SFCA Talent Show

SFCA their annual talent show on Thursday, February 16th, 2017. Participants and SFCA families filled City Impact to support all of the student performances. 

Thanks to the families, teachers and volunteers for your support. Special thanks to Jeff Farrington for your advocacy for City Academy, SF City Impact and for intervening on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco. 

Check our a few of our performances below!

What a Beautiful Name It Is - Hillsong


Can't Stop the Feeling (Justin Timberlake)


How Far I'll Go (Moana)


Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)


Juju on that Beat 

Gangnam S

LET'S HAVE SOME FUN IN MINECAFT

COUNT ON ME

THY Will

MAGIC SHOW

WATCH ME (WHIP/NAE NAE)

OCEANS (WHERE FEET MAY FAIL) - HILLSONG

Live Generously: Thrivent Serve Day

On Saturday, January 28th, team members from Thrivent, a financial services organization connecting faith and finances for good, served in the inner city of San Francisco. Around 50 team members served in 4 outreaches including our kids carnival, women's outreach, meal prep and a sit-down meal service with 2 financial education presentations. 

Here are some details on the day: 

  • 450+ meals served
  • 45 guests are our sit-down meal service
  • 40 kids at our kids carnival
  • 10 women and 5 kids at our women's outreach received makeovers
  • 4 outreaches
  • 2 financial education presentations to equip people in the Tenderloin (inner city of SF)

More than numbers or stats, we hope to follow up and connect each one of our guests to our services and to our greater community and City Impact family. 

Thank you to Thrivent Financial team members and leaders for intervening in the inner city of San Francisco!

Learn more about how to volunteer on a regular basis at sfcityimpact.com/volunteer, or look for our one-day events at sfcityimpact.com/events

17 Ways to Volunteer in 2017

Every day of the week City Impact has volunteers serving people in the inner city of San Francisco. Over 10,000 volunteers are mobilized annually to intervene on behalf of others. Below are 17 different ways you can get involved with San Francisco City Impact this year.

To volunteer, complete the form through the link to connect with the Volunteer Center.

San Francisco City Academy

1. SPONSOR AN INNER CITY CHILD

Through our sponsorship program, you can empower an urban child with education. More than providing a monthly financial gift at $38/month, you are the gift to your child through letter correspondence, visitation, and prayer. You can show how there is something bigger than what is going on in a child’s world around them.

 

2. MENTOR A CHILD

Our mentorship program involves meeting with a child on a regular basis to inspire, encourage and empower them while coming alongside their goals. Through our mentorship program, many students have been inspired to take a leap of faith to pursue their dreams and grow socially and spiritually.

3. AIDE A CLSSROOM

Help a teacher empower urban children academically, physically, spiritually and socially while solving problems creatively. Become a hero and make a rippling impact in the life of a child, classroom, and teacher. Responsibilities may include organizing books, reading with students, facilitating reading quizzes, organizing scores and reports, and managing classroom behavior.

4. SERVE LUNCH TO KIDS

Help feed our hungry City Academy Warriors and facilitate a clean and safe lunch period. Our K-8 school offers free lunch to our students every day.  

5. COOK MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS AND INNER CITY KIDS

Help cook lunch for our K-8 students and our Rescue Mission.  Our commercial kitchen cooks over 140,000 meals for the community. This is the heartbeat and driving force to many of our ministries and outreaches in the community.

6. ENGAGE WITH INNER CITY KIDS OVER ARTS, MUSIC & GAMES

Invite many of our youth friends to a positive environment filled with arts and crafts, followed by a large group activity, worship, an encouraging message, and lunch! Make every Saturday Super for our kids! Super Saturday is one of City Impact's first programs started.  

Adopt a Building

7. BUILD FRIENDSHIPS AND VISIT PEOPLE WHO ARE SHUT-IN

Adopt a Building is a long-term volunteer opportunity to deliver meals and build relationships with people who are shut-in. 30,000 residents live in 305 buildings in the inner city of San Francisco.

Health & Wellness Center

8. HOME VISITS TO PEOPLE SHUT-IN

Each week volunteer health professionals with the assist of non-medical volunteers perform home visits to those most isolated. Health professionals can join the medical house calls team and meet residents where they are in need of medical attention.

9. VOLUNTEER AS A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

Health professionals can volunteer at the clinic and provide specialized and urgent care to the residents in the expanding Health & Wellness Center. We serve over 3,000 patients each year. Our volunteer providers are encouraged to uncover the emotional root causes to many of our clients’ chronic diseases.

Rescue Mission

10. FEED THE HOMELESS

Serve food to the homeless and hungry every day. Come alongside indigenous leaders from the Tenderloin community. Our Rescue Mission welcomes people every day Monday through Friday and acts as respite home for many.

