Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Old Skool launches campaign, wins award

Vivi, shown here serving at the Gospel Brunch at Powell's Restaurant on 3rd Street, is a member of the Old Skool Cafe program.

Old Skool Cafe received a community leadership award from the FBI (yup, that FBI), and launched a campaign to raise funds for a permanent location for the group's work geared toward life skills training of area youth.

On November 18th, the "Celebrity Jail Bird Campaign" kicked-off at Foreign Cinema restaurant located at 2534 Mission Street. Radio celebrity Chuy Gomez, Sheriff Hennessey, Chief Siffermann, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Dwayne Jones, Kofi Bonner, Doris Ward and Pastor Calvin Jones were among those who attracted donations from those wanting to help post their bail.

Old Skool Cafe is a Bayview Footprints Network member group that is also working with the Quesada Gardens Initiative to build a kitchen garden to supply the group with healthy fruits and vegetables for its programming. University of San Francisco students from the Community Art and Architecture School and the SF Rotaract Club are among the groups supporting the garden construction.

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