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
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
The 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 is in development with support from Blue Shield of California, and 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
The Open Square, along with smaller meeting rooms, may be available for rental.
- Open Square Images
- Breakout Meeting Room Images
- 2019 Policy and Fees
- 2019 Rental Inquiry Form
- Open Square Layouts and Capacity
To inquire about availability, please contact Mindy Iwanaka.