Wednesday: Public Hearing on Nonprofit Rent and Displacement Crisis
What: Board Budget Committee Public Hearing about the Nonprofit Rent and Displacement Crisis
When: Wednesday October 9th at 10:30am; Hearing will start after 11:30am
Where: City Hall, Board Chambers
Supervisor Jane Kim is working with The San Francisco Human Services Network (HSN) to address the displacement of nonprofit organizations due to the rapid rise of commercial rents and early lease terminations, including the discussion of potential solutions to stabilize and support nonprofit service and arts organizations.
If your organization is experiencing the impacts of a recent, current or potential upcoming commercial rent increase, please send one or two people to this hearing to share your most compelling story!
In addition to public comment, the Budget and Legislative Analyst's office will present a report of information they have gathered on commercial rent increases.
Click here for tips on talking points to include in your comments to the Supervisors.
Hope to see you there Wednesday!
10/22: Children’s Fund Community Coalition Town Hall
What: A Community Town Hall re the Children’s Fund and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund
When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Everett Beacon Center (in the cafeteria) 450 Church Street between 16th and 17th
San Francisco currently has two landmark set-aside funds for children, youth and families in San Francisco, to provide the funding for critical services for the next generation.
BOTH of those funds are up for re-authorization in the next 2 years, and have to be approved by the voters once again... and this is an opportunity to think about how to make these incredible resources even better!
Come hear the Coalition's* proposed recommendations on how to strengthen the Children's Fund and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund when they are reauthorized by the voters, get involved in the conversation, and join the movement!
*The Children’s Fund Community Coalition (50 organizations strong and growing!) was developed to ensure community Community-driven reauthorization of – and improvements to – the Children’s Fund and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund.
Food, Child Care and Translation will be provided
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org (and please specify whether child care and translation is needed)
Coleman’s 'Solutions Not Suspensions' Photo Series (part 1)
Last week was the Dignity in Schools Campaign's Fourth National Week of Action Against School Pushout, and the largest one yet! Coleman is a founding member of the Bay Area Chapter of the Dignity in Schools Campaign and last week, along with 60
other organizations in 23 states, we participated in this historic national effort. Member organizations held rallies, marches, forums and teach-ins and spread the campaign messages via social media with videos and photos. Check out Coleman’s Solutions Not Suspensions photo series here.
Immigrant Rights ‘Due Process Ordinance’ Passes in SF!
On September 24th, the SF Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a due process ordinance to prevent local law enforcement from collaborating with ICE to hold individuals for deportation. S-Comm has been turning local jails into immigration holding centers, even after all criminal charges have been cleared and individuals are eligible for release. A newly released report also indicates that 9 out of 10 immigrants in detention have no criminal record and immigration detention has been wildly abused. The SF
ordinance is a huge victory for the immigrant community and sends a strong message across the nation that San Francisco is taking a strong stance against the criminalization of our immigrant communities!
Read more about this milestone ordinance and the community fight to win it in this this article written by Causa Justa’s Executive Director, Maria Poblet.
Convening Highlights Barriers to Employment for Low Income Workers
On Saturday September 21st, Coleman members and staff participated in a Workers Convening Conversation that brought together dozens of low and moderate-income San Francisco workers to discuss the barriers they face in gaining better paid employment. Coleman participated in this event as a founding organizational member of Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ). The convening included four different language-based breakout groups in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog. Similar themes emerged across all four groups: Participants
identified discrimination, language barriers, and lack of proper networking as common reasons that they face persistent challenges in attaining higher paying jobs. The information from this event will be used in the Bay Area Prosperity Plan and will guide economic development in the region for the next few years.
Coleman Staff and Members Representing at the Dignity in Schools Bay Area Chapter BBQ