The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) will honor Steven Kwong and the Every Day Connect Team from Project Homeless Connect with Civic Star Awards as part of the CBD’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Civic Star Award recipients are distinguished members in our community identified by the CCCBD Community Ambassadors for their contributions to improving the image, safety, beautification, and cleanliness of our neighborhood. The ambassadors make the nominations and the CBD’s board ratifies the winners.

The recipients usually represent a local business, property owner or person who has made a positive impact on the neighborhood generally, and who has, specifically, made the ambassadors jobs a little easier.

Steven Kwong is the property manager of the 1212 Market Street, where the ambassadors and the clean teams have their office space, lockers and equipment. Every Day Connect works with the ambassador team in assisting homeless individuals who may need help with a small issue. A positive interaction builds rapport and trust so that if a major issue arises, people will feel comfortable going to the ambassadors or the Every Day Connect team.

They [Every Day Connect] have been very helpful in providing wheelchairs and many other services for the ambassadors to assist with the homeless.Elester Hubbard, Project Coordinator of the Civic Center CBD

The Civic Center CBD will be hosting its 2015 Annual Meeting at 100 Van Ness Avenue on June 25, 2015, starting at 9:00 am. We will all meet in the lobby for 9:00, then proceed with a short tour of the new rooftop deck before settling into a meeting space for the meeting and awards presentation. This view of Civic Center is not to be missed.

The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.