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from our apartment in 201235 percent of homeless people said they were evicted right before bottom of the hill homeless we need to make sure our families can for the record to pay rent in san francisco and the children are safe and supported this resolution focuses on the support of focus and education and job placement we can ask annunciation that you support the homeless emergency services provider association request for $6.5 million and funding provided for housing subsidies to youth and others population as well as the halt evictions by fund 5 hundred families something that my family would have bend from any want to thank you and everyone tshths and
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speaking for myself and other youth that are effected by this appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm here to be a voice for all youth saying there's no other way to live but in the streets i'm here to be the voice for all the youth that think
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they have no choice when i was homeless he went through trauma and loss of families and friends and i battled through depression i'm here to ask the supervisors to give you to me and every youth that faces hardships the youth is our future there is still a lot more work to do so, please support our resolution to declare 2014 for recognizing homeless youth. >> thank you very much>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm 15-year-old i've been a project youth as of june 2014 so project has been working with the youth justice committee of the youth commission and we wanted to thank them for all the dedication and time and support they've given us for the past
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two years and . >> that's correct. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm dan martinez i've been part of project since 2014 and i want to thank the youth and justice committee for supporting our project thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm listing i'd like to thank the i did not get commission for prioritizing this. >> textbook thabs very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm a
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student from paul revere school i'm here to talk about youth homelessness due ago we all need somewhere safe to live so we can prospective it no one wants to live in the streets something that needs to happen n in san francisco to noise it as well as provide important saviors or services the hampton center heels the youth something worse the rate of homelessness is tripled over the last 10 years and now getting worse we also have concerned for the raising population of homeless youth in san francisco. >> thank you very much.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello i'm len even i'm also from paul rivera school i want to ask the board of supervisors to take steps to preventive homelessness from being a problem we support of the sf youth commission to spread waurpts and others to take this matter seriously starting with making this the year of homelessness we can inform the people on the matters of san francisco writing testimonials and generate support for this cause we have wrote to the editor of san francisco hopefully about get that published we're committed and ask you to address the problems that have troubled us in the
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past and present thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm jody the executive director of leary are a and the co-chair of the children community coalition and a member of the - i depend on on the youth commission to work with me and the various organizations easy networks i've a part of the to really inform policy and inform services and to really to act as a bridge for the many young people that we work with we consider the youth office our home away from home i want to appreciate the youth commission and all the amazing work you do i want to particularly commend and support the recommendation for timely youth and implementation of the two bodies
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regarding the new children fund and the affordable housing plan four k we have to provide housing for this very vulnerable and addicted population and lastly i want to particular encourage the city to implement 12 end and taking a look at to the collection of sexual organization and the gender services. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is glen eagle i work as a senior youth analyst and the lead for k transitional youth inches i want to congratulate the youth commission for once again producing what i think is the best policy analysis that takes place in this city i've been doing the policy youth but
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i look forward to this day they needed to be applaud committed to working with the youth commission particular other than issues on recommendations to improve the outcomes for undocumented and other youth so be at the table is important thank you. >> is there anyone from the public that wishes to speak seeing none, public comment is closed i want to thank everyone for being here today and colleagues landmarking look forward to that with that said, want to file with another motion supervisor wiener and seconded by supervisor tang we'll take that without objection. madam clerk, any announcements? >> no, mr. chair. >> thanks very much everyone we're adjourned>> good afternoon.
