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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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May-06-2022

Telling Our Mothers’ Stories

As GLIDE honors our mothers – alive and in spirit – we reflect on the essential roles they play as the first leaders in our lives, the first mentors, and the first caretakers. We celebrate our mothers for their accomplishments, contributions and humanity, but, as much as we’ve sought and made changes to laws, to systems and to our lives, progress for mothers and women remains frail. 

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May-04-2022

For the People: GLIDE presents a special Ramadan recipe

In honor of Ramadan coming to an end, Humera Shaikh, GLIDE Communications Associate and her sister Fayeeza share a Ramadan recipe with us.

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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-26-2022

Glide Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

GLIDE Foundation (GLIDE), a nationally recognized center for social justice, is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Tracy Layney, Allison L. Magee, Mark Ryle, and Virginia Walker to its Board of Directors. The four new members will help GLIDE in the implementation of its bold, large-scale strategic plan to deliver solutions to complex problems addressing both the symptoms and root causes of poverty and homelessness and to help more people off the streets, stabilize their lives, and thrive for good.

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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

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Nearly 80% of all opioid overdose deaths take place outside of medical settings, ushering in a new era where heroes in street clothes are stepping into the role of first responder.

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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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Mar-29-2022

Meet Marilyn Kincaid, GLIDE’s Archivist

As GLIDE continues its celebration of Women’s History Month, we reflect on the achievements and contributions women have made to the GLIDE community and to the racial and social justice movements in American history. In keeping with our recognition of remarkable women, we present a special feature on GLIDE Archivist Marilyn Kincaid. Marilyn began working

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Apr-20-2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Andy Shapiro

This week, GLIDE is honoring National Volunteer Week by celebrating our amazing volunteers! We are kicking the week off with a spotlight on Andy Shapiro, who has been volunteering at GLIDE for over two years.

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Mar-29-2022

Closing Out Women’s History With A Celebratory Refrain

Dear Friends, At a time when stereotypes and violence against women pervade, not ironically, we move out of Women’s History Month and into Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Below is a speech I gave last year – one that reminds me that as much as we’ve sought and made changes to laws, to systems and to

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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 and the impact of being unhoused can be extremely detrimental to an individual or family. It exacerbates existing health problems, increases risks for new ones,

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Mar-03-2022

More Good News About GLIDE To Share

Dear Friends, I am excited to share some good news about GLIDE for the coming year! While we’ve been innovating and adapting during COVID-19, we’ve also been making headway on our plans to deepen and expand GLIDE’s impact and provide sustainable solutions to the growing challenges facing San Francisco.  Here are a few highlights of what’s coming up in 2022:  

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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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Dec-23-2021

Another Remarkable and Resilient Year at GLIDE!

Hello GLIDE Community, As 2021 comes to a close, and I reflect back upon this year, I feel such gratitude – and even awe – for the way GLIDE has continued to grow, change, and serve this city better than ever, even in the face of a global pandemic. For decades, the only constant at

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Dec-23-2021

Spreading Unconditional Love and Joy, One Toy at a Time

The pews of GLIDE Memorial Church were filled with unusual congregants this December – Thousands of toys occupied row after row of the sanctuary as GLIDE leadership, staff and volunteers worked in preparation for the 41st annual Toy Wonderland. This year, more than 800 bags of toys were delivered to our partner organizations across San Francisco, an increase of 150 bags in response to expanding need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dec-22-2021

Response to Mayor’s Tenderloin Plan

Dear GLIDE Community, Mayor London Breed has declared an unprecedented State of Emergency in the Tenderloin, a bold step with the intention of disrupting illegal activity and making the Tenderloin a safer, more livable place for the families who call the neighborhood home. At GLIDE, we appreciate the intention behind this effort because we know

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Dec-23-2021

The Face Behind the Prime Rib Legacy at GLIDE  

If you ask Joe Betz for his expert opinion on the best way to prepare prime rib, his response is simple: Slow cooking and good quality meat. “You have to have good beef. If you put salt and pepper and all this seasoning stuff, it doesn’t really help.”

