Enrichment and Advancement

CYC supports 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.


Our enrichment programs provide extended learning and interpersonal growth opportunities by challenging youth with exploring activities outside of the classroom environment beyond academics. Enrichment activities are hands-on and teach youth valuable life skills such teamwork, independence, and leadership.

School Based

Our School Based programs provide youth in grades K-5 with academic support, structured fitness, recreation, and skilled-based enrichment activities. These programs also help newcomer youths learn school based academic and social and emotional learning skills and complete high school requirements to prepare for college or post-secondary education. Full-day summer programs help students practice and strengthen their curriculum and lessons learned during the school year.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development programs help young job seekers build the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. These programs support skills development and career exploration through job readiness training, placement workshops, internships, numeracy and literacy support, technology and computer skills training.

Enrichment programs:

The CYC Computer Clubhouse provides a safe, out-of-school learning environment for youth to explore their creativity using technology. The Computer Clubhouse has the latest hardware and software for youth to acquire technological skills for personal, academic, and professional development.

Dragon Boat is focused on improving youth’s health and fitness and developing the discipline, skills, teamwork, and strategies needed for dragon boat racing. It is also the only community-based high school dragon boat team in the city. The team competes nationally and internationally.

Newcomer Club provides support to youths who are adapting to a new life in the United States as immigrants and as Americans. This program equips youth with the life skills and knowledge to adapt academically and socially with their peers going through the same journey.

Table Tennis is an after school program at middle and high schools led by an on-site coach who engages youth in fitness and health while teaching them about leadership, perseverance, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The program includes weekly competitions as well as organized tournaments.

Transition Opportunities and Programs for Success (TOPS) provides a vital set of wraparound services that connect newly immigrated and monolingual, high-risk API Transitional Aged Youth (age 17-24) with caring adults and peers to help them successfully transition into adulthood.

School Based programs:

CYC elementary after school program is designed to incorporate enrichment, educational, health, and wellness activities to supplement traditional classroom learning. Specialized clubs, sports, nutrition, and tutoring help expand students’ social and emotional development.


  • Garfield Elementary
  • Moscone Elementary
  • Redding Elementary

CYC along with the administration and faculty at Aptos, transforms the school into a beacon model, putting the focus on the school as a youth- and family-centered place of learning. The program offers comprehensive services that promote social and emotional learning, healthy youth development, and family partnerships.



CYC operates after school programs at Balboa and SFI High Schools in partnership with the school administration, faculty, and other service providers. We offer programming to support the development of youth through academic support, enrichment, and recreation activities in a safe and nurturing environment.


  • San Francisco International
  • Balboa High School


Workforce Development programs:

Construction On Ramp, in partnership with CityBuild and other local nonprofits, offers a free job readiness training program for youth in San Francisco aged 17-21 who are interested in learning more about an exciting career in the construction industry doing trade work or administration.

The High School Partnerships Program at SF International High School offers Work-Based Learning opportunities to the entire class of 11th graders, preparing students with the skills and competencies needed for future workforce success.

Job Readiness for English Language Learners (JRELL) is a workforce development program that provides training and workplace experience to youth aged 14-18 who are primarily immigrant English Language Learners to ensure they are ready and prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.

MYEEP (Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program) is a workforce development program that brings together multiple neighborhood-based agencies to provide valuable, subsidized work experience to San Francisco youth of high school age who face significant barriers to employment.

Young Adult Worklink (YAWL) is a workforce development program that provides paid skill-building workshops, career counseling, internship experiences, and direct job search services to young adults ages 16-24 to support their economic stability, self-sufficiency, and general well-being.

Working late at night through the early morning, CYC's Power Wash Mobile Team (PMT) is responsible for keeping the streets of San Francisco hygienic by washing 3,000 plus garbage receptacles around the entire city and steam cleaning the streets surrounding certain neighborhoods such as Chinatown.

Chinatown’s Central Subway Project will provide rapid transport to and from other parts of San Francisco to Chinatown. While the project is ongoing, SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) bilingual ambassadors are out in the community directing traffic safety and answering logistics questions.