Good Causes

Project AMPLIFI supports small non-profit organizations by raising their public visibility, providing access to new supporters, and producing music-based events on behalf of select organizations. 

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Bay Localize

Mission Statement: We inspire and support Bay Area residents in building equitable, resilient communities. We confront the challenges of climate instability, rising energy costs, and recession by boosting our region's capacity to provide for everyone's needs, sustainably and equitably. We achieve this by equipping local leaders with flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen their communities.

Description: The goal is clear. Reaching it means coming to terms with climate change, our addiction to oil, and deep social inequalities. Bay Localize creates innovative solutions for communities to meet basic needs in ways that harness local resources creatively, sustainably, and equitably. We catalyze change at the community level by providing tools to chart a path to resilience, and ramping up good models to scale through local policy change. Bay Localize focuses our work where we live in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, but our tools and models are replicated throughout the country and the world. Bay Localize believes that vibrant local economies and healthy communities are the answer to our growing challenges. They are the best safeguard against global insecurity, an essential part of achieving social equity, and a vital way to enrich our day-to-day lives. Join Bay Localize in creating a hopeful and vibrant future for us all.

Website: www.baylocalize.org/

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Global Glimpse

Mission Statement: Global Glimpse works to inspire America's next generation to become responsible global citizens.

Description: Global Glimpse partners with 35 majority low income Bay Area public high schools to provide 500 high school juniors annually with after-school workshops and a transformative three-week immersion experience in the developing world. Our school-based program develops global competence, social responsibility, and youth leadership, inspiring and empowering youth to become agents of change in their local communities and in the greater global community. Global Glimpse has developed an innovative and effective grassroots model that leverages public high school educators to make experiential education abroad accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The model is highly scalable, and we are committed to working on the district level to shift the climate and culture in public high schools to support greater global awareness and youth engagement.

Website: www.globalglimpse.org

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Girls Leadership Institute

Mission Statement: The Girls Leadership Institute is changing the face of leadership. We inspire girls to be true to themselves by teaching the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression and healthy relationships, giving girls the skills and confidence to live as leaders.

Description: For ten years, the Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) has awakened thousands of girls to a life of authentic leadership. Co-founded by bestselling author and girl-expert Rachel Simmons, we are a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing transformational programs to girls, their parents, and their educational communities. At GLI, we offer camps and workshops designed to teach girls, educators and parents the core practices of emotional intelligence, healthy relationships, and assertive self-expression. Taught by professional, salaried instructors, all GLI programs use interactive lessons and theatre-based techniques to help girls connect with their emotions and practice the tools of building healthy, authentic relationships. The courses are age-appropriate and progressive, following girls’ developmental needs from grade school through high school.

Website: www.girlsleadership.org

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GirlVentures

Mission Statement: GirlVentures is a unique Bay Area nonprofit that empowers adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths through outdoor adventure and leadership courses. GirlVentures deliberately recruits Bay Area girls from a variety of backgrounds, helping them to Live Healthy, Relate Wisely and Lead Confidently. Two-thirds of girls on each course come from low- to middle-income families and receive partial or full scholarships to participate. Our school year and summer courses build connections with our natural environment, as well as confidence and character that girls bring back to their lives at home, in school and in the community.

Description: Our courses connect youth with the outdoors through 7-14 day expeditions that are enticing and accessible. Complete with transportation, top quality gear, healthy food, professional, fun and compassionate instructors, and a robust curriculum, our appropriately challenging adventures engage youth in discovering their inner fortitude and realizing they are capable of so much more than they thought. These extended periods in nature with intentional reflections (sola time, daily writing, etc.) help girls find their place in the natural environment and begin to feel sustained and nurtured by it. Girls are often astounded to realize the beauty and wonder in their ‘backyard’ when they round the bend on their hike out of Point Reyes and see both the breathtaking ocean vista behind them and the skyline of San Francisco/home in front of them. These experiences foster a sense of stewardship and a desire to protect their new-found friend: mother nature. Curriculum along the way reinforces their discoveries about how connected we are with the land & waterways as we discuss LNT ethics and witness our own impact. Our approach is strength-based, affording girls the time and space to take healthy risks, both physical and emotional. Girls learn to trust and support themselves and one another while kayaking, backpacking, rock-climbing and more. Girls go back to school, home and their communities with a renewed sense of confidence, character and connection with nature. From self-care to alliance building; from creative expression, to leadership and decision-making; from technical skills, to teambuilding; a connection with the environmental is woven throughout our courses.

