NAHC Youth Services Summer Program


NAHC Youth Services Program in San Francisco will be running a FREE six week Summer Program for self-identified Indigenous youth ages 10 to 18.

The program will begin Monday June 11th and end Wednesday July 18th, 2012 and will operate from 10am to 5pm everyday. Programming will be set-up as following: Monday and Tuesday programming will be operated by Native American Health Center Youth Services SF Program, Wednesday programming is a collaboration between NAHC and Friendship House Youth Program and Thursday and Friday programming will be operated by the Friendship House Youth Program.


There will be snacks available to youth throughout the Summer Program. They will try their best to ensure meals and lunch are provided but cannot ensure this everyday due to budgetary and other logistical restraints. For this reason, they encourage to either pack a lunch or provide other means for your youth(s) to obtain food.


Our sign-ups for our Youth Services SF Summer Program are now open. All you must do is 2 things: Complete a 2011-2012 Youth Services SF Registration Packet and call Youth Coordinator crystal marich at(415) 863-1216 and sign-up. Sign-ups will occur on a first come, first serve basis. Spaces are limited so we suggest that you get in your registration packets and call to sign up today!


For more information, please contact Youth Coordinator crystal marich or (415) 863-1216.

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Coleman Advocates’ annual Block Party

Join Coleman Advocates’ at their annual block party this Saturday, June 16th 1:30 to 5:30pm at the Coleman Community Center!

This free event will celebrate the accomplishments of community High Schools, Community Colleges and Parent Leaders. There will be BBQ & Food, entertainment, activities and games for All Ages, Jump House, Live DJ and Dancing.

There will also be a bilingual (Spanish/English) Stage Program, which will start at 2:30pm.

RSVP to Chelsea: or click here to RSVP at their event page

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MiCoCo Closing Party

Dearest Community,

You are cordially invited to celebrate with us more then 10 years of great work together. The Mission Community Council was started as a space for collaboration for the different stakeholders in our neighborhood. Over the years we have done amazing work, built great relationships, and collaborated to ensure that our community maintains the resources and services that we need. We have worked closely with City Hall, and our Supervisors to advocate for our community. After all these years, MiCoCo is coming to an end and we would like all of you who have been a part of this to celebrate with us.


There will be a very short agenda – we promise – but more than anything we wanted to have time for us to share together in community with some good food, lively entertainment, and more than anything, your great company! So please join us Friday June 15th from 4pm-6:30pm at the San Francisco Friends School located at 250 Valencia St. between 14th St. and Duboce Ave.

This event is FREE and open to the community Click HERE to RSVP.

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Sunday Streets returns to the Mission!

Sunday Street returns to Valencia and 24th Streets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3rd! Dust off those roller skates, pull out your walking shoes, or grab your bike to get a free tune-up. Bring yourself, your family, and friends to the Mission to enjoy the car-free streets! For information on activities at the event, please click here. They are still looking for volunteers for our afternoon shift (1:15 to 4:15 p.m.). Please sign yourself and a friend up to help us out on our website!


As with all Sunday Streets events, the route will be towed of all cars starting at 7 a.m. All day (6:00 am to 6:00 pm) flat rate parking is available to vehicles entering between 6:00 am and 12:00 noon on event days at these garages:

• $10 Mission Bartlett garage (90 Bartlett St between 21st & 22nd)
• $7 San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage (2500 24th St)
Vehicles entering after 12:00 noon pay the hourly rate.

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MiCoCo May Community meeting with Supervisor Campos

On Friday May 4th, MiCoCo held it’s last Community Meeting with Supervisor Campos. In case you missed it, check out what Supervisor David Campos had to say about it:

The three main topics brought up during the meeting included redistricting, the upcoming City budget process, and the closure of MiCoCo’s.

With the topic of redistricting, Supervisor Campos welcomed the new organizations from Portola who are joining District 9. Many were happy that the Portola joined District 9 because for many years the Portola community has been divided amongst different districts. Supervisor Campos felt that in general the redistricting plan was overall positive, and that the outcome benefited District 9, and was elated that he would be representing Portola.

Listen to what Fernando Benitez-Gomez had to say about the meeting:

Around the budget topic, the two issues that were brought up were MediCal and the upcoming City budget process. There are many questions concerning MediCal, the billing process that is a part of MediCal, and how the expansion of usage of MediCal will impact organizations that are new to this process.

