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 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 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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Celebrating 53 years

The CYC Annual Gala is coming up Friday night March 24, 2023. We will celebrate youth creativity and accomplishment—and honor them as well as our amazing community of supporters. We invite you to join us for some sparkling entertainment, delicious food, and time to connect with friends and make new ones.

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 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.

Positively Youthful

Discover in our new 2021-2022 annual report how CYC is making a difference in the lives of youth and families across San Francisco.

latest news
Summer Program applications starting soon

Summer Program applications starting soon

It's only March 3, but the CYC team is hard at work preparing for our much-loved summer programs.

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CYC Executive Director receives 2023 O2 Sabbatical Award

CYC Executive Director receives 2023 O2 Sabbatical Award

CYC Executive Director Sarah Wan receives 2023 O2 Sabbatical Award.

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