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Voices from the front lines of GLIDE’s efforts serving those in need and advocating for change.

Feb 12, 2024
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#PursuingProgress – A History and Vision of the Alabama Pilgrimage

Mar-01-2024

GLIDE Promotes Francesca Delgado-Jones as Senior Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications

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GLIDE Welcomes Naeemah Charles as our new Senior Director of The Center for Social Justice

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Feb-29-2024

GLIDE Stands Ready to Combat the Overdose Epidemic

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Earlier this week, I attended a rally outside of Boeddeker Park here in the Tenderloin to address the dire consequences of the fentanyl epidemic. At this rally, I shared a message that GLIDE stands ready to combat the overdose epidemic ravaging our community using any effective tools at our disposal.

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Feb-28-2024

The Time to Fix our Mental Healthcare System is Now!

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California stands at a pivotal moment in its history. Our homelessness crisis has reached unprecedented levels, with our state now home to 28% of the nation’s unhoused population despite comprising only 12% of the country’s residents.

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Feb-21-2024

Glide Memorial Church Celebrates the Caregivers in our Community

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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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Feb-20-2024

Lunar New year, A Reflection of Oneself  

As an Asian-American, I often find myself caught between two worlds, forever stuck in the hyphen that is “Asian-American.”  I am neither Asian enough nor entirely American, perpetually viewed as […]

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Feb-20-2024

GLIDE Staff Helped to Secure $50M to House the Homeless

San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board members (from left to right) Cedric Akbar, Rommie Nottage, (GLIDE Board Member) Del Seymour – Co-Chair, Dr. Megan Rohrer- Co-Chair, Kelley Cutler and Mercedes […]

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Feb-12-2024

GLIDE Welcomes Naeemah Charles as our Senior Director of The Center for Social Justice

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GLIDE Welcomes Naeemah Charles as our new Senior Director of The Center for Social Justice

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Feb-07-2024

How to get Black Women into more Executive Roles

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GLIDE staff were treated to a special presentation by President & CEO Dr. Gina Fromer inside Freedom Hall this week where she spoke about her research into Black women who emerged from poverty and transitioned into executive positions. 

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Feb-07-2024

Black History and Black Futures at GLIDE

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Dear GLIDE Community,I am honored to celebrate this Black History Month with you – or as we refer to it at Glide Memorial Church, Black Futures Month! While we recognize February for […]

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Feb-02-2024

GLIDE’s Response to the New York Times on Solving San Francisco’s Drug Crisis

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Dear members of the GLIDE community, I am writing to share an article published in the New York Times that describes GLIDE’s approach to Harm Reduction in a few short […]

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Jan-26-2024

A GLIDE Recollection on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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January 27 is recognized globally as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. At GLIDE, we solemnly commemorate a […]

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Jan-23-2024

GLIDE Receives Candid Platinum Seal!

GLIDE is proud to have recently been given a Platinum rating – the highest from Candid (formerly Guidestar). This recognition is only bestowed on organizations with the highest financial transparency […]

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Jan-17-2024

Marching On: GLIDE Continues Dr. King’s Legacy

January 15th, GLIDE played a pivotal role in the annual MLK, Jr Day March, one that has long stood for change, carrying the weight of the historical legacy that came […]

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Jan-18-2024

2023 Year in Review and What’s in Store for 2024

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On a bright sunny day this past July 6, a crowd of people packed into the lobby at 330 Ellis Street, spilling out onto the sidewalk in both directions. Members […]

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Jan-11-2024

Join Me as We Honor and Celebrate MLK Day

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Dear Friends, As we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am holding two ideas in my heart. The first is that Dr. King is celebrated and remembered […]

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Jan-09-2024

Welcome Gwendolyn Cornwell as GLIDE’s new Chief Human Resources Officer

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We are thrilled to welcome Gwendolyn Cornwell as GLIDE’s new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Gwendolyn has lived in Northern California for over 25 years. She brings over 20 years […]

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Jan-05-2024

Welcome Allyson Halpern as GLIDE’s new Chief Advancement Officer

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We are thrilled to welcome Allyson Halpern as GLIDE’s new Chief Advancement Officer. Allyson has spent her career in nonprofit management and philanthropy, specializing in mission-driven organizations that are starting […]

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Dec-21-2023

GLIDE’s 20+ Years of Heartfelt Community Service: The Annual Grocery Bag Giveaway

GLIDE’s Annual Grocery Bag Giveaway, a tradition spanning over two decades, once again spreads hope across the city, one bag at a time. This year, under the strategic guidance of […]

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Dec-21-2023

GLIDE’s Toy Bag Giveaway delivers 2,400 toys to children across the Tenderloin

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The winter holiday season means sharing quality time with friends, handing out gifts, singing songs of joy, and lighting candles. It also means collecting, packing, and putting approximately 2,400 toys into nearly 400 bags for distribution to underprivileged children throughout the Tenderloin!

