San Francisco Beacon Initiative

Beacon Centers transform public schools into youth and family centers that become a beacon of activity for the surrounding neighborhood. Drawing on the existing wealth in their communities, Beacon Centers create pathways to lifelong learning through which young people and adults can always find the next challenge or step in their process of learning, growth, and development throughout a lifetime.
The San Francisco Beacon Initiative coordinates public and private partnerships and funding that enable schools, communities, and families to offer academic, social, and emotional support to their youth as they prepare for lives as successful adults.

Our Mission

The mission of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative is to transform public schools into youth, family and community centers. Drawing on the existing strengths of our communities, Beacon Centers are committed to a cohesive, comprehensive and collaborative approach that creates pathways to lifelong learning.

Our Team

Pam Pradachith-Demler, Executive Director

Ali Metzler, Associate Director

Allee Rosenmayer, Program Associate



Phone: (415) 554-4848

Fax: (415) 554-8965


SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families
1390 Market St Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94102