In early 2013, a group of Bayview non-profits, small businesses, faith based, residents and City Agency stakeholders came together around a vision for the Bayview that advances a future rich in social & economic opportunity and success for the residents and businesses. The program ultimately took the name “Resilient Bayview”.
Over the course of the ensuing months, 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.
Community – Reinforce the Bayview community’s resilience through enhancing neighborhood-led response and recovery plans and coordinating with all stakeholders to collectively respond with confidence and compassion.
Organizational – Enhance Bayview organizations’ and businesses’ ability to be self-sufficient, while advancing interagency support, to augment their programmatic, economic, spiritual, and cultural potential for resilience.
Individual – Empower individuals and families within Bayview to increase their level of resilience, enhancing their ability to prepare for and recover from times of stress.
The Empowered Communities Program‘s Neighborhood HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall prepardness of communities across San Francisco. ECP’s Neighborhood HUB initiative provides essential support to residents as they recover community stressors and disasters.
The devastation of large scale disasters reinforces the importance of communities playing a key role in the preparedness, response, and recovery phases of disasters. A national conversation has begun which points to the importance of creating strategies for local organizations and residents to assume life saving responsibilities in the event of a disaster. These activities include search and rescue, mass feeding, and supporting people sheltering in place.
All San Franciscans are supported by a nearby network of community-serving organizations committed to advancing and encouraging disaster preparedness among residents as well acting as a “safety net” of support after a disaster.
Develop a culturally competent system that empowers neighborhoods to activate a network of community-serving organizations that advance the overall preparedness of their community while acting as a”safety net” of support for residents during and after a disaster.
Resilient Bayview Monthly Meetings
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.
Senior and Disable Working Group: April 28th, 2016
Children, Youth, and Families Working Group: April 7th, 2016
3rd Street Hub Activation Working Group: April 14th, 2016
Steering Committee: April 20th, 2016
Unless otherwise specified, all Resilient Bayview Meetings take place from 10:00am-11:30am at Bayview YMCA. For more information, contact Amanda Trescott, Deputy Program Manager of Neighborhood Empowerment Network, or Daniel Homsey, Director of Neighborhood Empowerment Network.
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. Resilient Bayview releases its monthly newsletter on the first day of each month. Contact Amanda Trescott if you are interested in receiving the monthly Resilient Bayview newsletter.
For more information about Resilient Bayview and to find out how you can get involved, contact Amanda Trescott, Deputy Program Manager of Neighbohrood Empowerment Network.
We are excited to provide you with more opportunities to get involved with Resilient Bayivew efforts and to stay up to date on the news that shapes the community via Social Media.
Stay tuned! Details to come soon…
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 partnered with agencies such as the Deptment of the Environment, SF PUC, and City Administrator’s Office to launched the pilot deployment of the Resilient Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA). The objective of RYLA was 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 Bayivew Community.
At the close of the program, RYLA youth held their graduation ceremony at City Hall where they were honored for the completion of their program. The graduation included presentations by community partners and stakeholders, appointed San Francisco officials, and (of course) the RYLA youth! During their presentations, youth expressed their gratitude working with the amazing and passionate staff at APRI and the wonderful experiential learning opportunities they had through their field trips to SFPUC, AECOM, Romberg, and many others.
For more information about the RYLA program, visit their website at www.empowersf.org/RYLA
Senior Emergency Preparedness Training
In partnership with Red Cross and NERT, the Resilient Bayview Vulnerable Populations Working Group has been working with Senior Centers in the Bayview Community where they are delivering personal preparedness training sessions.
These training have proven extremely important because it gives seniors a sense of empowerment and readiness in the event of an emergency. Feeling empowered to know what to do and having a plan to do so is a very concrete way for people to reduce their risk for injury and to recover from emergencies.
All training attendee’s have received Go-Bags – emergency preparedness starter bags – at the completion of their one hour training. The Go-Bags include resources and materials for seniors which are handy in case of an emergency.
For more information on the Senior Emergency Preparedness Training or to receive the training schedule, please contact Felisia Thibodeaux via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Empowered Communities Program and Resilient Bayview are very excited about our partnership with NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team).
NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention. The training also includes hands-on disaster skills that will help individuals respond to a personal emergency as well as act as members of a neighborhood response team.
For more information about NERT training in the Bayview community or to receive the training schedule, please contact Anietie Ekanem via email at email@example.com
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.
After close to a year of volunteering time and services to work with Resilient Bayview community leaders, Yo Yoshida, civic tech entrepreneur and founder of Appallicious, is excited to release the first ever Community Built Resilience Platform, called the Resilient Bayview (RBV) Dashboard. This dashboard is for daily engagement with the community, providing information on resources, planning tools, participants, community vulnerabilities, economic development opportunities, local disaster modeling, community alliance badges, and communication and engagement tools.
– Yo Yoshida, Tech and Community Resilience: From the Tribes to Silicon Valley (Industry Perspective), July 2015
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