Welcome from the Acting Executive Director

Welcome from Shakirah Simley

Acting Executive Director

Shakirah Simley


The Southeast Community Center (SECF) and Greenhouses have a long, rich history of supporting the needs of local residents. They are spaces that have allowed community-based organizations, education institutions and city agencies to provide vital services to seniors, adults and children in the Southeast.

Our Southeast Community Facility Commission is committed to ensuring that these institutions live up to their intended purpose and remain deeply rooted in the community. As our parent organization, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) upgrades the Southeast Treatment Plant, we’re working side-by-side with the Bayview community to address their needs, improve our facilities and offerings. It’s clear that we all want the same thing: for Bayview Hunters-Point residents to have access to educational, workforce development, environmental and community-building opportunities.

Our new SECF at 1550 Evans will provide just that. The new state-of-the-art SECF, slated to open in 2021, will serve as a community destination with co-working spaces; multi-use rooms for workshops, conferences and trainings; affordable and year-round childcare; green space and more. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Southeast residents as we build the new SECF; execute the Community Grant Program and create programming that benefits community members of all ages, needs and walks of life—from young adults seeking internships to seniors looking to fellowship with friends.

This is an exciting time and we’ve love for you to get involved. As we move ahead with these plans, we welcome and value community input about the type of services and programs that will enhance your life, the lives of Southeast residents and San Francisco as a whole. If you have a community-serving organization in D-10, we’d love to hear from you too. We are always looking to partner with organizations dedicated to uplifting the Bayview.

The SECF is an institution that is full of life and an important piece of Southeast history. It is a joy and an honor to serve the Southeast community through the SECF and its programs. On behalf of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Southeast Community Facility Commission and staff, I want to thank you for being a part of our community.