chévere features Jordan (Tres), Alexey (Percussion), Maria (Bass Keytar), and Ryan (Percussion)
Admission: Free, Dance Classes $10
Presented by Cha Cha Cha

Wednesdays, Cine Con Cultura

7:00pm:  MCCLA Movie Club Cine Con Cultura- web * fb Showcasing Latin American films with English subtitles. Admission: $7

Presented by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Thursdays, Mission Community Market

4:oopm-8:00pm:  Mission Community Market- web * fb Visit the Mission Community Market is an open-air marketplace every Thursday rain or shine (March-Nov).  The market  is made up of farmers, small local businesses, music and culture programming and after-school activities. The non-profit promotes family health and are creating a fun, beautiful public space for the Mission District.

Presented by Mission Community Market– 22nd Street and Bartlett 

Saturdays and Sundays, Mural Tours

Presented by Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street

Ongoing on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets: $3 – $20

Sundays, Live Salsa

El Rio

2nd and 4th Sundays

3:15 p.m. – FREE Dance Class

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  – Live Band.

Admission: $8 before 4 p.m., $10 After

Kids Camp!

Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission Theater

Movie Tickets: $1, $3, $5

100% of ticket sales are donated to local nonprofits.

Brava Theater Presents:

Cherríe Moraga’s Mexican-American story The Mathematics of Love

August 10 – 27

Tickets: $22

For Additional Events Visit…

Brava Theater –2781 24th Street

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Galería De La Raza – 2857 24th Street

San Francisco Mission Street


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Summer of Love 50th Anniversary: A Most Groovy Gathering

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, when over 100,000 hippies and free thinkers converged in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The celebration is here and now is the time to book meeting space by the bay. PLANNERS, COME FEEL THE LOVE: Join the festivities by planning your meeting in San Francisco. From free concerts to art exhibits, sing-alongs, and more – there will be endless events to make your meeting memorable. Need more information? Complete the form, and we’ll send you the SF Summer of Love travel packet.  Read more…


Grants, Technical Assistance and Other Opportunities & Resources

Looking for a new job? OEWD Business Services has Resources for You


Sign up to receive e-mail information on job postings and upcoming hiring events by visiting http://oewd.org/email and select the “Workforce: Business Services” option. For more information, contact OEWD Business Services at (415) 701-4848 or business.services@sfgov.org.

 

SF Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Applications Open

Deadline for Submission: September 8, 5 p.m.

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. The second round of applications is now open for the Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program and the Nonprofit Space Investment Fund, both due September 8, 2017, 5 p.m. These programs provide technical and financial assistance to support nonprofit sustainability amidst a changing, and volatile, real estate market.

 

Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

Request for Proposals & Request for Qualifications for the 2018-2023 Funding Cycle

Deadline for submission: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Access the RFP & RFQ HERE.


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Call for Artists

Treasure Island – Phase 1 Public Art Opportunities
Deadline for Submission: October 16, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

 

Art Opportunities: The Arts Commission, on behalf of Treasure Island Development Authority, is seeking applications from artists for three distinct arts opportunities:

  1. Building 1 Plaza, on Treasure Island
  2. The Waterfront Plaza, on Treasure Island
  3. Hilltop Park, on Yerba Buena Island

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists. Entries not meeting the application guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

 

Be a Grant Panelist for 2018

The Arts Commission needs your help! We need great panelists to review our upcoming 2018 grant cycle applications. Panelists read and score between twenty and 40 applications, and participate in a one to two day-long panel session between January and March 2018. Panelists who are not employees of the City and County of San Francisco will receive an honorarium of $30 for each proposal scored. If you’re involved in the arts community in the Bay Area and are interested in joining our panelist pool, fill out this survey about your background and expertise to be considered for the pool.

Join our Panelist Pool

 

Grant Application Window Opens in August

 

Our Grant Guidelines for 2018-2019 will be released in August. Based on feedback from applicants, panelists, as well as grantmaking best practices, we’ve made some improvements in our grant categories, so please read the guidelines carefully, especially if you’ve applied in past years. Stay tuned for more information!

