A grassroots, environmental justice organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District


Meet our Promotora, Maria Elena Ramos!

February 1, 2017

After the outcome of the 2016 November Election, our immigrant communities must remain calm, informed, and prepared more than ever. In the coming year, it will be important to share any new information that can support our communities as well

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

Tu Voto = Tu Voz

October 31, 2016

Vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!

This November, we have the opportunity to vote for Affordable Housing, Good Government, Funding for Schools and City Services and Less Criminalization.

Get your bilingual San Francisco Rising Voter Guide here.


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

All Nations, All Relations, All Water for All Generations

September 7, 2016


San Francisco.  On Thursday, September 7, 2016, a press conference in solidarity with the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Nations will be held at the Army Corp of Engineers San Francisco office. The group will meet at

PODER Founder Honored on Earth Day!

April 11, 2016

Supervisor Eric Mar will honor PODER founder, Leticia Alcantar, at an Earth Day reception at City Hall. The reception, co-sponsored with the Surfrider Foundation and the Sierra Club – Bay/SF Chapter, will take place on April 27, 2016 at City