Tag Archives: nonprofits

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SF Mission Responds to Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire

The arts community was hit hard by a fire in a converted Oakland artist live-work space known as the Ghost Ship that killed 24 on Friday, and some in the Mission have mobilized to give money, a couch to sleep on and other support to those affected. Gray Area, a theater and arts and education space, wrote online that some...
Signs left at the site of the Mission and 22nd fire after the rally on Wednesday, June 22.  Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Coalition Says SF Mayor Ignores Latino Issues

More than 100 people called for more movement from City Hall on housing and public health issues affecting the Latino community at a press conference on Wednesday, singling out the mayor for inaction. The crowd of mostly minority residents lined the sidewalk in front of the massive hole at 22nd and Mission streets — the site of a thrice-burned and...
The nuns of the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen planned to move into an empty commercial space at 1930 Mission St. Photo by Lola Chavez

Displaced Nuns to Open Soup Kitchen in New SF Mission Location

Two nuns who have been making national headlines following the eviction of their soup kitchen in the Tenderloin, where they fed the hungry during the day and slept at night, are moving their services to the Mission. Last week, blessed with some unexpected altruism from none other than multimillionaire life and business coach Tony Robbins, Marie Valerie and Marie Benedicte of the Fraternite Notre...
Tracy Parent of the Community Land Trust introduces Rene Yañez, one of the tenants whose evictions was halted as a result of the purchase.

SF Nonprofits Seal Deal to Keep Tenants in Place

The San Francisco Community Land Trust and the Mission Economic Development Agency today announced the conclusion of a deal in the works since last summer that will preserve five multi-unit buildings citywide, two of them in the Mission, as perpetually affordable housing. The buildings, one of which houses renowned Mission artist Rene Yañez and his family, were formerly owned by...
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Brava Plans Major Renovation, Expansion for 2016

The Brava Theater Center is planning a major renovation and expansion by the end of the year, and has just received a $200,000 grant from the Super Bowl 50 committee that brings it a step closer to reopening its long-shuttered storefronts along 24th Street. “For the Super Bowl Committee to acknowledge … the impact that Brava was having on the community and...
El edificio del U.S. Bank en el 2601 de la calle Misión, alberga a un grupo de organizaciones sin fines de lucro así como a nuevas compañías. Fotografía de Laura Waxmann

Empresa de Tecnología Planea Mudarse de la Misión por Falta de Espacio

El Director General de DoubleDutch, Lawrence Coburn, anunció el 15 de diciembre que su compañía dejará el edificio, y la Misión, de forma definitiva, después de proteger a una organización de la comunidad que casi fue desplazada por la misma. “Nos estamos volviendo demasiado grandes para la Misión”, dijo el co-fundador de la popular aplicación de eventos para móviles, la...
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SF Education Nonprofit Prepares for Displacement

An educational nonprofit, the Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team, known as SMART,  that connects low-income youth to educational opportunities has joined a string of nonprofits being displaced. SMART is slated to leave its location at 1663  Mission St. next July and is unclear where it will end up.  “This is a citywide issue,” said Ben Buis, director of operations at SMART....
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Food Drive at SOMA StrEat Food Park Today

The owners of FAZE apparel will take to SOMA’s StrEat Food Park today (428 11th Street) to run their second annual food drive. They’ll be collecting donations at the StrEat Food Park from noon to 4 p.m., which in turn will go to the SF Marin Food Bank. FAZE has recruited radio host Chuy Gomez to host the event and organized...
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El Tecolote Turns 45, Invites Community to Celebrate

Rooted in the community for more than four decades, El Tecolote is celebrating its 45th anniversary tonight at the Grand Theater at 2665 Mission St.  The bilingual community newspaper was founded in 1970 by Juan Gonzalez, renowned reporter and journalism department chair at San Francisco City College. Gonzalez started the paper in an effort to provide relevant coverage on the issues that affect and interest...
File Photo; Meditators in the window of the ATA in the early morning sunshine.

Quirky SF Mission Alt-Film Space ATA Lives On

ATA, or Artists’ Television Access, signed a renewed lease on November 13, securing its space at 992 Valencia Street for another five years. The announcement comes after a tense few weeks, during which ATA’s all-volunteer staff weighed a substantial rent increase against the ability to stay in place on on a rapidly changing commercial corridor where prices have exploded. Ultimately, the film space was...
MNC's executive director Sam Ruiz speaks at a press conference. Photo courtesy of MNC

Ambitious Changes Ahead for Mission Nonprofit

Change is coming to the Mission for toddlers, preschoolers, senior citizens, and their families, as Mission Neighborhood Centers consolidates two locations — one on Precita Avenue and one at the corner of 24th and Harrison — into one at St. Peter’s Convent. The transition, as well as an expansion of services, is made possible by a recent grant the nonprofit received...
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Muralists, Organizers Confront Buyers at Precita Avenue

Toddlers patted paint onto squares of butcher paper outside the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center on Precita Avenue Tuesday, but the afternoon wasn’t just your average kid’s art class. In front of the colorful building stood neighborhood volunteers and Precita Eyes muralists as well as some local activists, holding signs that read “Please Don’t Buy This Building.” The building at 348...
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Precita Eyes Mural Center Fears Eviction, Enlists Help

The Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center’s location at 348 Precita Avenue is up for sale and the arts organization is teaming up with the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to make a bid on the property. If they are able to buy it, the center on the ground floor and the upstairs tenants would be able to remain in place.  Precita...
Justin Chen, left, discusses his college plans with Mission Bit volunteer Hurshal Patel.

Mission Nonprofit Hacks Tech’s Achievement Gap

Gisela Kottmeier got her idea for an app while walking her dog. “I wondered, why isn’t there a good service to connect dog owners to dog walkers?” So Kottmeier began coding her app. It’s a familiar story in San Francisco, with one twist: Gisela is an 17 year-old Lowell High School senior. She’s one of the standouts of Mission Bit,...
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Nonprofit Wage Increase Squeaks by Board of Supes

The Board of Supervisors approved a resolution yesterday to raise the funds allotted for nonprofit contractors to the levels enjoyed by for-profit and government workers with the city. This “cost of doing business” increase would mean a raise for nonprofit workers. Approving the measure, which was introduced by Supervisors Campos and Mar was a tedious process. After deferring the vote,...