Holiday Angels: Patricia Scott

The Examiner celebrates people who made a difference in 2006

Occupation: Executive Director of the Booker T. Washington Community Center

Residence: San Francisco

What she does: Since becoming executive director of Booker T. Washington Community Center two years ago, Scott has helped revitalize the moribund organization, taking great measures to restore the dilapidated building complex in Western Addition while opening up new partnerships with other nonprofit organizations.

Why she does it: A lifelong patron of Booker T. Washington, Scott noticed something was amiss in the organization about two years ago. Along with cleaning up corruption, Scott also helped literally clean the center. “We had to take 10 truckloads of junk out of here,” said Scott. “It was real rundown and dirty.”

The impact: “The kids really enjoy being here again,” said Scott. “We have a diverse, multicultural environment, so they are constantly learning about each others’ backgrounds, which is very important to them. Through our youth we are trying to build a legacy for this community.”

Bay Area NewsLocal

Just Posted

Niners defensive lineman Joey Bosa played a major role in stopping the Eagles in a Week 2 San Francisco victory. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
What we learned from Niners beating the Eagles

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner Is your glass half-empty? Niners… Continue reading

If he secured a full term in the Senate, Newsom would become the most powerful Californian Democrat since Phil Burton at the height of his career, or maybe ever. <ins>(Kevin Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Artist Agnieszka Pilat, pictured with Spot the Robot Dog from Boston Robotics, has a gallery show opening at Modernism. (Courtesy Agnieszka Pilat)
Screenshots of VCs, Kanye and tech parties by the Bay

In this week’s roundup, Ben Horowitz’s surprising hip-hop knowledge and the chic tech crowd at Shack15

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, pictured in July at Oracle Park, says team members simultaneously can be “measured and calm” and “looking to push the accelerator.” (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
How Gabe Kapler sets the tone for Giants’ success with strategy, mindset

‘There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s the hands-down manager of the year’

Firefighters extinguish burning material near Lake Tahoe on Sept. 3 in the wake of the Caldor Fire; environmental scientists say the huge fire is bringing to light deficiencies in forest management. <ins>(Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>
Cal Fire, timber industry must face an inconvenient truth

We are logging further into the wildfire and climate crisis

Most Read