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Dec-19-2023

Glide Lights Up the City of San Francisco

A superfecta of 2023 end-of-year holiday events saw GLIDE’s presence illuminate across the City, including participation in lighting ceremonies at Golden Gate Park, Boeddeker Park, in the Castro and at […]

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Dec-08-2023

GLIDE’s 2023 Senior Luncheon: A Western-Themed Celebration of Dedication and Community

Our GLIDE community gathered with great enthusiasm on December 5th, 2023, for the annual “Senior Luncheon,” a heartwarming tradition initiated in 2017 by Pamela Brown – Pantry Coordinator, Tina Huang […]

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Dec-07-2023

GLIDE and Old Navy partnered to spread joy – a holiday shopping spree – for our children!

On November 30th, 2023, GLIDE and OLD NAVY partnered to provide 100 children who attend GLIDE’s Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC) and GLIDE’s Family Resource Center (FRC) […]

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Nov-30-2023

The Impact Award: A Symbol of Community Leadership and Change

The Impact Award, conferred by the Golden State Warriors Foundation, is a prestigious symbol of commitment to community empowerment and positive change. This accolade is reserved for individuals who have […]

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Nov-28-2023

Gratitude and GLIDE Make for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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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”

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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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Nov-02-2023

End Poverty Tows Coalition calls for safe parking and affordable housing

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A community of families with children, students, and seniors who cannot afford the Bay Area’s high rents are living in RVs near Lake Merced. This community is facing the threat of 4-hour parking restrictions, which will require them to leave work or school to regularly move their vehicles or face ticketing and towing. Implementing the new parking restrictions without anywhere else to go will push families deeper into instability and homelessness.

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Oct-26-2023

Continuing the Digital Journey: Deepening Ties and Empowering Lives with CTN

At GLIDE, our commitment has always been to uplift and empower our community, ensuring everyone has the tools and resources to thrive.  We’re thrilled to announce the renewal of our […]

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Oct-23-2023

Now Open: 60 Years of GLIDE History on Public Display in Unique Exhibit

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Doors opened Sunday, October 15, to a first-of-its-kind historical exhibit encapsulating 60 years of GLIDE history under the leadership of Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani.  

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Oct-20-2023

GLIDE’s Building Modernization Plan: Preparing for the next 60 years

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Sixty years ago, a young Black minister named Cecil Williams arrived at GLIDE, determined to breathe life into a dying church. Cecil’s arrival served as an awakening for GLIDE, inspired […]

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Oct-20-2023

Dr. Gina Fromer speaks at Glide Memorial Church

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More than 450 churchgoers on Sunday — record attendance since before the pandemic — got to hear from GLIDE’s new President and CEO, Dr. Gina Fromer.

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Oct-19-2023

GLIDE’s 2023 Holiday Jam: Keep On, A Night to Remember

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2023 has marked a major milestone for GLIDE on so many fronts, including a return to community that has uplifted the Tenderloin and all of San Francisco. Beginning in July […]

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Oct-17-2023

When We Needed Them Most

Volunteers are an essential life source for GLIDE. Our meals program could not function to serve all our clients without them. The COVID-19 pandemic saw an alarming decline in GLIDE […]

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Oct-13-2023

GLIDE’s Statement on Israel

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The GLIDE Foundation and Glide Memorial Church extend our deepest sympathy to those grieving and impacted by the escalating violence and the heinous acts of terror against innocent people.

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Oct-10-2023

Dr. Gina Fromer Takes The Helm As GLIDE’s Next CEO

We are excited to announce that former GLIDE client, Dr. Gina M. Fromer, has accepted the position as GLIDE’s new president & CEO.

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Sep-26-2023

GLIDE celebrates Assemblymember Matt Haney and a $1M milestone

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It is with great joy that our GLIDE family warmly welcomed Matt Haney on September 25 to thank him for his support of a $1 million allocation in the State budget to fund GLIDE’s modernization project!

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Sep-19-2023

Voices for Change: UCSF and GLIDE Collaborate to Address Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Rabbi Michael Lezak in deep dialogue with Men-In-Progress, shedding light on healthcare disparities. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, a pioneering healthcare institution, is always looking for […]

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Sep-13-2023

Harm Reduction and the Heroes Among Us

  It fills us with immense pride to announce that on August 31st, two of our own, Felanie Castro, Case Manager, and Rizzy Spoer, Opt-in Outreach Worker, have been honored with […]

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Sep-11-2023

GLIDE Community Comes Together with SFPD

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“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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Aug-30-2023

Journey to the Heart of San Francisco: Del Seymour’s Tenderloin Tour

August 26th took an unexpected turn with the cancellation of the “Doom Loop” tour, which aimed to highlight the open-air drug markets associated with homelessness in the Tenderloin (TL). Residents […]

