A community group has set up a job-training pop-up on a troubled Mid-Market block in San Francisco where a liquor store and smoke shop recently closed, as the city and local activists continue to try to address crime and blight in the area.
Code Tenderloin, a Tenderloin workforce development nonprofit, organized the pop-up, which will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons for at least four months at the corner of Jones and Market streets.
“I have a lot of pride in the Tenderloin, but I’m embarrassed by that block,” said Del Seymour, founder of Code Tenderloin. “We want to get the corner back.”
Two people will actively help recruit job candidates at the pop-up each afternoon and administrative staff will help with other endeavors. It