Invest In Neighborhoods
April 2017 Newsletter
News & Highlights
Apply for the HealthyRetailSF Program Today!
HealthyRetailSF supports small business owners in boosting their business and creating healthier 
communities by selling nutritious foods. HealthyRetailSF works with merchants to redesign retail space in their stores, and provides technical and financial assistance. Learn more about HealthyRetailSF Download and complete the Interest Form and submit it by April 15, 2017.
Upcoming City Forums

Public Hearing and Draft Action Plan
On April 18th, the Citizen’s Committee on Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and Office of Economic and Workforce Development invite you to attend a public hearing on the federally funded Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, Home Investment Partnership and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS programs for fiscal year 2017-2018. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the Draft 2017-2018 Action Plan. To join the conversation, get the  Public Hearing information .

Open House for the Excelsior & Outer Mission Neighborhood Strategy Project
On May 6th, Invest In Neighborhoods in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco Planning, and the Office of Supervisor Ahsha Safaí invite you to discuss the Excelsior & Outer Mission Neighborhood Strategy which will develop a vision for improving and enhancing the Excelsior, Outer Mission, Mission Terrace, Crocker Amazon, and Cayuga neighborhoods. The Strategy strives to maximize the benefits of ongoing and future projects to make the area an even better place to live and visit. Get more details and register to participate in this visioning session.  

Celebrate Small Businesses in May!
The City and County of San Francisco invites you to celebrate small businesses! During the month of May, there are exciting opportunities for small businesses to participate in fee waivers, free workshops and business mixers, and more! Here is what to look forward to:

Awning Fee Waiver Program the Entire Month of May
every May. Thanks to legislation sponsored by Supervisor Katy Tang in partnership with the Department of Building Inspection, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Planning Department, and Office of Small Business, merchants will receive a fee waiver for permits issued in May for:
o   Awning replacements and
o   Pedestrian level lighting

San Francisco Small Business Week from May 15th to 20th
San Francisco Small Business Weekinvites you to join this inspiring, free, annual event that honors small business' contribution to San Francisco's prosperity. Connect with more than 4,000 members of the small business community! Focus on making your business soar! Learn about best practices and innovative technology. Visit the
Events website for more details.  

A Tribute to Selena in San Francisco’s Historic Mission Neighborhood
On April 8th, hundreds of people visited the Mission district to celebrate the legacy of iconic Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla, with two screenings of the movie Selena, a car show, and a lowrider cruise. The City, through Invest In Neighborhoods (IIN) in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, partnered with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Brava! For Women in the Arts , Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, and The San Francisco Lowrider Council to coordinate the events that highlighted the neighborhood’s Latino culture and unique shopping district. The celebration is the first of several events included in the Mission’s new marketing strategy which is supported by IIN investments. Diana Ponce De León is the IIN City Hall Liaison who has been working with the neighborhood’s businesses and community organizations to develop a bilingual marketing plan to encourage residents and visitors from across the Bay Area to “ Experience La Misión: Shop, Eat and Celebrate Cultura.” For more information, view the Community Events, below, and  read more…

Fix-It Team Quadruples the Number of Neighborhoods Served
Mayor Ed Lee has announced that the Fix-It Team , a steadfast City partner to Invest In Neighborhoods , is quadrupling its efforts across San Francisco. The pilot program was activated by Mayor Lee last May to address quality-of-life issues in five neighborhoods. The Fix-It Team works on a variety of both short- and long-term cleanup issues which include repairing potholes, painting over graffiti, replacing missing street signs and resolving encampments. To address these issues and concerns, the Team partners and coordinates with multiple city agencies. Based on the success of the pilot program, Fix-It will quadruple the number of neighborhoods served. “Fix-It has been an incredible tool in coordinating and focusing our City department efforts on the unique issues that face each of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Lee. “We are working together, fixing problems proactively, and making our neighborhood corridors cleaner, safer, better places to live.” Read more…
Popup Playground Arrives in the Civic Center Commons
Invest In Neighborhoods has been hard at work implementing the Central Market Economic Strategy to support a healthy, vibrant neighborhood for those living, working, and visiting the Civic Center Commons. Related to the strategy, the City has partnered with the Design Museum San Francisco to install the Extraordinary Playscapes popup playground in Civic Center Plaza. This national exhibit has traveled from Boston to Portland and is now here until July 8th. The display is bringing the power of play to the city, including an exhibit in the San Francisco Public Library, the PlayCubes installation at Civic Center Plaza, and a city-wide Playground Passport to guide your adventure out to play! People of all ages are invited to experience this hands-on exhibit featuring everything from playable elements to the history of the playground. Read more…  
Photo Courtesy of Design Museum San Francisco