Website: www.girlventures.org

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Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco. Inc.

Mission Statement: Mission: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. is a youth development and empowerment organization rooted in community service and advocacy. Culturally competent and linguistically sensitive programs are driven by the needs of our youth and reflect the diversity of the population serviced. Horizons primary goal is to engage, educate, and inspire youth.

Description: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. (Horizons), is a community based organization, located in the northeast sector of the Mission District; and has historically been a major point of access for Latino native, immigrant, newcomer, and other youth of color and their families. Horizons was established in 1965 by a small group of community individuals to provide employment and education opportunities for at risk youth. In the 1970’s Horizons provided job readiness services through Federal work programs, and began to offer substance abuse prevention and substance abuse treatment services in 1985, gender specific services (for young women) in 1994, youth specific employment services in 1990; entrepreneurial services in 2000, and gender specific (for young men) in 2008. Horizons has a history of providing culturally competent high appeal programs, that are based on Horizons theory of change (which is predicated on the notion that change is only possible when it is envisioned and desired, is tied to a personal belief system, celebrates cultural values and traditions, understands and considers risk factors and incorporates appropriate protective factors, and uses assets as a means for attainment of client driven goal), evidenced and community best practices, and youth development and leadership principles that promotes inclusiveness and youth becoming stakeholders in their own success. It has been our intention to unite and prioritize the health of Latino and other youth of color and their families who have been exposed to violence and trauma, yet lack access to, and face stigmatization in seeking prevention and treatment services.

Website: www.horizons-sf.org

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Children's Creativity Museum

Mission Statement: The Children’s Creativity Museum is an interactive art and technology museum for kids. Our mission is to nurture the 3C’s of 21st-century skills – Creativity, Collaboration and Communication – in all youth and families. We believe that the ability to think critically, collaborate broadly, communicate effectively and generate and prototype multiple solutions, is the core of a 21st-century education. We envision a world where creativity, collaboration and communication inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens.

Description: At the Children’s Creativity Museum, we are transforming the way kids learn. We move from the conventional approach of play to one of invention. We shift the focus from media consumption to media production. We promote collaboration over independence and engagement over isolation. These principles – combined with our educational approach that encourages kids to imagine, create and share – provide a new model for nurturing core 21st-century skills.

Website: www.creativity.org

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CHALK

Mission Statement: CHALK is a youth-led San Francisco project providing a range of youth services with a specific focus on transformative youth development and employment. CHALK trains and employs in-risk youth as front line service providers for their peers. Our philosophy is that young people can do anything with the appropriate amount of training and support. CHALK = Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids. CHALK is a program of Bay Area Community Resources, a regional nonprofit agency.

Description: Each year, CHALK employs and develops 50+ in-risk youth, ages 14-24. Youth receive over 100 hours of paid job and life skills training throughout their employment. Youth also receive ongoing case management and academic support. Half of the youth CHALK serves are on probation, and for those youth CHALK provides a court advocate to support them to meet their probationary requirements and ultimately get off of probation.

Website: www.chalk.org

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Lauren's House 4 Positive Change Inc

Mission Statement: The mission of Lauren’s House 4 Positive Change Inc. is to offer the underprivileged youths ages 6-18 in San Mateo County: Mentoring, tutoring, leadership development, recreational sports, meals, transportation, enrichment outings, counseling and community service opportunities.

Description: Lauren’s House 4 Positive Change is committed to improving the education and well-being of our community’s children and youth. Lauren’s House works with at-risk, disadvantaged youth from East Palo Alto through programs on after-school education, summer education/enrichment, athletic activities, and youth development.

Website: LH4PC.org

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wishbone.org

Mission Statement: Wishbone is committed to closing the nation’s achievement gap by bringing quality out-of-school opportunities to at risk and low-income high school students. We believe that out-of-school time presents one of the greatest opportunities to level the playing field and give all students the chance to be on a successful life-path.

