Category Archives: Stories from our Events

  1. Photos from Outward Bound City Skyline Challenge – Aug. 19, 2017

    Looking out over San Francisco from the roof of the 46th floor of the Hilton Union Square was a lovely experience – until we remembered we were about to go over the edge of the building, rappelling down 23 stories! Team Larkin Street would not be cowed by fear though – all five of our…

  2. Photos from Larkin Street’s Annual Education Graduation – Aug. 4, 2017

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017! We celebrated all of our graduates from the past year at our Annual Education Graduation on Aug. 4, 2017. Amidst a crowd of friends, family, staff and supporters of Larkin Street, our young people received certificates and were recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. We’re so proud…

  3. Photos From Our Neighborhood Job Fair – July 24, 2017

    Great thanks to United Way of Bay Area and the Mayor’s Youth Job Plus Program for joining us for the first annual Neighborhood Job Fair at our headquarters. Over 25 companies attended and provided information and conducted interviews with young people ages 16 to 24 from all over San Francisco. Employers like Starbucks, Target, and Allied Universal mingled with local luminaries like Supervisor Jane Kim and countless young people seeking employment. “This was the largest job fair…

  4. Photos from the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards – May 24, 2017

    Our 12th annual CFO of the Year Awards was wonderful! More than 500 guests helped us recognize the Winners and Finalists for the 2017 CFO of the Year, including 2017 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Robin L. Washington, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Robin delivered an exceptionally moving acceptance…

  5. #40toNoneDay #Unselfie Photo Booth

    Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. The True Colors Fund is working to reduce…

  6. Friends of Larkin Street Volunteer Gardening Project

    After 90 hours of hard work with 18 volunteers, our Haight Street housing program has a beautiful new garden!  Friends of Larkin Street, our next-gen group of supporters, organized their first volunteer gardening event on Sat., April 1, and we’re so impressed with the result. Young people living at this facility can now enjoy and…

  7. Photos from our Corporate Leadership Breakfast – April 6, 2017

      What do homelessness, technology and innovation have in common? As we learned at Larkin Street’s annual Corporate Leadership Breakfast on Thurs., April 6, the City of San Francisco is heavily invested in working with all three. More than 100 guests from various fields joined us for a panel discussion over breakfast on “Technology, Innovation, and…

  8. Announcing the Finalists for the 2017 CFO of the Year Awards

    We are proud to announce the 2017 Bay Area CFO of the Year finalists across six categories. All award Finalists will be recognized and Winners announced at the awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, May 24 to be held at Hyatt Regency. Chosen by an independent selection panel from nominations collected by the nominating committee, the…

  9. SOLD OUT “Symphony Pride” April 4 to benefit Larkin Street!

    When our friends at the San Francisco Symphony canceled their upcoming shows in North Carolina to protest the state’s HB2 laws, they decided to put on a show to benefit LGBTQ organizations nationwide instead. And Larkin Street is one of the beneficiaries! Join Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for Symphony Pride,…

  10. Photos from our Paving the Way Gala – March 3, 2017

    Thank you, Paving the Way 2017!!! This year was even better than we could have imagined – after verifying our calculations, we are proud to share that we raised more than one million dollars to end youth homelessness! Thank you so much to everyone who made this incredible night possible: our generous sponsors, donors, and attendees,…