Good for SOMA!
Cutting Ribbons & Opening Doors
Everybody loves a party. On Monday, the
City of Refuge United Church threw a bash that rivaled the city’s
toniest art openings. Channeling Pat Steger, the SF Call attended.
Several years ago the church established the Ark
House on Howard as a haven for homeless LGBT young people. Now the church
has carried its ministry across the street to 30 Harriet, where it opened
the Yvette A. Flunder Community Center. The “state of the art center where
young people will have the opportunity for hands on education in computer
skills and technology as well as video/film development and production” is
named for the church’s founder and senior pastor, who shepherded the
project from the outset, raising money, finding a building, encouraging
contractors, and cajoling the mayor into locating additional funding.
The morning was sunny, a small window in the storms.
The street sparkled. So did the Center. Take a look.