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Community Organizing

The Tenderloin Deserves to Be Heard

We believe that being heard is essential to feeling valued and welcome in your home, neighborhood, and city. Right now, the systems we all rely on are designed to create enormous barriers for people based on their income, race, spoken language, gender identity, and more, from being heard. 

Our Community Organizing work aims to change that. By rooting our organizing and policy work in the wants of the Tenderloin community, investing in local leadership, and providing resources for community groups, we're championing the voice of the Tenderloin community and beyond.

Community Organizing Office
9:30 am - 6 pm
210 Golden Gate Avenue

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Community Groups

Community leaders connecting and working together on issues they care about
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Leadership Development

Championing community leaders and groups, offering educational classes, and engaging the neighborhood
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Healthy Corner Stores

Partnering with local corner stores and Food Justice Leaders to increase the supply of healthy food
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Our Work in Community Organizing

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Leadership Academies
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Community Groups
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Healthy Corner Stores
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Policy Successes

Voices of the Tenderloin

From food security to racial justice to public safety, our Community Organizing team works with the community to make change on issues directly impacting the neighborhood.

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TL Activist Efforts Bring Back the 27 Bus Line

After nearly nine months without two critical bus lines, TL activists are rejoicing for the return of the 27 bus! Because of their extensive organizing efforts—two socially distanced protests, a Twitter campaign, and numerous emails, calls, and meetings—the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) identified the 27 as an essential lifeline for the neighborhood and brought it back on January 23.


Questions about Community Organizing? 

Contact our Director of Community Organizing, Policy & Planning, Colleen Rivecca (pronouns: she/her) at crivecca@tndc.org or 415.358.3920