Category Archives: Larkin Street News

Join us! Corporate Leadership Breakfast, Thurs., April 6

“Technology, Innovation, and Ending Homelessness” benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services Thursday, April 6, 2017 The City Club: 155 Sansome St., 11th Floor 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. – Coffee and Networking 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast and Program A panel discussion featuring: Jeff Kositsky  Director, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jay … Continue reading Join us! Corporate Leadership Breakfast, Thurs., April 6

Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report

We’re proud to share our 2016 Annual Report, detailing our expenses, revenue and programs for the past fiscal year: Here, we’re including the full text of the letter from our Executive Director, Sherilyn Adams, and Board Chair, Laura Powell, with their update on the past year, and what’s ahead: Dear friends, Thank you for caring … Continue reading Larkin Street’s 2016 Annual Report

HUD awards SF $2.9 million grant to end youth homelessness

We are thrilled to share the news that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded San Francisco $2.9 million through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. San Francisco is one of just ten cities selected nationwide! Many folks on the team here at Larkin Street, as well young people in our services, participated in … Continue reading HUD awards SF $2.9 million grant to end youth homelessness

Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!

All are welcome to join us on Fri., Dec. 30 for our annual Winter Festival at Larkin Street headquarters! Young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, this event is for you: breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by gifts, crafts, live music and more! Larkin Street supporters: you’re welcome too! Join us as a … Continue reading Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!

Larkin Street is Honored as a Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker

The Community Progress Maker Fund is a two-year initiative of the Citi Foundation to support high-impact community organizations driving transformative local solutions to complex problems. Larkin Street is among forty organizations in six US cities to receive a $500,000 grant over the next two years to support their work to combat youth homelessness. The initiative … Continue reading Larkin Street is Honored as a Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker

YouthForce, a Holistic Approach to Workforce Development

Recent years have seen growth in Larkin Street’s YouthForce program, from a single crew supported by two counselors to three crews supported by four counselors and a lead counselor providing services to three neighborhoods: the Haight, the Castro, and the Tenderloin. Youth participating in the program are welcomed into a supportive employment team to take … Continue reading YouthForce, a Holistic Approach to Workforce Development

Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board is a six-month leadership and advocacy program dedicated to ensuring that youth voices and experiences are heard and prioritized across the agency. The Youth Advisory Board ensures that diverse youth expertise drives agency-efforts to improve policies and service delivery. In addition to work within Larkin Street, the Board participates in … Continue reading Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness

The creation of the new San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has provided ample opportunities for Larkin Street to bring youth to the forefront of the discussion on ending homelessness. This spring, Larkin Street’s Research & Evaluation team held a series of focus groups in collaboration with our Youth Advisory Board to elicit … Continue reading Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness