Best Graffiti Watch Volunteer Award – Robert Finnell from NENtv on Vimeo. Robert Finnell has spent countless hours donating his time and energy to help keep San Francisco’s waterfront free of trash and graffiti. After intially starting his work in his own neighborhood, Robert soon joined the SF Graffiti Watch Program and began reaching out further into the community. He now helps to maintain the area surrounding the base of [...]Read more ›
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2010 Youth Leadership Award – Mitzi Chavez from NENtv on Vimeo. Congratulations to the 2010 Neighborhood Youth Leadership Award winner Mitzi Chavez for her work as a youth mentor, educator and peer leader. “She is truly a positive role model. Her intellectual curiosity and intelligence, open-heartedness, and her communication skills are three of her greatest attributes. This combination shows through in her work both in and outside of Peer Resources. [...]Read more ›
Best Merchant Association of the Year Award – Taraval Merchant Assoc. from NENtv on Vimeo. Congratulations to the Taraval Merchants Association for winning the 2010 NEN Award for the Best Merchant Association, for their continuing efforts to improve Taraval Street and the surrounding Sunset District.”They have attracted new members, started new events, sustained past successes, and secured grant money to help their corridor. “They have opened themselves up [...]Read more ›
The San Francisco Department of Public Works’s Deputy Director, Mohammed Nuru, was awarded the Most Empowering City Employee Award for his dedication to San Francisco’s neighborhoods and years of work in preserving and maintaining San Francisco’s urban space. “Mr. Nuru is the go-to person in the City of SF for infrastructure projects. If you need a fence, sign or bus stop fix, Mr. Nuru can help you get it done,” [...]Read more ›
Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the winners of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG), which provides matching grants to local residents, businesses, non-profits and other community groups to make physical improvements to their neighborhoods. The CCG Program has awarded 28 grants totaling $577,656. The bulk of the CCG awards continue to be for permeable landscaping, public artwork, graffiti/litter abatement, community gardens and gathering spaces, equitably covering all areas of the [...]Read more ›