• Dogpatch Hub

    Your Community Living Room

  • Hub NEWS

    + WE ARE OPEN (by appointment for now)! Email dogpatchhub@gmail.com for more information!


    + Meet Our Board! Scroll down to read about our board's experience and interest in the Hub.


    Dogpatch neighbors need a communal space with no barriers to entry. A place without any particular creed, that embraces all our cultures. Some space to meet, to talk, to sing, to be quiet, to debate, to laugh, to perform, to get to know one another, to listen.

    We call this place the Dogpatch Hub

  • About

    FAQ and More

    What is the Hub?

    Essentially it's a new community living room...

    The Dogpatch Hub is the first ever community-serving, publicly accessible neighborhood facility in Dogpatch. The Central Waterfront lacks community serving spaces, and the most rapid population growth since WWII only makes this need more acute.

    Where is the Hub located?

    1278 Minnesota Street!

    At the intersection of Minnesota and 24th Street--just across from Minnesota Grove and next to Philz Coffee.

    When will the Hub open?

    The Hub is open by Appointment right now...

    Email us to at dogpatchhub@gmail.com to reserve the space.

    What can I do to help?

    Community support comes in many shapes, sizes and colors!

    All forms of help are welcome! From volunteering at the Hub to attending workshops to contributing time and resources. To Donate, click here, to volunteer please email us, for workshops, join our mailing list below.

  • Meet the Friends of Dogpatch Hub (FoDH) Board Members

    Friends of Dogpatch Hub, a nonprofit public charity, formed in 2016. We built and operate the first publicly accesible community space serving Dogpatch and neighboring communities.

    Subhanu Samarajiva

    Subu is a tech worker turned volunteer, using her product manager skills to serve the community on the Hub board. With a love for San Francisco and a perspective as a young parent and child of immigrants, she brings a positive force for good to her neighborhood. After taking a pause from her career to focus on family, she volunteers with the Safe and Sound Parental TalkLine, works with the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association, and will be beginning grad school for her next career as a therapist in 2023.

    Richard Romero

    Richard is the Marketing and Sales Manager for the Potrero View Newspaper and has over 50 years of community engagement experience. He believes in Dogpatch's potential and wants to help FoDH open the Hub to create more public amenities for the community. Richard moved to San Francisco in 2021 to care for his grandchildren and has fallen in love with the neighborhood.

    Katherine Doumani - Board Chair

    A Dopatch resident since 2001, parent and current Dogpatch Neighborhood Association president, Katherine brings community leadership continuity, deep experience and a proven commitment to the FoDH Board.

    Colin Ensley - Treasurer

    Colin is the CFO of Associate Capital, overseeing finance, accounting, and capital markets activities for the Power Station Development in Dogpatch. He previously served as Director of Finance for Catellus Development Corporation and is also a Board Member of Friends of Jackson Park. Colin resides in the East Bay with his family.

    Liz Mullen

    Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Mullen is an Associate Professor of Management at San Jose State University and the Treasurer of the International Society for Justice Research. With expertise in creating inclusive educational environments, Liz brings valuable contributions in program development and evaluation, and community outreach to the Dogpatch Hub. She is a resident of Dogpatch since 2016 and believes education can transform lives and societies.

    Jeanne Anyanwu McCoy (starting Sept 2023)

    Jeanne is a seasoned executive managing customer experience for global clients. Jeanne has served on the board of directors and as a community partner for various organizations, including Economic Development on Third and Urban Ed Academy. She is also a commissioner for the San Francisco Arts Commission.

    Donovan Lacy

    Donovan is a recovering Telecommunication Professional and stay-at-home parent. He serves as the VP of the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, Secretary of the Potrero Boosters, Secretary of the Potrero Hill Friendship Garden and is a board member of the Green Benefit District, Friends of Potrero Nursery School and is a member of the UCSF CAG.

    Callista Shepherd Smith

    Callista is a real estate sales & marketing professional with a lifetime of experience in housing, building, and development. She co-leads the RicRoc & Callista Team at Compass with additional deep-hearted skills as Reiki Master, CMT, and Sound Healing Practitioner.

    J. R. Eppler - Secretary

    J.R. Eppler is an attorney and founder of Eppler Legal, Inc., a Dogpatch-based law firm in corporate transactional matters. J.R. lives in Potrero Hill with his wife, a public librarian, and son, a rising SFUSD second grader. He serves his Potrero and Dogpatch neighborhoods on numerous task forces, committees and advisory groups, most notably as president of the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association.

    Bruce Huie

    Bruce is an experienced online marketer and dedicated neighborhood activist residing in Dogpatch for over 20 years. He has served as the steward of Progress Park, co-chair of the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District formation committee, and board member of multiple associations. Bruce's successful efforts in acquiring investments and creating community-serving projects have added value to Dogpatch. 

  • the Hub Concept

    The Hub is a "third place"--it operates with the intention to foster community engagement, civic encounters and the connection and intersection of population sectors traditionally unlikely to interact. The Hub offers opportunities for healthy debate as well as educational and informative programming and services for all segments of our population.

  • Connect

    We can't wait to hear from you! Be a part of the Dogpatch Hub in a small way, or a BIG one.


    All are Welcome

    The FoDH Board of Directors is made up of Dogpatch and Potrero community leaders and residents all donating their time and expertise to bring the Hub to fruition. We welcome your ideas and your input.

    To volunteer just send us an email!

    Learn More

    Hub Goals:

    The Hub can:

    + Offer critical neighborhood services and much-needed programming to a community that has been historically under-served despite the benefits promised in the 2008 Eastern Neighborhood rezoning.


    + Bring together an increasingly diverse community that is on track to quintuple its population by 2025, to weave together a new community fabric.


    + Stabilize our neighborhood by supporting working families with local, quality youth programming, and in so doing help to keep them in San Francisco–a city with the lowest rate of children per capita in the U.S.


    Give the Gift of Community

    It takes everyone's support to run a thriving neighborhood hub. Every dollar counts and demonstrates our community’s collective commitment towards this facility. Donations are securely processed by Paypal and are tax-deductible.

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    1278 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107