A Note on Clementina Towers

Dear Friends of TNDC, Last night NBC Bay Area aired a story investigating the challenges of managing public housing in San Francisco. To show the struggles residents often face when living in a building undergoing renovation, NBC featured a resident at one of our buildings, Clementina Towers. We care deeply about how our residents are…

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Sally Carlson’s Donation Brightens Back-to-School Day

Current donor and former TNDC Board Member Sally Carlson knows that back-to-school is one of the most exciting and stressful times of the year for families. And especially for families with limited budgets, back-to-school can mean choosing between the essentials and purchasing new clothing, notebooks, and backpacks. To help families focus on what’s most important,…

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The Masagcas Thrive in SOMA Family Apartments

The Masagca’s kitchen table is piled with a box of crayons and a stack of paper. “We are big crafters,” says Mary Ann, as her youngest daughter, Maja, excitedly points to three “fairy houses” on a shelf. Mary Ann says they made the houses during an arts and craft session organized by the social workers…

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The Eddy & Taylor Family Apartments — 12 Years in the Making!

That’s three different presidencies, three World Series championships for the Giants, and 113 new homes for families...

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A Note from Don

Families play a central role in San Francisco’s health and vibrancy. They show us the importance of responsibility, the value of helping others, and the need for community. In a city with fewer children and youth than any other major metropolis in the country, a lack of family-friendly housing can make it very difficult for families…

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Supporting Family Housing Keeps San Francisco Vibrant

When Mary Ann Masagca and her husband Michael moved into the SOMA Family Apartments with his parents, they were the “kids” in the household. Aware of the many challenges of raising a family in San Francisco, they hesitated to start one of their own. “Expensive childcare and the lack of affordable youth services are a…

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25 Years of TASP Fun Facts

Krish at TASP in 2017 Krish at TASP in 2011 TASP has helped over 5,000 kids grow in the last 25 years! 1. We’ve had over 300 dedicated and compassionate volunteer tutors in the past 25 years. 2. Partners of TASP have donated 21,875 holiday gifts to kids in the Tenderloin. 3. For 25 years,…

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Volunteer Profile: Anthony Costaños

Over the last seven and half years, volunteer Anthony Castaños has watched TASP kids go from elementary school to college. He has gotten to know students through their college application essays. He has helped Eduardo, fondly called “his protégé,” for seven years and saw him gain independence and move to San Jose State. Four years ago,…

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Student Profile: Nidhi Patel

Like most high-school graduates moving away for college, Nidhi Patel had a mix of excitement and nerves. Last fall she was off to Sonoma State University, looking forward to improving her Spanish and figuring out her major, but she was also moving to a brand new city several hours away from her family and friends…

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Your Generosity Inspires Tenderloin Students to Attend College

It was 1997 and a group of eight teenagers and TASP staff packed into a YMCA van for Los Angeles. With a small budget, TASP Program Manager, Denise Obrero, managed to visit two colleges for TASP’s first College Tour. With your help, the College Tour program has introduced nearly 250 students to 88 schools in…

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