In response to community feedback at our February 9th Community Meeting, the Excelsior Action Group's Beautification Committee, in partnership with Clean City Coelition, has received a community challenge grant to beautify the San Francisco Public Library's Excelsior Branch. The project is still in the early conceptual phases and we want your input! Help us by attending the Excelsior Beautification Committee Meetings.
The Excelsior Action Group has set out to refurbish the Chronicle Newsstand Kiosk at the intersection of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue in the Excelsior
Ever Upward Gateway Project
The Excelsior Action Group is proud to announce the Mission Geneva Gateway project! This project aims to install a sculptural element into the newly landscaped sidewalk at the Northwest corner of Mission and Geneva. The sculpture will beautify this entrance to the Excelsior and display our diversity in culture.
To make this project possible, the Excelsior Action Group received a Community Challenge Grant to work with the community in creating a neighborhood landmark and making the Excelsior's busiest intersection safer and more beautiful. In a series of public meetings organized by EAG, Excelsior community members have shared their ideas and shaped the designs of artists Isis Rodriguez and Jason Gilmore. When the designs are ready for installation, community volunteers will be instrumental in assembling the mosaic tiles on the base of the column.
More information on the Mission l Geneva Gateway Project can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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 Out of Site Youth Arts Center.