The most important dates involving the budget are: June 1st (when the Mayor presents the budget to the board), June 12th (Beilensen hearing at full board regarding cuts to health programs), June 22nd (Public Hearing on Budget – starts at 10am), June 28th (Committee’s Final Budget Deliberations), July 31st (Final Adoption of the Budget).

Supervisor Campos highlighted the importance of budget advocacy, attending the budget meetings and also speaking on how budget cuts will directly impact the community that organizations serve.

Lastly, the group talked about how to continue collaborating together now that MiCoCo will be ending its services. One of the issues that was discussed was community meetings with Supervisor Campos, and how often these meetings should happen. It was decided that every effort should be made to continue meeting with Supervisor Campos, and the supervisor and his office took on with the help of the community to determine the where and with what frequency these meetings should happen.

Check out what Claudia Jasin said about the meeting:

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Sunday Streets Mission Pilot Program

Sunday Streets 2012 season features a four-event Mission Sunday Streets Pilot project, consisting of four consecutive events the first Sundays from May to August on the popular Mission route – Valencia from 14th to 24th and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire.

All Sunday Streets events start at 11:00 am and last until 4:00 pm. The Mission dates are: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, 2012.

The purpose of this pilot is to explore the feasibility of holding more frequent Sunday Streets events on an established route. Our first step is to hold one Sunday Streets per month in the Mission on a regular schedule for consistency – the 1st Sunday of each month – to see what the challenges are and how it works for the community.

Sunday Streets presenting city agency, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, is offering flat rate parking in two Mission area garages on Sunday Streets days between 6:00 am and 12:00 noon:

• $10 Mission Bartlett Garage (90 Bartlett St between 21st & 22nd St)

• $7 San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage (2500 24th St)

Vehicles entering after 12:00 noon pay the hourly rate.

Sunday Streets team need volunteers! When you volunteer a shift for Sunday Streets, not only are you helping to make Sunday Streets possible, but you also get a cool Sunday Streets t-shirt, complimentary lunch, and invitations to special volunteer parties! Be part of the Sunday Streets volunteer team by clicking here to sign up today!

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MiCoCo Closure early summer

It is with a heavy heart that we send this email announcing the closure the of Mission Community Council. After more than 10 years of service MiCoCo will gradually terminate its services. For the next few months we will continue to send out our newsletter and have the community gatherings with Supervisor Campos’ office. We led a comprehensive and thorough process to determine what would be the best direction for MiCoCo, and based on our capacity and resources feel that for now this is the best decision for MiCoCo.

Also please look for an upcoming notice regarding a MiCoCo celebration gathering to recognize all of the hard work that the community has done together under the auspices of the Mission Community Council.


MiCoCo Staff

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Immigration Workshop

On May 24th, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Centro Del Pueblo (474 Valencia Street). Will be offering a free and bilingual workshop!

Topics will include secure communities, the affects of traffic violations and crimes, and new immigration law proposals. It will be presented by Salgado & Associates and hosted by Mission Housing Development Corporation. There will be lawyers there to answer any and all questions and everyone and anyone is welcome to join.

In order to register, people can call our office at (415) 864-6432 ext 339 or you can register right at the door.

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Community Meeting with Supervisor Campos

A couple months ago, community leaders came together at the Valencia Gardens to talk about city budget issues. They discussed how the community would plan and advocate for their programs. Some topics included: Budget Townhall with Mayor, progressive revenue measures, and understanding budget cut impacts.

Listen to what Supervisor Campos and other community leaders had to say about the meeting on our YouTube page.

On Friday, May 4th, we will have our second Campos community meeting at the SF Friends School from 10AM– 12PM. Some topics include:

  • Updates from last meeting
  • Action plan for the last month that Mayor is preparing his budget
  • Strategy once the budget reaches the Board of Supervisors
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Spring Fest with the San Francisco General Hospital

The San Francisco General Hospital offers a variety of free classes to patients, staff and community to support many aspects of wellness. These include exercise, nutrition, meditation, massage and smoking cessation.

A perfect opportunity to sample the SFGH new programs is right around the corner! this Friday, April 20, they are hosting Spring Fest from 11AM to 2PM in the hospital cafeteria and Wellness Center at 1001 Potrero Ave. The theme is Earth Day the Wellness Way. On this festive occasion they will join with community partners to offer belly dancing, salsa, zumba, bollywood and kick boxing classes, along with cooking demonstrations and food by guest chefs.

They also will be featuring the healing and green aspects of the new hospital building, which is going up fast. If you haven’t been to campus for a while, you’ll be amazed at the progress.

Check out their schedule in EnglishSpanish and Chinese. For more information contact them at (415) /

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