BHNC roots are in community organizing – building power through collective action to advance shared interests, critical concerns and emerging issues. Through community engagement BHNC amplifies and supports the voices of diverse residents in and around Bernal Heights, primarily serving San Francisco Districts 9 and 11.
BHNC services target the needs of low-income communities, but our engagement is intentional, broad-based, and designed to engage and create allies throughout a diverse community. We join forces with businesses, peer organizations, advocacy groups, neighborhood coalitions, and language- or cultural-affinity organizations to promote health, justice, racial equity, and the needs of specific vulnerable populations. We engage city officials such as district supervisors, SFFD and SFPD, and city agencies.
Organizing strengthens all our work. When we organize, we achieve our aims.
Racial equity is an outcome that we hope to achieve through our collective work through affordable housing, organizing and service provision. An equity lens provides us with a perspective to learn and understand before we can resolve and execute a given task.
BHNC’s Annual Community Congress, open to all interested clients, volunteers, board members and neighbors, is a day-long opportunity to listen, participate and join committees or task forces on emerging issues.
Join us. Send us your information on our contact us page for information on the next opportunities to engage with BHNC on current, local issues.
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