Description: Wishbone sources low-income students with high potential and connects them to an appropriate database of programs. We ignite students’ families, teachers and schools to support them. We also aggregate financial aid from various sources to send students on path-changing program experiences.

Website: www.wishbone.org

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New Incentives

Mission Statement: To give money directly to poor individuals that is conditional upon improvement.

Description: Many of the world’s poorest people are stuck in a cycle of poverty. Living at the bottom of the economic ladder forces them to make choices between their survival today and a better future for tomorrow. To provide an escape to this vicious cycle, many communities have designed solutions that address this multifaceted problem with direct, conditioned, money transfers. New Incentives partners with these communities to fund their solutions. By making a transfer, you will not only be changing someone’s reality today and enabling them to invest in their futures. You will also be empowering communities to continue designing and administering the solutions they know work best.

Website: newincentives.org

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Little Opera

Mission Statement: The foundation of Little Opera is putting opera in the hands of children. Using real artists as models of artistic excellence, children and adult artists engage in the creation of original, all kid driven work. The result: A little opera. The vision of Little Opera is to create great humans through meaningful artistic experiences. Exploding the cultural assumption that opera is not for everyone, we believe that kids can create anything, and through creating, learn anything. We believe that good things happen when adults and children create work as equal partners, and that there is no great separation between work and play.

Description: Little Opera is a new all kids Opera Company in San Francisco that brings meaningful artistic experiences to children who would otherwise not have access to arts education. For seven months, Little Opera students spend three hours a week together creating an opera. From writing a story, to perfecting the libretto, composing music, designing and building sets and costumes, and performing the finished piece, students do it all. Every other session throughout the year features a master class taught by professional artists across a variety of disciplines. In this way, Little Opera students gain the skills needed to create their original work, while at the same time engaging with the professional arts community of the Bay Area.

Website: littleopera.org

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I am Founder and Direct of Little Opera, an all-kids opera company here in San Francisco. We were lucky enough to be contacted by Olivia at Party Corps last year, and were invited to be the beneficiaries of one of their fundraising concerts. As one of the earliest organizations they threw a party for, there weren't a huge number of people there. However, the event was very well run, with fantastic music to boot. I hope this organization explodes in popularity, because it deserves to.

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I am Founder and Direct of Little Opera, an all-kids opera company here in San Francisco. We were lucky enough to be contacted by Olivia at Party Corps last year, and were invited to be the beneficiaries of one of their fundraising concerts. As one of the earliest organizations they threw a party for, there weren't a huge number of people there. However, the event was very well run, with fantastic music to boot. I hope this organization explodes in popularity, because it deserves to.

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Playworks

Mission Statement: To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

Description: Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to low-income schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. At each partner school, Playworks places a well-trained and highly energetic coach who transforms recess from a chaotic and detrimental part of the school day into safe and inclusive place for kids to play and learn. Our 5-component program provides organized and inclusive recess activities, individual classes with teachers, a youth leadership and development program, after school programming and developmental sports leagues. As a result schools with Playworks have safer and more active students who are better equipped to solve conflicts peacefully, bullying is dramatically reduced, and students return to the classroom focused and ready to learn.

Website: playworks.org/eastbay

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One Degree

Mission Statement: One Degree is revolutionizing the way low-income families connect to poverty-fighting resources. With a web platform that's like a Yelp for nonprofits, information about community programs is aggregated in one place -- making it easy for low-income families to access critical life-saving resources. Imagine millions of people being able to access, rate, review and get information about their local resources, like food banks, employment services and afterschool programs. We are an award-winning nonprofit organization with plans for aggressive nationwide expansion. In addition to our do-gooder mission, deep down inside One Degree is a tech company focused on providing smart solutions to tough problems that have plagued our social safety net. Our goal is to eradicate poverty, and we need your talent to make this happen.

