The Mission

Mission Neighborhood Organizations

There are hundreds of community resources in the Mission, including neighborhood and merchant organizations, boys and girls clubs, health and senior centers, child care programs, and theater and dance performance spaces.

The following list is intended to serve as a starting point to find organizations that promote the history and culture of the Mission District.

Galaria de la Raza/Studio 24
2857 24th Street
A non profit arts organization that presents Chicano/Latino art exhibitions and cultural programs, and serves as a cross-cultural and educational resource for artists. Gift store and gallery are open 12-6 pm, Tue.-Sat.

Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia Street
Offers artists and audiences the opportunity to experiment with aesthetically and culturally diverse media and materials, encompassing theater, performance art, literature, and visual arts.

Latino Issues Forum
785 Market Street, 3rd Flr.
A "think tank" addressing Latino concerns in the areas of banking, communications, health, and welfare.

Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street
Dedicated to developing, promoting and preserving Latino cultural values through art. The theater, gallery, arts facilities, and class offerings make art accessible to all. Open 10 am-6 pm, Tue.-Fri.; 10 am-4 pm, Sat.

Mission Dolores
3321 16th Street
Completed in 1791, the Mission is the oldest in tact building in San Francisco. The Mission Basilica, Museum and Cemetery are open 9 am-4 pm with guided tours by appointment.

Mission Economic Cultural Association (MECA)
362 Capp Street


Mission Economic Development Association
3505 - 20th Street
Serves the business community needs by packaging loans, providing technical assistance and designing programs that contribute to the overall well-being of the neighborhood and the diversity of its merchants.

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center
348 Precita Avenue
Studio for planning and designing commissioned and portable murals and a workshop for mural painting and other classes. Dedicated to enhancing the environment through murals and educating the community in the process of mural designs.

San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
35 Gilbert Street
Group that focuses on promoting, developing and advocating for Hispanic business by providing information, referrals and business development opportunities.

San Francisco History Association
P.O. Box 31097
San Francisco, CA 94131
Assembles and promotes historical exhibits and shows. Holds monthly program meetings, providing a distinctive forum and fellowship for both collectors and history enthusiasts in San Francisco.

San Francisco Public Library: Mission Branch
300 Bartlett Street

Offers the largest general-interest Spanish language collection and collection focusing on the history of Latino cultures, including Latino experience, in the U.S.

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