School’s In (the Street)!

We’re kicking off the school year on August 19th with activities from the Dolores Community Youth Alliance and 826 Valencia.

826 Valencia will be joining the Mission Community Market (MCM) on Bartlett Street for the first time! Come create your own stories with storyboards and art materials provided by 826! Next Thursday, 8/26, from Noon til 8:26, 826 Valencia will be hosting an all-day write-a-thon at their store! Come out to the MCM, grab some tasty fruit, then go energized into the write-a-thon!

Dolores Community Youth Alliance

The Dolores Community Youth Alliance (DCYA) will be opening their Thursday after-school food and nutrition program to all youth in the Mission – at the Mission Community Market! Come on out and bring the fam! Youth grades K-5 and 6-8 can check out the fruit at the market, buy some, and put together their own fruit creations! The tastiest dish for the least money wins! The DCYA will be hosting food-based activities on a bi-weekly basis throughout the fall. 
Bartlett Street for People Space
Part of the MCM’s mission is to provide a safe, interactive and fun space for the arts, for families and for youth activities – in the street. Streets are a public space that make up 25% of the land in San Francisco. In addition to car space, a street can fulfill its public purpose as a place for people. If the Mission is critically under-served by open space, why not take the opportunity of a weekly market to create more open space for people?
Dolores Community Youth Alliance Play Street

That is exactly what the Mission Community Market is doing. With school back in session, every Thursday the MCM will host a variety of youth and after-school programs on Bartlett Street – including arts, performance, nutrition, and play activities. Check it out! If your organization would like to bring its youth activities to a public space, drop us a line at

Local Line Up
This week we have the pleasure of being joined by awesome local musicians and the crazy feats of Abada Capoeira.

4pm Matt Lundquist
6pm Dave Mihaly
7:15pm Abada Capoeira

Matt LundquistDave Mihaly

Support your MCM
The MCM is a non-profit marketplace that has a mission extending far beyond a market. To create a true public space for the Mission Community, the MCM needs your support and participation. Demonstrate your support by making farmers happy! Or eat dinner next to some live music! You can also donate to the non-profit online or at the market for amazingly designed pins, magnets or letters. All designs are by Rigel Stuhmiller and letters hand pressed at the San Francisco Center for the Book on 16th Street. $2 for pack of 4.

Rigel Stuhmiller MCM Block Prints by Rigel Stuhmiller

More on the MCM

Funds raised will contribute to public space improvements, murals and community organizations participating in the market. The Mission Community Market originated from the Mission Streetscape Plan, a community-based planning process led by the San Francisco Planning Department. The Mission Community Market Collaborative is a partnership of non-profit, private and public organizations with fiscal sponsorship from the Neighborhood Parks Council. Supporters of the Mission Community Market include: The Office of Supervisor Campos, the San Francisco Police Department – Mission Station, Lower 24th Street Association, the San Francisco City Planning Department. Thanks to our sponsors and partners for making this happen:


Neghborhood Parks Council

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