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Downtown Streets Team: Working to Tackle Homelessness in the Bay Area

Despite the ever-increasing wealth of Silicon Valley, poverty and homelessness continue to plague many living in the Bay Area.  One group working to tackle this is Downtown Streets Team, an organization focused on eradicating homelessness. Downtown Streets Team addresses the … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Making a Splash for Kids in the Tenderloin

On my first visit to the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s After School Program, I was struck by the bright eyes and energy of the children excited to go on a rock climbing trip.  This in spite of their circumstances.  TNDC provides affordable … Continue reading

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Unsung Grassroots Heroes: Your Family Counts Home Visitors

We frequently meet with individuals operating at a grassroots level in an effort to learn about the current face of poverty. Earlier this summer, our staff sat down with three Alameda County employees to hear their stories. These employees work … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Checking Out All the Fresh Food the SF Food Bank Has to Offer

I recently visited the San Francisco Food Bank at the recommendation of one of PVF’s donors. During my visit I met with their Executive Director, Paul Ash, and Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy, Teri Olle, to discuss the systemic … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Surrounded by Smiles at the Day Worker Center

This past Friday I visited my friends at the Day Worker Center in Mountain View. My host, Executive Director María Marroquín, gave me a tour of their new home, introduced me to the people they support, and fed me a … Continue reading

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Getting to the Grassroots: Visiting Catholic Worker House in Redwood City

by: Ashley Murphy, Program Associate As the newest member of the PVF team, I am busy familiarizing myself with our various programs and grantees within the Bay Area. As part of this process, I have been doing some site visits, … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Checking In On Friends In the Field

This past Friday, I decided to check in on some wonderful people working in the field in the Redwood City area, while accompanied by a local community member, Christine Rammler. For our first stop, we visited Sequoia High School in … Continue reading

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