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BAWCC: 30 years of Making a Difference

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VIDEOS/AUDIOS:

CBS Jefferson Award Winner Midge Wilson

CBS Bay Sunday

BAWCC: 30 years of Making a Difference

HFK & BAWCC Tennis Camp 2011 – KGO News

ARTICLES:

Tenderloin innovator forms oasis of education, aid
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2012

Midge Wilson helps low-income families through BAWCC
San Francisco Examiner, May 2011

Leah Garchik
San Francisco Chronicle, March 2011

Never suited up, but she still calls him Coach Wooden
Terra Haute Tribune-Star, June 2010

Local hero reflects on education, literacy work
San Francisco Examiner, February 2009

 

Personal Best: 7-year-old figure skater has all the ingredients
San Francisco Examiner, November 2008

Growing up in the Tenderloin
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2005

San Francisco – Tenderloin Community School – Urban Melting Pot
On Common Ground, Winter 2005

New team spirit in the Tenderloin
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2003

The miracle workers
San Francisco Chronicle, December 2001

Tenderloin Community School AIA/SF Architectural Award
San Francisco Examiner Magazine, February 2000

Making the Tenderloin more child-friendly
San Francisco Examiner, June 2000

Macauley Park Reopens as Tenderloin Kid Haven
San Francisco Chronicle, October 2000

She wanted a school for the Tenderloin
San Francisco Examiner, November, 1996

VIDEOS/AUDIOS:

CBS Jefferson Award Winner Midge Wilson

CBS Bay Sunday

BAWCC: 30 years of Making a Difference

HFK & BAWCC Tennis Camp 2011 – KGO News

ARTICLES:

Tenderloin innovator forms oasis of education, aid
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2012

Midge Wilson helps low-income families through BAWCC
San Francisco Examiner, May 2011

Leah Garchik
San Francisco Chronicle, March 2011

Never suited up, but she still calls him Coach Wooden
Terra Haute Tribune-Star, June 2010

Local hero reflects on education, literacy work
San Francisco Examiner, February 2009

Personal Best: 7-year-old figure skater has all the ingredients
San Francisco Examiner, November 2008

Growing up in the Tenderloin
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2005

San Francisco – Tenderloin Community School – Urban Melting Pot
On Common Ground, Winter 2005

New team spirit in the Tenderloin
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2003

The miracle workers
San Francisco Chronicle, December 2001

Tenderloin Community School AIA/SF Architectural Award
San Francisco Examiner Magazine, February 2000

Making the Tenderloin more child-friendly
San Francisco Examiner, June 2000

Macauley Park Reopens as Tenderloin Kid Haven
San Francisco Chronicle, October 2000

She wanted a school for the Tenderloin
San Francisco Examiner, November, 1996

Publications

“Who are the Children of the Tenderloin?  The 3,500 children who live in the Tenderloin have come from across the United States and around the world.  The one thing that these diverse children have in common is that their families are low-income…  From its quiet beginnings, to its honky tonk period in the late 1800’s, and now to its family era, the Tenderloin has a rich history…”  This is the introduction to BAWCC’s first award-winning book, Children of the Tenderloin, written by Vibha Lal Vasi and photographs by Nita Winter.

Very soon after BAWCC opened, we realized that we needed to expand the focus of our work.  One focus area of our work was, and always will be, low-income women, but we quickly expanded our programs and advocacy to also focus on children and families.  Since the early 1980s, families with young children have moved into the mostly single rooms in the Tenderloin community. In those early years, unless you lived or worked in the Tenderloin, you may not have been aware that there were thousands of families moving in and calling the Tenderloin “home”.

BAWCC’s second award-winning book, Home of the Brave: Profiles in Words and Pictures of Bay Area Homeless Families, written by Stephanie Salter and photographs by Tom Levy and Nancy Palmieri, also raises the issues of children and their families.  In this case, we focused the book on homeless families in San Francisco.

BAWCC’s publications raise awareness of these children and the issues they and their families face.  For copies of these, or other BAWCC publications, please contact the Center.