Archive for Category: "Youth & Family"

June 26, 2013: The Day San Francisco Became the Center of the World

June 26, 2013: The Day San Francisco Became the Center of the World

San Francisco Pride, 2013. Photo by Lauren Greenberg
If you were in San Francisco any time between last Wednesday when The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was dissolved and the following weekend of Pride, you could attest to the fact that San Francisco became the center of the world.

Jeffrey Miller: San Francisco’s Playground Visionary

Jeffrey Miller: San Francisco’s Playground Visionary

The new Lafayette Park playground, aka “The Gorge,” is the latest work of a San Francisco landscape architect named Jeff Miller, who for the last three decades has quietly advanced a vision of how landscape design can enhance children’s imaginations and environmental awareness.

WANTED: Books for San Francisco’s Children

WANTED: Books for San Francisco’s Children

  First it was toiletries; then it was prom dresses, cans of food, and diapers. Now the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is raising books for kids in need! Throughout 2013, the JCCSF has consistently gathered goods for underserved communities, most recently providing homeless families with 14,509 diapers. Now, following the Jewish imperatives to […]

‘If Angels Could Rap’: Michael Estrada, Pre-Teen Rapper

‘If Angels Could Rap’: Michael Estrada, Pre-Teen Rapper

  “If angels could rap, I’d be a rap angel,” says Michael Estrada, a 6th grader at Claire Lilienthal Elementary School.  “I say stuff like that because I have a lot of confidence in myself.  I compare myself to an angel because I’m really good at rapping and because angels are like super heavenly, super […]