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 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
Creation Station Director: Marcela Hunter
Daniel Webster Before School Program
Program Director: Sol Granados
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
Director: Tiana Kaulave
- James Denman Beacon Center
Director: Patricia Barraza
- Starr King Elementary School: Rising Starrs After School Program
Site Coordinator: Sol Granados
- Potrero Hill Creation Station After School Program
- Daniel Webster Before School Program
- Downtown High School After School Program
Site Coordinator: Jorge Solorzano
- Ida B. Wells High School After School Program
Site Coordinator: Ruben Uribe
- John O'Connell High School After School Program
Site Coordinator: Zaldy Tubig
- The Academy-San Francisco @ McAteer After School Program
Site Coordinator: Susy Dubon
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.
Sol is passionate about providing support and resources to underserved communities with a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, religious and generational backgrounds by providing literacy and academic development. email@example.com
Ruben comes from San Diego, California and is the son of immigrant parents. He has been an advocate for social justice and educational equity. His work at Ida B. Wells High School has transformed many student lives by providing workforce development, college readiness and social awareness. Ruben and his team strive to create student empowerment and student voice.