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s of our easy urban gardening project is increase physical activity by 25% and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables by 10% and the hope is serve at least 80 unduplicated consumers. thank you for your attention as i highlighted this program and seek your approval on the program. >> thank you very much. may have a motion to approve and discussion for discussion. >> [inaudible] >> second. >> thank you. any questions or comments? commissioner sims. >> can someone explain the rational of combining two contractors in one memorandum and then separating the vote to two separate votes? seems to me it would have been clearer if there were two memorandums, one for each vendor? >> so i think what happened here is that the snap-ed -- these dollars came to us through
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snap-ed so it's all one pot of money that we will now be reporting to the state on as one pot of money with three categories so for reporting requirements through our funder we're going to have to report on the overarching snap-ed money with the three programs, nutrition education, gardening and thai chi. i would imagine there are some communities where the snap-ed is going to one so it's not confusing but to have this laid out and who the funder is and how we're getting the money and the overarching objectives and why we have the one memo and detail of each and outcomes and measurements split apart. that's my best thinking but i seen david has gotten up and he's gog to really explain it to us. i think that what it
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is. >> i am the contract liaison for daas. i like her answer better than what i am going to give you. >> [laughter] >> then why didn't -- and paused). and especially if they're providing the same service and better to provide a narrative and make it clear and concise that way so we tend to cluster services that are the same and provided by multiple vendors so and it's been my experience in serving the commission in the past and
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serving the dhs commission as well and one less paper to read is to your overall benefit unless you think otherwise and the purpose is eliminate the amount of paper you have to read when approving multiple contracts for essentially the same service and we leave it up to the staff and anne as well to explain to you the nuisances or differences between the vendors and they're collective approach, but essentially it's to make it easier and minimize the reading you have to do in order to prepare for the job you have to do. >> thank you. >> thank you for that. i guess my only follow up question. in this case these are two stellar providers with tremendous reputations to the community and to daas but one of the concerns from my point of view is accountability and the metrics and if we're approving one program budget and the set
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of accountabilities for one budget at a time to me i am more comfortable with that because it allows a discrete analysis over another of the contract period and if one contractor over permanents and one under permanents under the same program -- >> but you're voting separately and we're monitoring it separately and that's why the vote is separated out. >> it's a little counter intuitive. >> and like anne said and you're required to vote on them separately and the purpose is facilitate the work and if you prefer them to be separate we can direct staff to do that. >> i think we want a full conversation about that because if you remember in nutrition alone we have many, many, many contractors and the over
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overarching memo is a tool to separate out. we wouldn't take action on that today. >> correct. commissioner james. >> i just had one question and when describing the frail elderly and their condition and how they're going to be gardening and how are they going -- boxes -- because i don't think i could stoop that low to do any gardening. >> they're going to be raised beds. >> okay. >> and there will be stools for them to sit on and they would be modified for them to be able to reach. >> that is a lot of -- that's my concerns when i looked the frail elderly and how much chopping? that's a lot of exercise, so i was just wondering if there is something raised. if somebody is in a
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wheelchair can they get -- >> definitely. there will be enough space to do so. duly noted. >> thank you. commissioner ow. >> yes, i want to congratulate the staff as picking the hunters point as the pilot project for gardening but hopefully when more funding is coming in i hope that you will spread out the good gardening to other neighborhoods. >> [inaudible] >> thank you. any other comments or questions from the commission? any comments or questions from the public? >> just one. it's not going just to hunters point. it's actually in the western edition. >> so there is more than one spot? >> correct. there are three. >> oh three. >> the money is going. >> very good. thank you. >> any other comments or questions from the commission? any comments or questions from the public? hearing none call the question. all in favor? >> aye. >> before we vote can i make a comment? it's a positive one.
