WHO WE ARE

Young Community Developers (YCD) is a community-based organization that provides education and employment training opportunities to residents of San Francisco’s Southeast neighborhoods. Our staff represents our diverse community, reflecting a broad of ethnic identities and age groups. We all have one thing in common: we are dedicated to empowering the Bayview Community with the tools and resources to be successful in school and on the job.


History

Established in 1973, Young Community Developers (YCD) is a non-profit that empowers Bayview Hunters Point residents by providing them with education opportunities, workforce development training, and social services. Over the past 40+ years, we have served and connected these residents to the tools and resources needed to live fulfilling lives. Each year we provide around seventeen hundred community members with employment and training services through our programs and partnerships.

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.

Vision

To be community leaders who share high-quality tools and services that remove barriers to success and help Southeast community members achieve their full-potential


YCD is CHANGE.

“Prior to participating in YCD’s EPA Job Readiness Training, I was just living life day by day. It was just death around me. I wanted a change for myself because I feel like I wasn’t progressing. This program was a step in the right direction. I received a lot of certifications that can’t be taken from me. The knowledge I received will be with me forever. I’m ready to get into the job force and put in some good work until I retire. I feel now I have the skills to maintain a job. ”
- Andre Hines

Andre

YCD is GROWTH.

Tommie

“Prior to attending the Job Readiness Training (JRT), I felt like I was working a dead end job for a little bit of nothing. I wanted to better myself and try to make a change in a positive way. I’ve learned how to communicate better, as well as conflict management. My outlook has changed because I know I have a brighter future. I’m a step closer to bettering myself career wise. I feel a sense of accomplishment. “
- Tommie Barnett

YCD is EMPOWERMENT.

"My favorite memory at MYEEP workshop this semester was when me and my co-workers played Lava Rocks because I felt that we communicated as a group. Advice I would give to my fellow participants that it’s better to strive for the best now rather than waiting until the best isn’t an option!!!"
- Adriana Greene, 14

 

Adriana