Urban Services YMCA’s Youth Development Department specializes in providing high quality after school programing at school sites throughout San Francisco. We serve traditional comprehensive school sites grades K-12 and continuation high schools located in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point, Excelsior/Oceanview/Ingleside, Inner Mission, Potrero Hill, Twin Peaks, and Western Addition communities. Urban Services YMCA has been delivering afterschool programs since 1996 and SFUSD ExCEL funded programs since 1999.
We deliver both school year and summer programs which are rooted in youth development principles and practices. We are dedicated to a holistic, wrap around approach to working with students to ensure their academic and emotional successes.




Academic enrichment programs that include visual and performing arts, cultural activities/events, health and nutrition, S.T.E.A.M., sports and recreation, youth leadership and empowerment programs and more.


Potrero Hill Collaborative - Starr King Afterschool Program


Starr King Director :
Sol Granados
Email: sgranados@ymcasf.org

Creation Station Director:
Marcela Hunter
Email: mhunter@ymcasf.org

Daniel Webster Before School Program
Program Director: Sol Granados
Contact: sgranados@ymcasf.org

Our comprehensive services are geared to be responsive and flexible enough to address each family’s unique needs.
We work collaboratively with families to create service plans that empower and support families to strengthen social, emotional and physical well-being.

• Academic, creative and recreational enrichments
• Academic Support
• Inclusive community building
• Conflict mediation
• Socio-emotional skill building



Locations & Contacts

Our current sites include:

  • Dr. Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy: The Drew Beacon Center :
  • OMI/ Excelsior Beacon Center
    Director: Patricia Barraza
    Contact: pbarraza@ymcasf.org
  • Starr King Elementary School: Rising Starrs After School Program
    Site Coordinator: Sol Granados 
    Contact: sgranados@ymcasf.org
  • Potrero Hill Creation Station After School Program
    Site Coordinator: Maybelle Miranda 
    Contact: mmiranda@ymcasf.org
  • Daniel Webster Before School Program
    Site Coordinator: Maybelle Miranda 
    Contact: mmiranda@ymcasf.org
  • Downtown High School After School Program
    Site Coordinator: Jorge Solorzano 
    Contact: jsolorzano@ymcasf.org
  • Ida B. Wells High School After School Program
    Site Coordinator: Ruben Uribe 
    Contact: ruribe@ymcasf.org
  • John O'Connell High School After School Program
    Site Coordinator: Patricia Barraza 
    Contact: pbarraza@ymcasf.org
  • The Academy-San Francisco @ McAteer After School Program
    Site Coordinator: Susy Dubon 
    Contact: sdubon@ymcasf.org


Marcela Hunter

Marcela is passionate about creating programs that are inclusive and promote development. At the Y she has found a supportive community and wants to make sure everyone has that opportunity.