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GLIDE is a nationally recognized center for social justice, dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives. Through our integrated comprehensive services, advocacy initiatives, and inclusive community, we empower individuals, families and children to achieve stability and thrive.

GLIDE is on the forefront of addressing some of society’s most pressing issues, including poverty, housing and homelessness, and racial and social justice.


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San Francisco and the entire GLIDE community showed up to celebrate Rev. Cecil Williams’ life on Sunday May 12th.
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GLIDE Celebrates AANHPI Month!

Attorney General of California Rob Bonta (4th to the right) meets with GLIDE staff Dear GLIDE Community, I am delighted to celebrate this Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders

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The Community Voices of GLIDE for Rev. Cecil Williams

For long-time Glide church member Elizabeth Greenfield, it felt like reconnecting with strangers whom she’s always known. “How Cecil was able to bring different types of people together. It was an amazing thing,” said Greenfield. “You would be in the church, and around you, there were people you wouldn’t meet in your everyday life. Cecil would say, ‘Turn around and embrace the person next to you.’ And that’s why I’m here today. To honor a man who loved humanity.”

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GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice Launches First Cohort of Social Justice Academy

GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) welcomed the first cohort of our Social Justice Academy (SJA) on April 3rd. The cohort, which consists of ten women who have experienced homelessness, incarceration, and other systemic inequities, got to know each other through ice breakers and community building activities, before joining GLIDE staff in Freedom Hall for a celebratory lunch.

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Honoring our Ancestor Cecil Williams

About the Altar In African diasporic cultures, altars to ancestors are revered as sacred spaces that embody the essence of unconditional love, resilience, and cultural heritage. Each element on the

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In keeping with Reverend Cecil’s wishes, in lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation
to ensure the continued strength of GLIDE. Thank you for your continued support.