Bayview / Hunter’s Point Beacon Center

The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA, was established in 1999, and 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 open to everyone – especially students, parents and residents of Bayview Hunters Point, the Portola District and Visitacion Valley. In order to participate, just fill out a membership packet!

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 ESL, Computer Basics, yoga and GED classes that take place after 6pm and on Saturday mornings. In collaboration with the Burton Parent Liaison, other CBO’s and area middle and elementary schools, we offer fun events that bring the families and community together for fun and learning.

Beacon Location

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
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Hours of operation

M-F: 2:30pm – 6pm
Sat: 9am (GED Program)