Description: Using our web and mobile platforms, we want to shift the power back to people in low-income communities by revolutionizing access to social services and democratizing the nonprofit industry. We will make information about local services available to all families and give them the ability to review quality of service. Our solution is to build the best-in-class and most trusted Yelp-like web and mobile application where anyone can access, review, and share information about local nonprofit resources. Food pantries, clinics, and after-school programs will all be accessible instantly. It will revolutionize the way teachers, counselors, nonprofit workers, families, and many others get up-to-date, user-generated information about social services.

Website: 1deg.org

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Canal Alliance

Mission Statement: Canal Alliance helps low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrants acquire the tools they need to thrive.

Description: Incorporated in 1982, Canal Alliance is a comprehensive community resource center that helps low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrants from the greater Marin through access to health and social services, youth development, economic security, and citizenship. We provide the full spectrum of immigrant integration initiatives under one roof—from basic services to systemic solutions. No other single organization offers Marin’s immigrant community the breadth of services that we do. Canal Alliance services address all barriers to immigrant integration faced by our clients, and our cutting edge evaluation processes allow us to clearly measure progress toward integration. Our bilingual, bi-cultural staff are unrivaled in their ability to understand the needs of Marin’s low-income immigrant populations, and are highly networked with public agencies and community providers to ensure immigrants are connected to appropriate services. Serving the community for 30 years, we have earned the trust of immigrants as a cornerstone organization in the Canal neighborhood.

Website: http://www.canalalliance.org/

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Each One Reach One

Mission Statement: EORO believes that youth behind bars are children, first and foremost; that one-on-one mentoring through the creative act of playwriting, painting, academic tutoring and life skills workshops provides the best way to positively influence and change the image that both incarcerated youth and society hold of them. Using the arts and education, EORO is transforming the lives of youth behind bars in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco Counties to assist them on the path to becoming successful adults and in breaking the cycle of violence that entraps so many of their peers.

Description: Since 1997, Each One Reach One (EORO) has remained dedicated to its mission to divert incarcerated youth from a life in prison, to become productive community members through mentor-based performing arts and academic tutoring programs, serving over 1,850 youth and engaging over 3,500 community members. EORO’s roots were planted in the exploration of theater-based strategies that could effectively break the cycle of violence and divert youth, particularly young men of color, from the adult prison system. EORO was founded as an arts advocacy organization to divert incarcerated youth and youth on probation from a life in prison. Since its inception, EORO has expanded to become a cutting edge education, arts, and health/wellness detention based program in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Website: www.eoro.org

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EarthTeam

Mission Statement: Building the Next Step in Environmental Education: using the environment as a context for learning our commitment is to increase environmental literacy and service-learning project opportunities to help students become critical thinkers, informed decision makers, and environmental leaders for the future.

Description: Our Sustainable Youth Development Program is aimed at developing and implementing high quality environmental education content standards in participating Title 1 public schools. Our goal is to provide as many youth as possible with in-class support and out-of-class project experiences that offer students the inspiration, knowledge, skills and leadership opportunities to take an active role in a more sustainable future.

Website: www.earthteam.net

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Educate Our State

Mission Statement: Educate Our State is a grassroots, parent-led organization educating and uniting Californians to advocate for systemic change that will provide all students with a high-quality public education

Description: Our Platform: The current public education system in California is broken. We believe the fundamental building blocks outlined below are essential for an effective, high-quality K-12 education. SUPERIOR EDUCATORS: High-quality, inspirational teachers, principals and staff: Attracting top graduates to teaching Assessments of staff based on student outcomes, not just years of service Provide teacher professional development and training Logical, Sufficient and Stable Education FUNDING: Logical and fair funding based on the students’ needs, not where they live Locally-controlled funding with transparency and accountability Enough money for schools based on calculations by education experts Stable funding schools can count on, without yearly changes Engaging and Stimulating Instruction and CURRICULUM: Standards-based instruction that engages students Teaching skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace Useful and timely student assessments

Website: educateourstate,org

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Breakthrough San Francisco

Mission Statement: Breakthrough San Francisco provides intensive academic enrichment and support to motivated San Francisco students with limited educational opportunity, and trains outstanding college students for education careers.

