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"If there is anything that I've seen transformed in the past 19 months, is that more and more people are unwilling to accept what we previously accepted as normal."- Yuan Wang In this episode, our featured voices are the co-founder and director of Blue Heart Lindley, Mease and co-director of a APIENC Yuan Wang. This episode is focused on sharing th…
 
"We believe in investing in the real potential of every individual in the community" - Joe Wilson In this episode our featured voices are the Executive Director of Hospitality House Joe Wilson, the Director of Community Engagement of Hospitality House Windy Click and the Manager of Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program Janet Williams. Hospital…
 
"It's really about connecting with your community and knowing the people around you that want you to survive and in turn supporting those other small businesses". Kristin Houk, All Good Pizza, Taco, Cafe Alma In our October 2021 One Hour Special Show co-produced with the American Marketing Association SF Chapter hear from small business owners, Mic…
 
For all of us remembering that the performing arts is kind of like the town square, that everyone comes to better understand their humanity, whether it's through music or dance performance, to interpret the world as it is. And as they want it to be, and they want to see themselves.” - Michael Sullivan Welcome to our September 2021 virtual live pane…
 
“I feel like George has brought together the pieces of a puzzle of equity with people, your organizations are approaching it from the arts, and from hygiene and literacy, it's just, lovely to see these different nonprofits surviving in this very difficult time and doing such great work”- Risa Our featured voices are Executive Director of Simply the…
 
"The Tiny Homes project was going on during the Trump administration and and during and COVID and, it was really a means of people, expressing and keeping hope alive at a time when they were not feeling so much hope" - Sally In this episode the featured voices are the Executive Director of the Youth Spirit Artworks Sally Hindman and the Social Medi…
 
"We want to expand the artists footprint and not just preserve what we have, but create more studio space for artists and make this the place where the creative people of San Francisco can thrive and afford to be" - Barbara In this episode our focus and theme is on our artists, and how making art and community engagement is supporting the developme…
 
"I think there's a big learning about like the fragility and humanity and all our interactions. Right. And recognizing that we all belong to each other" - Nils In this episode we wanted feature the voice of a legacy social service organization that’s approach to providing a hand up to our low-income and unhoused community members is that of seeing …
 
"As the San Francisco Bay Area experienced its rapid changes as the population exploded. And in some ways, even as a diversity in the bay area exploded the folks who you didn't see, in those new faces, those new careers, those new ways of being where black and brown folks, particularly legacy and long time black and brown Oaklanders"-Noni Sessions …
 
"I think we all realize from the pandemic we all belong. We all matter. Human connection is very important and we all have to look out for each other"- Mahogany Roland In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together San Francisco Mahogany Roland. In this week’s show we continue our focus and theme on housing and …
 
For folks out on the streets, those who were not lucky enough to get a Shelter In Place hotel room. It's been very, very brutal, not having access to water. A lot of the food sources were cut off not being able to use bathrooms in cafes, et cetera - Jennifer Friedenbach Our featured voices in this episode are the Executive Director of the Coalition…
 
I think sometimes people make the assumption that if someone is unhoused, there's nothing in common with someone who's housed. And that's a real misnomer because I feel like we're all, ultimately one paycheck away from being unhoused - Jen Roy In this episode, our featured voices are the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, Kevin Adler, Miracle Mes…
 
“These are people often who are experiencing homelessness, who use the ICU as a waiting room”- Kevin Adler In this episode our featured voices are the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages Kevin Adler and the Director of Community Engagement with the San Francisco Marin Food Bank Katy McKnight. We are working on a full half hour show for next week’s …
 
“We've definitely been listening to the needs of artists and artists of color not only opening ourselves up as a venue for them, but also making sure that we're helping them be successful out in the grand world”- Ashley In this episode, our featured voice is the Program Manager of the Bayview Opera House Ashley Smiley. The Bayview Opera House Ruth …
 
“It's for the community. We're trying to serve the community. We all live here. You know, how are we going to serve our community going forward?” - Greg In this episode, our featured voice is the president of the San Francisco Radio Club Greg Albrecht. The San Francisco Radio Club was formed in 1909 by a handful of radio enthusiasts with the object…
 
“I think just due to pervasive sexism, racism, classism in our society, the needs of under-resourced women of color are often overlooked”- Anu Menon In this episode, our featured voice is the Executive Director of Oasis for Girls Anu, Menon who shares about Oasis for Girls programs which are really modeled on youth development, best practices that …
 
