City Announces $2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Grant Awards For Space Acquisition and Long-Term Leases

$2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Grant Awards

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Northern California Community Loan Fund with key partners today announced $2.7 million in grant awards to 13 neighborhood-serving nonprofit facilities.

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Mayor Lee's $1.2 Billion Nonprofit Investment Ensures Delivery Of Vital Services

San Francisco Conservation Corps


San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s two-year budget proposal will feature a $1.2 billion investment in nonprofits, helping to ensure that these organizations continue delivering critical services to San Francisco’s most at-risk residents. That investment includes a program to help local nonprofits plan and pay for essential real estate and rental costs, as well an initiative to fund cost of doing business increases.

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City Celebrates 280 Graduates as part of the HealthCare Academy

City Celebrates 280 Graduates as part of the HealthCare Academy

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) celebrated the achievements of 280 students that graduated as part of the City’s HealthCare Academy program. The Academy trains residents with coursework in various occupations in the Health Care industry including Personal Care Giver, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Assistant.

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Emerging Business Loan Fund deploys $13.3 million to San Francisco small businesses

Main Street Launch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA:  Today the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and nonprofit community lending partner Main Street Launch celebrated its 100th loan since its debut in 2012. Through San Francisco’s Emerging Business Loan Fund (EBLF), the 100th loan was made to OutCo, a San Francisco-based business offering coaching and educational services for software engineers.

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San Francisco Celebrates 13th Annual Small Business Week & Continues to Focus on the City’s Commitment to Small Businesses

San Francisco Celebrates 13th Annual Small Business Week

Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated San Francisco Small Business week, the largest Small Business Week in the country, by recognizing six small businesses and entrepreneurs for their contributions to our City’s economic success.  Small Business Week (May 15th – 20th) features a full week of activities and workshops designed to provide San Francisco’s small business owners with a variety of support and resources to help them thrive and succeed. The week is celebrated with a weekend of sidewalk sales, which encourage residents to shop small and buy local.

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis Leads the Way Toward Zero Waste with Innovative Recycling Program Employing People with Disabilities


San Francisco, CA -- Every day, more than 150,000 people visit San Francisco. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, San Francisco and its hotels host nearly 6 million individuals each year. These visitors leave more than just their hearts in San Francisco. In addition to their economic infusion into the City, they also leave behind tons of trash.

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City Celebrates the Opening of a New Bakery Through, Open in SF, A Small Business Acceleration Pilot Program

Open In SF

San Francisco, CA—Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Katy Tang, Supervisor Norman Yee, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) together with the community celebrated the grand opening of Noe Valley Bakery, a recipient of the OEWD’s Open in SF program (Small Business Acceleration Program). The pilot program is the first of its kind that provides direct services to entrepreneurs seeking to open small brick and mortar food-based businesses in San Francisco that guides them through the current complex permitting process.

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Mayor Lee, Supervisor Cohen & City Agencies Celebrate the Opening of New Plaza

Daggett Plaza

San Francisco, CA Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Malia Cohen, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community celebrated the completion of a new open space in the Showplace Square area called Daggett Plaza. Formerly an underutilized street, Daggett Plaza has been transformed into a vibrant community space, serving families and children in Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Mission Bay, and many other neighborhoods.

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Mayor Lee Announces New Partnership with Warriors and Chase on Local Workforce Training


San Francisco, CA— In an effort to provide local residents with the skills needed to secure good jobs, as well as to address the workforce needs generated by new construction projects, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has kicked-off a new training program for construction trades, in partnership with the Warriors, Chase, Mortenson|Clark Joint Venture and local labor unions.

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Mayor Lee Youth Jobs+ Initiative Creates Thousands of Jobs for San Francisco Youth


San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the United Way Bay Area, San Francisco City Departments and private sector employers kicked off the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ 2017 initiative today. This program challenges employers of both large and small companies to create jobs, internships and paid job training for San Francisco residents. Today’s event at the Green Room of the War Memorial resulted in more than 6,100 on-the-spot pledged jobs for local youths, closing in on the program’s ongoing goal of 7,000 jobs.

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