The purpose of our Valencia Gardens job fair is to provide access to career and educational resources for low-income, disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed residents in our community. The Resident Services Team works diligently to be able to coordinate and provide this great resource for the community within Valencia Gardens and externally since 2010.
We make every possible effort to bring in new employers every year with employment opportunity and arrange for onsite interviews. Our community computer lab is also accessible to all participants for them to utilize and to apply for any job online immediately onsite. We offer a computer lab monitor during this event to ensure proper assistance if needed.
The purpose of the Summer program is to provide a healthy learning environment while being our children are out during summer break from their regular school calendar. This program provided one on one assistance to help our children at Valencia Gardens understand the ocean and animal world by visually learning and creating their own art.
The theme for the art class for this past Summer program was about the ocean and the sea animals. Each class had information about one sea animal, and the children were able to make several project using different art techniques. Our children learned so much and they kept busy in a learning but fun environment.
On October 23rd, 2014, we held our annual Gala & Silent Auction at Laborers Local 261 Hall. It was a spectacular opportunity to shine a light on the individuals and groups that play a vital role in helping Mission Housing accomplish its goals as a San Francisco based Nonprofit Community Development Corporation. With live music by The Gary Flores Quartet, special guests such as Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor David Chiu, Supervisor Scott Weiner, Sgt. Eric Washington and many more; it was an unforgettable evening celebrating over 40 years of affordable housing and community development.
The purpose of the National Night Out event is to bring neighbors and communities together, with cookouts, kid movies, coloring and painting activities, and other activities. This event brought together our police officers, Resident Services staff, maintenance staff, management staff and other crime prevention programs for the purpose of strengthening the local neighborhood and fighting crime. This past year National Night Out at Valencia Gardens congregated about 100 people. We had a great opportunity to create community, enjoy fun game activities for our children food and meet new faces!