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Aug-29-2023

GLIDE Stands in Solidarity with Heart of the City Farmers’ Market, An Essential Community Resource

Healthy, culturally appropriate, and affordable food should be available to all San Franciscans. GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program supports low-income residents who struggle with food insecurity. We are honored to […]

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Aug-18-2023

Heartfelt Outreach Amid City’s Forgotten Vows

In the heart of San Francisco, a silent crisis continues to unfold. Many families living in RVs near Lake Merced with young children face an uncertain future as they grapple […]

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Aug-18-2023

2nd Annual Celebration of Life for Janice Mirikitani

“Remembering Janice: A Divine Poetry Rite” This year on July 30th, Glide Memorial Church held a Sunday Celebration in honor of Glide’s late co-founder, Janice Mirikitani, who died in 2021. […]

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Aug-16-2023

Michelle Browder, founder of Mothers of Gynecology, comes to GLIDE

Black artist, civil rights activist, and founder of the Mothers of Gynecology in Montgomery, Alabama, Michelle Browder included a stop at GLIDE’s Freedom Hall this month as part of her […]

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Aug-04-2023

California Assemblymember Matt Haney Secures $1 Million For GLIDE

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GLIDE is deeply grateful for Assemblymember Matt Haney’s consistent love, support and partnership, beginning with his participation in GLIDE’s first class of Legacy Committee members (our young professionals advisory board) […]

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Jul-27-2023

Party For A Cause And Come To GLIDE’s 14th Annual Legacy Gala!

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In 2009 a small group of compassionate young entrepreneurs came together at GLIDE to inspire a new audience of young professionals across the San Francisco/ Bay Area about GLIDE’s mission to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

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Jul-12-2023

GLIDE’s Indoor Dining service is back!

It was a #ReturntoCommunity like no other!  GLIDE officially re-opened its doors and welcomed clients back to its indoor dining service this past July 6. With a snip of the […]

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Jun-27-2023

Radiant Resonance: GLIDE’s Colorful Journey through 2023 Pride Celebrations

At GLIDE, we believe in the power of love and respect and will always stand by our LGBTQIIA family. We joyously commemorate, elevate, and champion the cause of forging a […]

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Jun-22-2023

GLIDE welcomes USDA for roundtable discussion on racial equity and food security 

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GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice Director Dr. Holly Joshi (far right) hosts a roundtable discussion with representatives from local food organizations and the USDA  June 15th, 2023 GLIDE’s presence in […]

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Jun-16-2023

Juneteenth: An affirmation of liberation, justice, equality and the power of love

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Dear GLIDE Community,   Celebrating Juneteenth renews our hope for change and our commitment to creating a more equitable society where everyone belongs and thrives. It is a joyous moment […]

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May-23-2023

Zero Waste Pantry: Building Sustainable Futures

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Zero Waste Food Pantry: Building Sustainable Futures GLIDE’s Foundation’s Zero Waste Food Pantry is a vital program that prioritizes providing nutritious food to families with limited access. Our program serves […]

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Jul-18-2022

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 […]

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May-22-2023

Mental Health Awareness Month

Advancing the Cause of Mental Health at GLIDE   May is Mental Health Awareness month and as an organization that is radically inclusive and seeks to alleviate suffering, we know that […]

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Apr-26-2023

Improving Digital Literacy in the Asian American Community

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Improving Digital Literacy in the Asian-American Community at GLIDE How do I connect to Wifi? Where do I access email? What is Google search?  Questions that sound so rudimentary to […]

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Apr-24-2023

We love our volunteers!

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April is National Volunteer Month and where would GLIDE be without its treasure-trove of volunteers? These are the team players who passionately seek to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Apr-20-2023

A Note from Malcolm Walter: Support Cecil Williams Fund for the Hungry

A Note from Malcolm Walter: Support Cecil Williams Fund for the Hungry Here at GLIDE, we believe in food for all – no exceptions and no exclusions. Because nutrition is […]

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Mar-30-2023

Raising $500 to distribute lunches when you are 14?

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(Landon To holding lunches to be distributed outside of GLIDE) What do you say about a 14-year-old GLIDE volunteer who applied for a grant JUST to help our organization feed […]

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Feb-23-2023

A Message from Rev. Cecil Williams

To my beloved brothers and sisters of the GLIDE community, I have made a decision to formally step down from my role at GLIDE. I want all of you to know that […]

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Jan-10-2023

SFPD set to curtail pretext stops

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Many of us know the names: Sandra Bland, Daunte Wright, Philando Castile, Walter Scott, Sam DuBose. They are just a few of the hundreds of Americans across the country who have been killed by police during a traffic stop. In many of these cases, police had stopped the victim using a practice called “pretext stops” — pulling someone over for a minor traffic or equipment violation and then using that stop to conduct an unrelated speculative criminal investigation, not for the purpose of enforcing the traffic code.

