Youth are the center of
our community.

Community Youth Center of San Francisco champions the diverse youths in our community–giving them a voice in their futures and pathways to success.

For 50 years, CYC has provided the youth of our city a sense of belonging and vital tools and experiences to succeed in life.

CYC serves over 8,000 youth each year and is one of only a few agencies in San Francisco addressing the needs of a diverse population of low-income, high-need, and at-risk Asian Pacific American, Latino and African American youth.

Our services include academic and college counseling, job placement and employment training, substance abuse and violence prevention education, crisis intervention and mediation, leadership development, and technology and computer training.

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CYC is passionate about the work we do in the community. Our latest annual report celebrates our major accomplishments and youth stories for 2019-2020. You’ll also meet some of our biggest fans and supporters who have helped make our work a reality.

Responding to Anti-Asian Violence

In response to rising violence against the API community, CYC has joined with other local organizations to provide proactive, integrated, culturally competent violence prevention and intervention services. CYC is serving as the fiscal agency for the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) and, through the Coalition, provides coordinated street outreach and crisis response services.

Time To Celebrate

CYC youth, staff, and supporters gathered virtually in April 2021 to celebrate our 51st Annual Festival of Youth Gala. View the event on YouTube.

Give Today

We’re ever-grateful for the support of our donors. With your help, CYC is able to continue addressing the needs of thousands of youth in San Francisco. Read more about our direct donation and planned giving options.

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“Lending a Hand” with Facebook

“Lending a Hand” with Facebook

The Facebook Youth Council Program partners with youth interested in affecting positive change and teaches them how to harness the power of social media to create that change. The Council partnered with participants from CYC’s Bayview Youth Advocates (BYA) program and under their guidance educated them in using social media to engage in meaningful civic…

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Balboa High Project Summer

Balboa High Project Summer

The CYC Balboa Project Summer is a 6 weeks project-based learning program where youth get paid to innovate and learn a craft. We will offer classes in 3D Printing, Minecraft, Art, DIY Science, Fitness, Photography, and more. This summer we will also be incorporating academics, College & Career, and employment skills development classes. Come learn…

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