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 Islander, Latinx 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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Together CYC is passionate about the work we do in the community

Together

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.

Responding to Anti-Asian Violence
CYC 51st annual festival of youth gala

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.

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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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Life Skills and Mentoring Application

Life Skills and Mentoring Application

Our Life Skills and Mentorship program addresses alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana usage along with the dangers of violence. Youth will receive instruction and mentoring services that focus on building self-esteem, developing healthy attitudes, and improving knowledge of life skills, to promote healthy and positive growth. This free program is open to all 9th to 12th…

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API QT Pie (LGBTQIA+ Support Group) Application

API QT Pie (LGBTQIA+ Support Group) Application

Are you a QT (Cutie) Pie? Are you interested in being part of a queer/transgender/LGBTQIA+ community? CYC is launching a school year support group for API LGBTQIA+ and questioning youth that is open to current, former, and incoming CYC participants. We invite those interested to join us in this journey. About API QT Pie: API…

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