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Local Justice & Global Outreach

Our vision is to be a community following Jesus, seeking renewal in our city. One way we fulfill this vision is by partnering with organizations and missionaries across our city and world in restorative justice and making disciples of Jesus. 

Investing Our Time, Talents, & Finances for Renewal

An essential part of seeking renewal in our city is acknowledging that God has been at work here long before we arrived. There are already many organizations in San Francisco doing the Kingdom work of care and advocacy for the poor, marginalized, and oppressed, while also sharing the good news of Jesus. So it is our joy as a church to partner with some of them through our finances as well as our time and talents in volunteering.

Every year, Reality SF sets aside 8% of all financial contributions for these strategic partnerships in Local Justice & Global Outreach. To help us invest wisely, a Justice & Outreach Board made up of staff and volunteers selects Renewal Partner Organizations and missionaries to whom we offer partial financial support. To read about our focus in Local Justice & Global Outreach, how we allocate resources, and who our Justice & Outreach Board is, click here. (For an explanation of what we mean by restorative justice, we recommend watching The Bible Project’s Justice video.)

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Here are some ways you can partner in God’s work in San Francisco and beyond.

Volunteer with a Renewal Partner Organization

Below, you can learn about ways to invest your time and talents through volunteering with our Renewal Partner Organizations.

Support a Missionary

Below, you can read about local missionaries to whom our church offers partial financial support. If you’d like to support them in prayer or financially, feel free to reach out to them!

Contact our Justice & Outreach Board

If you have any questions for our Justice & Outreach Board, would like to apply for missionary support, or would like to serve in some other capacity, please email our board.

justiceoutreach@realitysf.com

Renewal Partner Organizations

Because Justice Matters

Because Justice Matters

Because Justice Matters is building pathways to brighter futures for women and girls in urban communities.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Nail Day, Dance Classes, Mother’s Ministry, and ESL Childcare

Volunteer

YWAM

YWAM San Francisco

YWAM San Francisco (a local branch of Youth With a Mission) is on a mission to engage San Francisco with a loving God through discipling and serving the homeless and marginalized.
Volunteer Opportunities: 
Thursday Food Pantry, Friday Hot Chocolate Ministry, Kitchen, Maintenance, and Drop-in Center

Volunteer

New Door

New Door Ventures

New Door Ventures helps at-risk youth get ready for work and life by providing meaningful paid jobs, training in work and life skills, individualized case management, and educational support.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Skill-Building Workshops, Career Panels, Mock Interviews, and Resume Workshops

Volunteer

Young Life

Young Life

Young Life San Francisco is a local branch of the national organization focused on building loving relationships with kids.
Volunteer Opportunities: Become a Young Life Leader for: Middle SchoolHigh SchoolCollegeSpecial Needs or Teen Moms, or Join the Board

Email

SF City Academy

SF City Academy exists to empower inner-city children and release them to excel academically, physically, spiritually, and socially.
Volunteer Opportunities: 
Lunch Program, PE Program, Library Program, and Math Program

Volunteer

City Hope

City Hope

City Hope seeks to empower their neighbors in the Tenderloin through a trusted gathering and communal meal space as well as a two-year sober living home, where participants can grow in their recovery, job development, and preparations for future opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Monday Game NightsTuesday Grocery Delivery, Wednesday Movie NightsMonthly Community BreakfastCounty Jail FellowshipCounty Jail Mentorship

Volunteer

Mission Graduates

Mission Graduates seeks to equip K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District to graduate and succeed in college.
Volunteer Opportunities:
After School Programs, Writing Partners, Math Coaches, Career Mentors, College Research Coaches, Subject Tutors, Latina Tech Mentorship, ESL and Language Exchange, Development Task Force, Communications Task Force, and Internships

Volunteer

Old Skool Cafe

Old Skool Cafe

Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run, jazz-themed supper club designed to serve youth through real-world vocational training, cohort support, income generation, and connection with a larger community who champions their success.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Bartender, Restaurant Front of House support/trainer, Entertainment (age 22 and under), Marketing, Life Skills Speaker (Time Management/Communication/Personal Finance), Life Coach, Office Admin, and “Champion” (Host Happy Hour/Church Liaison/Corporate Ambassador)

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Freedom House

Freedom House

Freedom House is a Christ-centered ministry with a mission to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human trafficking in the Bay Area.
Volunteer Opportunities: Shelter, Advocates, Professional Skills/Pro-Bono Services, such as: Dermatologists, Trauma-Informed Therapists and Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses, HIV/STI Counselors, Dentists and Orthodontists, Physical Trainers, CPR & First Aid Trainers, Professional Translators, Interpreters (Especially: Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese), Grant-writers, Media-Relations Specialist, Graphic designers, and Printers for brochures, flyers and reports. Also internships.

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Alpha Pregnancy

Alpha Pregnancy Center

Alpha Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered organization that economically, emotionally, and spiritually empowers women and families facing unplanned pregnancy.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Translating (mostly Spanish and Chinese), Childcare, Assisting in Office, Client Services, Lafayette Delivery Team, Mom-to-Mom Mentors, and Volunteer Training

Volunteer

Open-Door-Legal

Open Door Legal

Open Door Legal provides free legal counsel to low and moderate income residents of the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood and beyond.
Volunteer Opportunities:
For New Lawyers, Law Grads, Experienced Lawyers, Non-Legal Professionals — Pro-bono help on marketing, communications, human resources, accountants and financial evaluators.

