Category Archives: Community Development

Glide Memorial Church

Glide Memorial Church

GLIDE’s mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Our Core Values emerge from GLIDE as a spiritual movement. They are rooted in empowerment, recovery …
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The Women’s Building

The Women's Building

Since 1971, San Francisco Women’s Centers has represented, and been guided by, the belief that all women and girls have the right to safe, joyous and creative lives. In 1979, the organization purchased The Women’s Building, creating one of the …
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Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Founded in 1890, Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) builds community strength for the neighborhoods of northeast San Francisco in three ways: Tel-Hi provides services for 600 people each day to increase their well-being. Tel-Hi brings the neighborhood together through celebrations …
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Restore Oakland’s Cleveland Cascade

Restore Oakland's Cleveland Cascade

The Cleveland Cascade was born in Oakland, California, in 1923, conceived and midwifed by noted landscape architect Howard Gilkey. A stunning Italian-inspired water feature, it hugged the steep hill, falling almost into Lake Merritt from the Cleveland Heights hill above. …
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Redwood Shores Lions Club

Redwood Shores Lions Club

Lions Club International Mission “We Serve”. Since its inception in 1917, Lions Clubs International has been dedicated to helping those less fortunate in their communities and around the world. Cutting across all national, racial and cultural boundaries, activities include: Sight …
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Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) builds volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes  and community centers for our neighbors in need. Rebuilding Together, formerly known as “Christmas in April,” began in Midland, Texas in 1973 when a few generous people decided to devote …
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Friends of the Urban Forest

Friends of the Urban Forest

Friends of the Urban Forest’s mission is to promote a larger, healthier urban forest as part of San Francisco’s green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy. Tree Planting Each year, Friends of the Urban Forest helps communities …
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Foundation for Sustainable Development

Foundation for Sustainable Development

Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues. Our model incorporates four programs that support underserved communities in a collaborative and sustainable …
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Excellence to Affordable Housing

Excellence to Affordable Housing

EAH Housing is a nonprofit corporation founded with the belief that attractive affordable housing is the cornerstone to sustainable, living communities. Established in 1968, EAH has become one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations …
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Engineers Without Borders – USA

Engineers Without Borders - USA

Engineers Without Borders – USA San Francisco Professionals (EWB-SFP) was established in September 2004 as the first professional chapter of EWB-USA. Our mission supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible …
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