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.
In the after math of the lethal heatwave of 2017, Resilient Bayview created a hyper local strategy to protect the health and well-being of its vulnerable residents during heat and poor air quality events. Entitled the Heat and Poor Air Quality Resilience Program, this strategy has been tested in pursuant heat events and has now been deployed in San Francisco’s Richmond district. Read the Resilient Bayview Heat and Poor Air Quality Resilience 2022 Strategy…
More about Resilient Bayview below…
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.
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.
Provide streamlined access to information that supports an individual’s ability to make smart decisions regarding mitigation, preparedness and response activities.
Support HUB Member organizations efforts to develop higher levels of interoperability among nearby stakeholder organizations and residents.
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.
“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:
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 Resilient Bayview Heat and Poor Air Quality Resilience 2022 Strategy, learn more here…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 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.
American Red Cross
Providence Baptist Church
A. Philip Randolph Institute
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Community Youth Centers of San Francisco – Bayview
Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco
SF Department of Environment
SF Department of Public Health