See event photos of opening below.
Welcoming all community members, artists and visionaries to the re-opening of the Centro Social Obrero.
- Experience a dedication ceremony, building tour, Open Mic and Gran Baile.
- Bring your dancing shoes for a night of music, art and community. One of our art instructors will be live painting.
Gran Baile Celebration at the Historic Centro Social Obrero
Wednesday at 3 PM – 9 PM
Jamestown Community Center
2929 19th Street, San Francisco, California 94110.
- 3-6PM Ambassadors from Jamestown and the other MLVS Partners will be taking community members on tours of the new space, sharing the history of the building and organizations within. The MLVS Culinary program will be providing refreshments
- 6-9PM we are having an Open Mic and Gran Baile Celebration at the Historic Centro Social Obrero!
Long the heart of the Latino Community in the Mission District, the Centro Social Obrero was for decades the place where new immigrants integrated into a new society.
There, legendary dances, social and political organizing events paved the way for the formation of new families and the Mission District Community.
During the past few years, the community faced losing the space to the displacement and gentrification pressures affecting so many of our Mission nonprofits.
In collaboration with MLVS, The Jamestown Community Center, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., and Mission Economic Development Agency, banded together, pooled resources and collaborated to form the 701 Alabama Consortium, purchasing the space with crucial support from Mayor London Breed: receiving a $1 Million grant from the Nonprofit Space Investment Fund at Community Vision, and obtaining financing from Bank of San Francisco.
Please join us in this joyful celebration of community resourcefulness and resilience! We will dance and celebrate Mission District cultura and talent!