Dear Friends and Supporters,

Join artists, tech innovators, immigrant rights experts and a host of others who support our coding and chess programs for San Francisco children!

Power to Grow will be an evening of food, drinks and live music, benefiting Good Samaritan’s Vision Academy, a partnership with Calvary Hill Community Church in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.

Saturday April 8th, 6pm – 9pm

Generously hosted by Heron Arts

Get tickets now

To sponsor the event (see sponsorship packet), contact Event Chair Amanda Lee at or (415) 401-4242.

Your support is working! Vision Academy grew in 2016! With your help we…

  • Served 20% more elementary school children, nearly 75% of whom are low-income, at our popular chess and coding summer camp compared to 2015.
  • Increased our enrollment at our afterschool program by 15%, and our mentors helped children improve their homework completions rates to over 90% this year.
  • Our Vision Academy instructors brought chess to 13 public schools, where they organized 195 children into weekly chess clubs. Kids love us!

Help us keep this momentum going! Join us at Power to Grow! Thank you for your ongoing support.