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Feb-21-2024

Glide Memorial Church Celebrates the Caregivers in our Community

This past February saw Glide Memorial Church (GMC) celebrate approximately 36 individuals made up of community leader volunteers, GLIDE staff, and partners who completed training through the Stupski Community Care Network, for purposes of learning how to identify congregants and community members who need care, or are caregivers for those in need of care, and their families who care for them.  

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Nov-28-2023

Gratitude and GLIDE Make for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving was back indoors at GLIDE and our Daily Free Meals Program delivered the goods by anticipating the full rush of hungry diners and serving 2,400 + meals, along with […]

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Nov-20-2023

A Harvest Dinner “On the Go”

No amount of rainy weather can stop GLIDE when it comes to feeding our community a week before Thanksgiving. GLIDE’s Family Resource Center (FRC) hosted it’s annual (and eagerly anticipated) […]

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Sep-11-2023

GLIDE Community Comes Together with SFPD

“If we can’t sit down and talk, we don’t have much of a chance to change the dynamic. No one wants to come to work and use a firearm.”  — […]

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Dec-06-2022

A Perfect Pairing: GLIDE Partners with Farming Hope for the Harvest Dinner

  GLIDE’s eagerly awaited Harvest Dinner, held the week before Thanksgiving for the families GLIDE serves in San Francisco, traditionally heralds the start of the holiday season for the GLIDE […]

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Jun-23-2022

Celebrating Warren Buffett and Power of One Charity Auction

I am thrilled to share the news of the record-breaking winning bid of $19,000,100 in the Power of One Charity Auction Lunch with Warren Buffett.

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Mar-08-2022

Street homeless to housed: Nikki’s story

After losing her job due to cutbacks, and then being evicted from her apartment, Nikki found herself living on the streets of San Francisco. People experience homelessness for various reasons […]

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Mar-01-2019

Give an Ear: Why Listening Is Love

Lisa Pelletier-Ross is a beloved staff member at GLIDE, serving as a trusted Community Safety Team Shift Lead. She, along with several other members of Community Safety and the Meals […]

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Feb-15-2019

Harm Reduction: A Love Story

It’s no secret that at GLIDE, we believe in love, We believe in radical, unstoppable, unconditional love. We also know that love manifests in as many ways as there are […]

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Dec-04-2018

How to Love People as They Are: A conversation with Eric Tatum

Eric Tatum is a beloved long-time staff and community member at GLIDE. He has seen many changes over the decades, and has recently been collaborating with our Adult Education Specialist […]

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Oct-18-2018

An Officer and a Mensch

Building social justice mindsets in law enforcement communities With the arrival of Rabbi Michael Lezak last year, GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) has been able to expand and deepen […]

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Jul-23-2018

It’s Never Too Late (Or Too Early!) to Make a Difference

Kent first came to GLIDE as a homeless teenager in search of a hot meal and assistance navigating San Francisco’s affordable housing system. Today, he returns every Monday and Thursday […]

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May-31-2018

From Serving Meals to Improving Data

We are happy to feature this reflection by Precious Listana, Public Policy Fellow at Twitter, on some of the ways that Twitter gives back to the community by volunteering at GLIDE. […]

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Sep-19-2017

Leading with Heart: GLIDE’s Community Safety and Training Team

The following reflections are from Lillian Mark, GLIDE Community Safety and Training Manager and were originally delivered to GLIDE’s congregation on September 17, 2017.

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Aug-14-2017

Photovoice – A Tool for Community Empowerment and Advocacy

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them. — Diane Arbus San Francisco is the land of invisible people—the homeless, the needy, the users, […]

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Jul-26-2017

A Gender Identity Summit at GLIDE

GLIDE hosted its first-ever Gender Expression and Identity Summit on May 5–7. The idea came from the GLIDE Pride Team and GLIDE’s pastoral intern, Todd Whitley, who designed the gathering […]

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Jun-30-2017

Eye on the Ball: How to keep housing, for you and everyone in the Tenderloin

This week, our first of many Development Without Displacement Community Workshops met in collaboration with over 80 residents and nonprofit allies. We talked about displacement and how to create a […]

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Nov-23-2016

Check-in with Rita: What I’m Thankful For

At GLIDE, we are thankful for the community we create and nurture here. We are especially grateful for our GLIDE community as our nation’s political and social landscape is rapidly changing after […]

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Sep-09-2016

Designing Outside Your Comfort Zone

  Editor’s note: These thoughtful reflections from Nick Crampton of the wonderful Adaptive Path team come as we’re in the midst of a re-stocking campaign for GLIDE Goods, the free […]

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