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it's delightful to have new this space. all of the partners who have been working in this city and who have been for so long, and the residents today and government officials our mayor ed lee who has been so instrumental in build deep roots into this community. when family services and i first started discussing this space we envisioned it for a place for technology and where we can help provide technology deals with some technology training with the folks that encompass family services with
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residented in the community and as that has evolved it's how twitter understanding how complex some of the neighborhoods issues are and becoming much more understanding of the complexities of those issues. the programs had become much more rich and not just about technology and about volunteers from twitter coming to work side by side with our other private partners with life skills, housing, employment and not just a space for individuals to come and learn but a family oriented center for all ages to be able to take advantage of this space. it's both coincidentally right across the street from our office and the epicenter of all the family
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services that's going on in our community. on that note, i want to thank everybody for being involved in this city from the beginning and the architect who are here today and twitter and our private partners. i would like to hand it to mayor ed lee. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, jake and thank you twitter, congratulations and i want to just say it's another milestone and effort that started a while back but in technology days it could be a long time ago. but i want to thank naomi kelly, our city administrator for working hard on everything from community benefit agreements to working with us and with many companies that have located long central market and mid-market in our effort to be revitalized north of
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market street itself. i also know random from city college is here. our public librarian is here, outreach and homeless efforts and people all united for helping families, kids. people who might have been homeless, really try to find a level of success for themselves. i see catholic charities that are here and excellent part of services that are being provided here. there is this site called twitter neighbor nest that i had to wrap my ears around to understand what that is. now i get it. i'm getting birds fly across the street. if you have been around, this was
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the raffles restaurant. i had a table here. it was abandoned many years ago and i was always wonder ing how this might be used in the future. it's a fantastic use of a fantastic bridge. i have worked with twitter the very first meeting that i had the day before you came on board i was working with the executives and talking about the need for more bike lanes in san francisco and how kind of deepened those roots have become as the company has grown so has it's roots and this is one of those strong roots that i think are going to grow deeper and deeper to benefit the communities that we all care about particularly in the tenderloin and south of market. i know supervisor jane kim but for a big bike trip
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she's doing in denmark, she would be right here. i know she would be very happy to see this happening because the benefit of this particular center with all of it's attributes whether it's child care to support the people here whether it's focused on services towards people who don't have jobs and don't have those job skill sets. whether for me it is the ultimate which is a constant transfer of skill sets of hope from those that have pretty good jobs and good skill sets and good education to those that are challenged in many ways that have been here and lived here an we are hoping that a mayor and board of supervisors would some day revitalize that we now have companies in fact twitter is first and now there is 15 technology companies along with
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venture capitalist along with other small businesses that have also invested in this area and that makes for great solid roots of building and rebuilding our communities. then the purpose of this center will just go a long way. you are sitting in a room that will have up to 20 computers, training of everything from coding and i know some people will speak about that. but it isn't just about technology that will happen here. it's also as dick said, the life skills. it's the stuff that encompass us on a day to day basis and gives them hope for succeeding in this city. these days i'm trying to lead that conversation with many companies as well as social services providers and community based organizations and our supervisors about how we can share in this prosperity that is quite
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evidence of all the same around the city. how to share with the community that is most in need. i think this is a center that this is be a great root in doing that. i want to thank dick for his vision here. i want to thank his staff and the people from twitter because there will be a lot of twitter employees coming through here and i think they will realize that their skill sets can be invaluable to people who don't have that surrounding them. and then for the families and kids that are here, it will be a safe place, a free place for them. it will be a very conveniently located space that they can get really adequately prepared before coming to protest against me at city hall. [ laughter ] inform legislators about what their desires are. isn't that the way to do it? i'm glad to see the children
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and families director here. the more of these types of centers that can be created brings more of the people we need to come together to help each other out. this is in essence what i always felt to be what is the purpose of shared prosperity. those that have something to give and are willing in their hearts to give it can then transfer to something like this to the people who need it and create a space for this to happen and this is not a senseless space. i want to thank twitter financial for that to make it happen. but what's going to go on here for years is a reflection of more and more examples of how successful businesses can help others to become more successful and provide both the framework but also the foundation. many discussions will have to hear, many transfers in knowledge. many
