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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Join with neighbors for the next installment of car-free streets in the Tenderloin. Happening Sunday, September 8th, one mile of road in and around the Tenderloin becomes car free making way for community fun. Come on by our office at 512 Ellis Street and connect with us. Click here for more info about the event.
Developers plan to kick off construction on 240 microunit apartments in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. The idea behind the project is to create cost-efficient homes for low-income renters and those who fall into the "missing middle" — workers who don't qualify for subsidized housing, but also struggle to pay market-rate rents. Read more via SF Business Times.
On August 6th, National Night Out took place at Boeddeker Park. The evening was full of fun for the whole family and made possible through the collaborative efforts of many local organizations, including the Tenderloin Police, and TLCBD Safe Passage.
A 24-hour pit stop went into operation as of August 12th at Boeddeker Park (Eddy & Jones). This is part of a 90-day pilot program, which after the 90 days, will be reviewed to determine the effectiveness. Please help spread the word! Read more about the pilot program via SF Examiner.
Ali, a 19 year-old sophomore at San Francisco State University, plays forward in the Tenderloin Street Soccer Club’s all-immigrant team, which was created by Street Soccer USA. The team, sponsored by the company Future Sense during the competition, competed for the first time on Sunday at the event, which was organized by Rec and Park and Street Soccer USA, a non-profit. Read more via SF Examiner.