News & Events


This summer, Citizen Film and Green Streets will partner with the Trust for Public Land, SF Rec & Park and the Exploratorium Studio for Public Spaces to lead an art-based revitalization project in the Buchanan Mall. The Mall runs 5 blocks long, adjacent to the African-American Arts and Culture Center and Rosa Parks Senior Center and through the Western Addition housing communities where Green Streets began.

#BuchananChange is a community-supported project to build improvements in our park. We’re working to create jobs, engage reseidents, catalyze city investment, and improve public safety.



amb-film-series-500On Wednesday, January 14, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation presented the latest version of the Green Streets documentary at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, before a sellout crowd of nearly 400 people. This was the Foundation’s largest documentary film event to date.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion on the virtuous cycles that can be sparked by social enterprise in underserved urban communities, featuring:

The panelists fielded questions from moderator Sophie Constantinou, as well as from the audience. We are currently compiling these questions and answers, and will post the information on our website for others who want to get involved.

The Blank Family Foundation Film Series uses the power of documentary film to address a wide range of societal issues. The Foundation recognizes that the documentary medium can concurrently spark imagination, illuminate a subject, challenge conventional thinking, entertain and engage audiences, create awareness and inspire action.

Want to participate?

Download the postcard and email us your responses. What does a virtuous cycle look like in your community?

Read more…

Green Streets: Grass Roots Social Enterprise – Elemental Impact Blog

Green Streets Comes to Atlanta! – Elemental Impact Blog

A Reinvented Sustainable Atlanta Merges with Center for Civic Innovation – Saporta Report



On April 29, 2014, over 200 people attended our largest work-in-progress screening to date, at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch. The screening was followed by a discussion moderated by filmmaker Sophie Constantinou and featuring six esteemed panelists:

California Film Institute's Youth Forum

Past Screening Locations:

  • Alice Griffith Community Center, Hunter’s Point
  • Art at the Dump: Recology
  • Berkeley High School Green Academy
  • Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema @ BH Public Library
  • Francisco Middle School
  • Green Film Festival
  • Hunters Point, West Point Rd.
  • MBR Bernal Dwellings
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • MBR Hayes Valley
  • Museum of the African Diaspora
  • One Stop Career Services – Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point
  • MBR Plaza East Housing
  • Policy Link
  • Richmond Village Apartments
  • Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
  • San Bruno Jail: The Garden Project
  • San Francisco Juvenile Hall
  • SF Environment
  • SF Public Library – Western Addition Branch
  • SF Public Library – Main Branch