Mayor Lee Announces New Partnership with Warriors and Chase on Local Workforce Training
In an effort to provide local residents with the skills needed to secure good jobs, as well as to address  the workforce needs generated by new construction projects, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has kicked-off a new training program for construction trades, in partnership with the Warriors, Chase, Mortenson|Clark Joint Venture and local labor unions. The pilot program, Chase Center Training , represents the first public and private workforce partnership for CityBuild , the City’s official Construction Sector Training agency. “The Warriors are coming home to San Francisco and they are bringing good jobs and opportunities for people in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “The Chase Center Training provides the guidance and resources necessary for our trainees to secure good jobs and the CityBuild Academy helps build the skills that our workforce needs to get large projects completed. It’s a win-win.” Read more…
Community Events

pleased to support the following events. Many activities are free and all events are open to the public. 

Photo courtesy of https://sfcherryblossom.org/
50 Years of Japanese Culture: Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
The  Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off its 50th year of FREE events which will run through April 16th in San Francisco’s Japantown. The festival celebrates the distinctive Japanese culture and the diversity of Japanese American communities. Visit the 2017 Festival Schedule for a full list of activities.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – 2nd Weekend
Festival April 15th and 16th  – RSVP on  Facebook
View the  April 15th schedule
View the  April 16th schedule

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – 2nd Weekend
Festival April 15th and 16th  – RSVP on Facebook

The Grand Parade begins at the Civic Center at 1:00 p.m., proceeding up Polk to Post Street and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore streets. A number of performers from Japan will also grace us with their presence. Japanese classical (Buyo) and folk dance (Minyo) groups representing the Bay Area will perform throughout the parade route like a myriad of floating butterflies.

Southside Festival 2017 Returns to the Bayview
Featuring Sol Development, Le Vice, Crashing Hotels, Xiomara, Jay Stone, Siri & more
1439a Egbert St. San Francisco (between 3rd Street and Jennings Street)
April 29 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m
FREE

The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City are excited to announce the inaugural Southside Music Festival — a day-long, FREE, indoor music festival, showcasing Bay Area-based musicians. Intended to showcase the Bayview District neighborhood, Southside Festival brings together local business, musicians and artists for a special all-day event. Imprint.City and The Bay Bridged support an acute focus on the industrial Egbert Avenue area and building the Bayview as a vital, emerging arts district. During the Southside Festival, Imprint.City curator and muralist Cameron Moberg will produce another outdoor mural on Egbert.

Photo courtesy of http://thebaybridged.com/
Sunday Streets is Back!
Sunday Streets kicked off on March 12th and the events provide a space where neighbors, small businesses, government agencies and the nonprofit Livable City collaborate to transform car-congested streets into car-free community spaces for all to enjoy. Invest In Neighborhoods is pleased to support this year's events and all Sunday Streets activities are open and free to the public. Event hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit the Schedule of Events:

  • Tenderloin – April 30
  • Sunset/Golden Gate Park – June 11
  • Mission – July 16
  • Tenderloin – August 20
  • Western Addition – September 10
  • Excelsior – October 1

Photo courtesy of http://www.melwatersart.com/
Events in The Mission

Visit the San Francisco Mission Street events website for more details on the following exciting activities.

