Brothers for Change Brothers for Change has and continues to change elements of traditional masculinity for men in their community, hoping to stop the cycle of fatherless families and remove toxic masculinity from their societal expectations. Click here to learn more.
Hamilton Recreation CenterHamilton Recreation Center has been located in the Fillmore for over half a century. Physical health and wellness within the African American community continues to be inadequate due to racial barriers; however, Hamilton Recreation Center works to reverse these effects by providing fitness classes and healthy lifestyle advice. Click here to learn more.
Western Addition Senior CenterLocated inside the Royal Adah Arms Senior Housing building, the Western Addition Senior Center is a central location for many seniors to walk to services. The center serves meals seven days a week, including holidays. Click here to learn more.
Westside Community ServicesWestside Community Services is dedicated to improving the psychological, spiritual and physical health of their community residents. Their clients represent a diverse range of individuals and families facing emotional crises; overwhelming life circumstances; and those experiencing severe and debilitating mental health challenges. Click here to learn more.
This website is the result of a semester long project completed at the University of San Francisco to document the hard work done over time by activist groups in the Fillmore neighborhood of San Francisco. Working in small groups, students engaged in the telling of history by visiting local archives, collecting data, conducting interviews, and observing and recording the work of local community partners. This project stemed from the belief that documenting the dynamic history and rich legacy of community organizing in The Fillmore through the voices of its residents, leaders and activists, will serve to inspire and strengthen our shared resolve to build healthier communities, thereby improving access to mental and physical health services, affordable housing, and jobs.
Learn more about the historic efforts to build a healthy and just community in the Fillmore.
Listen to the history of Black activism in the Fillmore through the voices of residents and activists.
Learn more about the students who created this project and why.
View the history of the Fillmore through a collection of photos.