“Really there's nothing that's going to stop the revolving door of clients that have very severe psychiatric conditions, periodically because these are chronic conditions where people do have relapses from time to time” - Jennifer In this episode, our featured voice is Jennifer Baity, a therapist in private practice who does training on motivationa…
 
"When the private equity money comes in, that's when unfortunately you see the human equity and the cultural equity and the racial equity tends to disappear. Suddenly it's equitable only for the people that have brought the billions of dollars to play." - Ian Winters With the health and financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and a low inventory…
 
"Our families are still facing a collective total of about a million dollars in back rent, which is profoundly stressful” – Mary Kate Bacalao Our featured voice in this episode is the Director of External Affairs & Policy of Compass Family Services Mary Kate Bacalao. The focus of this week’s show is on how the covid-19 pandemic is impacting our un-…
 
“My joy is seeing the families as they first walked through the door and that support that they feel and that relief that they feel that, finally they have a place that for now they can call home until their real next home is achieved”- Marc Slater Our featured voices in this episode are Cecilia Ferber the Director of Family Services and Marc Slate…
 
"We made the commitment that even with an expected deficit, we want to give this gift to the city. It's so necessary for the community to come back together" - Ilan Vasconcelos In this episode we feature the voice of the Director of Development of Stern Grove Festival Ilana Vasconcelos. With the State of California officially reopening on June 15th…
 
"There's become a recognition again, internally that artists are seeing themselves as laborers and essential workers and that it is okay to proclaim that doesn't take away of the integrity of your work and your creation" - Julie Baker In this episode we feature the voice of the Executive Director of Californians for the Arts Julie Baker. Julie shar…
 
"So we see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm trying not to use the word pivot anymore. I feel like I've pivoted so many times that I'm just pivoting in a big circle right now" - Tracey Sylvester Welcome to our one-hour special panel discussion on small businesses. In today’s special episode we wanted to provide a broader understanding of the …
 
"We do whatever it takes to strengthen and advocate for children, families, and adults to realize their hopes, behavior, health, and well being"- Faith Jackson In this episode, our featured voice is the Transitional Housing Program Supervisor of Uplift Family Services Faith Jackson. The focus of this week’s show is on how the covid-19 pandemic is i…
 
We talk about all the pollution and all the issues that surround the Bayview and all the history such as the shipyard and all the changes in land that has happened in the Southeast - Alex Velasco In this episode our featured voices are Executive Director Justice Patrick Marley Rump, Senior Development Consultant LeeAndrea Morton, and Community Prog…
 
You don’t need a building to provide library services to your community - Jayanti In this episode our featured voices are the founder of Common Knowledge Susan Stuart Clark, the Director of Library Services, of the Hayward Public Library Jayanti Addleman and the Library Director of the Redwood City Library Derek Wolfgram Welcome to our one-hour spe…
 
“How you get an entire sector back on its feet after 18 months of closure is really difficult and we're going to need support for years”-Brad Erickson In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of Theater Bay Area, Brad Erickson. We wanted to host Theater Bay Area because they are another one of our long-time performing arts organ…
 
"Our mantras for the whole course of the pandemic has been trying to get as many resources to nonprofits as possible"-Lucy Salcido Carter In this episode our featured voices are Public Policy Director Lucy Salcido Carter and Christina Dragonetti the Outreach and Communications Director at CalNonprofits. Over this past 13 months of producing this sp…
 
“They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds." "I hope people recognize that we are continuing to fight and uprise against the injustices that are happening on all levels.” - Jasmine Dellafosse Today’s convening and conversation with community leaders is our final follow up conversation from both our The Townhall Event we hosted in Ma…
 
"Harriet's Spirit is using the spirit of Harriet Tubman as an inspiration to a young girl to overcome bullying in school" - Nicole Paiement In this episode our featured voice is the Artistic and General Director of Opera Parallele Nicole Paiement. “I started this company because I was very eager to not only collaborate with a lot of artists in the …
 
“I look forward to seeing how sort of the general public reviews, how they look at artists. And go, Oh, this is a valid life choice”-Erica Andracchio In this episode our featured voice is Playwriter, actress and Executive Director of the Left Coast Theater Company. Erica Andracchio who describes herself as, the lady with many hats for a number of y…
 
I think the challenge for us is that we live and breathe this pain daily. And that's hard as this is to hear my aunt in pain. I carry that every single day. How the hell do they expect us to respond to a police officer who is biased against us to act professional and appropriate and kind when we know the one thing this cop wants to do is to hurt us…
 