Description: Breakthrough operates intensive, year-round academic programming for deserving San Francisco kids. They attend Breakthrough for six weeks in the summer and twice weekly during the school year, taking academic classes, receiving personalized tutoring, and taking part in activities designed to expand their horizons, like Career Day and outdoor education. In 2013, we\\\'ll work with 134 students in grades five - eight. All of the students have made an 8-year commitment to attend Breakthrough until their graduation from high school - our goal is to send at least 90% of our students to four-year colleges. In addition, we train outstanding college students for education careers through our summer teaching internship. In 2013, we\\\'ll work with 32 undergraduates, giving them top-notch training and career counseling, with the goal of sending roughly 75% into the education field.

Website: www.breakthroughsf.org

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Wholly H2O

Mission Statement: Wholly H2O is a catalyst for sustainable, localized water management in California. Our education and outreach advances locally-appropriate solutions for water conservation. Certainly, this includes pragmatic reuse of rain, storm, gray, and black water. We mainstream aesthetically striking adoption of water-wise practices. Our purpose is to establish the efficaciousness of conservation and reuse to mitigate currently unsustainable demands on California water supplies and the corresponding environmental degradation of California’s riparian ecosystems, aka watersheds. The goal is to increase water supply and water quality security by using our water in the most appropriate manner possible given our real-time existing conditions and data, matching end use with the most appropriate water source. We focus our public education on art and beautiful design as strategies to bring these issues into the mainstream.

Description: Wholly H2O is currently emphasizing the connection between water sources and localized water conservation and reuse through our campaign's "Standing with the Watershed" (http://www.whollyh2o.org/services/standing-with-the-watershed.html), creating the "RIM: River in Motion Education Center" (http://www.whollyh2o.org/services/rim-river-in-motion.html) and our public sticker campaign, "What's On Tap?" (http://www.whollyh2o.org/services/what's-on-tap). We also work with policy makers, governmental and water agencies to develop education and outreach programs focused on rainwater harvesting and graywater reuse. We have a long history of organizing high level professional forums. panels and conferences. (http://www.whollyh2o.org/forums.html)

Website: www.whollyh2o.org

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The HIV Story Project

Mission Statement: The HIV Story Project uses multi-platform media and personal stories to advance HIV/AIDS education and awareness, support HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations, fight the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, and give a voice to the HIV positive community.

Description: We produce documentary films, public service announcements, fundraising videos, online content, non-profit profiles and oral history projects about, with and for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Website: www.thehivstoryproject.org

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Surf For Life

Mission Statement: Surf For Life is dedicated to improving the impact of tourism through community-based health and education projects. Volunteer. Travel. Surf.

Description: We work with local communities and strong Local Partners to identify and design projects such as schools, health clinics, and community centers - creating sustainable projects by maximizing the level of community ownership and engagement. These projects are made a reality by the passion and hardwork of our Surf For Life volunteers.We offer a unique opportunity for people to experience a new and altruistic kind of travel that takes individual vacation to the next level. Our trips are open to everyone – from experienced surfers to anyone who wants to travel and lend a helping hand.

Website: www.surfforlife.org

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The Nile Project

Mission Statement: Transform the Nile basin from an intractable geopolitical conflict to a model for regional cooperation and a wellspring of environmental resources.

Description: The Nile Project inspires, educates and empowers Nile citizens to work together to boost the sustainability of their ecosystem. Cross-cultural musical collaborations inspire curiosity, generate empathy, and promote dialogue. Informal workshops build on this paradigm shift to lead participants to uncover Nile challenges, explore solutions and discover their roles in achieving a more sustainable river basin. The Nile Network motivates them to take part of initiatives relevant to their expertise.

Website: nileproject.org

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Aside from funding opportunities, nonprofits seldom find the fundraising support they need. In one event, Party Corps helped the Nile Project raise more than $1,000, gave us the opportunity to share our unique work to an engaged audience, and gave us a chance to build a community out of our supporters and enthusiasts. Why aren't there more Party Corps in the world?

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Zoo Labs

Mission Statement: Zoo Labs is a hybrid residency/accelerator for music-makers -- the place where music, entrepreneurship, and technology intersect. Our goal is to develop new ways to support musicians and entrepreneurs—and our programs provide us with the perfect platform to research and test new concepts. Our mission is to put forth new models to support creative careers, especially those at the intersections of music and technology.

