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A.P. Giannini

The Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC) is a community-based organization serving San Francisco’s Sunset District. Our mission is to provide supports and opportunities to ensure the healthy development of children, youth, and adults. Our purpose is to connect people to their passion, potential, and community. Every day, SNBC offers numerous high quality, free programs to 1,150 youth and adults on San Francisco’s west side. SNBC’s hub site is at A.P. Giannini Middle School and in addition it runs satellite programs at several other school sites.

Youth

 

  • Daily afterschool programs for elementary and middle school-age youth: Our programs provide academic help, recreational playtime, and hands-on project-based learning clubs such as Girls’ and Boys’ Sports, Gardening, Hip-Hop Dance, and Cooking.
  • Sunset Media Wave: A program to help young adults work collaboratively and develop leadership and teamwork skills while engaging in media arts.
  • Summer: Our summer programs combine hands-on learning with structured recreational activities. Our elementary program features daily science and literacy classes in addition to recreation and enrichment activities. Our middle school program features a wide range of project-based learning, including SNBC’s Urban Music Program, art, sports, and technology clubs.

Community

 

  • Evening programs: SNBC offers a wide range of classes for community members in the evenings, including art, technology, and recreation activities.
  • Sunset Family Resource Collaborative: The SFRC provides vital family support services including parenting classes, support groups, educational workshops, parent and child interactive activities, and case management.

Contact

Mandy McGowen, Beacon Director
amcgowen@snbc.org

Mandy was born in the Bay, raised in Rocklin, CA, and matured in great cities all over the country. A BA in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine landed her a job at the Laguna Playhouse in the youth theater department and her time and experience there thrust her on to pursue a Masters in Educational Theater and English at New York University. While in New York, Mandy acted in a school touring troupe called Shakespeare to Go and coached running for the New York Road Runners in the Young Runners program. Missing mild California weather, she returned to the Bay Area after graduation and lead summer day camps in Mill Valley before finding the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center. Here she sharpened her youth development chops as a program leader and West Sunset Rec Connect Program Coordinator. After four years with SNBC, she rose to the challenge of becoming the executive director for Kids Konnected in Orange County; but Southern California could not keep her. After two years she moved back to the Bay, went back to work with the amazing communities served by SNBC, and has suddenly found herself in the position of A.P. Giannini Beacon Director. Mandy is thrilled and grateful her journey has brought her to supporting the youth and families where she started. Pictured, you can find her before and after the mask workshop she lead at the A.P. Giannini Beacon Summer Program.


SNBC Office
3925 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: 415-759-3690
Fax: 415-759-0883
Email: info@snbc.org

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3151 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122
Neighborhood: Outer Sunset
Phone: 415-759-2770
Fax: 415-664-8541
School Loop: apg-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com