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Remember Los Siete

Remember Los Siete

April 2, 2019

Join us for an easy to moderate pace community ride through the Mission District tracing the inspiring and radical legacy of Los Siete De La Raza. Click here to read El Tecolote’s recent article on Los Siete and upcoming month

1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable Housing Bonus Program Height Increase

December 2, 2016

Dec. 2, 2016

1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable Housing Bonus Program Height Increase
Sets precedent as first-ever height increase for 100 percent affordable housing in San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission District’s housing crisis has been

We Love Our Elders: Fran & Iris

November 28, 2016

Name: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz
Ages: 67 and 70
Born in: Hyattsville, Md. & Jamaica, N.Y.
Current Neighborhood: Mission

Why did you move to San Francisco?
I met Iris in Boston over 40 years ago, not long after in

We Love Our Elders: Amelia Andrade

November 3, 2016

Name: Amelia Andrade
Born in: Mexico
Current Neighborhood: Mission (Navigation Center- Homeless shelter)
Ages: 62 years old

Why did you make San Francisco your home?

I came from Mexico looking for a better future. I came to the Mission, but

We Love Our Elders: Juan and Maria Aguillón

October 27, 2016

Juan and Maria Aguillón

Born in: El Salvador
Current Neighborhood: On the border of San Francisco and Daly City
Ages: 57 and 67 years old

When and why did you make San Francisco your home?

We arrived to San Francisco

Position Announcement: Community Organizer

Position Announcement: Community Organizer

February 11, 2016

Position Announcement: Community Organizer
People Organizing for Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER) is a grassroots environmental and economic justice organization based in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1991, PODER organizes with Latino families and youth in the Mission, Excelsior

Bonjour Paris! PODER at COP21

December 3, 2015

Bonjour, Paris!

PODER’s very own Tere Almaguer is on her way to COP21 (Conference of the Parties on Climate Change).

She is joining hundreds of front line community and indigenous leaders who are redefining climate leadership! If California wants to

Member Profiles: Marilyn Duran

October 2, 2015

Marilyn Duran joined PODER at the age of 14.  As a member of the Common Roots Youth Organizer Program, Marilyn learned about the environmental injustices low-income communities of color face and displacement crisis that has afflicted the Mission.  Her own

The Peoples Summit A Huge Success

October 1, 2015

Thank you to our neighbors, youth and families that participated in this year’s Peoples Summit. Over a one hundred District 11-based community members took part in the half day summit, participating in various learning and visioning sessions held at the