Bayview is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco. Ethnically, the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood is 33% API, 33% African-American, and 25% Latinx.
44% of residents speak a language other than English.
Through the Bayview Youth Advocates (BYA) program, CYC works with multicultural young people in Bayview-Hunters Point to reduce violence and to create harmony and understanding through outreach, education, and advocacy. Through BYA, youth have the opportunity to share their voices in various spaces in the community and participate in decision-making processes that affect them and their families.
Additional CYC programs in Bayview includes historical bus tours, community events, census education and assistance, and disaster preparedness.
The Seismic Safety Outreach Program (SSOP) increases disaster preparedness by providing free seismic safety outreach and education to San Francisco’s diverse cultural and multilingual communities.
CYC youth in the Bayview teach monolingual seniors how to operate smartphones and tablet computers. These invaluable skills give seniors the mobility, access, and freedom to connect to the world beyond their community.
BYA is composed of youth leaders in the Bayview committed to cultural vibrancy, youth inclusion, and racial harmony throughout the neighborhood. Youths attend weekly afterschool meetings and monthly events.