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May-10-2019

GLIDE and Skywatchers Team Up to Create Tenderloin Leadership Academy

This year, the GLIDE Center for Social Justice (CSJ) along with our community partners at Skywatchers have been proud to create a new Leadership Academy with residents of the Tenderloin. Skywatchers is an arts-based ensemble that has been working in the Tenderloin for eight years with SRO residents, centering performance-based and multi-disciplinary art and stories

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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, the ill, the marginalized, the undocumented. People who not only fall through society’s cracks, but who are ignored (or worse) by the middle and upper

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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 neighborhood and a city where we can all live in the neighborhoods we’ve been a part of for so long.

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May-02-2017

“You all ready to fight?”

Reverend Harry Williams talks about the Nation, our City, and Low-Income Housing On April 27, Reverend Harry Williams, representing GLIDE Memorial Church and the Tenderloin, addressed a rally on the steps of City Hall. The rally, which started at the Federal Building and numbered several hundred people, was there to urge the planning commission to

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Aug-14-2015

Straight Outta Patience

by Rev. Theon Johnson III, Associate Pastor On Tuesday, August 11, I joined members of the GLIDE family for an advanced screening of Straight Outta Compton hosted by Ben and Felicia Horowitz and the team at Andreessen Horowitz.Following the screening, there was a special Q&A moderated by Ben with Director F. Gary Gray, Actors’ Corey

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Jul-16-2015

NOW OPEN: THE TENDERLOIN MUSEUM

Reverend Cecil Williams, in front of the “Church of Change” exhibit at the Tenderloin Museum. After six years of planning, prodding, and devotion, Mr. Randy Shaw and a large team of supporters has made the Tenderloin Museum a reality. The effort, fully supported by Mayor Ed Lee, has produced a wonderful space on the corner

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Jul-30-2014

GLIDE’s Charlie Crompton

Reshared from The Recorder originally posted on June 2, 2014 by Nathalie Pierrepont and photograph by Jason Doiy. Last fall, Latham & Watkins partner Charlie Crompton, a 25-year Big Law veteran, launched a drop-in legal clinic at GLIDE, an organization that supports the poor and disenfranchised in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. In April, he withdrew from

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Nov-18-2013

Welcome Message to our Mid-Market Neighbors!

To our new neighbors… We welcome you to Mid-Market!  For 50 years GLIDE has stood in the Tenderloin (TL) and served those in our city facing poverty and marginalization. Our services provide basic needs, a sense of community and give hope to the poor in a City where the divide between rich & poor grows

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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-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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Nov-30-2011

From GLIDE to Australia, with Love

by Ben Lintschinger, Volunteer Program Coordinator Back in April of 2010, a 17 year old high school student named Olivia “Liv” McFarlane visited GLIDE from Australia and took back with her an infectious idea on how to help her community. “I started up a program where people donate toiletries and my team of 4 girls

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