Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) works to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. They promote community action to build a just and equitable community for all. BHNC focuses on the needs of people with low and moderate incomes. They work to accomplish their mission by:
- Developing affordable housing throughout San Francisco;
- Providing linguistically and culturally responsive services to our community’s most vulnerable adults, seniors, youth, and their families;
- Developing leaders; organizing and empowering our tenants, clients, members, and allies to advocate for their needs and for the needs of the community.
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, they have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
- The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, they’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
- The Y brings people together. They connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
- The Y nurtures potential. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
- The Y has local presence and global reach. They mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
Since 1970, Community Youth Center (CYC) has set the standard for awareness and activism in the Asian community. Originally founded to address the problems of juvenile delinquency and gang violence in Chinatown, CYC has grown to encompass behavioral health, education, intervention, leadership development, street outreach and workforce development in all our programs. They offer services directed at responding to the complex set of issues the youth in our community face including acculturation, difficulties in school, economic hardship, substance abuse, and gang involvement. Their educational enrichment, leadership building, and job-readiness programs have earned CYC a unique reputation as a key agency for Asian youth services in San Francisco.
Since 1965, Horizons has been a strong youth advocate and resource for the Latino community of San Francisco’s Mission District. Our history tells a story of struggle, justice, family and community pride. Horizons is a youth development and empowerment organization rooted in community service and advocacy. Culturally competent and linguistically sensitive programs are driven by the needs of our youth and reflect the diversity of the population served. Horizons’ primary goal is to engage, educate, and inspire youth.
The mission of JCYC is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. Over the past four decades, JCYC has become one of San Francisco’s most successful youth organizations. Through a continuum of services, JCYC programs can support children and youth from the time they start pre-school until they are ready to move onto college. In addition to providing direct services, JCYC has also organized and led some of the largest and most successful youth collaborations in San Francisco.
JVS was founded in 1973 to aid recent Jewish college graduates who were having trouble finding work. Over the years the agency has become a respected leader in the workforce development community. We have been recognized both locally and nationally for our work in sector-based employment and training services, and our outstanding network of employer partners encompassing all sectors of the local economy. Today, JVS is here for anyone who needs help finding a job. While our services are open to all, we have particular strengths in working with youth & adults with disabilities, the transgender community, older workers, and the Jewish community.
VYDC was founded in 1978, by a group of Vietnamese refugees concerned with the lack of services for the high numbers of unaccompanied Vietnamese youth refugees arriving to the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. For 33 years and with more than 10 programs, VYDC is a model of youth development programming for providing low-income at-risk, monolingual, immigrant and refugee youth with a nurturing environment and practical tools to transform their lives.
Established in 1973, Young Community Developers, Inc. (YCD) is a 37 year old 501c (3) community based organization that provides a variety of training and support opportunities for residents of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Per year some eighteen hundred individuals (1,800) receive employment and training related services through YCD. Over the years YCD has successfully operated both educational and employment based training opportunities for residents of the Southeast Sector.