GGCA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in the 1980s to help revitalize Golden Gate.  Formerly known as the San Pablo Avenue – Golden Gate Improvement Association (SPAGGIA), our all-volunteer organization addresses the present and future needs of our underserved community.

Our members focus on creating safer streets, blight-free blocks, and community-driven improvements such as better lighting, well-designed medians, pedestrian/bike crossings, and the state-of-the-art Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center.

Learn more about how we work and volunteer for a GGCA project  – or create your own project.

How We Work


GGCA frequently joins forces on research, projects, and events with:

  • Golden Gate block clubs
  • Santa Fe Community Assoc. & Neighbors
  • Longfellow Community Assoc.
  • Mosswood Coalition for Appropriate Development
  • U.C. Berkeley


GGCA facilitates community input on public policies and procedures that directly impact our daily lives:

  • Mass transportation access
  • Pedestrian & biking safety
  • Quality public education
  • Nuisance code enforcement
  • Large-scale development
  • Affordable housing


Delicious food, live music, short speeches, and open streets – Golden Gaters excel at celebrating ourselves. Stay tuned for:

  • Love Our Neighborhood Day (spring)
  • National Night Out (summer)
  • Garage Sale & Swap (fall)
  • GGCA Holiday Party (winter)
  • No Winers (monthly)