Community

Community

For nearly a century, the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center has served the children and families of the Western Addition and San Francisco with programs designed to reduce the many disparities that face African-American, immigrant and other low-income communities. Founded in 1919 and incorporated in 1923, the center began as a gathering and organizing place for homecoming African-American soldiers and their families. Many of BTWCSC’s services grew in response to Jim Crow segregation, discrimination in employment, and the uprooting of African-American families through urban renewal. Today,  the center has expanded partnerships to address the needs of the community and to provide programs and services that support a healthy and vibrant community.

Booker T. Washington Community Service Center provides practical programs promoting academic success, emotional and social development and addressing the programmatic needs of young people and their families. We provide a safe and nurturing environment empowering youth and young adults to be independent, mindful and to appreciate cultural diversity.

Afterschool Success Programs and Summer Camps are designed to promote grade-specific academic achievement through tutoring and homework assistance. We focus on literacy, mathematics and science (K-12). Gardening, cycling, nutrition, art and cooking classes promote physical and mental health through participation in the creative and fine arts, sports and recreation. Daily field trips are one of the hallmarks of our popular summer camp.

The John Stewart Company began in 1978 with a commitment to providing high quality management for affordable housing in the Bay Area. Today, JSCo is a full-service housing management, development, and consulting organization employing over 1,000 people state-wide.

 First Place for Youth Onsite Support Services

At First Place, our nationally-recognized model helps foster kids beat the odds. We support young people in finding a safe place to live, get their first job, and keep going in school. Together, our programs at First Place provide California’s most vulnerable young people with the tools they need to reach their full potential in school, work, and life.

Chibi Chan Too Preschool

The new site will allow Chibi Chan Too to serve an additional 36 children, with one classroom for two to three year-olds, and another for three to five year-olds. Chibi Chan Too is excited to be a key part of the new BTWCSC, which will include a mixed-use space not only for Chibi Chan Too, but also 50 units of affordable housing, as well as services for youth and adults.