SF City Impact Opens New Headquarters in the Tenderloin with Key Partners: Lefty O’Doul’s Kids Foundation for Job Training/Mentorship & Northwest University Accreditation for School of Ministry.

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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.

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Pivotal Donates and Assembles Computers, Technology at SF City Impact

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Media Inquiries: 
Kyle Pollock, Communications Coordinator
communications@sfcityimpact.com
415.292.1770 office 

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San Francisco, CA - (Thursday February 26, 2015) 125 inner city students at San Francisco City Academy walked in their classroom this week to find a transformed space with brand new technology and furniture provided by Pivotal, a technology and open source pioneer offering innovative solutions to companies. 

Over 30 Pivotal employees delivered and set up new computers, tables and decorations for the classrooms on Friday, February 20, when City Academy was out. The employees were served breakfast before setting up and a lunch afterwards. Executive Director Christian Huang addressed the Pivotal employees, "you could hand this over and leave, but it is your mentorship as role models that will greatly impact our students." Pivotal has taken an interested to establish a long term relationship with SF City Impact by mentoring students. This interested was initiated from a passion to help underserved kids from Scott Aronson, VP of Global Operations at Pivotal. 

Scott Aronson also spoke to the employees and staff members along with Joni Rummell, Principal of San Francisco City Academy. 

When students walked into their classroom on the following Monday morning, faces lit up with excitement and they circled around the newly set up stations. The students are looking forward to be growing and developing technology skills to equip them for the future. 

San Francisco City Academy, a ministry of San Francisco City Impact, is the first elementary school in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Over 85% of City Academy's school families live below the poverty line. The mission is to equip and empower children to break the cycles of poverty and despair through a quality education. The long term vision is to expand enrollment to 350 students (which is 10% of the children in the Tenderloin) and revitalize the community through education. To learn more, to go sfcityimpact.com.

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