MNC'S YOUTH PROGRAMS
Precita Valley Community Center provides after school, evening and summer programs to youth ages 6-25. Services include academic assistance, health education, cultural enrichment, violence prevention, recreation, youth leadership, and GED classes. Precita Center also serves as an evening Safe Haven, offering a safe place for neighborhood high risk youth and young adults to participate in healthy activities and connect with vital services. A young father’s group is offered to support positive parenting relationships. Precita provides case management and advocacy services for youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System.
Caseworkers plan alternatives to detention and advocate for young people’s involvement in services. Precita operates San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department’s Home Detention program, a court-mandated alternative to detention program in which case workers supervise youth between court dates, providing curfew checks, school checks, ensuing stay-away orders, and ensuring terms of their pre-trial probationary period are not violated.
MNC Family Resource Center at Precita Center is a partner in the Mission Family Resource Collaborative (MFRC). The purpose of the MFRC is to combine the efforts and staff of the partner agencies to develop prevention, early intervention, and intensive services which reinforce family preservation with families residing in the Mission District. Collaborating partners include Instituto Familiar de la Raza, La Raza Community Resource Center, and Central American Resource Center. The MNC FRC at Precita Center sponsors an annual family trip to Disneyland for program participants.
The MNC FRC at Precita Center provides a community space within the public housing development and provides family support services to include family advocacy, after school academic and enrichment activities, food pantry, GED classes, cultural events, and family activities for residents and neighbors. The MNC FRC at Precita Center will sponsor the 4th Annual Disneyland trip in June.
Mission Girls is our gender specific program – girls only. The programs and activities of Mission Girls focus on empowering the next generation of women by offering services that will educate and empower them in a safe space. Mission Girls serves 300 girls annually, 9-25 years of age who come from communities experiencing significant barriers. Clients are predominately Latina youth and girls of color who are the hardest to reach girls and who are or may have experienced trauma, violence, discrimination, and poverty. Our programming consists of after school and summer programming, in-school violence prevention girls’ circles, evening services, health education, cultural enrichment, career exploration, college awareness, youth leadership, and LGBTQ services.
Mission Beacon at Everett Middle School is part of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative and is a comprehensive community center within a school. The Mission Beacon is open weekdays, evenings, and some weekends. The center offers a comprehensive and diverse after school program which includes academic, enrichment, and recreation activities with an emphasis on social justice.
After school activities include academic support, sports clubs, skateboarding, biking, flag football, soccer, experiential field trips, family cultural celebrations, and community activism projects.
Evening activities include female and male basketball, youth futsol, triangle martial arts, yoga, and anti-violence communication classes.