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July 2, 2018

PwC’s Access Your Potential Summer Event

SFBI has been very fortunate to have a partnership with PwC for the last few years. They have provided financial literacy curriculum throughout the school year to some of our middle school and high school centers, which involved creating businesses, budgeting, marketing and so much more. They gave our youth opportunities to showcase their talent, knowledge and brilliant ideas. PwC

June 11, 2018

End of the Year Celebration with BLT Youth

Sadly, BLT Youth wrapped up last month. As we close out this last week of school, we reflect on the fun times we had with this group. These amazing kids built community amongst each other and taught us adults their knowledge and capabilities of their leadership. They always exceeded our expectations in the workshops we held. Great job! . Congratulations

June 8, 2018

San Francisco Community Schools Toolkit has been released!

In collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District, we produced a Community Schools Toolkit that’s full of resources and tools to help any school community move closer to a comprehensive community school model. Many of the resources you will find in the toolkit were adapted from those created over the last decade of Community Schools work in San Francisco.

June 7, 2018

Beacon’s Lei’d Back Luau

Some photos from our end of the year celebration, Beacon’s Lei’d Back Luau. Enjoy! More aloha spirit… Thank you to everyone who came out to Beacon’s Lei’d Back Luau! Great times celebrating the end of the school year, appreciating one another, and honoring Richmond Village Beacon, Bayview Y Beacon, and Willie Brown Beacon. Thank you. @missionbeaconsf for hosting and providing

April 17, 2018

Did you know Beacons are expanding from 9 to 27 sites? A glimpse of our schools and agencies meeting together.

Did you know Beacons are expanding? We will be in 27 schools across San Francisco Unified School District starting in the 2018-19 school year! Check out our Snowball Activity at our first Principal & Community Based Organization Meeting. #beacons #sfusd #community #communities #relationshipbuilding #communityschools A post shared by Sfbeacon (@sfbeacon) on Feb 15, 2018 at 11:04am PST

January 10, 2018

Coming Full Circle

Meet Wilson Jimenez from Mission Graduates at the Mission Beacon Center. Wilson was born and raised in Guatemala and came to the Mission District in California when he was 12 years old. He attended Everett Middle School and Mission High School and currently works at Everett Middle School as the Assistant Director of the Mission Beacon Center. When Wilson was

September 29, 2017

Maysha Bell, Beacon Director at Willie Brown

Maysha is the Senior Director of Beacon and Youth Services with Bayview YMCA. She joined Buchanan YMCA in 2007. Starting as a Program Coordinator she advanced up the ladder to become Hub Site Program Director and ultimately, the Western Addition Beacon Director at John Muir Elementary School. Her passion, commitment and experience fostered a transition from Western Addition to Bayview

Gina Patterson, Beacon Director of Visitacion Valley

Gina has a diverse background that includes elementary and middle school education as well as program administration. As a native San Franciscan, she attended Aptos Middle School and Lowell High school prior to graduating from the University of California, Davis with a double degree in Psychology and Spanish. Gina served as a Spanish teacher for grades K-5 in Seattle, WA

Chris Tsukida, Director at Richmond Village Beacon Center

Chris is originally from the Peninsula and joined Richmond District Neighborhood Center in 2009, where he served as a Site Manager at Lafayette Elementary School, a High School Programs Manager at George Washington High School and climbed his way to Beacon Director. He served as a Site Coordinator for 1 year under the District of Columbia Public Schools and was

September 28, 2017

LaSaundra Owens, Beacon Director at Western Addition

Born and raised in the Bay Area, LaSaundra is a vibrant character whose passion is to enhance the lives of young people by bridging innovative and engaging youth development strategies with tangible educational outcomes. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University, Easy Bay and currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Management with a concentration in Public