SFOP Supporters 2007-2008: Mike Allison Lane Family Charitable Trust Rabbi Camille Shira Angel Lennar Communities - Bay Area Urban Anonymous Mark Leno Betty Angevine Debbie & Michael Lombardo Archdiocese of San Francisco Msgr. Mickey McCormick AT&T Bob McIntosh, Pier 39 Buck Bagot Marco Montenegro Bank of the West Morgan Stanley Bay Area LISC Paula Morris Natalie Berg, Forest City Development Jeff Murata Norm Berryessa Joyce Newstat James Blanding Packard Foundation (PICO California) Blue Shield of California Foundation Pat Bregant & Todd Nelson Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House Residential Builders Association Celebrating 25 years of Krys Burgos Lorie & Baxter Rice California Endowment Catholic Campaign for Human Development Miriam Rivera & Clint Korver Bill Rosenfeld & Suzanne Rubel courage, faith, and results. Catholic Charities Sally Ann & Dan Ryan Jeannie Dare San Francisco Health Plan Dawning Chung San Francisco Foundation Crescent Porter Hale Foundation SF Builders and Trades Council Duggan's Serra Mortuary Sue England SFOP Executive Board SFOP Staff A Retrospective S. Osborn Erickson, Emerald Fund Sherri & Joseph Sawyer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Brad Schimek Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund F & H Sinclair Properties Claudia & Peter Grose Arthur Slepian Kim Grose & David Smathers Katrina Smathers Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund H. Marcia Smolen Walter and Elise Haas Fund Dianne & Bruce Spaulding Warren Hellman Matthew Stocker & Stephen Barber Boe Hayward Joyce & Larry Stupski Heidi Hess & James Rucker Turriseburnea Club Hewlett Foundation (PICO California) Union Bank of California Hill & Co. United Educators of San Francisco i.e. communications Washington Mutual Claudia Jasin Wells Fargo Bank Jim Stearns Consulting Darlene Zane & Reid Walden Fr. Bill Justice Diane Wilsey Kaiser Permanente Zellerbach Family Foundation Tal Klein Carol Lamont SFOP invites you to share our vision in Creating a City for All. Get involved in a Local Organizing Committee near you San Francisco Organizing Project Go to www.sfop.org to see a list of existing LOCs or make a tax deductible contribution. 3215 Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco, CA 94110 Ph 415.821.5000 Fx 415.821.5009 www.sfop.org Production Date: February 2008 “SFOP represents everyday people. The PICO Organizing Model When they speak, elected officials know it is not a special interest. Their voice is authentic.” Doug Shoemaker Mayor’s Office of Housing We are people of faith working to make San Francisco a place where all people can live and prosper. We work in over 30 congregations and schools in 17 neighborhoods developing community leaders and grassroots campaigns. In monthly meetings in congregations and schools across San Francisco, commu- nity members are trained to achieve results using the PICO organizing model. This includes: one-to-one listening campaigns, holding large public “actions” with key decision-makers, and reflecting on faith and values. Through Local Organizing Committees (LOCs) based in each member institu- tion, SFOP community leaders identify local problems and develop solutions. When many LOCs are addressing the same problems, we join together in citywide campaigns. This also happens at the state and national levels when our sister PICO projects address the same concerns. We come together to achieve positive change for our communities. SFOP is an affiliate of the PICO National Network representing one million families from over 1,000 congregations nationwide. Transforming Education Neighborhoods Leaders in each Member Institution identify problems and solutions and bring about results. Bethel: Created Western Addition Technology Center. Church of the Visitacion: Won 101 family housing units at Carter Terrace. Sha’ar Zahav: Won Healthy San Francisco, providing healthcare for 82,000 uninsured adults. Corpus Christi : Won $7-million youth center; saved health clinic, and won senior housing. Epiphany: Won streetlights on Geneva, and homework center at nearby public Problem 2003: June Jordan School for Equity school. opens, serving predominantly African • Within California, San Francisco has Everett Middle School: Won Spanish math textbooks for Newcomer children. American and Latino youth. the largest achievement gap between Grace Evangelical: Won clean-up of abandoned cars on Sunset Blvd, Tai Chi African American and Latino stu- 2007: School board unanimously Court at Vicente Park; opened Dianne Feinstein Elementary School. dents and Asian, white, and other passes comprehensive SSD policy af- students ter years of debate. District names Jamestown Community Center: Won funding for summer youth programs. two SFOP member schools as first • Only half of African Americans en- Small Schools by Design: June Jordan June Jordan School for Equity: Won opening of school, better lighting and clean- tering 9th grade in the District gradu- and SF Community School. June Jor- up around the school, passage of Small Schools by Design policy by school board. ate high school dan graduates its first class of seniors Mission Dolores: Saved public pharmacy at SF General. with an impressive 95% going on to Providence: Won