Youth Services

Mission Neighborhood Centers Youth Development programming offers a variety of community-based, culturally-rich services to both youth and families. Through two facilities 1) Precita Valley Community Center, which helps underserved youth, teens, and their families through educational enrichment, recreational activities, and a Family Resource Center—which provides comprehensive services to the entire familial unit; and 2) Mission Girls facility which is focused on the needs of Latinas and girls of color. Mission Girls offers a safe space for girls to gain self-awareness, engage in critical thinking and become change agents in the community. Family support and wrap-around services for parents are also provided. Please see below for more details on these programs.

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Precita Valley Community Center

Located at: 534 Precita Ave.

San Francisco, CA, 94110

Precita University After School Program is an excellent place for youth to build relationships with their peers, and develop positive social and behavioral skills. Staff work with youth to become successful in all aspects of life—at school, at home, and in the community. Program operation is focused on academics, extra-curricular learning, and extended care hours. Programs are free and offered Monday through Friday from 2:30- 6:00pm for youth ages 7- 13.

After school programming and services include:

  • Pick-up from school;
  • 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.
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Safe Haven After School Program is specifically designed for middle-school and transition age youth. Safe Haven 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. Youth graduate from Safe Haven with certificates of work experience and the goal is that this experience will provide them with an advantage when applying for jobs.

For more information on services provided through the Precita Valley Community Center please contact:

Edward Honey

Precita Valley Community Center Site Coordinator

(415) 544-7615 ext. 1111 | edward.honey@mncsf.org

Mission Girls

Located at: 3007 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Mission Girls is a gender specific program that strives to empower young women to achieve academically and become agents of change in the community. Program facilitation and case management practices are framed around violence prevention and diversion, restorative justice, and harm reduction through a trauma informed lens.

Young Queens on the Rise is a program that provides individual case-management services for young women ages 11-24. The program is designed to meet the needs of young women who have prior engagement with the juvenile justice system. The program’s overarching goal is to educate and empower participants to identify and make healthy choices. Young women meet weekly to explore social issues and build sisterhood, and participate in community events, fundraisers and field trips.

After School Program A free, year-round, after school program that provides a safe space for girls, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth ages 8-14. Programming includes:

  • Homework assistance and educational enrichment activities
  • Cultural identity and women empowerment workshops
  • Leadership development through community engagement
  • Career exploration and employment support
  • Sports and recreation activities
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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.

For more information on program offered through Mission Girls please contact:

Gloria Dominguez

Mission Girls Site Coordinator

(415) 648-2826 ext.1200 | gloria.dominguez@mncsf.org