On behalf of the TLCBD Board and Staff, a special thanks to everyone who made it out to the latest Tenderloin Talk LIVE event and Appreciation Party. This was a moment to celebrate CONNECTION (one of the TLCBD core values!) as well as the the past fifteen years, the upcoming fifteen years—and the community that's made this all possible! Thank you!
Tenderloin Pride where LGBTQQII Comes Alive will celebrate our 2nd Annual Gala on September 7th 2019 at the Tenderloin Museum, followed by a Block Party at Vicki Mar Lane (100 Block of Turk Street) on September 8th. Join the celebration, with discussions on wonderful LGBT history of the Tenderloin area with local activists, entertainment, and more!
Earlier this year, Scoot, a San Francisco-based subsidiary of Bird, restricted parking in Chinatown and the Tenderloin, a neighborhood with a significant homeless population. It said the decision resulted from narrow sidewalks, and concerns raised by the local community groups. Groups were divided over a ban. Fernando Pujals, spokesperson for the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, said he reached out to Scoot about crowded sidewalk concerns, but didn't want a ban... Read the article via Local 10 News.
Neighborhood business groups throughout San Francisco are getting on board with a new model for fighting crime that updates the idea of neighborhood watch. Read the article via the SF Business Times or via the PDF of the article.
Alongside this week’s Sunday Streets Tenderloin, the inaugural ‘Getting There Together’ event is taking place! This is a citywide celebration of San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities. There is a full schedule of events taking place at Civic Center (Fulton/Larkin). And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Sunday Streets route, the TLCBD crew will be out front of the office at 512 Ellis (cross street Leavenworth).
On October 2, 2019, thousands of kids at schools across San Francisco will walk, scoot, and bicycle to school as part of International Walk & Roll to School Day. Walk & Roll to School Day is lead by Walk SF and open to all San Francisco public and private schools.
You might never take your laptop computer for granted again if it was a key for getting you off the street. Representatives from Facebook stepped up to help a non-profit called Code Tenderloin replace laptop computers that were stolen earlier this summer. Many of the students are homeless when they enter the Code Tenderloin program, which teaches them to write computer code and use other tech skills. Find out more via ABC 7.
August 31, 2019 was the inaugural TL Block Safety Day event! From Boeddeker Park the group embarked on a walking tour with Block Safety Group leaders speaking along the route, and ending with a lunch back at the park. Want to connect with your Block Safety Group? Email us: email@example.com
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From the Fringe Festival to art openings, here’s what’s happening this September!
In August, students headed back to school and the Safe Passage program ramped up to accommodate the students. We also had the pleasure of celebrating birthdays with Corner Captains King John and Richard, and SEVEN years of service with Stephen Tennis! If you're inspired to support Safe Passage, please contact us to volunteer!
U.S. Attorney David Anderson has started an effort to crackdown on drug trafficking in the Tenderloin. In his press conference, he adds that the enforcement initiative by more than 15 federal agencies focused on high-level drug dealing, fraud, identity theft and firearms. Read more via USA Today.
There’s a visually striking addition to the ever-troubled Tenderloin — a nine-story structure clad in colorful brick that holds 113 apartments for low-income residents, plus a pair of community-oriented retail spaces. Too bad it took 11 years to summon the newcomer into existence… Here’s the article by SF Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King.