Past EAG Projects
organized by date of completion, years on right indicate when the project was worked on
Excelsior Greening and Seating
If you haven't strolled down Mission Street lately, you might not have noticed the two new streetside gardens at Mission and Geneva and at Persia and Mission. In April and May, volunteers descended on Mission Street to create inviting and beautiful public spaces for everyone to enjoy.
More information on the Street-Side Garden Project can be found here
Excelsior Mural Program
The Excelsior Action Group is proud to announce the Storefront Mural Program! The Storefront Mural Program was funded by a grant through the San Francisco Office for Workforce Development as a means to abate graffiti and stimulate the local economy. It resulted in the creation of 9 Murals in the Excelsior.
More information on the Storefront Mural Program can be found here
Excelsior Parklet Project
The Excelsior Action Group is proud to announce the Excelsior Parklet Project! Funded by a generous grant from the San Francisco Office for Workforce Development, the Excelsior Parklet Project aims to beautify Mission Street in the Excelsior and support local businesses. The Excelsior Parklet project is a collaboration between the Excelsior Action Group, Mama Art Café, and Youth Art Exchange (Out of Site Youth Arts Center).
Excelsior Extreme Makeover Program
The Excelsior Action Group is proud to announce the completion of the Excelsior Extreme Makeover facade improvement program to reduce blight and beautify Mission Street in the Excelsior! Funded by a generous grant from the San Francisco Office for Workforce Development, the program leveraged $36,000 in funding to improve 10 small business facades along Mission Street.
Shine a Bright Light on the Excelsior
The Shine a Bright Light on Excelsior (SBLE) program was a grassroots safety initiative of EAG, sponsored by PG&E, that was first proposed by Excelsior community members in a general meeting hosted by EAG in February 2012. The program goals were to promote safety directly on the Excelsior commercial corridor, educate merchants about crime prevention through environmental design concepts, increase the perception of safety and enhance the environmental sustainability of businesses on the corridor through the provision of energy efficient lighting. The program involved the distribution of energy efficient light bulbs and educational posters for display in every small business on the Excelsior’s Commercial Corridor. The outreach was conducted by trained Safety Liaison volunteers.
Through a time intensive, individual process, the Excelsior Action Group nonprofit organization has surveyed 251 businesses on the Excelsior's commercial corridor and organized their basic information into an Excelsior business directory.
Ever Upward Gateway Sculpture
EVER UPWARD is a one-of-a-kind sculpture that heralds the gateway to a bustling and diverse neighborhood of San Francisco, the Excelsior. The first sculpture in the neighborhood, Ever Upward was awarded San Francisco's Neighborhood Empowerment Network Award in 2013 for Best Community Challenge Grant Project.
Excelsior Branch Library Beautification
In response to input from Excelsior community members, the Excelsior Action Group (EAG) received Community Challenge Grant funding for a two-part beautification project located at the Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission Street. The project consisted of a landscaping and seating installation in front of the library on Mission Street and a public art installation on the library’s northern wall on Cotter Street.