Past Events

Assembly District 17 - Cash For College Workshops

Mon, Dec 7 2015

Do You Live in the 17th District?

Students from middle class families have been increasingly priced out of college. To help these families, the State Legislature enacted the Middle Class Scholarship Program in 2013. Once fully implemented, the Middle Class Scholarship will reduce student fees at the California State University and University of California by up to 40 percent.

California’s Cal Grant Financial Aid Program further guarantees financial assistance based on need to every qualified student who applies.

Both Cal Grants and Middle Class Scholarships are only available by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the CA Dream Act Application. Remember, you can’t get the money unless you fill out the application and meet the March 2, 2015 deadline.

Paying for college can be difficult, but the State of California is here to help. For hands-on assistance, consider attending an upcoming workshop. The following is a list of 2015 Cash for College Workshops near you:

January 27, 2015
6 – 8 PM
San Francisco International High
1050 York Street
San Francisco, 94110

January 29, 2015
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology High School
1150 Francisco Street
San Francisco, 94109

February 2, 2015
6 – 8:30 PM
Jefferson High School
6996 Mission Street
Daly City, 94104

February 4, 2015
6 – 8 PM
John O'Connell High School
2355 Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94110

February 4, 2015
6 – 8 PM
San Francisco International High
1050 York Street
San Francisco, 94110

February 5, 2015
6 – 8 PM
City Arts and Tech High School
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, 94112

February 6, 2015
4 - 6PM
Japanese Community Youth Council
2012 Pine Street
San Francisco, 94115

February 10, 2015
5 – 7 PM
SMART
1663 Mission St. Suite 400
San Francisco, 94103

Family Portrait Day 2015

Sun, Dec 6 2015

Thanks to the Bayview Opera House and First Exposures, low-income families are invited to sign up to get their free family portrait taken, including a free print and picture CD.  The event is sponsored by First Exposures, a youth photography-based mentoring program making a difference in the lives of underserved Bay Area youth. Mentees, supported by their adult mentors, will be the photographers at this event.  Please make a reservation here or contact my staffer Genesis Garcia at genesis.garcia@asm.ca.gov if you have questions.

Saturday, December 5
11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Joseph Lee Rec Center
1395 Mendell Street
San Francisco, CA 94124  

Tenderloin Office Hours

Sun, Dec 6 2015

I look forward to meeting with you at our December district office hours in the Tenderloin. Please email Jen Kwart at Jennifer.Kwart@asm.ca.gov if you plan to come by, since office hours occasionally need to be rescheduled.

Saturday, December 5
1 - 2 p.m.

Celtic Coffee Company
142 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Caltrain Holiday Train

Sat, Dec 5 2015
Caltrain

Photo Courtesy of Caltrain

Since 2001, the Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, has been a Bay Area tradition that brings together thousands of local community members to collect donations of toys for local children who otherwise might not receive a gift during the holidays.  For more details on donating toys while the train is in San Francisco on December 5 and 6, please visit www.holiday-train.org or email Jen Kwart at Jennifer.Kwart@asm.ca.gov.

Saturday, December 5
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, December 6
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.

San Francisco Caltrain Station
700 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Upcoming District 11 Neighborhood Forum

Sat, Nov 21 2015

I look forward to teaming up with Supervisor John Avalos for a District 11 community forum. Please join us to talk about the work I have been doing in Sacramento and how we can work together to make the diverse neighborhoods in District 11 and our city a better place to live.
 
Saturday, November 21
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
 
Excelsior Boys & Girls Club
163 London Street
San Francisco CA 94112
 
Public transportation is encouraged, as parking will be limited.  Please email Genesis Garcia at genesis.garcia@asm.ca.gov for more information or if you plan to attend.

Hayes Valley Office Hours

Sat, Nov 14 2015

I look forward to meeting with you at our monthly district office hours in Hayes Valley. Please email Jen Kwart at Jennifer.Kwart@asm.ca.gov if you plan to come by, since office hours occasionally need to be rescheduled.

Saturday, November 14
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Arlequin Cafe
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

SF Financial Planning Day

Sat, Nov 7 2015

In November, certified financial planners and credit counselors will be volunteering to offer free, one-on-one counseling and financial workshops.  Spanish and Chinese language planners will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 7
9:00 am- 4:00 pm

San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94102

Visit FinancialPlanningDays.org/SanFrancisco for more information and to reserve your spot. If you have questions, please contact Jen Kwart at jennifer.kwart@asm.ca.gov.

Bayview Office Hours

Sat, Oct 17 2015

I look forward to meeting with you at our monthly district office hours in the Bayview. Please email Jen Kwart at Jennifer.Kwart@asm.ca.gov if you plan to come by, since office hours occasionally need to be rescheduled.

Saturday, October 17
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Trouble Coffee
1730 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco CA 94124

District 5 Neighborhood Forum

Sat, Oct 3 2015

We are teaming up with Board of Supervisors President London Breed for a District 5-focused community forum.  Please join me to talk about the work we have been doing in Sacramento and how we can work together to make the beautiful neighborhoods in District 5 and our city a better place to live.

Saturday, October 3
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Buchanan YMCA
1530 Buchanan Street
San Francisco CA 94115

Please email Catie Arbona at catherine.arbona@asm.ca.gov if you plan to attend.

Latino Heritage Month Party

Tue, Sep 29 2015

Join our office for a celebration of Latino Heritage Month.  Please join our office and the Mission Neighborhood Health Center for an informal evening of food, fun and good company.

Tuesday, September 29
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Assemblymember Chiu’s District Office
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300
San Francisco CA 94102

Please email Genesis Garcia at genesis.garcia@asm.ca.gov if you plan to attend.