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

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. 

“For me, dancing is beautiful,” said Li Sucui, “It opens my heart like a flower, and it makes me happy.” At a spry ...

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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 why? “The GLIDE value that resonates the most with me is being radically inclusive. GLIDE’s Family Youth and Childcare Center after-school program is a brilliant...


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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-28-2021

GLIDE and Community Partners Host Womxn’s Wellness Fair

GLIDE’s Women’s Center, in conjunction with community partners The Healing Well, La Cocina, YWAM San Francisco and Simply the Basics, hosted a Womxn’s Wellness Fair on Friday, May 7–the start of Mother’s Day Weekend. The free, day-long event was meant to celebrate and serve all unhoused, and housed women-identified residents in the Tenderloin and took place in the Tenderloin Community Resource Hub at Ellis Street and Taylor in front of GLIDE....


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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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Apr-20-2021

Justice Is Served But Our Fight Against Systemic Racism Goes On

Dear Community,  Justice for George Floyd has finally arrived. The former police officer who killed him has been convicted on all counts of murder and faces up to 40 years in prison.     We know that no single verdict can undo systemic racism or redress this country’s abhorrent policing methods that result in the deaths of unarmed Black and Brown people. Even as the trial unfolded,...


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