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!”
YCD provides the residents of Bayview Hunters Point and San Francisco residents at large a variety of job readiness training programs and support services to facilitate educational advancement and job placement. The following is a list of services YCD offers:
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.
Adult & Family Services
YCD offers several job readiness training (JRT) programs and employment support services to all adults in need including formerly incarcerated men and women seeking to reenter the workforce. Our case managers work closely with all YCD customers to support their employment search and selection of job opportunities. We also provide our customers with financial assistance to remove employment barriers.
Youth Development Services
Our Youth Development Department (YD) consists of four city initiatives that assist our youth in their overall development and continued enrichment through job readiness training, academic support, and mentorship. Youth ages 14 - 24 gain community ownership through partnerships with community organization and financial independence. Our diverse and engaging staff teach youth the skills to make, reach and fulfill their goals and aspirations.
YCD offers services to assist high at-risk and in-risk individuals, ages 14-35, involved in the justice system. We provide these customers with paid job readiness training; subsidized work experience; and employment and education placement services that align with their interests. Our intensive case management services help them to overcome employment barriers and access additional programs and resources to support their job search.
Housing & Anti-displacement Services
YCD addresses the affordability crisis in District 10 by acquiring, preserving and developing affordable housing. We collaborate with organizations across San Francisco to share and propose strategies and policies that prevent displacement and keep local residents rooted in their communities. To date, YCD has been instrumental in developing 60 units of affordable housing at Pacific Point on the Shipyard. We currently have 156 units of affordable housing in the pipeline at Candlestick Park Block 10A.
Black to the Future Services
Black to the Future is a city-supported collaborative of 16 community-based organizations. The collaborative works together to provide a comprehensive system of services for black families in San Francisco. YCD is a proud member of Black to the Future and collaborates with fellow CBOs to strengthen social service for black residents spanning family support and advocacy, education, health and wellness, workforce development, and violence prevention.
The Phoenix Project is a collaborative of eight CBOs in San Francisco that serves youth ages 14 to 24 living in four HOPE SF communities: Hunters View, Alice Griffith, Sunnydale and Potrero Terrace & Annex. The project provides holistic services to young people who do not feel safe and valued in traditional programs and institutions. Phoenix Project partners provide life coaches and peer advocates as well as educational, employment, behavioral, physical health, peace promotion and barrier remediation services. As the workforce development partner, YCD ensures that program participants have access to job resources, training and opportunities.
Golden State Warriors Promotional Support Program (GSWPSP)
The Golden State Warriors Promotional Support Program (GSWPSP) is a temporary employment program that provides individuals with paid work handling game day provision services for special promotions. Program participants support multiple activities and services as-needed, including: placing t-shirts in the stands; distributing thunder sticks, towels, and car flags; and helping with Facebook check-in. In 2017, the program took place during the Warrior’s regular season, playoffs, and finals.