CYC has worked in the Richmond District for over three decades providing opportunities for young people to excel in their lives. Our workforce development and community services are tuned to the unique needs of a neighborhood with high poverty and ethnic diversity, but without the density of resources as some other San Francisco communities.
A New Home
The new CYC Richmond Community Hub (opening in 2021) will expand education and employment opportunities to young people, low-income adults, and older adults in the Richmond district. The Hub will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate connection services through a mix of outreach, workshops, individual service coordination and community events. Like all CYC programs, this Hub will support cultural pride and a family-centered approach.
CYC programs in the Richmond:
Young Adult Worklink (YAWL) provides paid skill-building workshops, career counseling, 12-week internship experiences, and direct job search services to young adults ages 17-24 to support their economic stability, self-sufficiency, and general well-being.
Job Readiness for English Language Learners (JRELL) provides training and workplace experience to youth 14-18 who are primarily immigrant English Language Learners to ensure they are ready and prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.
MYEEP (Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program) is a collaboration of neighborhood-based agencies that provide valuable, subsidized work experience to San Francisco youth of high school age who face significant barriers to employment.
CYC offers a free training program for youth in San Francisco aged 17-21 who are interested in learning more about jobs in the construction industry.
Supporting Transitions & Aspirations Mentorship Program supports API high school sophomores and juniors with academic, life, and college application skill-building and mentorship.
Asian Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Council (APIYLC) meets weekly to encourage leadership development, social awareness, and civic engagement among API youth.