Public Works is rallying some of its favorite co-conspirators from all around the Mission for a night of Food, Art, Sounds, Styles and Philanthropy. Mission United aims to bring the diversity and creativity of our favorite neighborhood under one roof for a night of community celebration. Always looking for ways to give back to the community, Public Works will be donating the proceeds to both the San Francisco Community Music Center, Mission Graduates and San Francisco Goodwill. In addition to being beneficiaries of the event, Goodwill will be hosting the “Goodwill Lounge,” showcasing some of the amazing fashion and unique treasures to be found in their stores. While you peruse the Goodwill gems and bask in local art and food, we welcome you to enjoy the sounds from some of San Francisco’s best DJ crews. Shake your hips to the scratchy 45′s of Hard French. Move your feet to the funky soul from the Motown on Mondays gang. Nod your head to the eclectic hip hop vibes of Grown Kids Radio and let your freak flag fly with the ladies from Stay Gold, Mancub & Cap’n Kirk from the Space Cowboys, Melyss from Opel and Mission stalwarts DJ Theory, Roost Uno, plus a host of wandering minstrels and performers. This night promises to be a raucous reminder of everything you love about San Francisco’s most happenin’ hood.
And because we always have your well-being in mind, we are going to have a plethora of discounts and goodies for you. Admission is free for all who donate clothing before 930pm
The first 100 donating clothing after 930 receive their choice of either a free drink or a free movie pass.
PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTS : MISSION UNITED : CELEBRATING THE MISSION & BENEFITTING SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER,
MISSION GRADUATES, and SAN FRANCISCO GOODWILL
Saturday May 25, 2013 at Public Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco.
8PM – 3AM
Tickets: $5 at the door before 11pm / $10 after
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/100389106833570/
About Goodwill :
The Goodwill Mission : We create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate.We open doorways to jobs for local people in need. Goodwill
provides structured on-the-job training, life skills coaching, and employment opportunities to people ready to transform their lives. Called The Goodwill Way,
our proven method moves people from hopelessness and dependency to confidence and stability through the power of work. We focus on people coming
out of prison, off the streets, and out of addiction – the chronically unemployed for whom Goodwill is often a last hope. We help many migrate from public
assistance to paycheck, become self-sufficient, and take part in supporting their families and communities.
More than 80% of our revenue comes selling goods generously donated by residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. We operate 33
donation sites, 21 stores, an eCommerce business, and a salvage operation – staffed primarily by people participating in our job training programs. (The
balance of our revenue comes from grants and philanthropy, including individual gifts)
About San Francisco Community Music Center:
With branches in the Mission and Richmond districts, as well as programs throughout the city, Community Music Center makes music accessible to people
of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Our students range in age from one to 90+ years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western
classical to Chinese to Latin Music. Founded in 1921, Community Music Center is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s
largest provider of high quality, affordable music education. From our teachers to our office staff, we’re all committed to sharing our love of music and
helping our students succeed.
About Mission Graduates :
Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. For 40 years, Mission Graduates (MG) has been an important institution in San Francisco’s Mission District–an ethnically mixed, low-income community, where per capita income is just $13,951. Mission Graduates (then called St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center) was first created by members of St. John’s the Episcopal church, as a tutorial program for under-performing neighborhood children.In late 2006, after an extensive assessment of its historic strengths as an organization, Mission Graduates strengthened its commitment to getting more kids from the neighborhood into college as a means to achieve economic equity and strengthen the fabric of the Mission community. College education as an “end goal” is a theme that is woven through all of our academic enrichment programs serving low-income youth in the Mission District, the majority of whom are Latino. This population is greatly under-represented at four-year colleges due to a variety of factors, including little household expectation for going to college, a lack of information about financial aid, concerns about residency status, and over-taxed high school counselors.We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of K-12 after-school, in-school and summer programs that reach over 1,100 children, youth and families each year.