community policing, new jobs & 50 senior housing units. college, compared to a 60% state wide SFOP’s Solution average. St. Anthony’s: Won 150 family housing units at 18th and Alabama. Create more Small Schools by Design St. Elizabeth’s: Got Caltrans to reopen Silver Ave freeway on/off ramps; led revi- (SSD). Small, autonomous, public talization efforts on San Bruno Avenue. schools are a proven model for narrow- ing the achievement gap and increasing St. John’s UCC/St. Brendan’s: Campaigned for rebuild of Laguna Honda Hospital; graduation rates. They provide children revitalized Triangle Park. who are at risk of “falling through the St. Patrick’s: Recently joined SFOP, working on affordable housing. cracks” with a more personalized educa- tion. With parent and family engage- St. Paul of the Shipwreck Catholic: Won federal funding for transitional housing. ment, a vision driven teaching team fo- St. Paulus: Won Surplus Properties law to house homeless people. cused on individual student needs and a St. Peter’s: Won state-of-the-art soccer field at Garfield Park. caring, close knit environment, all kids can become successful learners. SF Community School: Recently joined SFOP; conducting listening campaign. Results Sanchez Elementary School: Launched a successful parent home visit program. 2001: SFOP parents and community Sherith Israel: Recently joined SFOP; conducting listening campaign. leaders join with Small Schools for Eq- Star of the Sea: Won 3 streetlights to increase pedestrian safety, and 150 senior uity staff and students to launch a SSD housing units. campaign in San Francisco. Housing Problem • Dramatic drop in Federal housing “SFOP knows how to find leaders in the community so people don’t have to funds work by themselves.” • Dot com boom causes skyrocket- Father Gabriel Flores ing housing costs, evictions and an St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church exodus of working families from San Francisco • NIMBY opposition to affordable housing development SFOP’s Solution SFOP initiates the Yes-In-My-Back- Yard (YIMBY) campaign to increase affordable housing through: increasing local and state resources, identifying land near our member institutions, and making local policy changes to stimu- late more development. Results 2003—present • 3000 SFOP leaders launch the Yes-In-My-Back-Yard (YIMBY) campaign • 50+ community leaders are trained as YIMBYs, to speak at hearings and com- munity meetings in support of affordable housing • SFOP supports two successful state housing bond measures, bringing $79 mil- lion to build 1916 units in San Francisco • Inclusionary Housing ordinance passes, creating 550 units of privately- developed below-market-rate homes • Surplus Properties ordinance passes, setting aside 15 parcels of city-owned land for supportive housing for the homeless • Five SFOP member congregations partner with affordable housing developers to provide YIMBY support for 489 units of senior and family housing • Leaders win $20 million that is applied to the local housing budget Immigrant Rights Problem Although San Francisco is one of the most pro- gressive cities in America, immigrants face nu- merous challenges living here. Lack of access to housing, quality jobs, healthcare, and good schools as well as fear of deportation, forced family break-ups, and discrimination are just some of the concerns. SFOP’s Solution • Increase access to services for immigrants regardless of documentation status • Ensure San Francisco remains a sanctuary from discriminatory state or federal policies • Develop immigrant leaders to speak for “SFOP has been developing leaders in San Francisco congre- their own community gations, schools and community Results centers for 25 years. We believe In the 1980’s, San Francisco’s first Sanctuary Ordinance passed, and in the 1990’s that San Francisco can be a city we launched the Healthcare for All campaign, providing services regardless of immi- for all.” gration status. Eleanor Williams SFOP Board President 2003-present: • SFOP Leaders win healthcare for all children regardless of immigration status • Healthy Kids Enrolls 2000 (mostly) immigrant children • Mayor Newsom reaffirms the city’s commitment to sanctuary policies at St. Peter’s Church (450 SFOP members attending) • SFOP develops hundreds of SFOP immigrant leaders through our pre- dominantly Latino and Filipino mem- ber congregations (Mission Dolores, St. Anthony’s, Church of the Visi- tacion, St. Peter’s, Corpus Christi, St. Patrick’s, Everett Middle School, and Sanchez Elementary School) Violence Prevention 1990s: High school students at Im- maculate Conception Academy (ICA) “When we’re advocating at City Hall, you can always count on seeing SFOP win $1.8 million in state funds to put and their leaders there. Moving forward on any big campaign without them cameras on MUNI lines. As a result, would be impossible.” violent incidents on the 15 Mission line dropped by 85%. Tom Jackson Coleman Advocates 2005: SFOP launches its Avenues of Hope campaign to reduce violence by increasing resources and accountabil- ity for job training and placement for Problem youth aged 14-30. SFOP leaders know firsthand the in- 2006: SFOP wins $2 million in new tense fear that neighbors feel when they