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Nonprofit Will Expand Head Start in the Mission

After 40 years of indirect partnership with Head Start, which provides daycare and nutrition services for children of underprivileged families, the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) announced Wednesday that it is now a direct grantee of the federal program and will expand its Head Start program to children under four-years-old. As of 2010, MNC operated 10 Head Start centers throughout the city,...

The Line: Housing Costs Put Retirement in Question

This is our third in a series examining who’s in line at Valencia Street’s Social Security Administration building. You can read previous entries in the series here and here. Standing in line a government office is an unusual way to celebrate most birthdays after age 16, but its a common way to spend the morning of a certain one. “I’ve just...

New Early Education Center Opens in the Mission District

Mission Neighborhood Centers, a local nonprofit, will open a new center this month for 88 children to attend Head Start, an early education programs for preschool aged children. The half-day programs will begin August 11 at 1245 Alabama Street near 24th Street, formerly a convent for the neighboring St. Peters church. The center will also have one full-day mixed-income daycare...

Communities Rally for Reprieve from Gun Violence

Organizers, politicians, and young people rallied at 24th and Mission streets on Friday night, calling for a 60-day moratorium on street violence and enlisting local political leaders to pledge to create policies that would divert young people from crime. “We don’t want any mothers, fathers, sisters or brothers crying. We want everyone to go to the holidays and every family...

Developers of Low-Income Senior Housing Aim for Efficiency

Nonprofit organizations collaboratively planning a building for formerly homeless seniors at 24th and Harrison streets have increased the number of units that could fit in the building to between 45 and 52. Now, they have to balance efficiency with neighbors’ preferences for height and design. To that end, the architects have adjusted their plans since their last report to the...

Neighborhood Notes: Trick Dog and Delfina win honors, plus MAPP Saturday evening

MAPP! It’s MAPP weekend! The Mission Arts and Performance Project is putting on its bimonthly arts event, which will be featuring music, poetry readings and art shows at six locations around the Mission Saturday evening. In collaboration with MEXASB from UC Berkeley, MAPP will be hosting an art sale fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake in Mexico on Saturday...