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May-09-2022

The Glidettes: Our Moment of Joy

During the month of May, GLIDE celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage. In this story, we highlight the Glidettes, a delightful group of Asian-identifying seniors and performers who embody GLIDE’s mission to create a loving and inclusive community. 

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Apr-28-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Ramadan: Featuring Humera Shaikh

GLIDE Voices is honoring Ramadan; we asked Humera Shaikh, Communications Associate, what does Ramadan mean to you?    

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Apr-16-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Passover: Featuring Rabbi Michael Lezak

GLIDE Voices is honoring Passover; we asked Rabbi Michael Lezak, what does Passover mean to you?   

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Apr-06-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Ramadan: Featuring Guled Muse

GLIDE Voices is honoring Ramadan; we asked Guled Muse, Community Engagement Manager, what does Ramadan mean for you?    

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Feb-24-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Senecca Vaughn

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month; we asked Senecca Vaughn, Women’s Center Peer Advocate, what does Black History Month mean for you?    

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Feb-17-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Erby Foster

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month. We asked Erby Foster, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, what does Black History Month mean for you?    

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Feb-22-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Renesha Westerfield

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month; we asked Renesha Westerfield, Project Manager and Executive Assistant, what does Black History Month mean for you?    

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Oct-22-2021

GLIDE Voices: Lanie Igtanloc on Filipino American History Month

GLIDE Voices is highlighting Filipino American History Month. We asked Lanie Igtanloc, Director of Family Youth and Childcare Center, what GLIDE value resonates with you this month and why? “One

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May-31-2021

GLIDE Voices Selina Ng on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

GLIDE Voices is highlighting Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month. We asked After School Program Manager Selina Ng what GLIDE values resonate with you this month and

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May-29-2021

GLIDE Voices: Roderick Penalosa on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

“The courage to show up every day in our most authentic selves, in all circumstances, is a healing form of conveying our truth and an unconditional expression of self-compassion.” Roderick Penalosa

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May-24-2021

GLIDE Voices: Meilani Meleisea on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

During May, GLIDE Voices is highlighting Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator Meilani Meleisea, “what GLIDE values resonate with you this month and why?

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May-19-2021

GLIDE Voices: Sunil Prasad on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

We asked Annual Giving Manager Sunil Prasad, “What GLIDE values resonate with you the most this month and why?”

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May-05-2021

GLIDE Voices: Lillian Mark on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

We asked Deputy Director of Programs Lillian Mark, “What GLIDE values resonate with you the most this month and why?”

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May-04-2021

GLIDE Voices: Tina Huang on Asian American & Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Month

We asked Client Advocate Tina Huang “What GLIDE values resonate with you the most this month and why?”

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Jan-21-2021

GLIDE’s New Director of Harm Reduction Services Juliana DePietro Looks Ahead

In December, GLIDE welcomed its new director of Harm Reduction Services, Juliana DePietro. A native of Davis, California, Juliana comes to GLIDE with years of frontline experience working in harm reduction services and outreach in Portland

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Jul-09-2020

Wake Up, People!

Lisa Pelletier-Ross, a beloved staff member at GLIDE, serving as a trusted Community Safety Team Shift Lead, shares her reflections and grief during these exceptionally challenging times that demand justice,

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Mar-27-2020

“All behavior is learned behavior”

Saundra Haggerty on GLIDE’s Men In Progress violence-intervention program Saundra Haggerty is the lead facilitator and case manager for GLIDE’s Men In Progress (MIP) program, a 52-week court-mandated Batterer’s Intervention

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Mar-25-2020

Soul Force

Isoke Femi on the spiritual roots of African American music and the power of harmony Music has always played an essential role in resisting oppression and advancing social justice, including

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Mar-06-2020

“Transitional Justice” from Kuala Lumpur to the Tenderloin

Reflections of a powerful young voice from the global movement for justice Bee Ling recently came to GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice as part of the International Research & Exchanges

