Reinventing San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin neighborhood | NPR Podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmur, June 21, 2018
Join Fernando Pujals, Director of Communications with San Francisco's Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) and discover the numerous ways Tenderloin residents have come together to create safe environments for kids. Listen to full radio show on KCBX Radio.
Tenderloin street-cleaning program adds 'micro neighborhood' focus | Hoodline, June 20, 2018
The Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) is expanding its street cleaning efforts. TLCBD hopes to expand its more intensive program to five other micro-neighborhoods in the coming months. Read the full article on Hoodline.
Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program Launch | KTVU, June 7, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell joins the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Larkin Street Neighborhood stakeholders to commemorate the Tenderloin Community Benefit District's Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program Launch. Watch the press coverage of the event on KTVU.
Video Release: Creating a Safe Passage for Kids in the Tenderloin | KQED News, May 30, 2018
San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood is notorious for the homelessness on its streets and open drug use and sales. But, for a few hours every school day, about two dozen volunteers help transform those same streets into a more kid-friendly environment. Check out this video documenting the effort at KQED News.
Making San Francisco’s Gritty Tenderloin Safer For Kids | Capital Public Radio, May 31, 2018
U.S. census figures report 2,200 children live in the Tenderloin, but local nonprofits estimate that there are more than 3,000 kids in that neighborhood, between Union Square and the Civic Center. There are about two dozen volunteers with Safe Passage, a citizens’ effort that transforms the Tenderloin’s sidewalks into a more kid friendly environment a couple of hours every school day. Read the full story and get a glimpse into the program on Capital Public Radio.
Meet Eugene Morallos of the TLCBD Clean Team | Heart of the City, May 7
Eugene Morallos oversees TLCBD Clean Team operations through Block by Block in coordination with Downtown Streets Team. He shared his thoughtful, reflective and unique perspective about the realities, challenges, and inspirations that come with being in the Tenderloin. Watch the clip via Heart of the City.
Safety, Community Programs Resume Today At Turk-Hyde Mini Park | Hoodline, March 26, 2018
The Tenderloin Community Benefit District launched a new 18-month fundraising campaign, Invest Tenderloin, after announcing new funding for its programing at the Turk-Hyde Mini Park. Read the full story on Hoodline.
Tenderloin CBD Opens First Storefront Location | Mid-Market News, March 30, 2017
After more than a decade of hopping offices hidden from the public, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District finally has a storefront of its own in the neighborhood.
A crowd of about 50 people gathered on the sidewalk at 512 Ellis St. on Wednesday to watch District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim and Tenderloin Police Station Captain Teresa Ewins cut the ribbon and speak enthusiastically about the CBD’s first ground-level location. Read the full story at Mid-Market News.
A New LED Art Installation Plans to Light up Larkin Street | 7x7, July 20, 2016
In April, The Tenderloin Community Benefit District teamed up with Our City, an Oakland-based nonprofit that works to transform neighborhoods using art and design, to launch Larkin Street Lighting—a competition that called on designers and artists from all over the U.S. to imagine a creative new installation using LED lights. The goal was to improve the condition of the Tenderloin and make the area between Civic Center Plaza and Little Saigon more vibrant, attractive and interesting for resident, tourists, and visitors alike. Read the full story at 7x7.
Tenderloin Community Benefit District Launching New Security Camera Program | Hoodline, March 26, 2016
A new set of security cameras will soon appear in the Tenderloin.
Earlier this month, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) announced that it raised $100,000 for its Operation Leadership efforts, which include the launch of a surveillance camera pilot program, a public art installation on Larkin Street and fresh street banners around the neighborhood. Read the full article on Hoodline.