Peninsula Interfaith Action:
Peninsula Interfaith Action is a federation of congregations organized to assist neighborhoods, congregations, organizations and schools as they seek to improve the quality of life for families on the San Francisco Midpeninsula.
Community Working Group appreciates the tremendous support from the faith community. Close to 20 faith communities conducted their own congregational campaigns for the Opportunity Center project. The Food Closet and the daily Breaking Bread Meals are offered to those in need at churches in our community.
Community Working Group founder Professor Don Barr said that seeing the Opportunity Center come to fruition was very rewarding because it provided a model for a University and community partnership. “There was a commonality of interest around this focused project, and we’ve been successful in knitting together a partnership that has been crucial to our success,” he said.
Downtown Streets Team:
Downtown Streets Team is a transitional program that teaches participants successful work habits: getting to work on time, the satisfaction of completing tasks, and communicating effectively with management and co-workers. All with the goal of re-entering the workforce and building self-esteem. Building relationships with local businesses is also a key goal. The participants work for food and shelter while learning job training skills, resume writing and mock interviews.