 

Save the Date: Annual Grants Convening

Tuesday, September 26

 

You won’t want to miss the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Third Annual Grants Convening, set for the evening of Tuesday, September 26. At the convening, we’ll announce the full slate of awardees for 2017-18, and report on some of the highlights of our grantmaking. We will also be honoring the first winner of The Artistic Legacy Grant, Alleluia Panis of Kulintang Arts Inc. Full program to be announced, so check the next newsletter for more details.

 

Hellman Foundation Announces Executive Director Sabbatical Award

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m.

 

We are thrilled to help our colleagues at O2 Initiatives spread the word about their inspiring O2 Sabbatical Award program. The O2 Sabbatical Award honors exceptional nonprofit executive directors by providing them with a much-needed break for personal and professional reinvigoration. O2 Initiatives is currently accepting applications from organizations based in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties.

 

For more information, visit the O2 Initiatives website and sign up for their mailing list.


Small Business Development Center: FREE Trainings & Workshops

The San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts a wide variety of FREE business seminars for small businesses in San Francisco:
Money Matters III: Balance Sheet
Tuesday, August 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here
Visit the calendar to see all upcoming seminars.


Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Business Planning Class

Deadline to apply is September 12

Begins September 19, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $1000 with financial assistance available for up to 50% with proof of income level

Register here

Financing Resource Center: Do you need money to grow your business? We’ve got you.
FREE one hour consultation.
Contact Gwendolyn Wright for a consultation at (415) 348-6222 or gwen@thewrightconsultants.com


Small Business Expo – San Francisco

August 17, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FREE

Register  


Foundation Center

Upgrade Your Partnerships: Tips for Nonprofit Collaboration

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $50

Register here

Tell a More Compelling Story

Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $95

Register here

Visit the calendar to see all upcoming events


 

COMPASSPOINT

The Nonprofit Management Institute for Senior Level Nonprofit Managers and Directors – September 20–22

Nonprofit Budgeting Part 1: Budgeting Basics – October 18
Nonprofit Budgeting Part 2: Building Better Budgets – August 29
Introduction to Nonprofit Finance – December 1

For a complete list of workshops, visit https://www.compasspoint.org/workshops


Reminders

SF Minimum Wage Increases to $14.00 Effective July 1, 2017

Paid Parental Leave Ordinance started on January 1, 2017; Employers with 35 or More Employees are

Required to Comply Beginning July 1, 2017.


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 Learn more: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/E-file_and_E-pay_Mandate_for_Employers.htm

Office of Economic and Workforce Development | City Hall, Room 448, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102

We’re Hiring! – SFHDC

SFHDC is GROWING!!

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!

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

When?

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: HR@sfhdc.org

Via fax: 1-866-652-4077

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


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Next workshops coming up!

Greetings from the staff at SFHDC!

Here are our upcoming workshops in April!

4/12/2017- Rental Readiness @SFHDC

Location: 4439 3rd street Sf, CA 94124

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: Free!

4/15/2017- First Time Homebuyer Workshop @SFHDC

Location: 4439 3rd Street Sf, CA 94124

Time: 9am-3pm

Cost: $50

4/27/2017- Rental Readiness @ Western Addition

Location: 1449 Webster Street Sf, CA 94115

Time: 5pm-7pm

Cost: Free


Need help with your credit?  Join us at one of our free credit building workshops!

4/11/2017 Credit Matters Pt Two  @ SFHDC

Location: 4439 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94124

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Cost: Free

 4/19/2017 Credit Matters Pt One @ Bayview YMCA

Location: 1601 Lane Street, San Francisco CA 94124

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE FOR OUR MONTHLY CALENDAR!


SFHDC|fecstaff@sfhdc.org |415-822-1022 | www.sfhdc.org

 

Financial Planning Day at Portola Library-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Financial Planning Day

Looking for a safe place to get financial advice?

San Francisco Financial Planning Day

at the Portola Branch

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2pm to 5pm

Portola Library branch

380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134

 

Bring your money questions to San Francisco Financial Planning Day and get a free objective, no strings-attached, financial advice from a Certified Financial Planner professionals.

The event is free and open to the public.

Save the date for Financial Planning Day at the Main Library on October 28, 2017