I think that some of the most innovative, if not the only innovative programs that we saw to be successful was because the City listened to communities and neighbors and residents who had all the ideas quickly and your small business, entrepreneurs like your restaurants who were like, we got to figure something out of we're closed down.- Joaquin To…
 
We think that part of recovering at a grand scale in this country and in communities is actually going to be specifically about the performing arts. Because there’s something there that can be delivered to people to say, okay, we're on the other side, we made it. - Meg Friedman In this episode our featured voices are Meg Friedman a senior consultan…
 
Less than 5% of the people that are creating all of the things that make up the soundtrack to our lives every day are women or gender nonconforming folks or gender diverse - Elena Botkin-Levy In this episode we feature the voices of Managing Director Elena Bot Kin–Levy and the Director of Education Leah King of Women’s Audio Mission Women’s Audio M…
 
“We are very committed to having honest, open conversations about mental health and that there is nothing to be ashamed about having that discussion or saying that you need help” - Gregg Biggs Our featured voices in this episode are Justine Underhill the Chief Program Officer and Gregg Biggs the Director of Advancement from Edgewood Center for Chil…
 
"I’ve just seen real ingenuity and perseverance, and also because of this, it’s connected to community in a much different way. That sense that all boats rise has really come through for this, I’d say” - Cory Combs In this episode our featured voice is Executive Director of InterMusic SF Cory Combs. We wanted to host InterMusicSF because they are a…
 
"The essence of what we do, providing stability, providing homes, you know, showing our youth that they are, they have value" – Sakeenah El-Amin Our featured voices in this episode are Lyslynn Lacoste the Executive Director of BMagic and Sakeenah El-Ami the Deputy Director of the Third Street Youth Center and Clinic. One of the biggest unintended c…
 
In this episode, we feature the voices of cofounder of CivicMakers Judi Brown, Assistant Director of Human Resources at the City of San Jose Kelli Parmley and former Director of Digital Services and Open Government for the City of San Rafael, Rebecca Woodbury In today’s show we wanted to focus on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic m…
 
Now we're seeing that through our programs and programs of other organizations that there's really this emphasis, that these are essential services that artists are providing for business owners, communities, and people, students, and anyone really, you can think of it's really important work - Karim Zelenka Our featured voices are Justin Hoover th…
 
"We really are coming alongside of those entrepreneurs and small business owners and helping them turn their passion to profit" - Tim Russell Today’s episode is part of our efforts to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the small businesses and entrepreneurs that make up the economic fabric of our neighborhoods. We wanted to fe…
 
“How do we pull all those resources and really make poverty something that is, solvable here in the Bay area” – Kelly Bathgate In this episode, we feature the voices of Kelly Bathgate the Chief Program Officer and Marisa Giller the Communications Director at Tipping Point Community. Tipping Point Community was founded by Daniel Lurie back in 2005 w…
 
“How can we support these businesses that are still here, help new businesses emerge and keep our small business community thriving” - Julie Clowes In this episode, we feature the voice of Julie Clowes, the District Director of the Small Business. Administration's San Francisco District Office Over these ten plus months we have been sharing the voi…
 
“It's that vision that's really the difficult thing and it's challenging in the environment that we're in” - Al Spector In this episode, we feature the voice of Al Spector, an advisor to non-profit and mission-driven organizations. Given the financial struggles of both our nonprofits and small business organizations we wanted to feature Al and ask …
 
“It sends a message that we believe as a society that we are all better when we take care of each other” - Wayne Hazzard In this episode our featured voice is the CoFounder and Executive Director of Dancers' Group Wayne Hazzard. The Dancers Group was born in the middle of the AIDS crisis has evolved over the decades as a service organization provid…
 
“We're learning a lot from our Community Hubs participation and seeing how really hands-on Arts Rich Learning for students in small environments has a huge impact on their wellbeing” - Julie Rulyak Steinberg In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of Community Music Center Julie Rulyak Steinberg. We wanted to feature the commun…
 
We still have a tremendous need and there's a lot of hungry people ”- Kristin Houk In this episode our featured voice is Kristin Houk the Owner of All Good Pizza, TATO and Café Alma. Kristin is part of the Bayview woman food entrepreneurs who are change makers and community leaders providing jobs, healthy food options and a hand up to their fellow …
 
“ Two people came to us with actual instruments, from the holocaust that were played by their relatives.“ - Patricia Kristof Moy In this episode our featured voice is Patricia Kristof Moy, the Executive Director of Music at Kohl Mansion. Performing arts organizations generate a big percentage of their annual revenue through earned income in the for…
 
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