LOCO BLOCO – We believe The performing arts is a valuable tool in a youth’s physical, mental and spiritual development. A youth that participates in the performing arts develops the life skills necessary to make better choices in school and relationships. These skills include learning to: think critically and creatively, problem-solve, communicate effectively, adapt to diverse situations, collaborate with others, practice self-discipline, and set meaningful goals. Through performance and community engagement, youth learn about themselves and the world through direct exposure to diverse experiences and cultures
outside of their daily lives. Furthermore, we believe that inter-generational artistic community provides a vibrant environment for youth to experience mentor ship and practice accountability towards others.
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, established in 1977 and currently located in San Francisco’s Mission District, is a multipurpose community based arts organization that has played an integral role in the city’s cultural heritage and arts education. One of only three community mural centers in the United States, the organization sponsors and implements ongoing mural projects throughout the Bay Area and internationally. In addition, it has a direct impact on arts education in the San Francisco Mission District by offering four weekly art classes for children and youth (18 months through 19 years) and other classes for adults. These classes and community mural projects enable children and youth to develop their individuality and confidence through creative activities and to experience unifying, positive social interaction through collaboration.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community.
Since HOMEY’s inception community members and youth inspired by the vision of HOMEY to find solutions to issues of violence in San Francisco have volunteered their time to make HOMEY what it is today. Many of the staff at HOMEY have faced similar challenges as the youth in its programs. The youth that established HOMEY are now adults and several continue to do the work in various capacities in city government, at other non-profits, and at a statewide level. Those visionary youth also became part of HOMEY’s success as they were able to realize their vision of continuing the legacy of RAP through their own enduring work.
Today, HOMEY is having tremendous success providing direct services to youth in San Francisco. We continue to utilize a community-based approach leveraging our knowledgeable staff, college volunteers, and elders to motivate youth to become the next generation of leaders in the community and speak out on important social justice issues that affect us all.
BFL PRODUCTIONS – A sound company that has been involved in music production for over 10 years in the bay area
EL TREBOL – 3149 22nd st. San Francisco, CA 94110 (415)647-5774 one of the longest running bars in the heart of the mission
SPICY PROMOTIONS – Providing the Hottest parties in the Bay Area: ReggaeGold Bay Area SF/Oakland www.spiceypromotions.com
BLACKTHORN – The Blackthorn Tavern, a longstanding Irish pub in the heart of the Inner Sunset under new management has retained its dog-friendly, down-to-earth neighborhood appeal. Blackthorn features two league-quality pool tables, a photo booth, a pinball machine and a Golden Tee arcade game as well as a heated outdoor smoking patio with a retractable awning. It is located in a one-story structure that has housed bars and other businesses since 1913.