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Artillery Art Gallery Launch Party

Artillery Art Gallery, 2751 Mission Street

April 14th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

FREE

Join the new Artillery Art Gallery in celebrating the redesign of the gallery to become an open community platform, where artists can rent space to display and sell their work to the public. If you’re an artist looking for a physical location to sell your work, if you’re interested in finding out what changes the gallery will make, or if you just want to have a good time in the mission then come through!

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Quinceañera: 15 Year Anniversary of America SCORES Bay Area Celebration

Roccapulco, 3140 Mission Street

April 15th from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.:

General Admission: $25

The America SCORES Annual Celebration is the culminating event of the year bringing together the SCORES community of parents, coaches, contributors, partners, and volunteers.  Live Music, Dancing, Raffle, Cake Cutting Ceremony, Pageantry, and more.  Special Performance by Pepe y Su Orquestra, salsa, cumbia, merengue, bachata & more. Proceeds support America SCORES Bay Area.

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2017 CARNAVAL SF King and Queen Competition

Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street

April 15th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets: $15, $20 & $25

Join Carnaval San Francisco as they embark on a journey to select the 2017 Carnaval King and Queen. Be a part of the excitement as contestants vie for the King and Queen crown with electrifying performances in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians. The winners of the competition will be crowned for the 39th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Parade and Festival. All proceeds going to support Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, El Tecolote, and Accion Latina.

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Opening Reception Sacred Waters, City Streets: the Art of Juana Alicia

Accion Latina, 2958 24th Street

April 15th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“Sacred Waters, City Streets: The Art of Juana Alicia” will showcase more than 20 original murals, drawings, and prints spanning four decades of her career. The exhibit runs April 15 through May 27. The ladies of Chulita Vinyl Club will be spinning the tunes all night long.

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Boogie Woogie in the Mission: Cesar Chavez Fundraiser

Balancoire, 2565 Mission Street

Sunday, April 23rd from 4 p.m.-7:00pm:

Early Bird Tickets, $10; Adults, $15; Students, $10; Children 0-15 years, Free

Join this event where there will be Lowriders, a Zoot Suit & Pin-up Girl Fashion Show, the Boogie Woogie Dance Contest, an Art Show, Vendors, Live Music, and Food.

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MCCLA Movie Club: “NO” Featuring Gael García Bernal

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street

April 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $7

Join the Mission Cutural Center for Latino Arts for a special feature. In “NO” (Rated R, 2012), Mexican actor Gael García Bernal plays René, an in-demand advertising man working in Chile in the late 1980s. The film captures advertising tactics used in political campaigns, when the Chilean citizenry decided whether or not dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years.

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Cesar E. Chavez 2017 Parade & Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Commemorate & Celebrate the Life and Work of Labor & Civil Rights Leader Cesar E. Chavez, March 31, 1927 - April 23, 1993. There will be Music, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Booths, and More. For more information, visit http://www.cesarchavezday.org/.

10 a.m. – Assemble for Parade Dolores Park - 19th Street / Guerrero Street

11 a.m. – PARADE

11 a.m. – 6 pm 24th STREET FAIR - Between Treat Street and Bryant Street

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CARNAVAL SF

Festival is on May 27th and 28th

Grand Parade is on May 28th at 9:30 a.m.

FREE

Come celebrate with us at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco! The 2017 Grand Parade will be held on May 28th at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission down to 17th Street, where it will turn east and flow into the Festival area.

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Mural Walking Tours

Presented by Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street

Ongoing on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

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El Rio Bar – Salsa Sundays Live

El Rio, 3158 Mission Street

2nd and 4th Sundays

3:15 p.m. - Free Dance Class

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  - Live Band.

Admission is $8 before 4 p.m., $10 After

Some of the best Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia bands from the bay area on the outdoor Patio. CASH only bar.

