SFOP has been developing leaders in San Francisco congregations, schools and community centers for 25 years. We believe that San Francisco can be a city for all.
Eleanor Williams, Former SFOP Board President
Who We Are
SFOP/PIA is a member of the PICO National Network and PICO California. The PICO National Network is one of the largest community-based efforts in the United States with more than 1,000 member institutions representing one million families in 150 cities and 17 states, as well as a growing international effort. PICO California’s mission is to bring the voices and concerns of regular Californians to the statewide policy arena. PICO California is made up of 19 congregation-based community organizations representing 350 congregations and 450,000 families across the state.
Since 1972 PICO has successfully worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy. Nonpartisan and multicultural, PICO provides an opportunity for people and congregations to translate their faith into action. More than 40 different religious denominations and faith traditions are part of PICO. Together we are lifting up a new vision for America that unites people across region, race, class, and religion.
SFOP/PIA believes that the quality of life for everyone who lives on the San Francisco Peninsula improves when we adopt policies that welcome families, seniors and individuals of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, lifestyles and economic capacities. We work in over 40 congregations and schools representing 30,000 families across San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. We develop courageous community leaders and bold grassroots campaigns on the issues that directly affect inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. SFOP/PIA has a broad-based constituency, and our leaders influence public officials to make better decisions about important issues that affect us all – health care, affordable housing, neighborhood safety, immigrant integration, economic opportunity and education.