Support the revival of an abandoned church building at 906 Broadway, San Francisco
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On June 26, 2017, Hackt team will present in front of San Francisco Planning Commission. We aspire to receive Educational/Assembly and Social Service use for the building of an abandoned church which we acquired and restored a year ago.
WITHOUT IT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY Please sign the petition and add your name in support of Hackt.
We bought a set of buildings (906-908 Broadway, San Francisco CA 94133) in January 2016, a little over a year ago. It is a building of a former Catholic Church of Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe and adjacent rectory that were abandoned and closed for over 20 years.
In a year, we made a tremendous effort to preserve and restore the old buildings and make it accessible to the communities of Russian Hill, North Beach, Chinese neighborhood and beyond. We fixed the leakages that damaged old paintings, cleaned it up, restored and opened to the community. We deeply care about empowering the community - youth, adults and elderly, artists, thinkers and professionals, - bringing them together and providing them with opportunities to learn, connect, create and enjoy their time together.
We are currently undergoing PPA process with planning department and we are asking to obtain educational/assembly and social service use for this building together with University of Berkeley (HAAS School of Business) - our main partner for educational programming at the property. We believe that education - and most importantly - accessible education for all - is the cornerstone to a healthy successful community.
In the past we hosted educational events for the community, our doors were always open to people with ideas and in need for networking and support. We would love to continue our educational efforts together with our main partner University of California in Berkley HAAS School of Business so that not only the students can benefit from it, but all members of San Francisco community independently of age, income and level of education.
We restored the oldest pipe organ in California and invite local organists and community to enjoy it. We host recreational events, bringing people together to do yoga, meditation and promote healthy living.
The mission behind everything we are currently doing or yet to achieve is to empower it’s citizens - people who have lived here for their whole life, people who arrived in the past several years and those who are just arriving now - to feel like home, to co-live and co-create, to become the advocates of the unique culture of sharing, creating and learning that defines San Francisco.
On June 26, 2017, our team will present our vision to the San Francisco Planning Commission to get Educational/Assembly and Social Service use for the building. Please sign the petition and add your name in support of Hackt.
Please help us prove the city authorities that what we are doing matters to the community. Because we truly believe it does and hope you do, too.
You can read more about our team and plans in the following media stories:
- A North Beach Catholic Church Is Reborn
- Inside San Francisco's 'Hack Temple,' where technology is a religion
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