In 2013, a group of Bayview non-profits, small businesses, faith-based organizations, residents and city agency stakeholders united with a vision for the Bayview. A vision advancing a future rich in social & economic opportunity and success for residents and businesses. The program took the name “Resilient Bayview”. The program members worked intensely to inventory and prioritize the goals and objectives for the various community stakeholders who are committed to making the Bayview a great place to live, work and visit.
Bayview is an active and dynamic community where individuals, families, organizations, and businesses deliver exceptional goods and services, all providing opportunities to catalyze the economic, spiritual, and cultural potential of the neighborhood. During times of stress, our community will collectively respond with confidence and compassion and is ideally positioned to receive increased investment as a result of leadership vision and actionable plans.
The Resilient Bayview Executive Steering Committee will be responsible for achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the annual Resilient Action Plan.
The Empowered Communities Program‘s Neighborhood HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall preparedness of communities across San Francisco. The HUB initiative provides essential support to residents as they recover community stressors and disasters. A national conversation has begun which points to the importance of creating strategies for local organizations and residents to assume lifesaving responsibilities in the event of a disaster. These activities include search and rescue, mass feeding, and supporting people sheltering in place. To learn more about the HUB, CLICK HERE
On October 20th, 2016 The Resilient Bayview steering committee convened local and citywide organizations to participate in a half day workshop on resilience at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center. The day focused on the activation of a HUB which is a network of organizations that reside in close proximity that can work collectively during times of stress. Participants were briefed on the mission of the Resilient Bayview initiative, the benefits of the creation of a HUB for the community and the organizations involved, and how to participate in the activation of the HUB’s nucleus – the Neighborhood Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) – during times of stress. 37 individuals attended the workshop which generated a great deal of connectivity and optimism for the future of the Bayview in the face of inevitable change.
A key programmatic goal of the Resilient Bayview planning process was to start a youth leadership program that would offer participants the opportunity to develop their professional and civic leadership skills while learning about environmental stressors experienced by urban neighborhoods and ways to mitigate them.
In light of this goal the A. Philip Randolph Institute (Resilient Bayivew partner) set out with the objective to engage 10 Bayview youth in an intensive 8 week professional and civic development program where they learned about cross-sector partnerships, public policy, and the various impacts of climate change on the Bayview Community. To learn more about RYLA and its outcomes, CLICK HERE
Resilient Bayview has been flexing their technology arms! In partnership with Appallicious, Resilient Bayview is creating a Community Asset Mapping tool using Bayview community data and visualization software to leverage stakeholder resilience planning processes.
By providing training, collaborating with other city agencies to make relevant data organized and more easily accessible, and designing a comprehensive data visualization platform tailored to daily and situational resilience, communities will be able to improve upon the community-based strategies outlined in their Resilience Action Plans. To learn more about Appallicious, CLICK HERE
A priority of Resilient Bayview is to foster an inclusive and transparent information-sharing process. As such, we encourage Bayview community members, stakeholders, partners, and interested parties to attend upcoming Resilient Bayview Working Group Meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00am-11:30am at Bayview YMCA
The Resilient Bayview newsletter is an opportunity for community leaders and residents to share their stories, update their neighbors on events, and stayed informed on rich cultural activities and news that shapes the Bayview community. To sign up for Resilient Bayview’s newsletter, CLICK HERE
For more information about Resilient Bayview and to find out how you can get involved, contact Daniel Homsey, Director of Neighborhood Empowerment Network.