TL Solidarity has an event coming up called, The Story of Us on Wednesday March 7th from 2-5pm at Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street in the community room.
Come learn more about strategies that you can use to tell your story! Attend an active listening workshop and story strategy workshop! Participate in interactive activities! Enjoy music! Food will be served!
The Tenderloin is better because G-Ma spent her last years here. She insisted on unity across cultures and language in the Tenderloin. She welcomed her neighbors. As founding co-chair of the Tenderloin People’s Congress, she worked to galvanize resident voice and lift up solutions to the challenges affecting the quality of their lives.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 5, at 11am at Third Baptist Church 1399 McAllister at Pierce.
Nonprofit food incubator La Cocina, which has helped women of color formalize or launch food businesses like Reem’s California, El Buen Comer, Nyum Bai, and Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayasthrough its Mission District commercial kitchen, hopes to expand with a new 7,000 square foot food hall to be located in the Tenderloin. The project, which would be called La Cocina Municipal Market, is in its early stages, and would be undertaken as an interim use activation of the former post office site at 101 Hyde (at Golden Gate), a stopgap use of the vacant city-owned property which is set to become affordable housing.
UC Hastings College of the Law is embarking on an aggressive expansion of its Tenderloin campus, a five-year project that will include not only new housing and academic buildings, but also a three-level YMCA the school hopes will help strengthen connections with the hardscrabble neighborhood it has long called home.
The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot play produced by the Tenderloin Museum has sold out its entire run. But don’t toss your saltshakers just yet, word on the street is cast and crew are working together to add shows. Join the waitlist to be notified if/when tickets become available. To sign up, click here.
SAVE THE DATE for the TENDERLOIN MAYORAL FORUM - WHEN: Wednesday April 4th, 5-7:30PM, program starts at 5:30pm sharp. - WHERE: St. Boniface Auditorium, accessible through the De Marillac Academy Gate at 175 Golden Gate.
Come show your Tenderloin Pride and hear what the candidates will do for you if elected.
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Youth from Boys and Girls Club Tenderloin Clubhouse have worked together to produce an eclectic arts showcase as part of a fundraiser for the Keystone Club, a leadership group of youth ages 14-18. This event offers an in-depth look at the Tenderloin through the eyes of our Teens. Art, performances, a Ted Talk-like presentation, among other activities will spearhead a night of community connectivity.
In January of 2018, the Clean Team properly cleaned and sanitized for 159 instances of human/animal waste in the neighborhood. See some poop? Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online. We were particularly busy with graffiti abatement, responding to 1107 instances, 425 more than December. This month we collected 1749 improperly discarded syringes, that's down from previous months.
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced Tuesday the awarding of $500,000 in grants to four local arts organizations for temporary public art projects in Oakland and San Francisco. Among the projects:
TENDER (n) a person who takes charge – Flyaway Productions will work with artists Vân-Ánh Võ and Sean Riley to produce a multi-faceted performance celebrating 100 years of outcast activism in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
David Eggers, acclaimed author and founder of 826 Valencia, which opened the Tenderloin Center in 2016, has released his latest book, The Monk of Mokha, which tells the harrowing story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali. Raised in the Tenderloin, Alkhanshaji first made news in 2015, when he shared his journey to secure coffee beans from his family's homeland of Yemen amid an escalating war. Now the pair have been traveling around the City promoting the book while providing opportunity for Tenderloin youth through a scholarship program. Read more at SF Chronicle.
The playground upgrade is one of several park investments the city’s Recreation and Parks Department has partnered with the Trust for Public Land to finance and complete, including nearby Boeddeker Park and Clubhouse.
Invest Tenderloin is the campaign and work program by which TLCBD will increase funding and services in quality of lives programs over the next two years leading to the TLCBD renewal in 2020. The general theme of Invest Tenderloin is to deepen, rather than broaden, our existing work while focusing on and sharing the personal stories of those affected by quality of lives programs.
