Our mission is to civically engage Black and other disenfranchised communities through cultural upliftment, bridging social gaps and economic representation.
Our vision is to see San Francisco’s disenfranchised populous thriving and institutions culturally enriched.
The New Community Leadership Foundation began in 2013 and was founded by Eli Crawford III, Jameel Patterson, Omorede “Rico” Hamilton, Hugh Gregory, Daniel B. Landry and Greg Stadmire. Eli Crawford the father of the organization envisioned the NCLF as correcting the mistakes made by the older generation and wanted to establish an organization that could pass the torch to the next generation. Eli began organizing a series of gatherings with various members of the community. The NCLF became incorporated as a 501 (C) 3 entity in 2015.
Eli Crawford lll
Jameel Rasheed Patterson
Omorede “Rico” Hamilton
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The New Community Leadership Foundation is a non- profit community-based organization comprised of a board, which oversee the efforts of NCLF to engage the community. Officially incorporated in the year of 2015, with 6 original members, NCLF has produced an abundance of events and activities based in the Fillmore community through which we were able to encourage engagement and activism. This organization was founded by Western Addition community members uniting under the vision of a new community leadership initiative, hence our current organization name. The founding principles of the New Community Leadership Foundation are; bridging social gaps, civic engagement, cultural upliftment, economic development, historic preservation and personal development. We have both identified and committed ourselves to work on these principles through our program areas listed below.