Location

Golden Gate ParkThe Waller Center occupies the southeast corner of Waller and Belvedere Streets in San Francisco. We are one block south of Haight Street, which carries five MUNI bus lines and forms the main axis of the greater Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The light rail stop at Carl and Cole Streets, the hub of the community of Cole Valley, lies four blocks to the southwest of the Waller Center. Parks surround the neighborhood on three sides: Buena Vista to the east, the Panhandle to the north, and Golden Gate Park to the west. Read more about our historic neighborhood here. Click here for directions to the Waller Center.

We are located near the geographic center of the City and County of San Francisco, placing us within only a few miles of each of San Francisco’s iconic attractions. While you are staying with us, please take time to explore our beautiful city! If you would like some recommendations on things to see and do, just ask us, and we will offer some suggestions.

San Francisco provides not just a beautiful setting for visiting non-profits but an exceptional context in which one can examine issues of social justice. The city has long been an important nexus of social justice movements, including movements around lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) concerns, environmentalism, and affordable housing. Immigrants from all around the world call San Francisco home, as well as a large number of people who live on the streets.

We encourage you to sign up for our San Francisco Immersion Seminar to learn more about how San Franciscans have pushed for social change and responded to community needs. Seminars are custom designed in consultation with participating groups based on visitors’ interests and timeframe. You can find more information on our seminars here.