We are called to
A life of presence
That acknowledges each human's incredible worth
Deep Personal Change
For Deep Social Change
Faithful Fools is the home of The Institute for Street Level Learning. As COVID restrictions are lifting, we are renewing our commitment to both action and reflection as essential to meaningful social change. Our communal and corporate purpose is to foster awareness and analysis of deteriorating social conditions in the United States and the world at large, seen from the level of the streets, and to facilitate individual and collective responses for social justice.
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Faithful Fools is committed to social change and community as practices grounded in solidarity. By that we mean we are committed understanding how each of us, and our wellbeing, is bound up with our neighbors, our city, our continent, and the earth as a whole.
We are guided by the idea that solidarity is a horizontal relationship, not vertical. We welcome everyone in building community, celebrating life, and healing historical injuries to human dignity especially as they appear in structures that perpetuate racism and poverty.
On April 1st, 2023, we celebrated 25 years in the Tenderloin
If you weren't there, you can still enjoy it on YouTube
A Walk in the TL
The streets as our retreat center
We look forward to resuming sreet retreats when Shelter in Place Orders are lifted.
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234 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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We are called to a life of presence that acknowledges each human's incredible worth.
Aware of our judgments, we seek to meet people where they are through the arts, education, advocacy, and accompaniment.
We participate in shattering myths about those living in poverty, seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter.
We discover on the streets our common humanity through which celebration, community, and healing occur.