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i was on the training on map thai chi -- >> we will vote -- >> we're not getting into thai chi. >> we will. it's next. >> all right. >> again call the question. all in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? thank you. the motion carries. item f requesting authorization to modify the grant with self-help for the elderly for community services during the period of march 1, 2015 through august 31, 2015 in the additional amount of $46,321 for revised total grant amount not to exceed $1,560,546 . welcome back linda. >> thank you commissioners. this is request to modify self-help for the elderly's contract to include the snap-ed
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project with the thai chi program that was alluded to and i will turn it over to my colleague to share more details about the program. >> thank you and welcome. >> thank you linda. good morning commissioners, director hinton. i am sara chen nutritionists from daas and i am very happy to be here today to walk you through the thai chi program and as we know [inaudible] other leading causes for injuries and disabilities and that affect our seniors to live independently and the quality of life in their life, and so daas is very pleased to introduce this thai chi for arthritis and prevention program to our community and this program is an evaluation based program developed dr. paul lim
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of thai chi institute and which adopt a very -- well, they use simplified thai chi forms and slow motion to focus on prevention of arthritis clients as well as to improve the participants' physical activity level, and in this program we're happy to have the grantee self-help for the elderly to implement this project, and in this project self-help for the elderly will focus on two aspects. the first aspect will be implementing this thai chi program in the community and self help be collaborating with community partners and implement at least 10 sites in our community and to offer this thai chi program to 200 unduplicated clients and these classes will be one hour each and last about
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six weeks and meet a couple of times a week and taught by certified trainers, and the other part of this thai chi program is very important to be sustainable, so self help will coordinate and offer a workshop and we have one that happened last weekend and was really successful and the thai chi program -- this program will be able to allow the community partners to send their staff and volunteers to the chinatown program and have the master trainer from thai chee for health institute to certify the trainers and continue to provide support to the trainers, so this is also very important piece of the project, and the outcome will be measured by surveys and also pre and post evaluation
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tools provided by california department of aging, and so the outcome is really have this program collaborate with community partners, and to be able to work collectively and help our seniors to have a quality, to have the assets and quality based evidence program and reduce the fall risk, improve independence of life and also to be able to increase their physical activities, and so in this project you have the full scope of service and the budget detail in front of you, and we're asking your -- seeking your approval for the additional of $46,321 to self-help for the elderly to implement this project. i am here to answer any questions that you have. >> thank you very much. a motion to approve and a second
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for discussion. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. any comments or questions from the commission? commissioner loo. >> okay. as i understand last week and training you charge people for coming to the workshop. since you get the money from the state why are you charging the people if. >> one of the fees listed on the program application is we really want people to have the commitment. when they're trained they can bring the skill back to the center back to the community to implement the class so in lieu of that if they provide the classes at the sites and the fee will be waived. actually there is a few waiver process and yes, and if they are unable to fulfill that commitment those fees we're
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asking the grantees to be able to put into the stipend pool so we can extend this program to provide more and more this type of programming in our community. >> you mean the money you collected for the fees will go back to the agency? >> will go to the project in house. >> if i may to add some clarification. as sara mentioned there is a fee waiver for the participants to sign up for the workshop. we know from experience that the workshop is free oftentimes you don't get committed trainers to come back and do the classes and our goal is really have the certified trainers to implement the thai chi program in the various senior centers in the community, so i would say the majority of the people that sign up for the training apply for the fee waiver and in order to qualify
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they're saying they are committed to implementing at least one series of the thai chi class and as sara mentioned also those that are not going to apply for the fee waiver the fee that self-help for the elderly received will be going back into this project, and allow us to pay stipends to hire other certified trainers to implement the program. >> are there senior discounts? >> there is a discount for volunteers, yeah, so instead of $250 which is the going rate for full two day training plus materials for a volunteer is $150. >> thank you. any other comments or questions from the commission? >> can i say something? i went through those two days classes. i already have benefits. my palm used to be white. now it's turning red. that means
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circulation. my blood is flowing. hopefully two months, three months my face will turn red. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> to show that i practice. >> thank you for that testimonial. any other comments or questions from the commission? comments or questions from the public? hearing none call the question. all in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? thank you. the motion carries. the next item on the agenda announcements. any announcements? hearing none moving on any public comment? hearing none motion to od junior. >> moved. >> second. >> >> i have a second by rising vote. thank you. .
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>> okay good morning good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> and welcome to the brand new willie brown jr. middle school. (clapping.) i hate to start with on apologize but my grandmother would admonish me for not be a good host for having a it is my duty i didn't place to come to
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espouse my different it is a boy product of a dawn of a new day when we opened the doors of willie brown jr. middle school this fuel 2 hundred pioneering significant graders will experience the best education that san francisco, california provide i'm honored to serve as is founding principle of willie brown jr. middle school and deeply 40u7b8d u humbled by the coordination and support within sfusd the commission on the board of education the department of public health the public works the department of children youth and their families and all corporate partners to provide the resources to insure the success of our school between our 2014 and january of 2015 did project manager and myself engaged over
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43 families visiting 25 elementary school p t organization and hosting citywide information and registration seconds families employed to willie brown jr. middle school not only because we have a state of the art brand new building but we're offering longer than reading in science and math for deeper learning with a hands-on curriculum to motivate our students to the future we're offering a health care to support the development and wellness of the town offering associate learn to help our students strengthen positive behaviors named after willie brown jr. to honor his legacy not only after the first african-american mayors one of the first
