RESILIENT BERNAL HEIGHTS
Thanks to all who joined Sup. Ronen’s Office and the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center for our Resilient Bernal Heights Launch Workshop!
In 2018, with the support of Supervisor Ronen and BHNC, a steering committee was assembled to craft a launch strategy for Resilient Bernal Heights. In June, Resilient Bernal Heights hosted their first two community workshops, where attendees:
Thanks again to all who attended!
In 2018, a cohort of organizations in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood reached out to Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s office for support in creating a Resilient Action Plan (RAP) for their community. The Supervisor’s Office partnered with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to leverage its expertise in supporting communities as they draft and implement a culturally competent Resilience Action Plan (RAP). By implementing its Empowered Communities Program (ECP), the NEN will support Bernal Heights stakeholders in developing a preliminary community engagement plan. This plan will also outline the need to partner with surrounding communities in order to ensure that any plans that are generated accommodate all of the stakeholders in the Bernal Heights district.
Bernal Heights is a hilltop village in San Francisco comprised of residents, businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations and civic associations that reflect the City’s socio-economic diversity.
With a population of homeowners, renters, families, seniors, merchants and their employees, Bernal Heights continues to thrive due to its constituents’ strong sense of empathy and stewardship.
As it did after the earthquake of 1906, Bernal Heights will come together during times of stress and care for each other, especially the vulnerable, and recover as one in a stronger, more empowered state.
Every resident has the capacity to care for themselves and their neighbors during times of stress.
The faith-based organizations, businesses, non-profits and community organizations of the West Portal community have the capacity to support both the needs of their existing constituencies and emerging audiences during times of stress.
The Bernal Heights community has the capacity to respond collectively during times of stress in a manner that reflects the goals and priorities of its residents and stakeholder organizations.
The Bernal Heights Steering Committee reflects the diverse organizations and civic networks of the neighborhood and is charged with creating and implementing a resilience strategy via an open and inclusive planning process.
The goal is to build a local cross-sector network committed to making meaningful and sustained investments at the individual, organizational and community levels to ensure that Bernal Heights preserves its unique character and treasured diversity.