Our Community

TEL HI’s mission of service means everyone in the community benefits, no matter what your age, culture, background, etc. Our participant community is approximately 65% Asian/Pacific Islander, 15% African American, 10% Latino, and 10% Caucasian or Other. Naturally, the variety of celebrations, events, and meetings hosted here matches the diversity of people and interests in the neighborhood.

  • Every Thanksgiving we serve turkey dinner with all the trimmings to anyone who comes to our door—free of charge. We had close to 700 guests last year!
  • Our annual Lunar New Year Celebration gives neighbors a fun (and delicious) way to learn about cultural traditions.
  • TEL HI is the host site for North Beach Community Courts.
  • North Mountain Zendo practices group meditation here in the early mornings.
  • In the evenings TEL HI rents facility space to community organizations, such as:
    • Community Police
    • Golden Gate Sport and Social Club
    • Neighborhood Court
    • NextVillage SF
    • San Francisco Evangelical Free Church

As a member of San Francisco Neighborhood Centers Together, TEL HI is always looking for new ways to build strong, healthy, safe, and equitable neighborhoods.

A TEL HI Profile

Upcoming Events

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    Garden Workshop: Spiller, Thriller & Filler Containers
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News & Programs

  1. Golden State Warriors Players Get Personal about Their Finances to Educate TEL HI Youth

    On Monday, January 9, 2017 TEL HI’s North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School hosted Golden State Warriors players Ian Clark and Shaun Livingston for an interactive discussion around the importance of having financial knowledge. The event was part of the Future Leaders program, a financial literacy program that was formed by the Golden State […]

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  2. TEL HI is Recognized as a Green Business by the City and County of San Francisco

    We are excited to announce we are now one of 10 nonprofits in the city of San Francisco recognized as a San Francisco Green Businesses! As an organization that has been around for over 126 years, we know the importance of taking care of the planet so that it remains healthy for generations to come. […]

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  3. Crowdfunding Campaign for TEL HI’s Senior Program Hits Goal

    On September 1, 2016 TEL HI launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $8,888 for its Senior Program. The campaign, Christmas in September for Seniors, was a huge success!  With over 40 people making online and offline donations, Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) hit its fundraising goal in 2 months! “We are so […]

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