funding for workforce development shop, go out at night, or take the bus. programs, and 300 additional jobs for There is pain and anger when our own youth coming out of Juvenile Hall young people are gunned down. 2007: SFOP prompts supervisors to undertake an audit of workforce de- velopment funding that exposed a SFOP’s Solution dysfunctional and wasteful system; • Increase public safety through and legislation to remedy it. heightened security on MUNI lines and implementation of community policing strategies • Prevent violence through improved workforce development and youth job opportunities Results 1980s: SFOP builds a Jobs for San Francis- cans coalition of church and labor groups that wins dozens of jobs for local resi- dents at BayView Plaza redevelopment sites, and implements a first-source hir- ing policy elsewhere. Healthcare Problem 2006: State and Federal Results "SFOP is helping our congregation 45-57% of children in SFOP congrega- • Wins commitment to direct $400 fulfill its mandate to repair society. tions did not have health coverage in million in tobacco settlement money We are a potent force for social 1999; many working class families called to healthcare change." getting sick “a luxury we can’t afford;” and, some had debts as much as • Wins $60 million for community Rabbi Camille Shira Angel clinics $120,000 for medical expenses. Hardly Congregation Sha'ar Zahav a local phenomenon, healthcare access and costs were a serious concern in 2007: State and Federal Results PICO communities across the country. PICO provides faith leadership in 2 campaigns for children’s healthcare: "Anyone who does anything with SFOP grows. For me, it's been SFOP’s Solution • a tobacco tax measure to cover all growth with a purpose. I could go • Provide universal healthcare for all children in California nearly wins at back to school to increase my residents the polls knowledge and skills, but at SFOP • Preserve the healthcare safety net • S-CHIP expansion wins strong ma- we are learning and also feeling provided by community clinics jorities in congress, but is vetoed by good about ourselves because we the President • Increase resources for healthcare in are doing something meaning- California and the U.S. ful. Whether we win or lose, it doesn't matter because we never lose, really." Local Results Sue England • Saves Excelsior Clinic for women June Jordan School parent and children and the out patient pharmacy at SF General Hospital. "It's been incredible for me to con- • Wins Healthy Kids program to pro- tribute my little grain of sand and vide universal healthcare for chil- to see how we've improved hous- dren regardless of documentation ing, the neighborhood and the status whole world. I've been involved with SFOP for seven years and it • Wins Healthy San Francisco – a first- has changed me a lot – I feel that in-the-country program to provide I'm doing something for human- universal healthcare to all 82,000 ity." uninsured San Franciscans Olinda Orellana St. Anthony's SFOP Leader Willie Brown (1996-2002): 25 Years of Results $6.2 million Excelsior youth center opened. $1.8 million from state to put cameras on MUNI. Dianne Feinstein (1978-88): Won individual garbage can pick-up at public housing developments. SFUSD designated $1 million to provide crossing guards for all elementary Negotiated with PG&E to remove 890 schools and established 40 new homework centers. toxic, PCB-filled transformers that threatened the health and working con- Western Addition Computer Technology Center created with a $1.2 million ditions of thousands of residents. State Grant. Created San Francisco Jobs Coalition Excelsior Clinic for Women and Children, and out patient pharmacy at San which helped implement City’s first Francisco General saved from closure. source hiring policy. Inclusionary housing policy passed, requiring private developers to make 10-17% of their units affordable. Healthy Kids program created to provide health coverage to all children Art Agnos (1988-1992): regardless of immigration status. SFOP held outreach events that enrolled 2,000 children. Won repairs to vacant units at Potrero Hill and Valencia Gardens Housing Developments, turning many uninhabit- able units into affordable homes. Gavin Newsom (2002-present): Increased police presence to reduce drug activity in Reaffirms San Francisco’s OceanView, BayView, and Mission neighborhoods. Sactuary City status. Creates Healthy San Francisco, to provide healthcare for all 82,000 uninsured adults in the City. Frank Jordan (1992-96): Renovates Garfield Park in the Mission District, including build- San Francisco Police Department implemented much of SFOP’s Community ing a $4.5 million state-of-the-art Policing proposal. soccer field. Oscaryene Williams Infant Day- Designates $2 million designated for violence prevention and workforce de- care Center opened in Potrero Hill velopment for 14-30 year-olds. Housing Development. Opens two new small public schools in San Francisco: June Jordan School CalTrans reopened Silver Avenue for Equity and Aim High Academy. Freeway ramps. Passes Surplus Properties Ordinance, requiring City to use city-owned surplus property for housing homeless people.
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