Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m. and 42°, heading to 61°. Looks like it will be a sunny and relatively warm Monday in the Mission. Details here.

Christina Olague, former president of the Planning Commission and District 5 supervisor, is now working in the Mission. Olague left the Planning Commission when Mayor Ed Lee appointed her to the Board of Supervisors following Ross Mirkarimi’s election as sheriff in 2011. In November, Olague lost her seat to London Breed, and told the press at the time that she wanted to transition to a position that was out of the spotlight.

Last week, the Chronicle caught up with Olague, who is now working at Arriba Juntos, a Mission nonprofit.

“I’m happy to be going back to a quieter life,” she said shortly after the bruising election, though she had no details on what that quieter life would entail. “I want something very low-key. A very slip-under-the-radar kind of job. A not-be-noticed-by-anybody-in-the-media kind of job.”

Well, we couldn’t let her off the hook that easily — and when we found out she had a new job, we did take notice. It’s as program assistant at Arriba Juntos, a Mission district nonprofit that promotes economic self-sufficiency through job training.

“It’s been very eye-opening, and I’m just learning a lot,” Olague said, sounding downright chatty and upbeat compared to her tenure as supervisor. “I’m happy to be back in the community.”

Root Division, a visual arts nonprofit, is now accepting applications for a Latino teaching-artist fellowship.

The applicant will act as Resident Teaching Artist in one of our partner school sites, Mission Education Center, a K-5 school for newly arrived immigrant students who speak only Spanish. Part of the commitment involves adapting an existing curriculum & project called My Two Homes, in which students participate in discussions and art-making around their transition to a new home in the U.S. In exchange for service within the organization with a focus on teaching youth, the artist will receive:
– Free studio space for 12 months in our Studios Program located at 3175 17th Street, SF
– Teaching Stipend for curriculum development, teaching, & evaluation.
– Artist Stipend for art materials/ production costs

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