To empower and strengthen a diverse population of high need youth and their families by providing comprehensive youth development through education, employment training, advocacy, and other support services.
In 1970, community and youth leaders worked together to create a center that would serve San Francisco’s Chinatown youth who found themselves becoming involved with gangs and criminal activities. CYC currently provides programs and services under six major components – Behavioral Health, Community/School-Based Outreach, Education, Intervention, Leadership Development, and Workforce Development. With focus on low income, high need, and at-risk Asian youth and families, our comprehensive array of 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. CYC serves over 5,000 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.
How We Started