As Ike walked the streets of the Tenderloin (inner city of San Francisco) as a young boy, he witnessed the drugs, liquor stores, and homelessness on the street blocks. Like the 3,000 children that populate the Tenderloin District, Ike had been exposed to the stark reality of a community ridden with trauma, addiction and isolation.
In a community with one of the largest income gaps with the average income in San Francisco, ($15,405 Tenderloin to $92,094 in San Francisco), also is the most dense area for children. Two out of five children in the Tenderloin come from single parent homes compared to less than 1 of 10 in San Francisco.
How can we stand by to let the next generation be under resourced, unequipped and unempowered?
If we don't go, who will?
At City Impact, we exist to intervene on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco. Ou K-8 School, San Francisco City Academy, empowers urban children through education.
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