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Why My Family Counts in the 2020 Census

The Contest: A creative writing, poetry and arts and video/audio performance contest for high school and college-age young people. You must be 14-21 years old and live in San Francisco to be eligible.Each first place winner will receive a cash prize of $500; each second place winner will receive a cash prize of $250. DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted before midnight on December 1, 2019. A judging panel of writers, artists and videographers will review all entries in December. Winners will be announced at a celebration in City Hall in 2020.

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Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Families, children and individuals from all walks of life are invited to enjoy a delicious plated sit-down turkey dinner at TEL HI’s Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner! For 41 years TEL HI has hosted this special holiday event which brings together the whole community in celebration of the season and camaraderie! This year TEL HI has partnered with North Beach Neighbors and SFPD’s Central Station. There will be entertainment, good food, and more to enjoy at this year’s event. Seating is limited. It’s first come first served until the food runs out. 

Date and Time : Thu, November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST. Location: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Gymnasium), 555 Chestnut Street, (between Powell and Mason Streets), San Francisco, CA 94133. Please click here to RSVP.


SF – Marin Food Bank

Eating well on a budget is tough! Having extra money for food makes it easier to buy the food you like and eat well for your health. CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, is a free nutrition assistance program for low-income individuals and families. Getting CalFresh will help you save money on food every month!

Call the Food Bank today at 415-549-7021 to get started. We are here to help make the process as easy as possible. We look forward to speaking with you!

Día de los Muertos Miniature Altar Making Workshop

Please join Youth Art Exchange on Saturday, November 2nd from 1-3pm at [x]space to celebrate Día de los Muertos with a family crafting day. Artist Amy Díaz-Infante will lead a workshop in making miniature altars/ofrendas and paper flower making. We will be building a community altar in the space. This Youth Art Exchange workshop is part of our Excelsior Public Art monthly workshop series. All supplies provided. All activities are FREE, so come on by!

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1:00 PM  3:00 PM at [x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94112

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