Description: Zoo Labs hosts residency programs for creative teams of musicians. Teams who participate in the residency live at Zoo Labs with exclusive access to a state-of-the-art recording studio and engineers to make music. Concurrently, Zoo Labs introduces musicians to business as a design-based craft that is compatible with their existing creative process. By facilitating a sustained and focused conversation around business and design concepts, Zoo Labs helps creators examine and integrate those concepts into a long-term strategy and redefine the ways things are done in the shifting landscape of the music industry.

Website: www.zoolabs.org

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CoachArt

Mission Statement: CoachArt's mission is to improve the quality of life for children with chronic illnesses and their siblings by providing free lessons in the arts and athletics.

Description: CoachArt programs offer patients and siblings free lessons in the arts and athletics. We do this through our outpatient mentoring, activity clinics, in-hospital workshops and community events. The core of the CoachArt program is our outpatient mentoring where students are matched for 12 weekly lessons with qualified volunteer mentors skilled in the arts and athletics. activity clinics provide short- term instructive settings, for a small group of youth to learn a new skill and interact with other children. Our in-hospital workshops are monthly activity sessions that occur in one of our hospital or healthcare partner facilities. community events provide cultural, educational and recreational activities in the community for our patients and their families.

Website: www.coachart.org

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Bay Area Women's and Children's Center (BAWCC)

Mission Statement: Located in the heart of the Tenderloin community of San Francisco, Bay Area Women's & Children's Center provides services to low-income children, families and women. BAWCC does advocacy on issues of low-income children and families. BAWCC also spearheads and leads long-term projects that benefit the community. These projects have included the creation of five playgrounds in the Tenderloin and Civic Center, the Tenderloin Children's Playground and Recreation Center, and the 400-student, kindergarten through fifth grade public school with BAWCC as its primary partner, Tenderloin Community School.

Description: BAWCC does both direct service work and takes on and initiates long-term projects. Our direct services take place at our Center on Leavenworth Street and at other locations in the Tenderloin. Our long term projects have been created to provide additional resources for low-income children and families, and are located in the Tenderloin and Civic Center. BAWCC also created a Tenderloin Scholarship Fund, and since 1990 has given scholarships to Tenderloin youth who want to pursue their education past high school.

Website: www.bawcc.org

Our Experience With Party Corps:

What a great resource Party Corps is for our community! They contacted Bay Area Women's & Children's Center and said they wanted to put together an event to benefit our work, and all we'd have to do is let our supporters know where and when.  --And what a great party it was!  They brought in two great singing groups and a fabulous final act.  They raised enough funding to support one of BAWCC's After-School Clubs for Tenderloin kids for a whole semester.  It really was a terrific win-win event, thanks to Party Corp!

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What a great resource Party Corps is for our community! They contacted Bay Area Women's & Children's Center and said they wanted to put together an event to benefit our work, and all we'd have to do is let our supporters know where and when.  --And what a great party it was!  They brought in two great singing groups and a fabulous final act.  They raised enough funding to support one of BAWCC's After-School Clubs for Tenderloin kids for a whole semester.  It really was a terrific win-win event, thanks to Party Corps!

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Alemany Farm

Mission Statement: Friends of Alemany Farm is a volunteer group that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a 3-acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco. Our Mission Friends of Alemany Farm grows food security and educates local residents about how they can become their own food producers. We strive to increase ecological knowledge and habitat value, and to sow the seeds for economic and environmental justice.

Description: Friends of Alemany Farm pursues four main goals: • Fostering Environmental Education by introducing children and adults to the idea that local food production can be part of a healthy ecosystem, and inspiring visitors to start their own gardens at home. • Boosting Food Resilience by providing organic, healthy food to community members. • Growing Leaders through the communal ethic of the barn-raising that encourages people to play an active role in decision-making. • Promoting Ecological-Economic Development by using urban agriculture as a way to develop green job skills.