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stories we'll share with each other with a hope that people can take those skill sets and get the kind of jobs we are creating in the city or the training programs like city college that are offering in order to improve people's lives and get more resilient and more successful. i'm just sharing with you my thoughts and belief about why this center exist and i kind of think this is the thought process that people at twitter had when they were really contemplating what would be the proper alignment for what they are all about to what the people here need and make that a long term sustainable commitment. again, thank you to you and hopefully i will have the chance to visit here on many occasions and see the families that are succeeding and get them the jobs and now get them the housing that they need in the city. thank you. [ applause ]
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>> hello my name is erica nave the teacher at catholic charities. we would like to thank twitter for everything they have done for all the wonderful youth in our programs. being involved has been a valuable resource for our children to begin hands-on program for computers. we are so grateful for their incredible support and continue to provide educational opportunities for the children and the families of san francisco. [ applause ] >> hi, everyone. i'm erica, the executive director of family and children services. on behalf of all at
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encompass i would like to thank twitter for their tremendous partnership. over the past year we have been involved in program and planning. it's wonderful to be part of this space which was nothing just a couple months ago transformed and a partner for the neighbor nest. the great thing about the planning process for the nest is that every step of the way the focus has been on how to make this space and the programming welcoming and accessible to the families that we serve. these discussions early on about the color scheme and the types of snacks and the way the child care area which is absolutely indispensable should be laid out to the type of software and the configuration of the furniture. it's all been about the client experience. over the past few months with the programming that compass has run we've
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seen quite a few families come here and they are excited about the opportunity to learn technology to open doors about gaining skills and tools that will help them to contribute to employment, job readiness, job training, educational opportunities, housing search. what we see at the nest is an opportunity to be a game changer for families like the families we serve who are striving for stability and self sufficiency. we are very much looking forward to kicking off our summer season of regular programming at the nest and that will start june 1st, with parents and kids. it will be busy and bubbling with many people here as tonight. i'm going to turn the mic over the lindsey who is a resident with her beautiful daughter who is somewhere out there and our house program. she's going to
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say a few words. [ applause ] >> hi, so my name is lindsey. i have a one -year-old daughter who is somewhere out there in the crowd. but, i'm actually really super excited for the opportunity that twitter has offered us to have a place where we can come and get education on computers or and also have a place where we can do housing workshops and have our children right there with us, but not exactly right there. [ laughter ] but, i'm definitely super excited and i'm looking forward to all of the resources that they are offering. they are offering a wonderful movie night which is families will be able to come
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and watch a movie with their kids and share with other families. i'm super excited about that. i just really want to say thank you, guys, because you know for some people they don't have the motivation to want to get their lives together, but actually coming to a place like this and a place like this to be available for those of us who want to put that effort into getting their lives together. so i really just wanted to thank you. so thanks. [ applause ] >> all right. with that we'll cut the ribbon with this extraordinarily giant pair of scissors. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> >> >> >> >>
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>> we've never been in so much focus worldwide and will not be this this is a the moment in time when a story going and make a wish is a program that fulfills wishes for children we operate in every cities there are 62 chapters. our chapter was formed in 8984 we fulfilled 24 wishes.
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our chapter covers from movntd ray 17 communities and we expect to fully 3 hundred and 50 wishes this year. we send verizon's it out to the wish families and interviews the wish child and if you do their heartfelt wish then go to work to make it happen. dismissals is a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosing diagnosed with life without parole when he was 20 months old he's 5 hose now in remission he had his port removed hose monopoly on the chemotherapy. this particular wish the parents wanted to wait until he had
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energy. i began assigning this wish with the family in march and started to understand the two miles how are we going to achieve that i made a bold statement into turning this into goth am city. it codify catapulted. so, now it's a much for ininaccurate indicate from the divorce. people starting twoet and reposting and it went viral. it was incredible about make a wish he wanted to be thinking about being batman.
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there's been a lot of super issues that have happened cross the country but i think that can only happen in san francisco the mayors on board and the city hall it's an incredible outpouring and i love how san francisco is in the spotlight here and people around the world sending their love to san francisco. you kids we thank you for your encourage and we wish we can erase the pain we hope this is the day of magic and that you'll remember this forever. bat kid forever in san francisco >> san francisco is unique in this way and it's part of our compassion and we have a civic
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duty to be involved and people are stepping forward if in huge way. it's about san francisco and it's inspired by miles and about every child who has a severe >> the meeting will come to order. the meeting of the vision zero committee for may 21st, 2015. i'm commissioner yee and i will chair meeting. the clerk