Thrift Store

11. WORK IN OUR THRIFT STORE

The City Impact Thrift Store not only serves as a low-income store to resource people in the community, it serves as a place of refuge for vulnerable women and men in need of help. Help organize our stock or give direct customer service to others.

Administration

12. PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

Help tell a story of City Impact and the Tenderloin through video and still images. Capture the work going on day to day. Help edit photos or footage remotely to develop new content.

13. GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Assist the communications & marketing team to share stories through digital avenues. Design content on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects.

14. TECH SUPPORT

Empower the administration team by addressing any technical issues or thinking creatively to improve technical systems. Empower our K-8 School and staff with technology. 

15. ADMIN ASSISTANT

Assist the administration team with behind the scenes work of organization, and updating information, and delivering content to different audiences.

16. CONSTRUCTION

This year is a critical year for building out ministry spaces. Help build new classrooms, apartments, and renovate buildings to help expand the growing reach of San Francisco City Impact.

School of Ministry

17. HELP TEACH CLASSES IN THE SCHOOL OF MINISTRY

Classes are offered in City Impact School of Ministry through Northwest University. Students serve for nine months with a balance of formal training and hands-on tangible ministry. A master's degree is required to teach.

TO VOLUNTEER, COMPLETE THE FORM THROUGH THE LINK BELOW AND BEGIN MAKING AN IMPACT ON SOMEONE'S LIFE!

Christmas Day Outreach

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Christmas Day Outreach! We had around 350 volunteers serving over 1,600 meals. The street was closed off for the day to welcome community members into our sit down cafe and kids Christmas party! 200 people enjoyed a meal and conversation at the sit down cafe before checking out the clothing area. About 250 kids and parents crafted graham cracker houses, sang and danced, heard a Christmas message and received Christmas toys. 

Thank you again to all the volunteers, kids and parents who joined us for the 2016 Christmas Day Outreach!

Special thank you to TriCal Rentals for sponsoring our block party outreach! 

We need 200 sponsors by the end of year! Please consider sharing about our child sponsorship program at sfcityimpact.com/sponsor-a-child.

4 Things to Consider When Giving to a Ministry

Below are 4 simple things to consider when giving to a ministry. 

1. Longevity

Each year, it is popularly known that 300 restaurants a year in San Francisco close down. According to Eater SF, 49 restaurants closed in the Bay Area just in the Fall of 2016. It’s always easier to start something, but much harder to finish. There is no shortage of ministry ideas and visions, but how many of them will be here for the long haul? When SF City Impact started, it was only an act of passing out 50 sandwiches.

The beginning years of our ministry were organic and slow growing. We were fueled by our love for Jesus and our desire to serve. We were excited. We were driven. And we were naive. Some of our hardest lessons lay before us. We had no idea how to start a ministry when we embarked on this journey with a bag full of sandwiches and a handful of kids, but God was guiding us the whole time. He was faithful. Giving wisdom. Granting mercy. Filling us with grace. And we surely needed it then as we do now. — Roger Huang, Chasing God

SF City Impact has been serving San Francisco for 32 years since 1984 and we plan to be here for the next 32. The upcoming 2017 year will be the 20th anniversary of our K-8 School, San Francisco City Academy. Longevity speaks to the character of a ministry.

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2. Activity

Pay a visit. Glossy brochures and professional websites are easily done, especially when there isn’t much activity happening on the frontlines. Paying a visit to a ministry will speak volumes. If non-profits are human change agents, the question begs, “Where are the people?” SF City Impact has 75+ people everyday serving in 10+ ministries reaching 8,000 people each month. 

Through our Child Sponsorship program, sponsors can visit their student at our K-8 School, San Francisco City Academy. Mentorship is a large part of coming alongside children and families in the community. Volunteers can mentor after going through our orientation and training. 

Come hear about all of our day-to-day ministries and take a tour at San Francisco City Impact by completing our volunteer form at sfcityimpact.com/vounteer

3. Indigenous Leaders

This is by far our most important metric. Indigenous leaders are people who were at one time recipients of our programs, but now leading in the community. 20% of our 50 staff are indigenous leaders. Their lives have been changed by SFCI and they are now helping lead SF City Impact. Additionally, we have roughly 35 community volunteers who serve at our Rescue Mission each week. Our goal is to have people within the community take ownership to create sustainability and take pride in revitalizing their own community.

4. Vision

It isn’t good enough to have a clear vision; the real question is, does the vision meet the needs of the community or city it is planted in? You can have a clear vision but still not impact a single lost soul. At the end of the day, we want to see the Tenderloin community revitalized.

At City Impact, we realize it takes three types of work to revive this community: 

  1. Relief for those who are in urgent need
  2. Rehabilitation for those wanting a way out 
  3. Development to help make sure that the vicious cycles of poverty and despair are not repeated 

It is happening one life at a time, and more than social justice, what we want most is spiritual justice, God redeeming this community, through us. Our vision is to scale it until the community is fully restored.