Youth Development

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.

Our current sites include:

  • Dr. Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy
  • Malcolm X Elementary School
  • Starr King Elementary School
  • Downtown High School
  • Ida B. Wells High School
  • John O'Connell High School
  • The Academy-San Francisco @ McAteer

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.



Francesca Gonzalez

Francesca has a passion for providing quality programs for youth and families in the community.