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Youth Services

Community-based, culturally-rich services to help underserved youth & teens through education, and recreational activities.

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Youth Development

Mission Neighborhood Centers Youth Development programming offers a variety of community-based, culturally-rich services to both youth and families. Youth Services provides an array of services from Out Of School time activities, to Care Management services, and Teen Programming. Our sites include Precita Valley Community Center and Mission Girls Services; as well as off-site services offered in various community spaces across the city through our educational support program. Precita Valley Community Center, helps underserved youth, teens, and their families through educational enrichment, recreational activities and care management services. Mission Girls facility is focused on the needs of Latinas and girls of color by offering a safe space for girls to gain self-awareness, engage in critical thinking and become change agents in the community. Educational Supports is provided through GED classes and ESL programming to TAY throughout San Francisco. Family support and wrap-around services for parents are also provided in all of our programs through our partnership with MNC’s FRCs.

The Precita Valley Community Center

The Precita Valley Community Center works to empower our youth and families to advocate, facilitate, and harness their own power to bring unity, love and change within. Precita Center Provides the following programs:

  • Precita University – Out of school time activities for youth in grades 1st grade through 7th grade during Afterschool time and Summer Camp. Services include pick up from schools, Academic and homework assistance; Sports and recreation; Educational outings and college tours;Skill building youth workshops and classes—topics include: health and nutrition, arts and cultural enrichment, music and digital media.
  • Safe Haven – Career Awareness program for middle School youth and teens and provides them with career path inspiration and training. Focusing primarily on low-income, undocumented or at-risk youth. The program offers career development through various career pathways including culinary arts, youth development, and business and entrepreneurship. Programming is held Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and runs in cohorts—each lasting eight weeks.
  • Home Detention Program – The HDP program provides supervision, care management and supportive services to system involved youth as an alternative to detention. We use a holistic approach to help our youth face the juvenile court system with the key goal of reducing recidivism.
  • Road Map to Peace – Utilizing a holistic and wrap around approach that is culturally rooted, the Roadmap to Peace Initiative is a community-driven effort aimed at improving the health and wellness, safety, and economic well-being of Latinx youth in San Francisco. As a partner, MNC provides care management services to youth who are vulnerable to violence, have not completed high school, youth who need work force development, youth who have experienced the criminal justice system and/or youth who are prepared to positively transform their lives. RTP also provides supportive services for young or soon to be fathers, which includes a 13 week cohort on developing parenting skills and anger management.
Site Coordinator: Precita Valley Community Center

Edward (Teddie) Honey

For more information on services provided through the Precita Valley Community Center call: 415.544.7615 (ext 1111)

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Mission Girls Services

Mission Girls Services is a gender specific program that strives to empower young women to achieve academically & become agents of change in the community by providing such programs. Programs provided are the following:

  • Mission Girls – Out of school time activities for youth in grades 1st grade through 8th grade during Afterschool time and Summer Camp. Services include pick up from schools, Academic and homework assistance; Sports and recreation; Educational outings and college tours; leadership development, sisterhood, women empowerment, Skill building youth workshops and classes—topics include: health and nutrition, arts and cultural enrichment, music and digital media.
  • Young Queens on the Rise – Young Queens provides individual care management services for young women 11-24 years old. The program strives to educate and empower themselves to make healthier choices. Young Queens is designed to meet the needs of participants who are involved in the juvenile justice system and attend group as part of a court order, or through self-referral. Young women meet weekly to explore social issues, build sisterhood and participate in community events, fundraisers and field trips
  • Real Arising Issues Creating Empowered Students (RAICES) – consists of weekly girls’ circles held at various middle and high schools throughout the city. Girls are given the space to explore and voice concerns about the issues that affect their lives. RAICES provides young girls with a platform which allows them to develop skills and identify resources so they may manage life challenges in a healthy way.
Site Coordinator

Gloria Dominguez

For more information on program offered through Mission Girls please call: 415.648.2826 (ext 1200)

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Student Support Services

The program serves youth ages 16-24 with free GED, ACT, SAT and ESL preparation classes. Bilingual (Eng/Esp) academic tutoring and transportation to and from testing sites is also provided as necessary. The program also assist with low level workforce and educational barrier removal so that participants can accomplish set goals. Graduates also receive connective supports to ensure they meet their goals.

Education Coordinator

Arsalan Khan

For more onformation on programs offered through Youth Services please call:  415.206.7756 (ext 1107) or 

415-643-5600 for testing site

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