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For Additional Events Visit…

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Brava Theater –2781 24th Street

Galería De La Raza – 2857 24th Street


The Right to be Believed
UC Hastings College of the Law – Outdoor Wall
333 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA   (known as the Demonstration Gardens)
May 25-27 & June 1-3, 2017
2 shows a night at 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM
FREE

Flyaway Productions presents The Right to be Believed, a site specific dance asserting women’s credibility. The Right to be Believed will give spectacular language to a serious sociopolitical issue that has not been carefully examined since Anita Hill challenged Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. This site specific dance explores the lack of credibility for women that is simultaneously both a legal, social and economic problem. Flyaway is collaborating with FR333 (hip hop composers MADlines and XOA), rigging designer Karl Gillick, lighting designer Matthew Antaky, and photojournalist Lynn Johnson to present The Right to be Believed. Brought to life by dancers Megan Lowe, Bianca Cabrera, MaryStarr Hope, Yayoi Kambara, Sonsherée Giles, and Sonya Smith, The Right to be Believed will use flight, inversion and a defiance of gravity to subvert limitations, to delight in the body despite unjust constraints, and to claim public space as a proving ground for women to be taken seriously in the nation’s collective imagination. Bring your own blanket or a lawn chair.

Jim Marshall’s 1967
What would it have been like to be an ambitious music photographer in San Francisco in 1967? Follow iconic photographer Jim Marshall as he captured some of the most important cultural and social events of the year that defined an everlasting identity for San Francisco. The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries is pleased to present Jim Marshall’s 1967, a selection of 80 images from
the thousands Marshall took in one fast-paced calendar year. Presented in chronological order in the Ground Floor of City Hall, visitors can follow the artist as he shoots album covers for Jefferson Airplane, cavorts at home with Janis Joplin, shoots in the middle of a mass of Hells Angels, and gets impossibly close onstage with Jimi Hendrix. Jim Marshall’s 1967 is part of a citywide celebration of the
50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The exhibition runs through June 17 at San Francisco City Hall, Ground Floor Exhibition + North Light Court Banners.

Summer of Love 50th Anniversary: A Most Groovy Gathering

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, when over 100,000 hippies and free thinkers converged in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The celebration is here and now is the time to book meeting space by the bay. PLANNERS, COME FEEL THE LOVE: Join the festivities by planning your meeting in San Francisco. From free concerts to art exhibits, sing-alongs, and more – there will be endless events to make your meeting memorable. Need more information? Complete the form, and we’ll send you the SF Summer of Love travel packet.   Read more…

Grants, Technical Assistance and Other Opportunities & Resources
Looking for a new job? OEWD Business Services has Resources for You
Sign up to receive e-mail information on job postings and upcoming hiring events by visiting http://oewd.org/email and select the “Workforce: Business Services” option. In the meantime, here are the latest updates:
For more information, contact OEWD Business Services at (415) 701-4848 or business.services@sfgov.org.

Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet Job & Resource Fair
April 26th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(9:00 a.m. for Veterans)
San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free for job seekers and employers

The State of California Employment Development Department and Americas Job Centers of California invite you to attend this Veterans career and resource fair. Job seekers will be able to meet with over 70 quality employers and approximately 30 supportive service providers to interview and obtain training and benefits information. Although the event focuses on attracting Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard and Reservists returning from active duty, the Job Fair is open to all job seekers in the Bay Area. Job seekers, dress for success and please come prepared:
  • To network and interview with employers
  • For resume critiques and career counseling
  • To get connected with local resources
Employers can contact Teri Markus for more information:
Teri.Markus@edd.ca.gov
(415) 749-5290
Job seekers can contact Steven Ledford for more information and for resource registration:
Steven.Ledford@edd.ca.gov
(415) 749-7580
Small Business Development Center: Trainings & Workshops
The San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts a wide variety of business seminars across San Francisco County on subjects including accessing capital, business planning, e-commerce and web marketing, human resource management, expansion and growth capital, legal and business issues and a variety of best practice programs designed to help small businesses use the best techniques possible to increase sales and profits.

