CORE: A Pandemic Story Recognizing and Rebuilding Humanity

In March of 2020, when the first waves of COVID-19 were beginning to wash over California, counties around the Bay went into some form of lockdown – for what was believed to be only a few weeks. Weeks turned to months, turned to over a year of “sheltering-in-place;”...

2021: An Accomplished Year for A Trying Time

Last year was a roller coaster. After a year of some form of sequester, we ventured out into a sometimes-unrecognizable place, taking stock of what was lost and what was left and discovering there were many more barriers to common conversation than once...

Felton and You: A Vote of Confidence

It’s been said, “the only constant is change.” As true as that may be, life still has some sort of predictable rhythm, or at least it used to. Crossing into 2022, however, feels like we are bombarded with an unpredictable stream of challenging news coming from all...

Felton and You: Together We Thrive

For years, thousands would gather in November at Union Square to witness one of San Francisco’s time-honored traditions: the lighting of the “Great Tree.” People from all walks of life could be seen watching the 83-foot-tall pine come to life, and reflecting a...

Employee Spotlight: Amy Yu on Getting Back in the Game

It isn’t often a leader talks about measuring success by higher rates of turnover. Usually, one of the main goals of a successful program is retention, and the absence of that can be an indicator of something not quite working the way it should. But for Amy...

Finding Mayes: Felton Honors San Francisco Suicide Prevention History

There is an old black and white photo of a dapper young man, sleeves rolled, tie loosened, and hair slicked, listening intently to a caller on the phone; behind him, office workers read from a book titled Suicide. The man is Bernard Mayes [1929-2014], a gay Anglican...

Felton and You: Felton Institute Day

October 30th is Felton Institute Day. A leading innovator in community-based, social service research and development is celebrating its third year of programming since proclamation.   Developing cutting-edge technology designed to help non-profit agencies manage...

Partnership Spotlight: Westside Community Services

Fifty years ago, a group of black and Japanese leaders from the Western Addition of San Francisco founded an organization with the specific goal of serving the needs of the black community. Today, Westside Community Services, remains a pillar of the African American...