Community Asset Development
Community asset development involves supporting the establishment of physical and social assets:
- Bayanihan Community Center is in the heart of the South of Market neighborhood at 6th Street & Mission Street. The 7,000 square foot center includes the Veterans Equity Center office, community program space, conference room, and technology center with 20 computers. Clients will also be able to access neighborhood information and provide referrals for affordable housing and services available in SF.
- Social Capital is cultivated through volunteerism, civic engagement, and philanthropy.
FADF After School Programs
FADF established the following direct service programs in response to the needs of the Filipino families and youth living and working in the South of Market neighborhood:
- Galing Bata After-School Program at the Filipino Education Center at 824 Harrison Street and at Bessie Carmichael Elementary at 375 – 7th Street; a Filipino cultural enrichment after-school program for children in Kindergarten through 7th grade. 120 students were served in 2009-10.
- Bayanihan Krew’s Bridgin’ the Gap Program at the Bayanihan Community Center. This program is an after-school program for youth ages 18-24 yrs, targeting South of Market high school Filipino immigrant youth. The program facilitates creative writing, hip hop and dance, youth leadership, and employment and career readiness. They meet Wed and Fri from 4:30pm-6:30pm, and the youth host performances each quarter.
Nonprofit Fiscal & Support Services
FADF strives to develop resources for emerging community organizations that provide services to address the current needs of low-income families. FADF has built capacity to offer fiscal support and resource development for agencies targeting the Filipino population.
- FADF provides fiscal support:
Filipino Community Center in the Excelsior neighborhood, a community facility with programs targeting the concentration of low-income Filipino youth and families in the neighborhood. 300 clients were served in 2009-10. These programs include employment development support, domestic violence, immigration, and after-school programs.
Filipino Community Center
4681 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Pinoy-Pinay Educational Partnerships (PEP) provides in-school academic and Filipino cultural programming targeting Filipino youth at Denman Middle School, Balboa High School & Philip & Sala Burton High Schools. 140 students were served in 2009-10.
Pin@y Educational Partnerships
Support to the Filipino WWII Veterans
FADF also helped establish and continues to provide support to the Veterans Equity Center (VEC), a separate nonprofit direct service agency with its own 501 c3 status serving the needs of Filipino seniors and immigrants, with special attention to the low-income Filipino WWII veterans and their spouses. VEC served 400 clients in FY 2009-10 and their offices and programs are located at the Bayanihan Community Center.
Veterans Equity Center