Where We Are

<From our west coast headquarters at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to our offices in Washington DC, New York, and Boston, our teams partner with the nation’s top education, justice, and community leaders to build robust programs and policies to prevent and end violence against women and children.

The Center for Leadership and Action

Presidio Main Post Army Base

Once the living quarters of the U.S. 6th Army band in the Presidio of San Francisco, this majestic red brick building has been renovated and re-imagined as a Center for Leadership and Action. In addition to a glass-walled conference center called the Open Square and wired meeting rooms, our ambitious vision for the building includes a public exhibition space that will use literature, art, science and multimedia to explore the complex nature of violence and promote respect, trust and equality, as the foundation for healthy relationships and positive behavior.

The Open Square

Open Square at NightThe Open Square, made possible with generous support from the Open Square Foundation, will help advance our award-winning leadership development training and education programs as well as international forums and special events. From human trafficking workshops to judicial training, this venue is designed to share research, knowledge and ‘lessons learned’ garnered by organizations directly confronting the epidemic of gender-based violence.

On the first floor, our 6,000 square foot exhibition hall will one day feature ongoing interactive exhibits and new technologies designed to share stories from around the world. Programming for the exhibit hall will be designed as a tool for teachers, parents, coaches, and others to engage their students, children, and the general public in critical conversation about the impact of violence and the choices they face in preventing it.

Renting with Futures Without Violence

Open Square Interior

The Open Square, along with smaller meeting rooms, may be available for rental.

To inquire about availability, please complete the online Rental Inquiry Form above and we will get back to you as soon as possible.