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african-american with you as a civic rights attorney that fought to protect and expand the rights of others i mean our mission at willie brown jr. middle school is to provide the education that will help to engage our students in their elapsing to excelsior explore their future opposite and. >> john: just as a name sage lead a life of service we want our students to protect and expand the rights of others willie brown jr. middle school is a welcome place for you'll i welcome you to our event today thank you. (clapping.) my job as a mc to say a smooth transition to honor the mayor and the schools and the families
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of willie brown jr. middle school neksz next our superintendent mr. richard korans korans. >> good morning, everyone i can't think of a better occasion to be here at the new willie brown jr. middle school in the heart of the bayview and part of reason why we're so excited you're not going to be able to within the scope the miles. >> off our faces we closed the old willie brown facility we made a promise to rebuild this school and it will be the premier middle school not only in northern california but in the state of california perhaps the country (clapping) i think that when you look around although principle hydro
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hydrowould be embarrassed of the dust it is appropriate because willie brown jr. middle school in the future will leave everybody in its dusts that's how much we believe in the school he's been long time what is contained in the school i want to emphasize san francisco has a fully choice enrollment system and ladies and gentlemen when we have 3 hundred sophisticates available at the brand new facility we've received over 3 hundred and 65 requests for one of the spots we have more requests then spades the word is out people want to come is willie brown jr. middle school because of what principle hodson has said the tell us on steam and the whole child we've talked about a whole approach the community in the heart of
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the bayview will be able to come to the site and have services the deep partnerships partnerships the department of public health and barbara garcia has pledged a full-time staff members and people out of the box before anyone saw the symmetric's are creating spaces and the nutrition will be second to none and we know that there are neighborhoods in san francisco children don't get fabulous they got out of the corner liquor store that will not be the case of the willie brown jr. middle school this is a school that loobltsd the whole child we're excited for the sixth graders incidence 3
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hundred and 65 requests for so many seats the majority of students that were offered a seat live in the bayview neighborhood they attend the schools in the neighborhood and nearly 70 percent are african-american students or latinos we're reclaiming an educational spot in the bayview so students don't are to go outside the bayview it will happen right here in our neighborhood (clapping) i alsoless want to enthuse one hundred percent of the money that built this building came from local gore bonds funded by the citizens of san francisco they believe in their public utilities this is the creation of the future another work i've already mentioned our incredible partnership are the williams foundation i also want to recognize the public works has
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come forward as well as our first gate in the partnership world that is salesforce they've partnered with us and i'm not presented or authorized to talk about several other partnerships all i can say is get ready the community ask coming forward we'll be announcing a number of significant partnerships where the community is wrapping themselves around the willie brown jr. middle school there is still work to do one of the things i know to mention and staff may kill me awhile we're building this incredible, incredible health center in the part of the bayview as the the department of public health will staff it with a nurse participation and dentist we'll be able to serve our community we need half million dollars so we are going to be unabashedly
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going out and saying if you believe we want you to come here willie brown has looked at through emphasis roller deck i want to say one more thing after the bus passes oh, its a cement truck i want to end my remarks when i saying when school opens in august of 2015 here in the willie brown jr. middle school what you'll notice the notice gifted students you'll see walking the halls of that middle school is what san francisco looks like what america looks like and you'll see as a school that's completely designed to take us to our vision 2025 our
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students have global global skrilz skills to knot in a global economy you're going to see science and market and arts address cultural things and wrap around services and a staff that surely loves the kids they love the area but we've been strategy about people that are going to work here they're going to love our kids i'm existed about what you're seeing i'm going to turn it over to principle hobson thank you all for being here (clapping) >> next we'll have our families to share their reasons why they're accepted and employed to and accepting their positions at the willie brown jr. middle school i have sophia silver and
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her mother mrs. silver (clapping). >> hi my name is scoffing i can't i'm in marshall school and came to this school it's a stem school i really like science and there's going to be a robotics class (clapping). >> hi, i'm senate file i can't see mother i'm existed as well for my daughter to attend this school yes, ma'am because of the introduction to the stem education it is especially because my daughter is a girl a female she'll get a head start with career choices and other things thank you (clapping). >> thank you very much that is extremely important the work at
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willie brown jr. middle school our students know they're capable of doing the work they'll be presented to take the higher level math and science classes and enroll in college a lot of our students i talked to the families they're talking about the daughters attend the schools their concern because of boys are more the population we want to make sure they feel confident so next mr. nolan to come up and share with us her joy and passion for willie brown jr. middle school and introduce the mayor. >> thank you (clapping.) great morning everyone thank you for being here there are many people that brought us here i want to acknowledge constituting
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thank you for your vision and leadership i want to recognize the school lineups or leaders that helped to develop the violation hydra and sandra and emily and others thank you very much. >> that's excitement because the future is right here in the library. >> the department heads that have been a part you've heard from determining trusts and others about the many city heads i want to acknowledge maria that has been heading up the department of b cf and the many people that work in labor many of who grew up in the neighborhood and still live here this is truly a team project that is american people to on the last day of wir7b9 looking for spring tomorrow that's
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almost a poetic way to look at what's happening in the bayview and the seating part of san francisco we're coming out in the winter some consider a dictate neutrons i believe that one day this corridor is going to be the engine of san francisco where families with going to be able to stay in san francisco and businesses like high tech in the dog patch neighborhood that continue to grew and look for their future employees right here at this middle school so without further ado i'd like to bring a man that truly needs no introduction noted former mayor willie brown but mayor ed lee another mayor that needs to abstraction bridging the gap between technology into the neighborhood so who is filling the