Entries by Union Community Alliance

Trades Introduction Program Graduates its Second Class

With funding from Prop 39 and PG&E, SMCUCA’s Trades Introduction Program (TIP) graduated a second class of pre-apprentices on International Workers’ Day, May 1, 2015. Nearly 100 friends and family came to cheer the graduates. The TIP class includes hands on training. ApprenticeshipCoordinators come to make class presentations and get to know the students. The […]

How Communities Can Benefit from Private Development

Recent media coverage of  the South San Francisco Downtown Station Area Plan touts SMCUCA’s community engagement process as leading to one of the most innovative plans in the country! A repost from: http://sandiego.urbdezine.com/2015/04/24/how-communities-can-benefit-from-private-development-in-california/ April 24, 2015 by Murtaza H. Baxamusa, Ph.D., AICP There is a building boom across California, but many communities have been historically left […]

South San Francisco Downtown Station Area Plan

With funding from the Great Communities Collaborative, SMCUCA and Transform led a community coalition that worked with the City to develop a vision for South City’s down and a plan that captured many of the coalition’s priorities.  Here’s a blogpost from the Great Communities Collaborative about the process. By Clarrissa Cabansagan, TransForm South San Francisco—known […]