The Excelsior Planning Collaborative is looking for an administrative intern
The Excelsior Planning Collaborative seeks an intern to provide administrative support to the Collaborative’s Strategic Planning Consultant as the neighborhood undertakes a comprehensive strategic planning process. This project will provide the intern with first-hand knowledge of a community-driven strategic planning process. The intern will be needed for 8-10 hours per month for the period beginning in October 2012 and concluding in May 2013. It is essential that the intern commit to the entire eight month process, attending one early evening meeting per month.
The Excelsior is historically a working class and immigrant neighborhood. The greatest assets of our community, which is within supervisorial District 11, are its ethnic, language and age diversity. A consortium of community based non-profit organizations, schools and faith-based organizations in the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco are coming together to form the Excelsior Planning Collaborative, which will work on a grass-roots community strategic planning process.
the Excelsior Action Group is recruiting motivated volunteers to be Safety Liaisons in the Shine a Bright Light on Excelsior campaign
Excelsior Safety Liaisons will be trained in Excelsior Safety issues before being tasked with conducting outreach and distribution for the Shine a Bright Light on Excelsior program.
The Shine a Bright Light on Excelsior (SBLE) program is a grassroots safety initiative of EAG, sponsored by PG&E. The program goals are to promote safety directly on the Excelsior commercial corridor, educate merchants about Crime Prevention through Environmental Design concepts, increase the perception of safety on the corridor among those who live, work, and shop after dark and enhance the environmental sustainability of businesses on the corridor through the provision of energy efficient lighting. The program involves the distribution of energy efficient light bulbs and educational posters for display in every small business on the Excelsior’s Commercial Corridor. The outreach will be conducted by trained Safety Liaisons volunteers.
This volunteer position is open to Excelsior community members living, working, going to school, or shopping within 94112 zip code. The SBLE Safety Liaison program consists of a training phase and an outreach phase.
The Excelsior Action Group will be accepting applications until Friday, September 7th
The Excelsior Action Group (EAG) is an economic and community development organization whose mission is to revitalize the Excelsior's Commercial Corridor on Mission Street. In response to feedback from the community calling for corridor beautification, EAG plans to establish a rotating public art gallery, consisting of 4'x8' art panels that will be displayed in circulation around the Excelsior community for a term of 3-5 years. Potential locations for panels may include the Excelsior Library, local businesses, and vacant storefront windows. The theme of this gallery rotation is Green the Excelsior through Art; art panels will depict artist's interpretations of natural landscapes in San Francisco and/or California. Artists will be expected to participate in 2 Excelsior community meetings, first to hear the ideas of community members and second to showcase their work. This application is open to all professional artists, although those in residence or with a connection to the Excelsior will receive preference. EAG will provide materials for art panel production, and artists will receive a competitive stipend for their time and labor.
The Executive Assistant (intern) works directly to support the Excelsior Action Group (EAG), a community-driven group comprised of residents, merchants and community organizations actively developing & implementing a vision for the future of the Excelsior’s Mission Street commercial district and adjacent areas. Goals of the EAG include increasing storefront and sidewalk cleanliness, recruiting businesses to fill vacant retail space, promoting the shopping district to neighborhood people and city wide, and developing community pride. EAG plans several events like its annual street fair to promote the shopping district and bring together members of the diverse community among other events and special projects. The Intern would assist the corridor manager in coordinating and implementing a variety of hands-on projects in keeping with learning objectives of an internship in a dynamic non-profit organization. We are committed to providing a substantive experience and will provide on-site supervision, a great work space and a summer to remember.