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Nov-08-2022

No San Franciscan Left Behind: GLIDE Introduces New Rental Assistance Program

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  No San Franciscan Left Behind: GLIDE Introduces New Rental Assistance Program Twice a month, on Monday mornings, the staff of GLIDE’s Walk-in Center (WIC) set up a housing readiness […]

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Dec-06-2022

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

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  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-25-2022

Now More Than Ever – GLIDE is Pride

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Pride month is an extraordinary time, and the related festivities this June mark the first time in two years that we can all come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. For decades, GLIDE has stood up for, sat in for, marched in the streets for – and opened its arms and doors widely – for the LGBTQ+ community. I am honored to be part of an organization with such a remarkable legacy of LGBTQ+ commitment and advocacy.  

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Jun-24-2022

Our Work Continues: The High Court and Roe v. Wade

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Today, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion and a woman’s liberty to make personal decisions about her health and body. This ruling is a devastating blow to the progress of women and their families within our democracy.

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Jun-23-2022

Celebrating Warren Buffett and Power of One Charity Auction

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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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May-06-2022

Telling Our Mothers’ Stories

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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

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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

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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

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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-26-2022

CELEBRATING A LEGACY OF COMMITMENT

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GLIDE, eBay and Warren Buffett Celebrate the Grand Finale Power of One Charity Auction Lunch With $19 Million Record-Breaking Winning Bid.
“It’s been nothing but good,” Warren Buffett has said about the lunch. “I’ve met a lot of interesting people from all over the world. The one universal characteristic is that they feel the money is going to be put to very good uses.”

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Apr-16-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Passover: Featuring Rabbi Michael Lezak

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

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Mar-29-2022

Meet Marilyn Kincaid, GLIDE’s Archivist

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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 […]

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Apr-20-2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Andy Shapiro

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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

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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 […]

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Mar-08-2022

Street homeless to housed: Nikki’s story

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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-03-2022

More Good News About GLIDE To Share

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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-28-2022

Wrapping Up Black History Month 2022

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As Black History Month comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on GLIDE’s role in shaping our collective future.  As is well known, GLIDE celebrates Black History all year through the daily acknowledgment of achievements of Black Americans and their invaluable contributions to this mighty institution, to our beloved city and to our troubled, yet promise-filled nation.

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Feb-24-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Senecca Vaughn

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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

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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

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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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Jan-16-2023

The Struggle for Justice is Far from Over

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Dear Friends, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Martin Luther King Jr.As we pay tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, it is evident that […]

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Jan-16-2022

GLIDE’s Eyes Remain On The Prize

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Dear Friends, In April of 2018, I walked the haunted and hallowed streets of Montgomery, Alabama. I was on the ground in the cradle of the Confederacy along with 85 […]

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Nov-23-2021

A Space to Draw: Self-discovery through art forms  

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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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Sep-30-2021

Zero Waste: Addressing Food Insecurity and Sustainability Together

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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-04-2021

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

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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 […]

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Sep-25-2021

Honoring Latinx Heritage Month

Hello GLIDE Community, We are delighted to be part of the Latinx community during these 30 days acknowledging and celebrating National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and the cultural and historical contributions […]

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Oct-28-2021

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

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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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Sep-19-2021

Harm Reduction As Justice: Policy, Courage, And Survival

August included Overdose Awareness Day and GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice and Harm Reduction Services marked the observance with an inspiring panel discussion that clarified what harm reduction is and […]

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Aug-30-2021

Roving Teams Expand Impact of GLIDE’s COVID Vaccine Site

It is a Thursday afternoon in mid-July, and preparations for the Tenderloin Resource Hub’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine site are well underway. Everything happens outside of GLIDE at 330 Ellis Street. […]

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Aug-09-2021

A Celebration of Life: In Loving Memory of Janice Mirikitani

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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

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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-10-2022

GLIDE In the News: Holidays 2022 Media Coverage

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As we emerge from an ongoing pandemic and continue to deal with rising inflation, GLIDE fights on, helping those in need, innovating services, and expanding our reach and impact to meet […]

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Dec-06-2021

GLIDE In the News: Thanksgiving 2021 Media Coverage

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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 […]

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Sep-07-2021

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

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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

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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 […]

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Jun-18-2021

Celebrating Juneteenth Moves Our Nation Forward

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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 […]

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Jun-29-2021

GLIDE Hosts Block Party for Men in the Tenderloin

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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 […]

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May-26-2021

The Burden of the Collective Heart

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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, […]

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May-29-2021

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

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“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-14-2021

Celebrating the Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community

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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 […]

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May-24-2021

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

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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

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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

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

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