We are now ready to register people for our first 4 Day Mpowerment Training that we’re developing.  This pilot training is scheduled for July 10th-13th.  This training is designed for agencies that are currently running an Mpowerment Project, or have already received funding to start an Mpowerment Project.


We are now including additional information on adapting your Mpowerment Project to include new components for young men living with HIV.


If you are exploring if an Mpowerment Project may be right for your community, please read more at www.mpowerment.org.


Those interested in attending this training should apply using the following link: https://effectiveinterventions.cdc.gov/en/TrainingCalendar/course-listing?SessionTypeID=19. After you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatic email from interventions@danya.com confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. The application deadline is June 22, 2018 and notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent out by email shortly after you apply.



There is a limited amount of space at the San Francisco training, so I recommend you register right away for each person attending the training. Your space is not guaranteed until I receive your application, and all attendees must register for this training. I expect this training to fill very quickly. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.


The training will take place at our office located in San Francisco.

550 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94158


Due to the smaller size of this training, we were not able to get a block of hotel rooms.  Please feel free to use your favorite travel website to find a hotel.  I recommend finding a hotel in the following neighborhoods:

Downtown/South of Market

Union Square

Civic Center


Some hotels we have used before and can recommend are:

Hotel Whitcomb



The Pickwick Hotel



Here are examples of additional hotels:



You should be able to take public transportation, taxi or Uber/Lyft to the training location.


If you have a question about a specific hotel, feel free to email me and I’ll do my best to tell you what I know.


The training will start at 9:00am each day, so most people will need to fly in the day before the training.  We will finish at 5:00pm on Friday, so please plan to leave some time after about 7:30pm on Friday (or the weekend).  When looking for flights, SFO is the easiest airport to fly into, but OAK can also be a good alternative.


There is no registration fee for this training. You will need to make all of your travel arrangements.


Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Ben Zovod




Ben Zovod

University of California San Francisco



Please note my new address and phone number

UCSF Mailcode 0886

550 16th Street, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA  94158-2549

415-476-6428 (Office)

415-476-5348 (Fax)

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