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Dec-04-2021

Still We Rise: GLIDE Comes Together in Celebration

November 18th was a day of hope and joyful reunion as the GLIDE community came together, in-person for the first time in two years, at GLIDE’s major fundraising event, the Holiday Jam. The 2021 GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Still We Rise returned as a modified in-person event that brought the community together for music, storytelling,

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Nov-30-2021

Thanksgiving 2021: A Celebration of Resiliency

In the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, the 300 block of Ellis Street was buzzing with action. Teams of GLIDE staff and volunteers were laying out decorations, carving turkeys and packaging seemingly endless rows of food containers. Hundreds of feet of white festival tents were adorned with fairy lights, and the musical score for

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Nov-22-2021

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2021: Social Media Recap

 Every year, right before Thanksgiving during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, advocates across the nation spotlight poverty in our country. GLIDE honored the awareness week with an educational series on our social platforms. If you didn’t catch it, check out our recap slideshow below, and please join us in combating food insecurity! Follow us on social media!

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Dec-21-2021

Grocery Bag Giveaway: A New Model for Addressing Food Insecurity

In pre-pandemic times, the GLIDE building was the hub of the Grocery Bag Giveaway. It was an awe-inspiring event that drew thousands of community members to the doors of GLIDE as we gave out bags of holiday meals. Lines began forming in the early hours of the morning and wound through the Tenderloin streets for blocks on end.

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Dec-04-2021

Center for Social Justice: Advocacy Roundup  

A critical part of GLIDE’s work as a social justice organization is to drive systems change by shaping policies that have the greatest impact on the lives of those we serve. Our Center for Social Justice is influencing policy in the fields of housing and homelessness; community health; racial justice and reconciliation; and intergenerational support for women and families of color. In the first installment of the CSJ Advocacy Roundup, we share some of the top policy issues in the focus areas of community health and racial justice.

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Dec-04-2021

Amidst Pandemic Holidays, Gratitude Thrives  

“GLIDE does everything with a lot of heart. It feels nice to come here and be able to receive something and just be part of the community,” says Nelida. It was one of the first chilly and overcast days of autumn in the Tenderloin, but weather wasn’t going to factor into the celebratory spirit of GLIDE’s staff and clients. That’s because it was the day of the Harvest Dinner, a telltale signal of the start to GLIDE’s renowned holiday season.

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Nov-23-2021

A Space to Draw: Self-discovery through art forms  

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Toby Simon sets up her tent and art supplies on the Tenderloin Hub, providing a class to the community that is aptly named, “A Space to Draw.” At surface level, the art class explores different forms of drawing and technique, allowing students to build upon their skills. But for many of the participants, A Space to Draw dually provides a space for healing, self-discovery, and reflection.

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Oct-31-2021

Addressing Layers of Trauma with Compassion

One in three women and one in four men have experienced domestic violence, but homeless women in San Francisco fare much worse, with 44% reporting that they have experienced abuse. While the United States dedicates the month of October to Domestic Violence Awareness, it is safe to say that one month does not do justice

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Sep-30-2021

Zero Waste: Addressing Food Insecurity and Sustainability Together

The city of San Francisco generates about half a million tons of material in landfill each year, a number that has grown significantly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. At GLIDE, the waste didn’t go unnoticed. Members of GLIDE’s Family Resource Center (FRC) and Daily Free Meals Program observed how much plastic was being used to supply food to the community. “Everything was wrapped in plastic, including vegetables,” says Joselyn Barrera, Daily Meals Program Manager. “We wanted to take a different approach to address food insecurity and sustainability at the same time.” That’s why, this past summer, the two programs formed a partnership to introduce a Zero Waste Food Pantry, providing nourishing food in reusable and compostable containers. 

