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Resilient Bayview

Welcome to Resilient Bayview

In early 2013, a group of Bayview non‐profits, small businesses, faith‐based organizations, universities residents and city agency stakeholders came together to create a vision for the Bayview that ensures the health and well-being for all residents and local agencies in a future that grows richer in stressors and shocks every day.  Out of this process, Resilient Bayview was born and over the course of the last few years, the program members worked intensely to create a Resilience Action Plan that inventories the goals and objectives that will guide the group’s efforts to empower local agencies and residents to prepare for and recover from disasters of any size.

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click to view photos and report for the 2nd Annual Resilient Bayview Neighborfest!

Thank you all for contributing to the success of the 2018 Resilient Bayview Neighborfest. Click below to see photos, videos and the 2018 Resilient Bayview Neighborfest Report.

Resilient Bayview Heatwave Strategy

In 2017, the Bayview experienced a series of unprecedented heat waves that saw the temperature rise to over 100 over the course of two consecutive days for the first time in recorded history.  The Resilient Bayview Executive Steering Committee activated its HUB and were able to establish a cooling center at two separate locations.  As a result Resilient Bayview formed the Extreme Weather Working Group and secured funding from the San Francisco Dept. of Health create a culturally competent preparedness / response strategy that will help protect the impacts of climate change on the health and well-being of all those that live and work in the Bayview, especially the vulnerable.

Our Accomplishments
Bayview EOC

2017 Cooling Center Activation

 

On September 1, 2017 the City and County of San Francisco activated its EOC in response to the heatwave that was generating record temperatures in the City’s neighborhoods.  HSA contacted the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to stand up a cooling center in the Bayview community on Saturday, September 2nd from 10am to 6pm.  The NEN reached out to the Resilient Bayview Leadership Team to support the HSA’s request.  Over the course of the next fourteen hours the team identified a location (Bayview YMCA), secured staffing resources, managed the activation and operation of the cooling center and then demobilized at the request of the EOC.  The team issued a report that outlines that activities that were taken, by whom and when. 

Check out the Site Activation Report here.

2017 RYLA Graduation

In August of 2017 the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) successfully graduated its third Resilient Youth Leadership Academy.  The ceremony was held in City’s South Court and was attended by the graduate’s families, APRI staff, Sup Sandra Fewer and City Administrator Naomi Kelly.  It was a fitting conclusion to a powerful eight week immersive learning experience that provided the Academy participants with a behind the scenes understanding about the impacts of climate change on the Bayview, the strategies that are being developed to mitigate its impact and how the agencies work that are charged with protecting the health and well-being of Bayview Residents. 

2017 Neighborfest

 

On October 7th, 2017 Resilient Bayview hosted its first neighborhood-wide Neighborfest. This all-day event featured four live bands, including a Navy Jazz band, a huge health resource fair, climbing walls, an earthquake simulator, a delicious free lunch and CPR & fire extinguisher trainings. The goal of the event was to introduce guests, over 500 attended, to ways to become healthier and better prepared in a positive fun atmosphere.  It was also was a great opportunity to bring together the agencies of the Resilient Bayview Town Center HUB to practice working as a team to support the needs of a large group of folks.  The reviews were very positive and it looks like RBV Neighborfest will be back in 2018. 

About Us

Background

Since 2013, a group of Bayview non-profits, small businesses, faith-based organizations, residents and city agency stakeholders have been working to advance a vision for the Bayview. This vision is of a community rich in social & economic opportunity and success for residents and businesses. The Resilient Bayview program members have worked intensely to inventory and prioritize the goals and objectives for the various community stakeholders. These stakeholders are committed to making the Bayview a great place to live, work and visit.

Leadership

Community Leadership: 

  • Felisia Thibodeaux, RBV Program Manager 
  • GL Hodge, Providence Baptist Church 
  • Takija Gardner, Bayview Y 
  • Dan Dodt, Small Business 
  • Rosalind Hinton, Small Business 

Organizational Partners: 

  • Karen Nemsick. Rebuilding Together 
  • Brittni Chicuata, Sup Malia Cohen’s Office 
  • Wylie Lie and Lydia Bell, UCSF 
  • Sraddha Mehta and Shawn Rosenmoss, Dept. of Environment 
  • Aaron Yen, Planning Dept. 
  • Larry McClendon, Office of Economic and Workforce Development 
  • Donna Logan, Red Cross 
  • Evan Schwartz, Warriors 
  • Jessica Fontenot Shakirah M Simley, SF PUC 
  • Brian Whitlow, SF CARD 
  • Daniel Homsey, NEN 
  • Tre Allen, NEN 

Bayview Hub Boundary Map

Hub Boundary Map
Our Plan

Vision

Bayview is an active and dynamic community where individuals, families, organizations, and businesses deliver exceptional goods and services, all the while providing opportunities to catalyze the economic, spiritual, and cultural potential of the neighborhood. During times of stress, our community will collectively respond with confidence and compassion.

Goals

Individual

Provide streamlined access to information that supports an individual’s ability to make smart decisions regarding mitigation, preparedness and response activities.

Organizational

Support HUB Member organizations efforts to develop higher levels of interoperability among nearby stakeholder organizations and residents.

Community

Ensure that neighborhood stakeholder organizations and their external resilience partners are able to communicate among themselves and residents before, during and after a disaster in a culturally competent way.

Our Plan

Download the Bayview Resilient Action Plan by clicking the icon below.

