40th Anniversary Slideshow
We streamed this PowerPoint slideshow at our 40th Anniversary “Making Conflict History” party on December 3. It contains a selection of past and present volunteers, friends, Board members & staff. People had a great time watching the slideshow throughout the evening.
We wanted to share it with those who couldn’t attend on December 3. Please take a few minutes to view it on Facebook. You may find yourself! Click here to start the show.
Our 2016 Public Service Record
In 2016, Community Boards serves 2.370 individuals these services: mediation, conflict coaching, facilitation, trainings, case intake & referrals, scholarships, and outreach & public education. Among those served:
- 1109 requests for assistance were received
- 305 mediation cases were opened
- 263 parties participated in 95 mediations
- 81 mediated agreements were achieved
- 514 individuals received counseling & referrals to other resources
- 26 conflict coaching sessions were provided
- 92 parties participated in 6 facilitated meetings
- 228 individuals attended various training
- 52 individuals received training & workshop scholarships
- 1400+ individuals received program information & literature
Community Boards Designated SF Legacy Business, September 2016
In August 2016 Community Boards was one of the first nonprofits entered into San Francisco’s new Legacy Business Registry. We’re pleased and proud that the city acknowledged our many contributions in making San Francisco a safer and healthier place to live and work.
In March 2015, the SF Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish a Legacy Business registry for businesses and nonprofits in operation for 30+ years, as well as demonstrating they’ve made significant contributions to San Francisco’s cultural and historic identity.
Voters then passed Prop J, which established a fund that will contribute $500 for every full-time employee, and landlords leasing to legacy businesses would receive $4.50 per square foot if they provided 10-year leases.
Conflict Coaching Services & Trainings
Community Boards’ Conflict Coaching Program provides confidential one-on-one sessions that assist individuals in addressing and problem solving a specific issue. Conflict coaching is a proactive way to gain new insights and conflict resolution tools for resolving a particular personal or professional conflict. Our Conflict Coaching Training Program is an intensive introduction to the principles of this new conflict resolution practice. Participants learn how to adapt and apply their current conflict resolution and mediation skills for a variety of workplace settings.
San Francisco Police Department Outreach Campaign
Community Boards is beginning a great new outreach and public education campaign for the San Francisco Police Department this fall. We will be distributing our new “police referral” cards citywide throughout the police department. Plus we want to remind all police officers that Community Boards is a valuable resource for them. Our campaign will provide multiple opportunities for volunteers and supporters to help get the word out about Community Boards’ conflict resolution services. Those who are interested can assist by making a presentation at the monthly community meetings held at each stationhouse.