April Update: Upcoming Events for the Summer!

Greetings everyone! We at the SF Chinatown Corps wish to apologize for the lack of updates recently. Please wait as we will try to overhaul the site over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, here is some news and information for you!

Summer Day Camp

Our summer day camp will be starting early June running for the duration of the summer until the end of the SFUSD summer break. Please come in to pick up an application! Our staff includes college students and college graduates as our teachers and high school students as assistants and volunteers. Please come in for an application! We will have snacks and meals included in the fee as well as weekly field trips. Academic subjects taught include English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Chinese, Art, and Music. We will also have occasional Community and Cultural Exploration classes! In the past, we have visited the firestation, the police station, OnLok nursing home, and many more fixtures of our community to learn about how the city is run and protected, and to learn about the Chinese culture through classes and visits with community members.


If you wish to volunteer for the Summer Day Camp, please also come in to pick up a volunteer application and for a brief interview. High School students and above, only. Letters of Recommendation available for those who satisfactorily complete the program with a minimum number of hours worked, to be determined based on how full we are with volunteers.

Western Bible Conference:

Theme: Rooted

Dates: August 24-29, 2012 at Mount Hermon Conference Center

Registration: Please see the office! or Click Here for information


The Gathering: USA Western Territory Congress

The 2012 USA Western Territory Congress is still taking registration until May 1, 2012! It will take place June 7-10, 2012 in Pasadena, California. It is only $50 dollars for Adults and children are $25. Click here for more information!

Youth Fellowship

Please check our facebook page for more detailed information.

We look forward to having you with us at our events! Sunday Service is always at 10AM for English and 11AM for Chinese at the 4th Floor Chapel.

God Bless!

Japan Update: March 18, 2011

Latest Update on Recovery Efforts in Japan:

(March 18, 2011) — The Salvation Army’s earthquake response in Japan is continuing its work despite difficulties caused by snow and the lack of fuel. A team that was set to head from Tokyo to the tsunami-hit north of the country had to delay its journey because of snow but has now made its way to Sendai, where a distribution will take place tomorrow morning (Saturday).

Japan-TokyoTHQThe three teams that carried out distributions in Sendai, Koriyama, Shirakawa, Fukushima and Mito City on Wednesday, March 16 returned to The Salvation Army’s Japan Territorial Headquarters in Tokyo to report on what they had seen and decide what should be done next.

“The work that has been done is commendable – from feeding programs out of Salvation Army to the distribution of blankets, water bottles, bread and diapers,” said Major Raelton Gibbs, and International Emergency Services worker for The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army distribution teams are well aware of the concerns surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and are staying clear of the exclusion zones.

Major Gibbs says he has been impressed by the response put together by The Salvation Army’s Japan Territory. The fuel and weather problems mean that people have had to be flexible. He tells of one group that tried to get to Sendai but was unable to make it all the way and so met the needs of some smaller communities around Koriyama on the way back to Tokyo.

The focus is understandably on the immediate response but Major Gibbs says that longer-term plans are being put in place, such as the provision of cooking equipment when people return to their communities. As it often does in emergency responses, The Salvation Army will pay particular attention to communities that have been missed by the government and other agencies.

Japan: 8.9 Earthquake and Tsunami

Update from Salvation Army International Headquarters & Japan Territory:
(March 11, 2011) The Salvation Army in Japan is responding to the earthquake and tsunami that brought devastation to the north side of the country. Communication and travel have been badly hit by the disaster, and at the moment the true cost in human life and property can only be guessed.

The most damaged city is Sendai, about 400 kilometers away from Tokyo. Commissioner Makoto Yoshida, leader of The Salvation Army’s Japan Territory, was at territorial headquarters in Tokyo and reports:

“Our building swayed tremendously,” said Commissioner Yoshida. “It was hard for us to keep standing and many of us were really frightened.”

The Salvation Army, a leader in international emergency disaster services, is responding immediately.

“We are sending a team to Sendai tonight [March 11, JST] and tomorrow we will start providing the basic necessities as well as assessing the level of damage so we can decide what else we can do,” said Yoshida.

Public transport in Tokyo stopped because of the earthquake, leaving many commuters unable to leave work.

“We opened our hall on the ground floor of territorial headquarters to those who could not go home,” said Yoshida. “We served them with hot drinks and packed meals.”

General Shaw Clifton, the international leader of The Salvation Army, has already been in touch with the commissioner to assure him of the prayers and support of Salvationists around the world.  Salvation Army units up and down the U.S. Pacific Coast and in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands are on standby and ready to help.

To keep updated with the efforts in Japan, please check our Japanese Earthquake page for more information as it is released. The post above is from our Divisional Headquarters and can be read in its entirety here.

Exciting New Updates!

Greetings everyone!

Here is a glimpse of some of the exciting changes and special events that are coming up.

>>Various Youth fellowships are taking place every Friday and Saturday evenings. Contact Annie Liang at for more information about this.

>>After School Tutoring by College Graduates and Students as well as High School volunteers is ongoing. Please email Annie Liang at the above email address for information on how to enroll your child.

>>We are celebrating our 125th Anniversary this year! Special guests are being invited from all over the world! Please stay tuned for the exact dates of our celebrations!

>>Interested in volunteering for the summer? We will soon be taking applications for tutors and volunteers for our Summer Day Camp program. Minimum 2 week commitment. We offer letters of recommendations and verification of hours volunteered upon working a minimum of hours (not the same as the 2 week minimum commitment). Please stay tuned for more information about the camp! This is an excellent opportunity for college applications as well as experience for jobs.

Thats it for now! We will release more information about these programs as well as new programs in the coming weeks!

After School Tutoring

If you are looking for something for your kids to do after school, consider sending them to our After School Program here at the SF Chinatown Corps. We have College Students and College Graduates tutoring as well as High School volunteers to help your child with their homework. This program is for students from 1st Grade through Middle School.

We will provide an afternoon snack as well as opportunity for exercise and extra-curricular activities such as computer classes.

For more information, please email


Registration is coming out soon for this year’s 2010 Summer Day Camp!

This year’s theme is: HEROES!

Our day camp consists of academic classes in the morning including English, Social Studies/History, Math, Science, Foreign Language class, Physical Education, and MORE! We will reinforce grade school material from the previous year as well as introduce new material in preparation for the new year. We also have art and music classes and Field Trips! We also have time for fun and games!

Our program of food includes morning snack, a full balanced lunch, and an afternoon snack.


As always, Financial Assistance is available with proof of income. Please see Ann in the Social Services Office during her normal office hours for the appropriate paperwork.

SF Metropolitan Area United Praise Meeting


“Praise is RISING in San Francisco”

A San Francisco Metropolitan Area United Meeting will take place Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 6PM. Hosted by the SF Chinatown Corps.

Food and Fellowship to Follow!

We are located at 1450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Happy New Year! 新年快乐!

Majors Thomas and Joy Mui, and the SF Chinatown Corps wish you all a wonderful and gracious year from God!

Western Bible Conference

Click Here to be linked to The Salvation Army Western Territory website about the 2010 Western Bible Conference

August 21-26, 2010 at Mount Hermon Conference Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Registration is now open on a first come first served basis. Follow the link above or contact CSM Lily Chin for more information and for the registration form. Space is limited. A $25 non-refundable deposit required by April 15. Rates will depend on the type of room you reserve (deluxe, standard, economy).

Western Bible Conference 2010

Western Bible Conference 2010

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