Living in San Francisco, poverty is something we see first-hand on a daily basis. At the cross-section of the city’s bustling financial (FiDi), commercial (Downtown), government (Civic Center), and tech (upper SOMA, mid-Market) neighborhoods is San Francisco’s poorest neighborhood, the Tenderloin. Witnessing our own neighbors unsure of where their next meal will come from, lacking access to clean bathrooms, or living in tents on the street is heartbreaking and eye-opening, and we invite you to take action with us.
SAYPC is a group of creative and passionate 20- and 30-somethings from diverse backgrounds who volunteer their time and skill sets to extend the mission of St. Anthony’s by changing the conversation around poverty and engaging a new generation of Bay Area residents on how they can have a direct positive impact on homeless & low-income San Franciscans.
In a little over a year, we’ve built from the ground-up a self-governing council that has produced initiatives like:
-A series of social, educational and fundraising events
-A robust content strategy that leverages the voice of a new generation
-A deep connection with St. Anthony’s advocacy efforts
-Creative volunteer programs
-And more—we’re excited to hear your ideas.
We’re looking for people to help us propel these efforts to the San Francisco mainstream, making SAYPC a voice for homelessness and poverty and the de facto resource for Bay Area residents seeking information and opportunities to engage. Writers, designers, developers, tinkerers, public servants—everyone has a unique background and skill set that will add tremendous value to our group.
If you’re passionate about your local community and are craving more involvement, join us: We’re tackling big challenges and need your help to make San Francisco a place where all people can flourish. Find out more about the application process, check out our Facebook page, or drop us a note—we’d be happy to chat further about the council.