Who We Are

Established in 1973, Young Community Developers, Inc. (YCD) is a 40 year old 501c (3) community based organization that provides a variety of training and support opportunities for residents of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Per year some eighteen hundred individuals (1,800) receive employment and training related services through YCD. The targeted population is among the hardest to serve. Over the years YCD has successfully operated both educational and employment based training opportunities for residents of the Southeast Sector.

Our Mission

The mission of Young Community Developers, Inc. (YCD) is to empower and inspire Southeast Sector Residents to engage in employment and educational opportunities.  Through comprehensive preparation and training techniques targeted towards enhancing workforce readiness coupled with an inclusive set of additional services, YCD seeks to assist in the removal of employment and education barriers for our disenfranchised residents.  YCD is passionately committed to the preparation, placement, and preservation of our Southeast Sector residents, resulting in each responsibly contributing to their personal and professional development, the development of their families, and to the economic development of their neighborhoods.

Our Vision 

At Young Community Developers, Inc. our vision is to be community leaders in producing independent and productive members of society by providing innovative and high quality trainings and services. We understand, assist and self-empower individuals with the everyday tools and services that transform the lives in the Southeast Sector of San Francisco. “We make opportunities real!”

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"We learned about Hazmat, Hazwoper, lead, mold, CPR, confined spaces, asbestos, and getting OSHA 10 certified. Overall I enjoyed the experience and meeting new people as well as the instructors. I feel confident and prepared now on entering the workforce thanks to YCD." - Joseph, EPA/ JRT "In this IPO / JRT class I sharpened a few skills for this DPW job opportunity and everyone that I have worked with is positive and had a great attitude." -Joshua, IPO Cycle 1

“ SYAEP(Summer Youth Academic Employment Program) was one of a few “breaths of fresh air” in the summer school session. You provide relevance, motivation, and hands on experience for the students.” -Susan Ritter- Summer School Principal Balboa High School. "Through this program I learned a lot about professionalism and networking which are great techniques that I will take with me no matter what field I choose to go into." "It was an honor to be in the first bunch of students to experience this wonderful internship and get a chance to meet Mayor Ed Lee." -Alaya Hardy, SSIP

"Last year, I was in the account & finance department where I learned about business management and how it applies to civil engineering." "This year, I hope to enhance my knowledge of civil engineering by applying my experience in the financial field, to the field of architecture." "One can never have too much experience; to build on that will only be a contribution factor to my success in the near future." -Elijah Dale, SSIP