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