As more community groups start improving their neighborhoods, many feel they lack the resources to do the job. Our guest on NENfm, Dr Gerald Eisman from the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement at San Francisco State University (and a speaker at theÂ Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp on August 14th), explains how the academic community could make a massive impact. Episode Length: 25:56 Download this episode (right click and save) Show [...]Read more ›
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[This is Part 2 of a NEN Blog series about how an SF high school helped deliver emergency kits to the vulnerable. Read Part 1 here.] Right after the Haiti earthquake in mid January, the students, faculty, and parents at Lick Wilmerding High School became involved in helping Haiti. During classes and assemblies, we had frequently discussed the event and what to do. Eventually, we had placed such great emphasis [...]Read more ›
One line I often hear around town is San Francisco is a (fill in the blank) town. Some folks say we’re a tourist town, others say we’re a restaurant town. I think, however, that we’re really a college town. Think about it. In almost every part of our city there’s some form of major academic institution. To the southwest is the venerable San Francisco State University (SFSU or SF State) [...]Read more ›
As a proud native San Franciscan, I always take the time to ask folks who have visited our great City what was their favorite part of their visit. Of course some mention seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and riding a Cable Car, but consistently they say that our amazing collection of unique neighborhoods was what they’ll always remember. For many of us in the community space, we’re not surprised by [...]Read more ›