It's time again for EAG's quarterly community-wide meeting. Please join us May 7th for updates from EAG Subcommittees, a Community Design Activity, and a Presentation from Livable City about Sunday Streets in District 11 this coming October 21, 2012. Sunday Streets will be a companion event with the annual Excelsior Art and Music Festival! We look forward to seeing you there.
The Excelsior Action Group unveiled the parklet located at 4754 Mission Street in front of Mama Art Cafe. This community effort was backed by Out of Site Center for Arts Education, the City of San Francisco, along with vendors who donated materials to build the student designed structure. The event attracted well over a hundred community members to enjoy the company of their neighbors, the food of local restaurants, the rhythms of an interactive drum circle, and of course, the Excelsior's first parklet! Local photographer Stephen Heraldo documented the event.
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Stephen Heraldo is a freelance Designer and Photographer. He is a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo alumni with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication. He provides photography as a service (corporate events, portraits, editorial). He also co-founded Stellar Photographie with Alisa Orozco. Heavily influenced by photojournalism, the duo captures natural family moments (events, weddings, portraiture, family sessions). Please visit stephenheraldo.com and stellarphotographie.blogspot.com to learn more about his work.
In Fall 2011, a group of San Francisco State University students wrote, produced, and directed "The House We Live In," a documentary highlighting the history, demographics, and needs of the community here in the Excelsior. Many thanks to Frank Du, Deodor Tronco, Michael Ramos, Bryan Vo, Peter Lee, and Chiam Tang for your hard work on this film and dedication to neighborhood revitalization and social justice.
It takes more than 2,000 poll workers to conduct an election. Although the Department of Elections has already recruited many poll workers, we are seeking to expand a pool of available workers for the 2012 election cycle.
Poll workers operate polling places on Election Day, and assist voters in every part of the voting process. They must attend a training class prior to the election, in which all duties are explained in detail.
Applicants must be United States citizens, age 18 or older, and registered to vote in California. All positions are one-day assignments and pay between $125- $170. Individuals interested in serving as poll workers may complete the on-line application at http://www.sfelections.org/pw/or call us at (415) 554-4395.
Join the Excelsior Action Group, Out of Site Center for Arts Education, and fellow Excelsior community members for the public unveiling and ribbon cutting of the first Excelsior parklet on Friday, April 20th. The event will be taking place at 4:00pm at the parklet location, 4754 Mission Street in front of Mama Art Cafe.
There will be representatives from EAG, OOS, the City of San Francisco, and numerous other parklet contributors who volunteered their time to help with construction or who donated materials. And of course, there will be plenty of representatives from the Excelsior community there as well, the people who the parklet was built for, You! Join us for a fun afternoon event of good food and good people!
(San Francisco – April 3, 2012) The Excelsior community is abuzz in front of Mama Art Café (4754 Mission Street), marveling at the work of two local nonprofit organizations that have joined together to bring the neighborhood its first public parklet. Harnessing the creativity of San Francisco public high school students and the overwhelming support of community members and local government, Out of Site Youth Arts Center and Excelsior Action Group have made this student-designed parklet a reality.
The Out of Site Youth Arts Center, which offers free after school, weekend, and summer programs in visual, literary, and performing arts to public high school students, engaged approximately 50 students over the past year in both the design and construction of the parklet. The Excelsior Action Group, a community and economic development organization that works to revitalize the Excelsior’s commercial corridor, provided seed funding for the project with a grant from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). The organization has also engaged the participation of Mama Art Café, as well as completed a robust campaign of community outreach to vet the project and the design with Excelsior community members. In partnering, both organizations have lent unique focus and expertise to this project, which has amplified its incredible success.