Who We Are

The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA is a premier community organization for children, youth, adults, and seniors to develop mind, body, and spirit to their fullest potential in a safe environment that engages the entire community and embraces diversity.


A Brief History...


1996  The YMCA of San Francisco first began offering programs in the Bayview Hunters   Point community through its Mission YMCA Branch. 


1997 The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA proudly opened its own facility in rented space in the

 Bayview Plaza on Third Street.


1998 The first Board of Managers was appointed to oversee the branch operating and

 program implementations.


2000  The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA was officially dedicated as a branch of the YMCA of

 San Francisco.


2001  The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA moved to its current home at the former All

 Hallows Catholic School at 1601 Lane Street. The YMCA of San Francisco showed its

 ongoing dedication and commitment to the Bayview Hunters Point community through its purchase of the building in March 2005.


2005   Key government officials, community members , and a host of children and families

 of the Bayview Hunters Point community joined the YMCA of San Francisco for the

 Building Hopes, Dreams & Hoops" ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony. This was to

 celebrate the newly renovated, beautiful, state-of-the-art gymnasium, performance

 stage, and ADA approved parking lot and ramps, at the 1601 Lane facility.


2006   Gina Fromer, a native of Bayview Hunters Point community became Executive

 Director of the branch. The Executive Director and trusted Board of Managers share a

 passion to enhance and expand its current programs, services and community

 partnerships to best meet the needs of the diverse and dynamic community it serves.


2007   The branch becomes the first fitness facility in the Bayview Hunters Point

 community. The BVHP YMCA's annual budget triples as the services that the branch

 offers expands to serve over 1,000 youth and families per year. The City of San

 Francisco selected the branch as an Anchor Institute of San Francisco.


2008   We strengthened our community partnerships and brought two wonderful  programs to the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA - the Center for Academic Re- Enrollment (CARE) Program and the TLC Familty Resource Center. These valuable  community assets find their home at the BVHP YMCA. The building will be renovated to bring full accessibility to the building by adding an elevator and accessibility ramps.

2009   The Bayview YMCA is under construction to build a new entrance and lobby, community teen center and kitchen, and REGGIO-inspired child development center which will serve 48 pre-school children.

2014  In July 2014 we welcomed Takija T. Gardner, as the new Executive Director of the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA.  Takija brings a wealth of experience to our branch and the community.  We are excited about her leadership and look forward to advancing the vision of the YMCA.