For Immediate Release
Grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:45am tomorrow morning.
When & Where: 11:45am - 1pm, Thursday, May 14, 2015
136 Taylor Street, San Francisco
12 noon: Speakers include Christian Huang, Executive Director of SF City Impact, Nick Bovis, President of Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids, and Dr. Joseph Castleberry, President of Northwest University
12:45 pm: San Francisco City Impact staff and partners cut ribbon on new building
San Francisco: SF City Impact’s Executive Director, Christian Huang, will be celebrating the grand opening of a new headquarters alongside Nick Bovis, President of Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids, and Dr. Joseph Castleberry, President of Northwest University.
San Francisco City Impact was founded by Roger Huang and wife Maite 30 years go when Roger felt compelled to make sandwiches and feed the homeless. One simple act turned into five major departments and sixteen weekly programs with the sole purpose of intervening on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco. Some of these programs include daily feedings, healthcare and social services, and an elementary school for children living in the Tenderloin district. With the launch of the new headquarters, SF City Impact will have the resources, space being a major factor, to take the organization to the next level.
The City Impact Headquarters will be a four-story epicenter for the Tenderloin community and a home base for volunteers, ministry students, and staff to prepare for philanthropic work. The top floor will occupy executive offices allowing more room at the Jones Street location to give the City Academy school room to grow from 100 to 250 students. The middle floors will occupy two critical departments: a School of Ministry, a partnership with Northwest University, and a Missions Department, a training ground for Bay Area Volunteers and leadership students to be equipped and mobilized for service. In addition, SF City Impact will be partnering with Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids to open a pizzeria providing job training and mentorship. The new social enterprise will be a means to engage people from the Tenderloin community and put them in a healthy, positive environment. Lastly, the ground level will be a community center used for short-term missions, outreaches, and social events. “We believe the new building will be ground breaking in taking our organization to the next level. Everything we do within these four walls will be centric to our core vision, intervening on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco to break the cycles of poverty and despair in the neighborhood. The best is yet to come,” says Christian Huang, Executive Director of SF City Impact.
For more information, please go to sfcityimpact.com.