Meet Mattie Loyce! Mattie works for EngAGE at DISH and is focused on Creative and Holistic Programming with residents in eight hotels.
What’s your favorite thing about the neighborhood?
“The vibrancy there is here. Every character you can ever dream of is in the Tenderloin. Every fashion style. There are more cultures in the TL than I think in any other neighborhood…It’s all mashed into one here, whether that be national culture or personal culture.”
What do you see as underrated about the community?
Underrated? I think about how much love there is here. It can definitely be a difficult and challenging place at times but there is a lot of love and a lot of passion in the Tenderloin that people sometimes forget exists here.