WHAT WE DO
The streets as our retreat center
We spend a few hours, an entire day, or a week on the streets in reflection.
You are welcome to join us.
Everyone is welcome to join us
for daily meditation (9am M-F)
and weekly for writing, community building, and interfaith Bible discussions.
Our latest News
Each month we publish news
about our regular and special events, community activities, and the people we know.
WE SEEK TO MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE THROUGH THE ARTS, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND ACCOMPANIMENT
Our mission statement calls us to be present in our neighborhood and globally. We seek to build relationships of mutual respect and trust among those who might not otherwise meet. We engage with one another intentionally and with humor, knowing that our humanity is a great gift and a challenge too.
Each year, groups of students spend time with us in the Tenderloin. Immersive learning grows out of relationship--with the people, places, and activities of the Tenderloin.
Through immersion, we ask, "How is my wellbeing bound up with yours?"
"If you have come here to help me, don't waste your time. But if your liberation and well-being are bound up with mine, let us work together."
This is our guiding principle as we collaborate with our neighbors to bring about a more just society
Founded as an educational and charitable organization, we are a community dedicated to learning. We offer internships, immersion programs, and community based learning programs dedicated to nurturing the talents and intelligence within each of us.
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We are called to a ministry 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.