The Project: San Francisco Senior Center (SFSC) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest nonprofit senior center in the nation. SFSC is a multi-service, multi-site agency. SFSC offers a variety of services from daily, low-cost, nutritious lunches and comprehensive social services and case management to healthy living programs and continuing education. All activities are designed to encourage socialization, independent and active living while preventing isolation. The center is located in the basement of the Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, located on the Bay by Ghirardelli Square. Read More »
The Project: Golden Gate for Seniors (GGS) is the only program of its kind in the San Francisco area, offering a residential recovery facility designed to help men and women 55 years of age and older achieve a more meaningful life free from drugs and alcohol. Residents stay an average of six months in the center, while following an individually tailored recovery plan, which includes counseling and case management, 12-step meetings, education on alcohol and other drugs, sound health practices and development of interests and activities that are conducive to a sober lifestyle.
Malcolm X Elementary School, part of the San Francisco Unified Public School System, serves students in the Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood. As a participant in Education Outside’s Outdoor Classroom Intiative, Malcolm X Elementary hosts a full-time member of the Corps for Education Outside—the first service corps program in the United States dedicated to transforming urban public schools into centers of 21st-century experiential learning, environmental sustainability, and innovation.
Today is the 95th anniversary of the ending of the First World War, a global conflict so terrible that it was known for decades after as only the Great War. The event brought the end of American isolation and created instead an idea of American exceptionalism so pronounced that when the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House opened in 1932, it was considered not just a memorial to the American involvement in Europe, but a commemoration to American involvement in wars of any kind. Read More »
As a Los Angeles native, I have always felt the allure of moving up to San Francisco to get a feel for life in the Bay Area. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been visiting cousins in San Francisco and appreciating the somewhat cooler weather, beautiful scenery, and amazing sites like the Golden Gate Bridge. Although I loved attending UCLA, I was ready for a change once I graduated college. My twin sister just graduated from UC Berkeley and during her time there I would visit her and other friends. On my visits, I marveled at how easy it was to use public transportation and the Bay Area’s environmentally conscious and laid back nature. Read More »
Before joining us as a volunteer, Tom served with the Tool Lending Library. However, when the library closed its doors, former RTSF staff member Kat Sawyer suggested to Tom that he try volunteering with us. We’re so glad she did, since Tom has been one of the most steadfast volunteers we’ve had. He’s been coming back so regularly he’s not even sure what year of volunteerism this is for him. 6th? 7th? “To be honest with you, I don’t really know.” Read More »
Born and raised in Kentucky, the responses I’ve received when I’ve had to show my driver’s license or when I’ve mentioned where I’m from have ranged from disbelief to pity, from skepticism to downright bewilderment. To most people around these parts, it seems to me, Kentucky is a mythical, magical far-away place that no one is actually from. In fact, it seems the South in general is regarded as a realm too un-real to be taken for serious. As a Southerner myself, I can say in jest that this is probably partly true, but the fact that I’m met with so much incredulity has definitely taken me aback. Read More »
RTSF has been undergoing some changes lately, such as our transition from rickety technology, to the sleek data filing system of Salesforce. And we couldn’t have done it without Philip Faulconer! Read More »