COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Our Champions Board builds a joint understanding about the impact of our systems of racialized trauma and advances a shared vision and approach for change.

  • The San Francisco Human Rights Commission ENGINEERING FOR EQUITY PROGRAM seeks to make local government services more equitable for City residents. The program consists of advising city departments on how to use an equity lens in delivering services, as well as how to ensure community involvement in the full range of government decisions. The long-term goal of the program is to make San Francisco a more equitable and inclusive city for all residents.

  • Our EQUITY SUMMITS highlight the push by educators, community leaders, and students to “make it happen,” showcasing people, ideas, and communities at the vanguard of the movement for equity in San Francisco and across the country. We actively engage attendees through workshops, panel discussions, and performances curated by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission to inspire courageous conversation and forward thinking on pressing issues of equity in education, technology, criminal justice, transportation, housing, and other important and impactful areas.


COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVES

Community collaboratives place accountability and capacity at the center of The Alliance's work, elevating high risk places and populations. Race/gender specific targeted programming partners:

  • BLACK TO THE FUTURE is a community-driven collaboration among nonprofit groups in San Francisco. The collaborative is an effort to strengthen services for African-American families and their children in areas of advocacy, health, education, workforce development and violence prevention.

  • THE PACIFIC ISLANDER TASK FORCE aims to engage agency officials around the specific needs of Pacific Islanders in order to increase opportunity and access to federal programs, develop capacity building and technical assistance support for non-governmental organizations in the Pacific region and promote data disaggregation and generation with federal partners.

  • PHOENIX PROJECT leverages community relationships, innovative tools, and real-time data to drive transformative outcomes for youth ages 14 to 24 living in HOPE SF Communities. Phoenix Project provides a durable bridge to a services ecosystem and economy, using a framework of engagement that meets young people where they are -- biologically, psychosocially, culturally, and spiritually -- and stays with them along their continuum.

  • ROADMAP TO PEACE (RTP) is a community-driven five-year systems reform initiative. With support from San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families; the Google Corp.; and the Jobs for the Future, RTP coordinates an on-demand continuum of support services in the areas of workforce and economic opportunities, health, housing, legal/immigration services, arts, culture and education within a restorative justice and trauma-informed approach. RTP's first goal is to improve the economic, health and safety outcomes of an initial cohort of 500 youths, and in so doing develop an innovative model for replication elsewhere.

  • MO'MAGIC The MAGIC (Mobilization for Adolescent Growth In Our Communities) initiative was founded in 2004 by the Office of the Public Defender, in response to a community-identified need to address the impact of trauma, poverty, and violence n children and youth n targeted San Francisco districts. The MAGIC collaborative forged a meaningful partnership between community residents, faith-based organizations, city and county agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, and other stakeholders. In October 2006, the program expanded to serve the Fillmore District and Western Addition communities. Mo’MAGIC (Mo’ for Fillmore) seeks to create opportunities for youth to grow and thrive in a safe and healthy community; to create quality leadership, academic enrichment, and career development opportunities for youth; and to function as an early intervention and response measure that also serves to reduce juvenile crime.


JUSTICE POLICY

We partner with community and youth to engage with law enforcement bodies to develop policies and strategies which address the systemic and structural racism disproportionately affecting people of color.

  • COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (CSI)  In response to persistent local violence, community leaders launched the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) to address the lack of pathways to jobs and other opportunities for young people in San Francisco. San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Police Commission, Hope SF, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, and Collective Impact/Mo’MAGIC joined together to form CSI, a leadership development program targeting youth across the city, with an emphasis on youth of color. The program is designed to provide support and resources to youth of color from San Francisco in order to develop community engineers who can build bridges, pipelines, and pathways for themselves and their communities to reach a better future. 

    The central piece of the Initiative is an eight-week summer internship program for career exploration and leadership development. During the internship program, youth develop skills, build relationships, and learn about careers in law enforcement, technology, hospitality, and other industries positioned to address issues around diversity and equity. Youth are paid for their work in the program.

    Currently, the Community Safety Initiative is a joint program of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and Collective Impact.

    Our CSI Partners Include: 
    • LinkedIn

    • San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

    • The San Francisco 49ers

    • The San Francisco Foundation

  • LIFE-COURSE PILOTS allow our Alliance to test and openly learn how to advance an integrated pipeline of services across the life course, delivering immediate results for underserved youth. With largely City resources, the overarching goal of the Life-Course pilots is for public and private partners across multiple sectors (government, philanthropy, non-profit developers, community based organizations) to develop a new methodology and protected pathway for serving multi-system families, taking into consideration their unique and holistic family needs, rather than siloed organizational requirements. This methodology, which aims to break the cycle of racialized trauma, can then be taken to scale.

    We believe that an organized and coordinated system of service delivery, with providers who have been trained in a system-wide trauma-responsive approach, and a family centered plan that is honored across agencies will improve the experience and ultimately the outcomes for families. Life-Course Pilot leads meet bi-monthly to align efforts, problem-solve and share systems-level lessons.

    • African American Post Secondary Pathway

    • Everybody Reads

    • HOPE SF Transitional-Aged-Youth Achiever Project

    • Interrupt, Predict, and Organize (IPO) Family Program

    • Project 500

    • Sewer System Improvement Program

    • The Fatherhood Program

    • Village Roundtable