Fresh off the heals of a dynamite performance at the Cadillac Hotel, the Tenderloin's SF Recovery Theatre brings their special brand of artistic expression and community to PianoFight on Saturday, February 17th
Thanks to all who joined us at the third installment of Tenderloin Talk Live. TLCBD appreciated an opportunity to share how previous events have shaped our plan of work over the next two years. Read all about it here. Stay tuned for the next Tenderloin Talk Live in April.
Peter Friel, owner and bartender of Harry Harrington's Pub, talks with reporter, Joe Eskenazi, for San Francisco Magazine's February Bars & Nightlife issue. From the article: “Everything is changing, but not everything has to. Harry Harrington’s just needs to be a real, neighborhood bar. Not the place where you’re going to wait 25 minutes for a drink that costs 25 bucks, but where you’ll pay 8 bucks and the drink’ll be there within 30 seconds.”
Local public radio, KALW, recently sat down with one of our Turk Hyde Mini Park activators, Ramekon O’Arwisters, to discuss his life, Crochet Jam art practice, the power of listening, and freedom of expression. Check out his audio interview, which holds tremendous wisdom in 7 minutes and 45 seconds. Ramekon O’Arwisters' current show, Mending, is at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery until February 10th.
The Turk Hyde Mini Park Pilot Program was a great success. TLCBD and our partners set out to create a safe, clean, welcoming atmosphere on an extremely troubled park. We cultivated community member buy-in while transforming the negative uses of the park into positive experiences. During the pilot program, we served 2,308 people and programmed 123 activations. Most of all, we invested in people, and the people made the difference.
One of two Tenderloin opinion pieces solicited in SF Chronicle's January 4th issue. THC Executive Director Randy Shaw shares his view on the neighborhood's ability to retain its character while welcoming an unprecedented amount of economic development in recent years. While lauding the neighborhood's achievements, Shaw points to one thing holding it back from reaching its full potential.
Tran lives with his mom and brothers in a studio and has pursued his passion for figure skating with tenacity and grace. We're happy to learn, as the above-headline reads, that Tran did quite well, snagging a silver medal in the US Junior Mens National tournament. Congratulations to Tran and his entire family.
One of two Tenderloin opinion pieces solicited in SF Chronicle's January 4th issue. TNDC CEO Don Falk shares the work of initiatives that approach development through a yes/if lens, and points to the Tenderloin Development with Displacement Plan, which welcomes development given there are benefits to mitigate affects of displacement while making current, low income Tenderloin residents the priority.
SF Chronicle's Kevin Fagan profiles the journey of Hospitality House's executive director, Joe Wilson, who was first introduced to the 50-year-old Tenderloin-based social services organization when he sought refuge in its shelter
Please save the date for the next Tenderloin Talk Live on January 24th at 5PM. We will continue the quality of life conversation, reporting back on what we heard at our previous event and presenting our strategy and work plan for improving quality of life in the Tenderloin.
During the celebration, Program Director Kate Robinson reflected on the growth of Safe Passage from an entirely volunteer operation started by neighborhood moms in 2008. Our Tenderloin resident Corner Captains have become the heart and soul of our organization. It means so much to us that Microsoft would put this together to honor their commitment and to bring extra joy to their families during the holidays.
From the moment TLCBD communications staff discussed regularly nominating heroes, Safe Passage Corner Captains put forth Officer Eric Robinson as a ‘must recognize’. Have a nomination for our neighborhood heroes column? Tell Fernando@tlcbd.org. Acts of beauty and courage are never too small, and at this time nominations of any kind are considered.
Supervisor Kim's office along with La Voz Latina (with support from the Tenderloin community by way of donations) have been working directly with the families affected and displaced by the fire which took place at 545 O'Farrell on November 30th. Seventy Tenderloin neighbors, many of them working class families including children with special needs, have been affected. At publication time, the "2017 Tenderloin Fire Victims Fund" GoFundMe has raised $31,156.00 through 154 donors. We've received word that Twitter has pledged an additional $2,500.
In November, the Clean Team properly disposed of 2088 syringes, removed 781 stickers/graffiti from public surfaces, and collected 781 bags of trash totaling 27,193 lbs among other services. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online.