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Feb-20-2020

A Place to Find Connection

Reflections on Client Advocacy, or What Is a Case Manager? (Part 2) Walk-In Center client advocate Nikki Dove says her role at GLIDE is a constant reminder of how hard

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Jan-22-2020

Hope in a City Without Housing

Reflections on the Complexity and Compassion of Case Management Demarco McCall describes his occupation and its greatest challenge in the same breath: “a Housing Case Manager in a city without

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Jan-08-2020

All about the Families

Education Director La Monica Hopkins reflects on 20 years at GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center It has been over 20 years since La Monica Hopkins first joined the staff

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Dec-20-2019

Tough Love? Actually, a Harm Reduction Approach Works Better

The following thoughts from GLIDE’s Director of Harm Reduction Services Paul Harkin come in response to a frequent assertion by people addressing the crisis of drug use on our streets:

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Oct-25-2019

Rita Shimmin, beloved Executive Director, on her retirement after 17 years at GLIDE

Join us for a special GLIDE Sunday Celebration at GLIDE Church on Sunday, October 27, 2019. We’ll hear from Minister Marvin K. White, Isoke Femi and Rita herself as we

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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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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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Aug-27-2018

Lending Hope

Angela Coleman has worked at GLIDE in various roles for 13 years, and is currently a much-loved Case Manager with our Walk-In Center. GLIDE recognizes the need to work closely

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Aug-03-2018

Meet Diane and Pamela: GLIDE’s Meals Navigators

In August, 2017 GLIDE introduced two full-time Meals Navigators to the Daily Free Meals program, which is GLIDE’s largest and longest running program, offering meals three times daily to all

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Jul-12-2018

Serving Lunch (and Love) with James Sampaga

Welcome to our Volunteer and Staff Highlight Series! Throughout the next five weeks we will be shining the spotlight on a few of our amazing volunteers and staff members in the GLIDE Daily Free Meals program. These people

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Feb-23-2018

Transformation Is Going to Happen

Isoke Femi on transformative learning and loving Blackness We recently sat down with Isoke Femi, GLIDE’s Maven of Transformative Learning with our Center for Social Justice, to talk about the

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Oct-27-2017

GLIDE’s Raija Freeman-Patterson on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three women and one in four men have been victims of

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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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Jun-22-2017

Growing with GLIDE

Jonathan Fennell has worked at GLIDE for over 17 years, and seen a lot of changes during his time here. As San Francisco celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer

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May-26-2017

In Loving Memory of Joyce Hayes, the "heartbeat" of GLIDE’s FYCC

On May 23, 2017, an irreplaceable member of the GLIDE family and essential figure in our organization’s history passed away. Joyce June Hayes first came to GLIDE in 1971 as

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Mar-08-2017

Embracing Our Power, Giving Voice to Our Possibilities: Women’s History Month at GLIDE

In honor of Women’s History Month, and on this International Women’s Day, we begin a series of posts focusing on the role of women in resisting oppression and advancing social

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Feb-28-2017

The African American Roots of Radical Inclusivity at GLIDE: A Conversation

In our concluding post in honor of Black History Month, we offer the following excerpts from a recent conversation with GLIDE’s Isoke Femi and James Lin about the African American

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Jan-25-2017

Housing the Homeless Is Just the Beginning

When people talk about “fixing the homeless crisis,” they can sometimes see it in a very simplified way, thinking if we just get “them” off the streets and find them

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Sep-23-2016

Why I Am Voting YES on PROP N

Editorial note: With the following post by GLIDE’s Theresa Calderon we continue a weekly series of opinion pieces in the run-up to Election Day November 8, discussing propositions on the

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Aug-11-2016

Meet Brian Wang and Epidemic Ales!

GLIDE sends a huge shout out to the Epidemic Ales family for participating as a Food and Beverage Sponsor of this year’s 7th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala. We’re so excited

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