Seven Tepees Youth Program positively impacts the lives of inner-city youth. Students are with us from 6th grade through high school graduation and beyond. Seven Tepees runs two youth programs: The Learning Center, Seven Tepees' original youth program which nurtures students from 6th to 12th grade, and the College and Career program, launched in 2008 to increase the number of first-generation college students.
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We offer a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area.
A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
The foundation of Aim High is an intensive, engaging and challenging five-week summer school program for middle school students from low-income families. Students join after 5th or 6th grade, and participate for three or four consecutive summers. Students graduate from Aim High in the summer prior to their freshman year in high school. Aim High works in close partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the Exploratorium, as well as partner schools, school districts, and universities.
Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC)
The Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC), founded in 1973, is devoted to promoting Arab art and culture and enriching the lives of the Arab American community. The Arab Cultural and Community Center's Youth Program concentrates on both academic empowerment and cultural enrichment activities. We provide Arab American youth, ages 6-18, with after-school homework assistance; special attention is given to students with limited English language competency. Cultural activities include youth events held at the ACCC, monthly health awareness workshops and after-school cultural clubs at high schools. The ACCC also provides trainings and workshops designed to increase awareness and understanding of the Arab Culture.
Back on Track
Back on Track promotes academic achievement for San Francisco’s under-served children. We believe that academic performance is dependent on fostering confidence and stability with our students. Our main goal is to enable students to thrive in school and show a commitment to learning. Back on Track offers: pre-college academic coursework, mentoring, and enrichment activities for students in grades K-12.
Barrio Logan College Institute
At BLCI we believe all students should have access to higher education, not limited by culture or status, resulting in a thriving community and a better world. We pursue this vision by providing comprehensive college-prep afterschool programs for local disadvantaged students and their families starting in elementary school and continuing until college graduation.
Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS)
Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS) is a science role model volunteer program for public elementary schools in the East Bay. The goals of BASIS are to connect a diverse range of scientist volunteers to elementary and middle school students and teachers, to inspire students with examples of real-world science careers and issues, to engage students in hands-on, inquiry based learning experiences, and to create effective teaching links between scientists and public elementary schools.
Bayview Association for Youth
The Bayview Association for Youth (BAY), along with its programs, 100% College Prep Institute (formally known as 100% College Prep Club) and 100% Connect, is a college preparatory organization for middle school, high school, and college youth. Founded in 1999 by volunteers and community organizers BAY has maintained a single vision: supporting youth in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point and their families in setting and achieving academic, social and artistic goals, by providing a supportive space for college preparedness, guidance counseling and exposure to higher education and rewarding career opportunities.
Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT)
BFOIT, a project of the International Computer Science Institute, supports historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and women in their desire to become leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering and information technology. We have several programs that work in unison to create a support pipeline that identifies, recruits and retains promising new leaders who are women and otherwise underrepresented.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
Breakthrough San Francisco
We provide a six-year, tuition free, year-round, academically rigorous study skills enrichment program that provides a pathway to college for middle and high school students. In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by high school and college students aspiring to be teachers. During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, with a curriculum concentrating on academic areas that foster a lifelong love of learning. After the middle school component, students continue into the high school College Prep program.
Community Youth Center
Originally founded to address the problems of juvenile delinquency and gang violence in Chinatown, CYC has grown to encompass behavioral health, education, intervention, leadership development, street outreach and workforce development in all our programs. We offer services directed at responding to the complex set of issues the youth in our community face including acculturation, difficulties in school, economic hardship, substance abuse, and gang involvement. Our educational enrichment, leadership building, and job-readiness programs have earned CYC a unique reputation as a key agency for Asian youth services in San Francisco.
Expanding Your Horizon Network
Through Expanding Your Horizon (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.
First Graduate is a San Francisco-based college success program that helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college. Our students receive year-round academic instruction, tutoring and support; high school and college counseling; mentoring; family engagement activities; career exploration activities; and access to college scholarships.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area provides an innovative running program for girls ages 8 to 13 that uses experiential learning to teach very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The program culminates in a non-competitive community running event that gives the girls a chance to shine. Girls on the Run of the Bay Area offers 10-week programs during the fall and spring seasons.
Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco
Horizons is a youth development and empowerment organization rooted in community service and advocacy. Culturally competent and linguistically sensitive programs are driven by the needs of our youth and reflect the diversity of the population served. Horizons' primary goal is to engage, educate, and inspire youth. Programming includes youth employment, violence prevention, entrepreneurship, arts enrichment, and more.
"I Have A Dream" Foundation – National
The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We empower children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.
Jamestown Community Center
We serve over 600 youth and their families with a full array of high-quality programs. We offer youth the opportunity to participate in Jamestown year after year, from age 0 to 18. To deepen their engagement, youth are encouraged to join more than one Jamestown program. Programing focused on academic enrichment, sports, leadership, employment, and counseling.
Japanese Community Youth Council
The mission of JCYC is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. We provide a comprehensive continuum of care from preschool to college and empower young people to realize their full potential to ensure that they have the resources and support necessary to grow into healthy, responsible adults.
Level Playing Field Institute
To improve access, opportunity, and equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the Level Playing Field Institute operates two STEM-focused education programs and conducts research on STEM equity.
Magis – St. Igatius *
Magis works with students who will be among the first members of their family to attend college, students from lower income communities and students whose backgrounds have traditionally been under-represented at St. Ignatius (SI). The middle school component of the program serves to prepare target middle school students for a college preparatory high school (preferably SI). For our high school students, we provide socio-cultural support.
Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. Mission Graduates offers a wide range of K-12 after-school, in-school and summer programs that reach over 1,100 children, youth and families each year.
Opportunity Impact offers youth the skills needed to be free from the obstacles faced in our lowest income communities and to gain the opportunity to create the life they desire. The five-year program is open to youth living in public housing who have little or no access to other support services, and are at an increased risk of youth violence and youth crime. Children enter the program in grade 5, and we are committed to working with them through the important development years until grade 8.
Real Options for City Kids
ROCK utilizes the Community Network for Youth Development for ensuring that it is always providing the best quality youth development programs possible. According to research, children will have a much higher probability of reaching positive adult outcomes if they participate in youth development focused programs. Specifically, the youth development model focuses on five supports and opportunities that can be measured by participants' experience. In creating or evaluating programs, ROCK seeks to provide the following supports and opportunities to its youth: Relationship Building, Skill Building, Safety, Youth Participation and Community Involvement. ROCK's programs span the entire year and are held during school hours, after school, Saturdays, summer and special occasions.
Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) – UCSF
SEP offers a diverse programming including: a variety of classroom-based partnership models bring UCSF volunteers into K-12 classrooms, summer courses and seminars provide pedagogically rich content learning experiences for teachers, school-site science teams build capacity for science teaching at elementary schools, and a high school internship program pairs students from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences with mentors and immerses them in a university environment conducting scientific research.
The SMART Program *
SMART provides highly motivated, financially-disadvantaged students with access to educational opportunities, personal experiences and social support services in order to foster academic excellence and community engagement. SMART closes the achievement gap by providing these students with access to private schools, and with intensive social, emotional and academic support from grades 5-12.
Techbridge launched in 2000 as a program to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering. Since our founding, we’ve worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through our after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. We believe every girl needs personal and consistent support to succeed, and to that aim we’ve created resources for educators, families, and role models who make up her support network.
Tech Trek is a science and math camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields. All sleeping, eating, instructional, and recreational facilities are located on a university campus where camps are held.
Vietnamese Youth Development Center
Today, VYDC provides youth of all ethnic and diverse backgrounds between the ages of 11 to 24 years old with the help they need to stay on track in school and to empower and transition them to healthy young adults. Each year, VYDC serves over 1,000 youth by providing free educational and employment services, case management services and social and cultural activities. All our programs include core components that involve: life skills, leadership, community, education, advocacy, art and social and recreational activities.
Youth Tennis Advantage
Youth Tennis Advantage is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth in inner city communities through a comprehensive program of tennis and academic tutoring that promotes the physical, educational, and life skills necessary to prepare and empower them for leadership in their communities, and success in their personal lives.