Website: www.alemanyfarm.org

Our Experience With Party Corps:

In September of 2008, Party Corps organized a fundraiser at San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop for Alemany Farm. It was an AWESOME event — a rockin party, a wonderful community gathering, and good time had by all. We raised more than $1,000 for our community farm, a significant amount considering that our annual budget is just $5,000. Equally important, we made plenty of new friends and supporters, people who eventually became regular volunteers and important players in effort to make SF more food secure.

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Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Mission Statement: The mission of Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is to educate and build confidence in young girls through non-competitive, curriculum-based running programs in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo, and Contra Costa Counties.

Description: Girls on the Run of the Bay Area provides an innovative running program for girls ages 8 to 13 that uses experiential learning to teach very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The program culminates in a non-competitive community running event that gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Girls on the Run of the Bay Area offers 10-week programs during the fall and spring seasons. Volunteer coaches engage the girls in games and running-based workouts that encourage emotional, social, psychological and physical development. The girls meet twice each week after school for a total of 20 one-hour sessions.

Website: www.gotrbayarea.org

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Level Playing Field Institute

Mission Statement: Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

Description: LPFI eliminates barriers to STEM success through its Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy and its research initiatives. SMASH is a three-year five week summer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) enrichment program for high achieving, low-income high school students of color from groups underrepresented in STEM fields. LPFI operates SMASH Academies at UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, and USC. LPFI also conducts original research on inequity in access and opportunity across K-12, higher education, and workplace contexts in order to improve the outcomes for underrepresented students in the fields of STEM.

Website: www.lpfi.org

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My organization, the Level Playing Field Institute, was a beneficiary of a benefit concert put on by Party Corp. Overall we had a great experience. There were some logistical hiccups but it was more than compensated for by the dedicated staff and caring partnership. The event they put on for us with musical guest Tom McFadden was AWESOME. We loved it - it was fun, educational and a really amazing night for all to remember.

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Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)

Mission Statement: Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) is dedicated to nurturing the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access.

Description: R.O.C.K.’s programs are designed to serve over 500 children ages 6-17 utilizing a proven youth development framework. Programs span the entire year and take place during the school day, after school, weekends and over the summer. R.O.C.K. provides sports/fitness, academic support, learning enrichment, community service, outdoor adventures, leadership training and job opportunities to a community lacking in resources.

Website: www.rocksf.org

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CoFED (The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive)

Mission Statement: CoFED, the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, is a national training program and support network that equips student leaders to grow cooperative, sustainable food businesses.

Description: After launching nationally in the Fall of 2010 with support from Michael Pollan, Bill McKibben, and many others, CoFED has worked with over 40 student teams starting or operating cooperative, sustainable food ventures on their campus. We provide students with intensive, summer-camp-like retreats to learn valuable skills such as fundraising and business-planning as well as coaching to grow their markets, cafes or other cooperatively-run local food businesses.

Website: www.cofed.org

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Green For All

Mission Statement: Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

Description: Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. We work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to increase quality jobs and opportunities in the green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.

Website: www.greenforall.org

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Bay Area Community Resources

Mission Statement: Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency headquartered in San Rafael, California that provides a range of services in seven counties around the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1976, BACR’s mission is to promote the healthy development of individuals and families, encourage service and volunteerism, and help build community.

Description: BACR delivers services at more than 100 school- and community-based sites in the following categorical areas: After School, Youth Leadership, National Service, Healthy Communities, Fiscal Intermediary Services, and Alcohol And Drug, Tobacco, and Mental Health. In particular, our After School programs provide youth with a safe place to go after school, receive academic and enrichment support, and gain learning and life skills that improve their success in school and beyond. Our Youth Leadership programs support young people in making decisions about their health, education, and employment by providing leadership development, job training, and job experience. Our National Service programs give AmeriCorps members and VISTA workers job opportunities to serve their communities through tutoring and leading after-school enrichment activities to thousands of youth. Our Healthy Community programs provide school- and community-based health centers and hubs of integrated, coordinated services where youth and families can find support, resources, and community. Also, our Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco, and Mental Health programs help prevent and treat drug or alcohol abuse or tobacco addiction through education, counseling, and intervention.

Website: www.bacr.org

Our Experience With Party Corps:

Not yet; however, we look forward to being a member and partner.