Trustee: All Good Pizza

San Francisco, CA

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
As a small business owner and proud resident of the Bayview district of San Francisco, I am interested in supporting others in achieving their dreams to bring unique businesses to the ever-evolving Bayview community. I have been greatly inspired by the support of my neighborhood and by all the people who have invested their hearts and minds in this unique part of San Francisco.
What is the mission of your organization?
The mission of All Good Pizza is to provide the Bayview district and beyond with fresh, healthy and affordable local food in a setting that encourages community collaboration. We took over a blighted vacant lot and created a garden oasis for the community to enjoy. We are committed to supporting the growth of the Bayview district by encouraging local business and collaboration.
In the past, how effective have you been in achieving this mission?
We have been very successful in accomplishing our mission, namely by attracting and educating many new customers about the benefits of eating well. We also have opened our space to other local businesses and regularly host the Bayview Mercantile, a pop up market dedicated to showcasing the culinary and artistic talents of our community.
Do you belong to any organizational networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
Bayview Merchant's Association National Association of Professional Women Bayview Underground Food Scene NorCal Women Advancing Microfinance group.
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
I will meet with the borrowers to review their business plans, visit their current operations if applicable, and establish an ongoing communication chain as their businesses develop. As President and CEO of NamasteDirect, I have developed and implemented a comprehensive business development program for women in Guatemala that includes financial literacy training and advising- I will apply the skills I have acquired in this work to domestic entrepreneurs.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
I plan to work alongside each entrepreneur to provide advising and mentorship. I have lived in San Francisco for nearly 20 years and feel confident that I can provide connections to many important resources. I am happy to lend the marketing skills I have acquired in my own business as well.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
As a fierce supporter of the Bayview, I will ensure that the loans that I endorse have been vetted for community efficacy and purpose. I am an active member in my community and will help to make sure that the proposed projects will create a positive social impact. I plan to engage many other people in my community to build a support team to promote positive business for our neighborhood.

About All Good Pizza

Trustee Type:
Restaurant, Community Space
Third Tier trustee
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On Zip Since:
Nov 7, 2013
(33 months)
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