Bayview Beacon Center


The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA, is located at the best high school in San Francisco, Phillip & Sala Burton High! Together, we are implementing the community schools model to ensure that every student graduates college ready. The Beacon gives youth the tools to thrive, while also strengthening the legs that support them: parents, family and community. All Beacon programs and services are free and are open to everyone — especially students, parents and residents of Bayview Hunters Point, the Portola District and Visitacion Valley.

Youth programs take place Monday-Friday during Puma Block (2:30pm-6pm). They include the Teen Center, homework help, dance, art, music, leadership, sports, wellness workshops/case management and employment trainings. For adults and parents, the Bayview Beacon provides classes, support and fun! Check out the Computer Basics, yoga and GED classes that take place after 6pm and on Saturday mornings.


The Bayview Beacon has something for you to do until 6pm every weekday!  Come to the Teen Center and kick it with your friends playing pool or video games.  Get help with your homework and projects.  Have fun DJ’ing, playing sports, break dancing, singing karaoke or mentoring elementary school students. If you’re looking for academic support (including credit recovery), fun/leadership programs (including a hang out spot!),  life skills development and/or employment programs, you’re in the right place!


The Beacon believes that learning keeps us all young! Whether you want to stay in shape, expand your knowledge or improve your language skills, we have classes for you too!  You just have to fill out the membership form. Do you have questions??  Don’t see the class you’d like to take??  Contact Grecia at 415-469-4550 x13005 or via email at

The Bayview Beacon

Beacon director

Sarah Ballard-Hanson

Bayview Beacon Locations

Hub Site:
Phillip and Sala Burton High School
Tel: (415)469-4550
Site Contact:
Grecia Mendez, Site Coordinator

Satellite Site:
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Tel: (415)330-1500
Site Contact:
Angie Moreno, Site Coordinator

Lead agency

Takija Gardner, Executive Director
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
1601 Lane Street
San Francisco, CA 94124


Burton High School
400 Mansell Street
San Francisco, CA 94134