For over 50 years, Community Youth Center of San Francisco has provided the diverse youth of our city a sense of belonging and vital tools and experiences to succeed in life.

CYC serves a diverse population of over 8,000 youth each year.
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.

and wellness

For young people in San Francisco, access to culturally attuned and language-appropriate health and wellness services is piecemeal at best. CYC provides a broad array of services for youth facing challenges related to mental health, healthy relationships, bullying, drug use, and even violence.

enrichment and advancement

We support young people to explore their full potential in work and life by building their confidence, empathy, curiosity, and access. We offer school based and beacon programs at middle schools and high schools, as well as linked learning opportunities for work and employment skills development.


We see young people as active participants and leaders in the broader community. We engage youth with the community issues they feel are important to them, and broaden that engagement to include new groups, elders, children, and civic role models from across San Francisco.

age groups

(05-11) K-5      (12-14) Middle School      (14-18) High School

(18-25) Transitional Youth      (25 up) Adult