Come to discover, share, and connect with our parent community– over drink and food in the informal, round-table setting of our Community Salon Series! The Community Salon Series, part of our wider Urban Engagement Program, features members of our parent community, sharing their expertise and spearheading shared conversation. 

Our first Salon will take place on October 16th. The doors open at 6pm, with formal sharing from about 6:20-7:30.  More informal conversation may extend beyond. With an eye to the upcoming election, this evening will focus on CIVIC & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, and will feature two parent innovators and activists in the field.  

While the spirit is social, not scholastic, interested high school students are welcome to attend and take part. Free childcare (with food) is available from 6-7:30 for students, PK-8th grade. 

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.



Andrea Dew Steele is the President and Founder of Emerge America and the Co-Founder of our first affiliate, Emerge California. She is a passionate advocate for increasing the number of women in elected office at every level and is motivated by a life-long commitment to progressive politics and change. Since 2002, Emerge America and its affiliates’ have trained over 4,000 Democratic women to run for office. While starting Emerge, Andrea served for 8 years as the Political and Philanthropic Advisor to Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of Esprit Clothing. Previously, she worked in Washington D.C. as a Capitol Hill policy analyst and fundraiser for Democratic candidates and committees.

Mark Mullen is the Founder and CEO of Be The Wave, a non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to increasing voter turnout through friend-to-friend engagement, via a digital platform that makes it easy help friends register and vote. Mark has long worked in the promoting social and political change in the international arena, with mission-driven efforts in Malawi, Palestine and the Republic of Georgia. A successful entrepreneur, he has founded a number of businesses and social enterprises, including and


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French American International School

Main building

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Ph: 415.558.2000

Early Childhood Center

1155 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

Ph: 415.231.5733

An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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