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[ in the Tenderloin ]

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SEASON ONE of  THE INTERSECTION takes us to the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin. The neighborhood has by far the highest density of children, seniors and families in the city—as well as drug dealers. 

Compared to the rest of San Francisco, the corner and the neighborhood seems unchanged. It’s been written off by many—and is still misunderstood by most. Until now, hopefully...

 

[ in the Tenderloin ]

TWEETS FROM THE CORNER

SOUND PORTRAITS

 GOLDEN GATE + LEAVENWORTH 

Who's on the corner...

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Carolynn's story -
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Carolynn
69, retiree

She lives around the corner, but comes to Golden Gate and Leavvenworth every month to pick up her social security check at Lutheran Social Services.

 

She lives in supportive housing for people with mental and physical illnesses. She is happy by nature, but she's happier now.  

Kim
43, resident
Kim's story -
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He moved to SF with a wife and daughter. After his divorce, he stayed to be part of his daughter's life. Now, he hotel hops in the Tenderloin.

Solomon
39, father
Solomon's story -
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I met Micke on the corner outside the union as union members were getting ready for the monthly
"4 Corner Friday" event.

Micke
44, homeless
Micke's story -
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Fatima and Karina
13, students in 8th grade

Two students from DeMarillac Academy read poems they wrote about their neighborhood.

Britney and Karina read -
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Dina
40, community  organizer

She lived in the neighborhood for two decades and founded SAFE PASSAGE, which helps kids move through the TL safely.

Dina and Safe Passage -
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