Youth are the center of our community.

For over 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 more than 8,000 youth each year and is one of only a few agencies in the city addressing the needs of a diverse population of low-income, high-need, and at-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Latinx, and African American youth. We believe in opening doors of opportunity based on individual interests and needs, always with multiple entry points and multiple potential paths.

Celebrating community

Our annual series of Waverly events continues on Saturday, July 20 with the ever-popular and extra-tasty Craving Chinatown community gathering. Don’t miss this beloved annual event.

Leading the way

Our latest annual report showcases stories of community resilience and youth leadership and accomplishment across San Francisco.

Building the future

CYC has worked in the Richmond District for over three decades providing opportunities for young people to excel in their lives. Our love and support for the neighborhood and its residents have inspired us to take a big new step—and we’d like you to join us.

Championing youth mental health

In the COVID-19 era, our city’s youth are dealing with trauma, illness, and significantly stretched or altered family, social, and academic relationships. Underserved and culturally/linguistically isolated youth are in danger of falling further behind and not having access to vital mental health and supportive services. CYC is approaching these challenges with commitment, creativity, and care.

Responding to Anti-Asian Violence

Responding to anti-Asian violence

In response to rising violence against the AAPI 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.

Supporting youth

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.