Urban Alchemy Practitioners Heal San Francisco’s Troubled Streets 

Ian, a former prison inmate paroled on the streets of San Francisco, knows how to do a tough day’s work. […more…]

Doing the Hardest Jobs to Help California and Its Unhoused Residents

If you drive through the Tenderloin, a rough-and-tumble part of San Francisco where California’s income inequality gap is on full […more…]

Urban Alchemy

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Chief Growth Officer: Jeff Kositsky


We aim to raise the vibrations in urban spaces – and save the lives of those who exist on their streets.

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After having spent most of my life incarcerated, I am so grateful for the opportunities that Urban Alchemy has given me. I have been allowed to grow and advance. I have been able to truly give back for the first time in my life. I cannot think of another company that would have done this.
Tom Bramer
Guest Services Supervisor

Bay Area Job Creation

Urban Alchemy is seeking support for its campaign to hire more people who have been incarcerated to help unhoused residents and keep neighborhoods safe and clean. For formerly incarcerated people with people skills, emotional intelligence, and empathy, Urban Alchemy provides a living wage and excellent benefits.

“Your support will help Urban Alchemy develop more jobs, uplift more neighborhoods, and provide complementary strategies to policing,’’ says Bayron Wilson, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, who was once incarcerated. “It’s a revolutionary and simple idea, but nobody thought of it before. Urban Alchemy has turned the whole notion of incarceration on its head.”

In the midst of an unrelenting homelessness crisis, Urban Alchemy is forging a hopeful path. You can join them.

Key Supporters

Bartz Marr Family Foundation
Bloch Foundation Trust
Crankstart Foundation
Dignity Health
Eric Wimsatt
Feysan Lodde
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Keith and Priscilla Geeslin Family Trust
Lava Mae
Saint Francis Foundation
Sam Haynor
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
SOMA Equity
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Sutter Health
The Eucalyptus Foundation
The Marilyn and Jeffrey
Katzenberg Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Tipping Point Community
Virginia Smith
Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP
Yerba Buena Lodge No. 15