Tenderloin Talk LIVE #5 highlights opportunities to get involved
The TLCBD Board of Directors and staff would like to thank all the community members who came out for our quarterly event, Tenderloin Talk LIVE.
In this fifth edition, we focused on ways to get involved, including volunteer community clean events and tree plantings, while highlighting some of our fellow neighborhood organizers. We also discussed happenings with the TLCBD, including Invest Tenderloin fundraising efforts and updates from our first TLCBD Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program on Larkin Street and community members are noting the immediate difference.
What's the difference? Under the current route-based approach, Clean Team members may pass a storefront once a day. Due to the challenges of our sidewalks, these areas often become dirty again; sometimes within hours. Under a Micro Neighborhood approach the Clean Team Member will pass a storefront, home, or business a minimum of three times per day, and will never be too far away from any location in the Micro Neighborhood. This focused attention will foster connection and pride amongst neighbors, potentially shifting negative behavior such as littering over time.
Contact Fernando@tlcbd.org to learn more about how donate towards future micro-neighborhoods and bring the program to your block.
At Tenderloin Talk LIVE #5 we were honored to introduce four guest speakers (listed below), each bringing forth opportunities for attendees to get involved in safety, cleaning, and community-building efforts within the Tenderloin.
- Featured guest speaker, Curtis Bradford (Tenderloin People’s Congress and Vision 2020)
- Adam Leising (Tenderloin Resident, Lower Hyde Street Association)
- Kim Jackson (Unite Here/Local 2, Golden Gate Avenue Block Safety Group)
- Christopher Audette (Salvation Army Kroc Center, Turk Street Safety Group)
After opening the floor to questions, there was a chance to mix, mingle, and explore 826 Valencia's magical Tenderloin Center space. Thanks again to all who came out to 826 Valencia's Tenderloin Center for our Tenderloin Talk LIVE #5. Stay tuned for the next installment of Tenderloin Talk LIVE coming October 2018—to a Tenderloin venue near you.
If you'd like to inquire about hosting the Tenderloin Talk LIVE, getting involved, or learning more about Invest Tenderloin and bringing a the Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program to your block, contact Fernando@TLCBD.org.
About Tenderloin Talk LIVE:
Combining elements of a community forum, presentation, and neighborhood mixer, the Tenderloin Talk LIVE quarterly event series, held at different Tenderloin locations, is a fun, spirited way to strengthen community connection, encourage dialogue on neighborhood issues, and influence TLCBD’s neighborhood serving programs.