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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attention property owners, in 2018 the Tenderloin Community Benefit District will expand the TLCBD Camera Program to several new locations in the neighborhood. Want to add your building to the TLCBD network? We will be working to provide matching grants to offset costs.