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Families are often focused on enrolling their children in educational institutions, but the learning experience doesn’t have to stop at the end of the school day. After-school programs offer a plethora of opportunities for children to expand their horizons, explore new interests, and build valuable life skills. Mission Promise Neighborhood partners—Jamestown Community CenterMission Graduates, and Urban Services YMCA—support families in the Mission District with after-school services and programs that cover a wide array of subjects, accommodating various interests and learning preferences.

From arts and athletics to computer science and civic engagement, these resources are designed to nurture well-rounded individuals. Children can engage in creative pursuits, stay active through sports, delve into the world of technology, learn about social responsibility, and even explore the art of healthy cooking. These diverse offerings cater to different learning styles, ensuring that every child can find a program that resonates with them. By engaging in these programs, students can cultivate a love for learning that extends beyond the traditional school day, fostering personal growth and development.

We invite families to explore their after-school options with MPN partners. Below, you can find the MPN schools where they serve:

Jamestown Community Center:

  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • César Chávez Elementary
  • James Lick Middle School

Mission Graduates:

  • Bryant Elementary
  • Flynn Elementary
  • Sánchez Elementary

Urban Services YMCA:

  • John O’Connell High School

And remember to always check in with the Family Success Coach assigned to your children’s school for questions and information about the resources available to you.

For a complete list of after-school programs in the city of San Francisco, visit this link. These programs offer a remarkable opportunity to continue your child’s educational journey beyond the classroom, ensuring they thrive in a well-rounded and supportive environment.


Las familias suelen centrarse en inscribir a sus hijos en instituciones educativas, pero la experiencia de aprendizaje no tiene por qué detenerse al final del día escolar. Los programas después de la escuela ofrecen una gran cantidad de oportunidades para que los niños amplíen sus horizontes, exploren nuevos intereses y desarrollen habilidades valiosas para la vida. Los socios de Comunidad Promesa de la Mission (MPN) —Jamestown Community Center, Mission Graduates y Urban Services YMCA— respaldan a las familias en el Distrito de la Misión con servicios después de la escuela y programas que abarcan una amplia gama de materias, adaptándose a diversos intereses y preferencias de aprendizaje.

Desde artes y atletismo hasta informática y compromiso cívico, estos recursos están diseñados para nutrir a individuos con una formación integral. Los niños pueden participar en actividades creativas, mantenerse activos a través de deportes, adentrarse en el mundo de la tecnología, aprender sobre la responsabilidad social e incluso explorar el arte de la cocina saludable. Estas diversas ofertas se adaptan a diferentes estilos de aprendizaje, asegurando que cada niño pueda encontrar un programa que resuene con ellos. Al participar en estos programas, los estudiantes pueden cultivar el amor por el aprendizaje que se extiende más allá del día escolar tradicional, fomentando el crecimiento y desarrollo personal.

Invitamos a las familias a explorar sus opciones después de la escuela con los socios de MPN. A continuación, puede encontrar las escuelas de MPN donde prestan servicios:

Jamestown Community Center:

  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • César Chávez Elementary
  • James Lick Middle School

Mission Graduates:

  • Bryant Elementary
  • Flynn Elementary
  • Sánchez Elementary

Urban Services YMCA:

  • John O’Connell High School

Y recuerde siempre consultar con el Guía de Éxito Familiar asignado a la escuela de sus hijos para preguntas e información sobre los recursos disponibles para usted.

Para obtener una lista completa de programas después de la escuela en la ciudad de San Francisco, visite este enlace. Estos programas ofrecen una oportunidad destacada para continuar el viaje educativo de su hijo más allá del aula, asegurando que prosperen en un entorno integral y de apoyo.

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Join us for this special occasion!

Mission Promise Neighborhood Launch

Saturday, September 7th
10:00am – 1:00pm
John O’Connell High Schoolat 2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco (between 20th & 19th Street)

Bring your family!

There will be local organizations and lots of kids’ activities including: • San Francisco Fire Department fire engine • Tricycle raffle • Prizes • Free gifts • Music • Entertainment • T-shirts and tote bag giveaway for kids and parents.
Plus free food and fun activities for the whole family!