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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 of the GLIDE values that resonates with me most is the value of For the People. At FYCC we welcome everyone; we help everyone regardless of who you are or what circumstances you have

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Oct-04-2021

“What We’ve Learned” Series Features GLIDE’s Karen Hanrahan and Miguel Bustos

GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan and Center for Social Justice Senior Director Miguel Bustos participated in the “What We’ve Learned” public lecture series at Manny’s Community Space located in San Francisco’s Mission District on September 29, 2021. The notable series invites leaders from all aspects of civic life to examine what we’ve learned so

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Oct-28-2021

GLIDE Voices: Julia M. Williams on Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For the past four years, a small group of dedicated volunteers have met inside GLIDE’s kitchen facility at approximately 8:30 am on Fridays where they braid, egg wash, and cook up to 80 one-foot-long loaves of Challah bread and hand-deliver them to the GLIDE staff.

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Aug-09-2021

A Celebration of Life: In Loving Memory of Janice Mirikitani

Please join us in honoring the life and legacy of artist, activist, teacher and GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani.

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Jul-29-2021

In Loving Memory: Janice Mirikitani

Early Thursday morning, July 29, 202, our beloved Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani passed away with family and friends by her side. Our hearts are full with both grief and the tremendous love that she embodied. Janice brought fierce courage and spirit to everything she did. She spoke her truth and inspired others to accept and celebrate themselves, each other, and all our differences.

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Dec-06-2021

GLIDE In the News: Thanksgiving 2021 Media Coverage

Throughout the past 18+ months of uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, GLIDE has been on the frontlines, helping those in need, innovating services, and expanding our reach and impact to meet rising demand. This Thanksgiving, we celebrated the resiliency of GLIDE and our community by serving 2,400 delicious holiday meals, and welcoming all with unconditional

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Sep-07-2021

GLIDE’s Challah Brigade: Showing Loving And Kindness One Loaf At A Time

For the past four years, a small group of dedicated volunteers have met inside GLIDE’s kitchen facility at approximately 8:30 am on Fridays where they braid, egg wash, and cook up to 80 one-foot-long loaves of Challah bread and hand-deliver them to the GLIDE staff.

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Jun-25-2021

It’s Pride Month and GLIDE is Pride

Dear Friends, June is always a special time at GLIDE. It’s Pride Month, and GLIDE is Pride. For decades, we have been leading with love and driving progress in the LGBTQ+ community – our community. We began by opening our doors when other doors were closed. We welcomed all into our safe, unconditionally accepting space

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Jun-18-2021

Celebrating Juneteenth Moves Our Nation Forward

Dear GLIDE Community,  Celebration is a cornerstone of our values at GLIDE. Seeing our national leaders align to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is a joyful moment. This historic step forward represents progress towards a new vision of American inclusivity. It reflects a new ownership of our collective history. It is an important step forward

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Jun-29-2021

GLIDE Hosts Block Party for Men in the Tenderloin

GLIDE’s Violence Intervention Programs (VIP), Community Safety Team, and Daily Free Meals Program joined forces for Men Matter, a wellness and self-care event for men in the GLIDE community. The day-long event on June 18th took place on the car-free 300 block of Ellis Street as a special feature of the Tenderloin Resource Hub in front

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May-26-2021

The Burden of the Collective Heart

Dear Friends, I am writing to you today, feeling acutely the burden of the collective heart. Across this country, there is an increase in alarming reports of antisemitic hate crimes, assaults, and harassment. Of course, GLIDE condemns these actions that are born out of deep-seated bigotry, intolerance, and blame. There is never a justification for

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May-14-2021

Celebrating the Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community

Dear Friends, Throughout May we celebrate and honor the rich culture, contributions, diversity, and resilience of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. It is a special month at GLIDE. And it is also every day at GLIDE, where we embody the opportunity for healing and unity through our diversity. So much of the

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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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