History

In 2012 through efforts of the Mission Peace Collaborative, it’s member CBO’s, concerned neighborhood leadership and other stakeholders the following activities where carried out:

  • Four community town halls at Mission Beacon Center/Everett Middle School in 2013, with participation of more than 400 individuals, including youth, families, Mission District Supervisor David Campos, SFUSD, UCSF, City College of San Francisco, Government & other universities, the Mayor’s office, City Departments, faith community, teachers and others living and working in SF.
  • Formation of committees tasked with identifying strategies to improve outcomes in Education, Health, Immigration & Faith, Arts & Culture and Workforce & Economic Development.
  • More than 5 peace marches and vigils organized and attended by youth, families, community workers and allies from other neighborhoods throughout the city, particularly those also impacted by youth violence such as Bayview, SOMA, OMI, Excelsior, Tenderloin, Visitation Valley.
  • An on-line community survey was developed to map out community assets, staffing and programmatic resources currently meeting the needs of neighborhood youth 13-24 at risk or in-risk of violence and better understand service gaps.
  • Youth and violence prevention focused collaborations including the Mission Peace Collaborative; Chicana, Latina & Indigenous Family Resource System, and others have continued to meet on a monthly basis to share information and coordinate services
  • Mission District Summer Gun Buy Back sponsored by Supervisor David Campos
  • Formation of Steering committee to provide leadership in the development of a document funded by the Department of Public Health outlining community identified priorities for service, and recommendations for the implementation of a sustainable continuum of care for 500 predominantly Latin@ youth at-risk or in-risk of violence
  • The priorities are shared and vetted at community meetings and town hall on October 17, 2013 and then presented to the CCSF Mayor, Supervisors and departmental directors to begin a discussion about how to respond to these to achieve a common set of priorities and allocation of the necessary level of resources for implementation and evaluation of community identified and executed strategies
  • Review of historical documents, plans and safety protocols reflecting the past 10+ years of thinking and strategy related to violence prevention and intervention for Latinas/Latinos in the Mission District and citywide