Volunteer

Mobilize Love

Mobilize Love

Mobilize Love is a city-wide mobile outreach for children, youth, and families in San Francisco. They deploy a fleet of outreach trucks to give underprivileged families access to basic human services such as laundry, food, and wellness, as well as mentoring relationships.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Monthly Community Outreach, last Saturday of the month.

Volunteer

Sunset Youth Services

Sunset Youth Services fosters long-term stability and growth for in-risk youth and families through caring relationships and supportive services. This mission is based on the belief that youth are inherently worthy of dignity and respect and have the potential to positively contribute to their communities when their real needs are met.
How to Be Involved:
Attend Annual Fundraising Gala and Annual Sunset Community Festival, among other events.

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The Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center equips churches with resources and tools to walk alongside economically disadvantaged communities while modeling Jesus’ compassion and power to overcome the spiritual, emotional, and material bonds of poverty. As an organization, Chalmers believes that Jesus Christ is making all things new — including our finances.

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Schools 4 Justice

Schools for Justice

Schools for Justice Foundation provides educational opportunities and loving childcare to the community of New Georgia, Liberia, with a fully-funded adult night school and an orphanage. SFJ works alongside Liberian partners, equipping and empowering them to build a brighter future for their country in the aftermath of civil war.

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HOPE International

HOPE International

The mission of HOPE International is to invest in the dreams of the poor and live out the Gospel in the world’s underserved communities. HOPE accomplishes this by providing discipleship, training, savings, and small loans in dozens of countries around the world.

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Supported Missionaries

Caleb & Alexius Alldrin, Cru

Caleb and Alexius have been working with Cru in San Francisco since 2015 with the mission to empower and equip college students with the skills, tools, and faith they need to make an eternal impact in their communities.

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Gabby & Mateo Alzate, YWAM San Francisco

Mateo and Gabby Alzate have been with YWAM since 2010, working to help prevent cycles of violence and challenges many children and youth face while growing up in urban communities.

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Sameh Azab, Crescent Project

Sameh, originally from Egypt, serves as the SF Coordinator for Crescent Project, whose mission is to inspire, equip, and serve the Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus.

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Steve & Kayla Binnquist, YWAM San Francisco

Steve and Kayla have been working with YWAM San Francisco since 2004 and 2010 respectively, and together they lead Restoration Initiatives, a ministry dedicated to restoring, empowering, and serving residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

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Brooke & Karen Butler, Athletes in Action

Since 2014, Brooke and Karen Butler have served at UC Berkeley with Athletes in Action, where they love ministering to college students because of their zeal and potential to impact their teams and world for Christ.

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Joanna Clark, Young Life San Francisco

Joanna works with high schoolers through Young Life San Francisco and loves how they ask real questions about life, pretend like they know everything, and are down for pretty much anything.

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Alexandria Cole, FOCUS

Alexandria Cole serves as the San Francisco Area Director for Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools (abbreviated FOCUS), and it is her great joy to share the Gospel and the hope of Jesus with private and independent school students in our city.

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Chops Ezung, YWAM San Francisco

Chopathung, or Chops, is originally from the Northeast part of India called Nagaland. He has been in missions with YWAM for 9 years, and has specifically been serving with YWAM San Francisco since 2012.

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Sylvia Kamande, Because Justice Matters

Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Sylvia Kamande serves with Because Justice Matters in the Tenderloin to help break the cycle of fear, violence, and hopelessness which many women and girls experience in San Francisco.

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Ruthie Kim, Because Justice Matters

In 2008, Ruthie founded Because Justice Matters, reaching women facing sexual exploitation, domestic violence, drug addiction, and chronic homelessness.

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Daniel Lai, Young Life San Francisco

Daniel has been on staff with Young Life San Francisco since 2014, and he dreams of every teenager in San Francisco having the opportunity to meet Jesus.

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Jason & Justine Martinez, YWAM San Francisco

Jason is the Director of Operations at YWAM San Francisco, and Justine is the HR Director at Because Justice Matters (an extension ministry of YWAM). They also both serve on their organizations' leadership teams.

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Jonathan Newman, Athletes in Action

Jonathan Newman serves in Athletes in Action at UC Berkeley, helping student athletes grow and thrive in their faith and equipping them to make disciples.

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Caihla Petiprin, Athletes In Action

As part of the Athletes In Action staff team at UC Berkeley, Caihla serves as the volleyball team’s chaplain, leads the Delta Gamma Bible study, disciples women, and leads community service for AIA at Cal through local and global missions.

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Udom Setthaya, YWAM San Francisco

Originally from Thailand, Udom Setthaya serves with YWAM San Francisco through the Restoration Initiatives Ministry, which serves, restores, empowers, and disciples residents in the Tenderloin.

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Heiko Timm, YWAM San Francisco

Originally from Berlin, Heiko Timm serves with YWAM San Francisco as the Outreach Director, training visiting junior high and high school students in how to share the love of Jesus.

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Kelsey Verrill, YWAM San Francisco

Kelsey serves with YWAM San Francisco in the Discipleship Training School, while also coordinating YWAM's food pantry program, which provides food for over 300 households in the Tenderloin.

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Celeste & Alper Vural, Cru

Alper and Celeste serve as interns with UC Berkeley Cru and are privileged to disciple and share the Gospel with students.

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