Seminars are led by experienced professionals who overview their topics, provide several real-world examples and answer questions from the audience. Most seminars finish with a panel of experts that provide additional insight, participate in a lively question-and-answer session and then stay to speak with attendees one-on-one after the seminar. Our seminars are great opportunities for our clients to obtain applicable, real-world information and helpful advice. Here are some upcoming events and be sure to take a look at the entire calendar of seminars:

FREE Exhibitions and Public Programs @SFAC Galleries

P ublic Art Opportunity at SFO
SFO is currently carrying out a replacement terminal and concourse facility for Terminal 1 (T1). The Terminal design offers a number of opportunities for large-scale, visually dramatic artworks that will mark intersections and terminuses, and create more defined architectural spaces within the larger building. One such opportunity is for a large-scale suspended sculptural form above the TSA security-screening checkpoint located on the ground level of the terminal's departures hall. Applications due on April 17, 2017. Apply today!
Small Business Development Center: Trainings & Workshops
The San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts a wide variety of business seminars across San Francisco County on subjects including accessing capital, business planning, e-commerce and web marketing, human resource management, expansion and growth capital, legal and business issues and a variety of best practice programs designed to help small businesses use the best techniques possible to increase sales and profits.

Seminars are led by experienced professionals who overview their topics, provide several real-world examples and answer questions from the audience. Most seminars finish with a panel of experts that provide additional insight, participate in a lively question-and-answer session and then stay to speak with attendees one-on-one after the seminar. Our seminars are great opportunities for our clients to obtain applicable, real-world information and helpful advice.
Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative: FREE SF Nonprofit Learning Sessions
As part of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, in partnership with La Piana consulting, invites San Francisco-based nonprofit executives and board members to a half-day discussion about the principles and practices of strategic restructuring, including nonprofit mergers, joint ventures, and partnerships.

May 15, 2017,  RSVP now

Joelle Gomez, former CEO of Women's Center - Youth and Family Services

Dori Rose Inda, CEO of Salud Para La Gente / Watsonville Law Center

May 16, 2017, RSVP now

Brett Andrews, CEO of Positive Resource Center / Baker Places / AIDS Emergency Fund

Sharon Miller, CEO of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

San Francisco’s Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative deploys a variety of tools to help stabilize nonprofits. The Nonprofit Impact Accelerator and technical assistance for strategic restructuring efforts are administered by La Piana Consulting. Real estate assistance including grants and supportive services are provided by the Northern California Community Loan Fund.

The Initiative is led by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission and key partners.

Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet Job & Resource Fair
April 26th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(9:00 a.m. for Veterans)
San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free for job seekers and employers
The State of California Employment Development Department and Americas Job Centers of California invite you to attend this Veterans career and resource fair. Job seekers will be able to meet with over 70 quality employers and approximately 30 supportive service providers to interview and obtain training and benefits information. Although the event focuses on attracting Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard and Reservists returning from active duty, the Job Fair is open to all job seekers in the Bay Area. Job seekers, dress for success and please come prepared:
  • To network and interview with employers
  • For resume critiques and career counseling
  • To get connected with local resources
Employers can contact Teri Markus for more information:
Teri.Markus@edd.ca.gov
(415) 749-5290
Job seekers can contact Steven Ledford for more information and for resource registration:
Steven.Ledford@edd.ca.gov
(415) 749-7580
CompassPoint

CompassPoint is offering Nonprofit Management Institute for Senior Level Nonprofit Managers and Directors, a three-day program to be held on April 26, 27 and 28, 2017.  The training will be take place at the CompassPoint Nonprofit Services at 500 12th Street, Suite 320 in Oakland (one block from the 12th Street BART Station). .

The Nonprofit Management Institute is an intensive training that covers the key content areas needed by senior-level nonprofit managers to more effectively manage a nonprofit organization in today’s environment. This course will provide you with essential management skills to deepen your professional expertise, and enable you to contribute to your organization in a more strategic way. The seminar topics include:

  • Creating a personal leadership framework to manage to organizational impact
  • Strategic and business thinking and planning
  • Financial leadership and management
  • Fund development strategies and principles
  • People management practices that support great staff performance and results
  • Governance and how to develop a board and staff parttnership

For a complete list of workshops, visit https://www.compasspoint.org/workshops.

Foundation Center
Proposal Writing Boot Camp
June 6 in San Francisco

These three-day project-based immersion courses focus on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch. Read more and register…

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