Come learn about:

  • Early child development
  • After-school programs
  • Education scholarships
  • Improving your credit score
  • Computer classes
  • College savings
  • Buying a home
  • Foreclosure assistance
  • Job placement
  • Financial health

Mission Promise Neighborhood is a city-wide community partnership that has been created in support of kids and families living, working and going to school in the Mission District. It brings together schools, colleges, community organizations, businesses and community leaders to help kids graduate and families achieve financial stability.

For more information call 1.866.379.7758 or visit missionpromise.org.

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Five-Year, $30 Million Grant to Mission Economic Development Agency, San Francisco Unified School District & City to Improve Education in Mission Neighborhood

December 21, 2012, San Francisco, CA — Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Superintendent Richard Carranza today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected San Francisco’s Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to receive a five-year, $30 million Promise Neighborhoods implementation grant, among the highest amount granted of only six other selected areas in the nation.

“The Promise Neighborhoods grants will not only help our children succeed in school, but these grants will lift up families and whole communities,” said Mayor Lee. “I thank President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for choosing the Mission community as one of seven recipients of the Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants so that we can continue to prepare our youth for the 21st Century workforce.”

“By delivering support holistically in a linguistically- and culturally-competent manner, this grant will bridge together successful local nonprofits and public and private partners to work with kids and families: empowering the community, breaking cycles of poverty, and ensuring every child can reach their full potential, from cradle to college to career,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“This is a great opportunity to further coordinate neighborhood resources and services to strategically support accelerated learning for children and families in the Mission District,” said Superintendent Richard A. Carranza of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). “We look forward to collaborating to make sure students within the Mission District have access to all of the opportunities that should be afforded to children. This is an important complement to the work we have begun through our school improvement initiatives.”

“This investment in our community will allow us to create true innovation and ensure children, youth and families in the Mission have strong schools, opportunities to become economically successful, and robust systems of family and community support that will allow them to thrive,” said MEDA’s Executive Director Luis Granados.

In December of 2011, MEDA received a $500,000 Promise Neighborhoods planning grant to carry out a community-wide planning process to create a continuum of services that would meet the Mission District’s needs, with a focus on low-income Latino students and families and students at Cesar Chavez Elementary, Bryant Elementary, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School. Throughout 2012, MEDA worked the Mayor’s office, community based organizations, city agencies, SFUSD, and the United Way of the Bay Area to write an implementation proposal that was submitted to the Department of Education in July 2012.

The Promise Neighborhood implementation grant will help leverage SFUSD’s three-year $45 million Federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) that expires in June 2013 to support the transformation of student outcomes at state-identified “persistently low-performing schools.” Mission area schools are demonstrating improvement by incorporating a deep focus on literacy instruction, professional development for teachers, additional support staff, and a community schools approach.

“This is a great day not only for MEDA and our partners, but for the Mission as a whole,” said Supervisor David Campos. “With these funds, we will be able to deliver services in a coordinated way, ensure that families and children can access what they need, and help all families and students realize their full potential. We are excited and look forward to starting the work to build a better Mission District.”

Implementation grantees received awards between $1.4 million to $6 million to fund the first year of a five-year grant to execute community-led plans that improve and provide better social services and educational programs.

In addition to San Francisco, six other areas received implementation grants: Los Angeles, Boston and Roxbury Massachusetts; Washington D.C.; Chula Vista, California; Lubbock, Texas; and Indianola, Mississippi. San Francisco and Los Angeles received the highest awards of $6 million annually for five years. Award amounts reflect first-year funding with additional years subject to congressional appropriations.

Promise Neighborhoods is one of the signature programs of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which supports innovative and inclusive strategies that bring public and private partners together to help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. It encourages collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Treasury and Health and Human Services to support local solutions for sustainable, mixed-income neighborhoods with affordable housing, safe streets and good schools.


Victor Corral, Mission Economic Development Agency
415-282-3334 ext. 134 and vcorral@medasf.org
Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131
San Francisco Unified School District, 415-241-6565

About Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

MEDA is a 39 year old nonprofit organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District and provides free services to low-income families to help them become financially prosperous. Already a leading provider of services to alleviate poverty in San Francisco, MEDA is the lead agency for the Mission Promise Neighborhood, a collaborative community effort to support school improvement and revitalize the Mission neighborhood by creating a cradle-to-career pipeline for students and families.

MEDA would like to thank JPMorgan Chase & Co., First Republic Bank, and Citi for their support of the Mission Promise Neighborhood.

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