Our Projects

2018 Heatwave Strategy

“When It Gets Hot, Stay Cool…. Bayview Style” 

In 2017, the Bayview experienced a series of unprecedented heat waves which saw the temperature rise to over 100 over the course of 2 consecutive days, for the first time in recorded history.  The Resilient Bayview Executive Steering Committee activated its HUB and were able to establish a cooling center at two separate locations.  During its post event debrief, the steering committee determined the following: 

  1. Residents, especially those vulnerable to heat related health impacts, had little or no access to culturally competent preparedness materials 
  2. A majority of vulnerable residents live in structures with no air conditioning 
  3. Directing vulnerable residents to seek shelter from heat at offsite locations could put their health in jeopardy 
  4. Strengthening their ability to shelter in place, with the support of their immediate social and service network is ideal scenario to plan for 

As a result, the Resilient Bayview Vulnerable Populations Working Group has secured the funding to strengthen the community’s ability to prepare for, and respond to, extreme weather events. Their program is called the RBV Heatwave Strategy, learn more here… 

 

The Town Center Hub

The leadership of Resilient Bayview has crafted a resilience strategy that builds on the organic daily behavior of Bayview.  The main economic corridor of the community is 3rd St. which is lined with small businesses, restaurants, schools, faith based organizations, gymnasiums, government buildings and public open spaces.  Every day thousands of Bayview residents receive support from this complex network of cross sector agencies.  The RBV leadership determined that during times of stress, residents are most likely going to come to 3rd St. to secure a wide variety of support, so the leadership determined that the best course of action would be to establish three “HUB”s along the corridor. A HUB is a network of community serving agencies that work every day to increase their internal readiness, as well as that of their staff and clients, as well  as have the capacity to work collectively to meet the needs of the surrounding community during times of stress.  The first of these three HUBs is the Town Center HUB whose major feature is the Mendell Plaza. 

3rd Street HUB Boundaries

Trainings

The Community Youth Center (CYC), Red Cross and SF DPH are offering free trainings including First Aid/CPR and Psychological First Aid training throughout the community for Bayview residents and nonprofit organizations. All programs focus on what you need to know right away to get you trained and certified as quickly as possible. Click here to visit the Red Cross website and register online.

 

Sign up here for our latest Psychological First Aid Training on June 28th.

First Aid Bayview Page

Resilient Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA)

The Resilient Youth Leadership Academy is a program run by the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI). This powerful eight week immersive learning experience provides the Academy participants with a behind the scenes understanding about the impacts of climate change on the Bayview, the strategies that are being developed to mitigate its impact and how the agencies work that are charged with protecting the health and well-being of Bayview Residents. Learn more here… 

RYLA Bayview Page Picture
Our Events

Resilient Bayview Neighborfest

Congratulations on a Successful Resilient Bayview Neighborfest!

Resilient Bayview hosted its first ever Neighborfest event! We organized a community health and disaster resource fair, celebrations with music and family friendly activities!
The 2017 Neighborfest Program offers Host Committees an end-to-end experience that empowers them to pull off the best block party their neighbors have ever attended. This year’s Neighborfest program is the ultimate resource for building a stronger, more connected community. We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 Neighborfest.
Click here to download the Neighborfest toolkit and learn more about our program.

Resilient Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) 2017 Graduation

The 2017 RYLA graduation was held on July 28 at City Hall. We congratulated the young leaders as they showcased their projects and accomplishments made throughout the year. Their finished project is currently on display on the 3rd Floor at City Hall.
Click here to visit the RYLA page and learn more about our program.

Rebuilding Together SF

Rebuilding Together San Francisco is working closely with residents, non-profits, local businesses, and city agencies to rebuild four blocks in Bayview on September 15th. This is a block party and volunteer opportunity for those who live, work, and play in the Bayview! Click here to visit the Rebuilding Together SF page and learn more about the program.

Our Partners

ALLISON BIDDINGER

American Red Cross

ANDRE TORREY

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

ANIETE EKANEM

NERT Bayview

ANNE ENG

SF Department of Environment

DAN DODT

Bayview Business Alliance

DAVID MUNOS VENTURA

Community Member

DION-JAY BROOKTER

Southeast Community Facility Commission

EARL SHADDIZ

Community Member

 

 

 

 

ERICA ARTESEROS

NERT Bayview

FELISIA THIBODEAUX

Bayview Senior Services – George Davis Senior Center

G.L. HODGE

Providence Baptist Church

GRACE GRIMA

Mercy Housing – All Hallows Community

JACKIE FLIN

A. Philip Randolph Institute

KAREN NEMSICK

Rebuilding Together San Francisco

KURT GRIMES

A. Philip Randolph Institute

LYSLYNN LACOSTE

Bayview MAGIC

 

MICHAEL WONG

Community Youth Centers of San Francisco – Bayview

ROSALIND HINTON

Careers in Horticulture

SARA BRISSENDEN-SMITH

Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco

SRADDHA MEHTA

SF Department of Environment

TAKIJA GARDNER

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA

TERI DOWLING

SF Department of Public Health

WILLOW BRUGH

Community Member

YO YOSHIDA

Appallicious

 

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Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a cross sector cohort of city-wide resident leaders, community & faith based organizations, city agencies, private sector stakeholders, academic and philanthropic institutions that align their expertise, programs, technical and financial resources to advance the development of tools, resources and methods that empower communities to strengthen their capacity to advance their resilience goals.