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Herz Gym: Proposition A on the Ballot this November
Oct 22

Herz Gym

Proposition A on the Ballot this November Reverend Sonya grew up in the 1960s in Sunnydale and would take a bus out of the neighborhood to play basketball. “We’ve never had a gym in the community, we used to go over to Palega Gym (5 miles away). It would be a great asset to the

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Sunnydale

Sunnydale Progress, Block 6 and Block 3 After many years of planning, the rebuilding effort at Sunnydale is taking a major leap forward with the construction and design of four new buildings on the southeastern edge of the community. A new residential building on Block 6, which will provide 167 affordable homes for families, is

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Kionna

A Student’s Journey from Sunnydale to UC Berkeley Kionna is a studious 18-year-old freshman at UC Berkeley. Like most college students this fall, she is learning virtually, but unlike most, she was able to move into the dorms at Cal as they allowed a limited number of freshmen to live on campus while learning remotely.

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From Food Insecurity to Food Sovereignty: Reimagining local food systems in the Sunnydale community

Reimagining local food systems in the Sunnydale community According to the USDA Food Atlas, most San Franciscans travel less than a half mile to get to the nearest grocery store. But that is not the case for residents of San Francisco’s Sunnydale public housing community who have to trek more than a mile to get

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2020 Contact: Rick Sprague, Mercy Housing California | RSprague@mercyhousing.org ***PRESS RELEASE*** El Monte, CA – Mayor Andre Quintero, joined by the City Council and a small group of various partners and City, County, and State officials, will announce the dedication of Baldwin Rose Apartments, a new affordable housing community on

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Joshua Bamberger, MD, Mercy Housing, Homelessness, Health and Housing

Dr. Joshua Bamberger, who specializes in treating people who are homeless, writes about the most common chronic health problems he sees in his patients, and how they need housing in order to manage their conditions.

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Mercy Housing has refined the motel-conversion model with our recently completed community, Courtyard on Orange Grove

Converting older, deteriorating motels into housing for the homeless can be a gamble with limited wins. However, with sound planning and strategic implementation, easing California’s long-term homelessness crisis using similar strategies is doable, especially now, in light of recently approved state funding to help tackle the issue. This April, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled Project Roomkey,

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Maria pictured here with her mother and two brothers in their Mercy Housing home in L.A.

Mercy Housing provides quality, evidence-based Out of School Time (OST) programming for hundreds of youth in California communities. The goal of OST is to supplement young residents’ educational and social-emotional learning to help them lay a strong foundation for academic and life success. While originally attended primarily by K-5th grade residents, these programs have expanded

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Camp Mercy 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the structure of classroom-based learning. With California’s shelter-in-place ordinances and school closures statewide, many students are missing out on vital social aspects of school that help to promote learning and the development of healthy social bonds. Families are experiencing what has been coined ‘COVID slide,’ a 30% or greater

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The coronavirus pandemic poses challenges to communities that we haven’t seen before. Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties (SF Goodwill) and Mercy Housing understand that partnerships are what matter most when things get tough. SF Goodwill’s mission is creating second chances through the power and dignity of work and the organization works

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