Filipino Arts, Community Services, Businesses, and Historical Places and Organizations in SOMA
Someone who doesn’t live or work in the area around 6th and Mission might walk past the Mint Mall and miss the tiny JT Restaurant. But around the neighborhood there are many, from elderly residents to construction workers to Filipino and Latino families, who know the business not only for its home-style chicken and pork adobo, but also for its vital role as a community space.
Founded in 1970, South of Market Child Care, Inc. (SOMACC) celebrates 47 years of serving children, their families and the community by providing quality early care and education, and free comprehensive family support services in safe and nurturing environments.
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) helps homeless and very low-income people every day and every night obtain the housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.
The South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) is a multi-racial, community-based organization, serving low-income immigrant youth and families in SoMa and greater San Francisco since 2000. SOMCAN organizes, supports and informs the SoMa community through leadership development, advocacy, direct services, and referrals.
VEC was originally established to provide services for Filipino World War II veterans, VEC has expanded its services to include low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ, formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals. VEC assists these groups through case management, counseling, free legal clinic, health services, and affordable housing opportunity assistance.
Bindlestiff Studio cultivates artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement.
In 1968, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center (West Bay) was founded by local activist activist Ed de la Cruz to address the most pressing socioeconomic challenges facing the Filipino immigrant community living in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMA) District
We assist Filipino seniors to access all types of health, housing, medical, legal, and labor-related resources.
KSW's mission is to produce, present, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities.
We envision a more just society that fully incorporates Asian Pacific American voices informed by our cultural values, historical roots, and contemporary issues.
The Galing Bata Bilingual Program at the Filipino Education center provides quality guidance, care, and protection (gabay, lingap, bantay) to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade during the after school hours and during 5 weeks in the summer.
ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform.
Arkipelago Books has been a pillar to the community for 20 years and exists as the only distributor of speciality books outside of the Philippines. Additionally, the store's collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries, educational institutions, as well as to the local and traveler alike interested in Filipino Literature, Culture, Social Sciences, Art, Poetry, History, and more.
Bayanihan Community Center is in the heart of the South of Market neighborhood at 6th Street & Mission Street. The 7,000 square foot center includes the Veterans Equity Center office, community program space, conference room, and technology center with 20 computers.
A consultancy made of thinkers, artists, and experienced entrepreneurs. They wield the powers of branding, design, and strategy to craft engaging brands and successful crowdfunding campaigns.
A popular quick serve restaurant located in the busy Metroen Mall on 5th and Mission. Inay's serves affordable classics.
The community center is 7,000 square feet on the ground floor and basement of the Bayanihan House located. It is a hub of numerous community services and meetings.
The premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States.
Help Us Find Filipino Entrepreneurs
To build a vibrant commercial corriedor in our Cultural District, we need businesses from our community. We're actively building a data base of Filipino business owners so we can connect them with opportunities in SOMA Pilipinas.
We Need Your Help Finding Them
An active Filipino Chamber of Commerce doesn't in the Bay Area and it isn't as easy as Google'ing "filipino business owner bay area." We need to aggregate our businesses leaders to lead a new Filipino Commercial Renaissance.