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Aug-16-2018

Learning to Speak Up

Reflections from Emerging Leaders Intern Juliana Mastro My interview for the Emerging Leaders Internship was like no other. During the group dialogue, Isoke prompted us to speak openly and honestly about something we were passionate about. We were encouraged to express ourselves in any way we could, so I wrote a poem. No formal resumes

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Aug-08-2018

What Makes Me Volunteer

Ryan Clark is one of our GLIDE Emerging Leaders interns this summer. Joining us from Boston College, Ryan took an immediate interest in food justice, education and volunteerism, and has spent the last several weeks working on a campaign to increase and retain the number of volunteers in the Daily Free Meals Program. Though the

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Aug-26-2016

Women in Leadership: An open note to young women

Anger. Fear. Disbelief. Those are emotions I feel while gauging the current political climate. We live in a world where Hillary Clinton, a woman who has made mistakes and flip-flopped on critical social issues, may lose to a man who horrendously disrespects women, people of color, Muslims and the LGBTQ community. While I agree that

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Aug-04-2016

Lessons Learned: Notes from a GLIDE Emerging Leaders Intern

Transformation Looking back, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into.  After reading the job description of interning at our placements 25 hours a week and coming together on Fridays for reflection, I thought to myself, “I can definitely do this.” After 8 weeks of interning here, I would have given my

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Jul-29-2016

A Place of Acceptance: Notes from a GLIDE Emerging Leaders Intern

In the months leading up to my summer internship at GLIDE, it seemed that everyone I spoke to knew what type of experience I would have. My teachers, my family, my friends – anyone who knew of GLIDE would say things like, “Life-changing experience,” “Eye-opening,” “Unbelievably loving and accepting atmosphere.” Maybe it was a natural

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Aug-19-2015

Celebrating Kristi Yamaguchi

By Amber Zeise, Emerging Leader Intern – Special Events, Civic and Social Innovation As this year’s Annual Legacy Gala swiftly approaches, the GLIDE family is taking time to acknowledge and appreciate individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others. This special evening celebrates the community by dancing, eating, drinking, and rejoicing! It

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Aug-07-2015

An Emerging Leader: Jocelyn Hsu, GLIDE Intern

Jocelyn Hsu, pursuing her BA in Public Health at UC Berkeley, projected Class of 2017. GLIDE’s Emerging Leaders Internship program is unlike any other. It’s hard to explain to people, and even after you explain, they don’t quite get it. It’s an experience of a lifetime. It’s transformative. It’s eye-opening. It’s messy. It’s honest. It’s

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Jun-17-2014

2014 GLIDE Emerging Leaders Interns Represent!

Join GLIDE in welcoming the 2014 GLIDE Emerging Leaders Interns! Monday, June 16th was the first day for the 2014 Interns, who will be spending the next ten weeks at GLIDE working, learning, and participating in community with us. This is the 12th year of the program, whose mission is to introduce the next generation

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May-29-2014

Meet GLIDE intern Amnoni Myers

Amnoni Myers, a social work student at Gordon College in Boston, MA, recently completed her Social Work Practicum at GLIDE’s Walk-In Center and Women’s Center through the Westmont Urban Studies Program. “Before I even interviewed I came to a Sunday Celebration and just fell in love – I love the environment, I love what GLIDE

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Aug-20-2013

Meet Kat: In the presence of GLIDE

Kat Maldgaard is a student at Pædagoguddannelsen Københavnfrom Copenhagen, Denmark. She recently began her internship at GLIDE’s Walk In Center. Meet Kat as she shares her initial insights on the experience. My name is Kat and I’m a social education undergraduate student from Copenhagen, Denmark just beginning a six-month internship in the GLIDE Walk-In Center

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Jul-23-2013

One Foot in Front of the Other: An Introduction to GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program

Erica Rodriguez is an Emerging Leader intern from Chicago, IL. She is studying Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University, and she hopes to pursue a career changing minds and changing lives. GLIDE has been an inspirational experience in her believing that this kind of change is possible. I had trouble looking anywhere but

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Jul-31-2013

International Impact: A Danish Student and His San Francisco Experience

GLIDE Emerging Leader Intern Char-Leen Craner  shares her experience of meeting with Niels Koch, a University of Copenhagen student. Completing a six month internship at GLIDE, Niels shares his reflections with Char-Leen on working in the Walk-In Center, Men In Progress/ManAlive programs and his overall GLIDE experience. I was surprised to have contact with the

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Jul-23-2013

One Foot in Front of the Other: An Introduction to GLIDE's Daily Free Meals Program

Erica Rodriguez is an Emerging Leader intern from Chicago, IL. She is studying Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University, and she hopes to pursue a career changing minds and changing lives. GLIDE has been an inspirational experience in her believing that this kind of change is possible. I had trouble looking anywhere but

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Jul-05-2013

Meet GLIDE’s Emerging Leader Intern: Char-Leen Craner as She Reflects on Her Experience Thus Far

GLIDE’s Emerging Leaders Internship program for college students throughout the country just finished a two week in-depth immersion, where all the interns engaged in GLIDE’s many services. Char-Leen Craner, a junior at UC Berkeley and native to the Bay Area, shares her experience.  This past spring, I was beyond excited to accept an internship with GLIDE

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Jul-12-2013

Meet Susan, Gabi and Tenderloin Residents as They Share Reflections on 2013’s Fourth of the July

After a celebratory week in San Francisco with the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and the termination of Proposition 8, last week promised to bring even more festivities as the city observed Independence Day. While many San Franciscans may have been deciding where to catch the best view of the fireworks show or what to

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Aug-15-2012

Storytelling to End Racial Profiling

By Coty Lovelady, 2012 GLIDE Emerging Leader Every Wednesday, a group of folks dedicated to ending racial profiling meets in GLIDE’s Freedom Hall. GLIDE’s Witness Team’s mission is to help bring awareness to and end racial profiling. At a recent meeting they participated in a workshop that utilized social media to capture their experiences with

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Aug-07-2012

GLIDE Emerging Leader: Allyson Lam

Can you believe Summer is nearly over? Our Emerging Leaders are wrapping up their final weeks at GLIDE and preparing to return to school for the Fall. On behalf of the entire GLIDE Family, we wish our Emerging Leaders much love as they head into the new school year! Thank you for embracing GLIDE, for

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Aug-02-2012

GLIDE Emerging Leader: Jake Friedler

Get to know Jake Friedler in today’s installment of our GLIDE Emerging Leaders Intern profile series! School & Major: Stanford University, Symbolic Systems What brought you to GLIDE? I began working with the unhoused community of Palo Alto during my first year at Stanford and was inspired to learn more about how a major institution

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Jul-31-2012

GLIDE Emerging Leader: Katherine Nasol

Get to know Katherine Nasol in this week’s installment of our GLIDE Emerging Leaders Intern profile series! School and Major: Stanford University, Majoring in International Relations, Minoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity What brought you to GLIDE? When I was a high school junior, I participated in an immersion trip in the Tenderloin,

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Jul-24-2012

GLIDE Emerging Leader: Coty Lovelady

Get to know Coty Lovelady in this installment of GLIDE’s Emerging Leaders Internship profiles! School & Major: Birmingham-Southern College, Religion (Major), Art (Minor) What brought you to GLIDE? My college’s Hess Fellow program. I was interested in a faith-based, diverse, and inclusive organization. What do you hope to contribute/learn during your time at GLIDE? I hope

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Jul-06-2012

Summer of Beginnings: Fresh Perspectives

by Kristen Growney-Yamamoto, Co-Executive Director It has been a time of beginnings at GLIDE.  We welcomed our class of new Emerging Leaders interns to GLIDE for the summer.  Their summer begins by exploring and participating in our programs and learning our values.  I always love to meet the new students who chose to spend their

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Feb-08-2012

Our Fullest Human Potential

by Lillian Mark, Operations Manager, Community Building Division A woman who came to GLIDE homeless two years ago now finds herself at GLIDE’s 149 Mason Street Apartments and holds a part-time job as a community advocate.  She recently shared her story and closed with “Jan and Cecil, thank you for believing in your dreams, so

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Jan-27-2012

Dear GLIDE…

Dear GLIDE, My name is Lea Möller and I am from Denmark. I have been at GLIDE for six months as an intern from the University of Copenhagen working in the Walk-In Center and the Women’s Center. Very soon I will have to return back to my country, family, friends and school. My experience at

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Sep-09-2011

4 Questions: Madiha Qader

What brought you to GLIDE? I started my journey at GLIDE as an Epworth Intern in 2006. I learned a lot about GLIDE, the services we offer, and the rich culture where everybody is welcomed.  I reconnected with my GLIDE family last year when I started working as a Payroll Specialist. The reason why I

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Aug-23-2011

These Moments of Humanity

by Val Green, Walk-In Center’s Epworth Summer Intern When I arrived at GLIDE at 6:30 a.m. last Wednesday, the building was already alive with chatting, laughing, shouting. It was my first day making shelter reservations entirely alone, and I was nervous. What if there were no beds? What if I had to turn people away?

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