At-risk Youth

First Place for Youth

The mission of First Place is to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

First Place for Youth pioneered four innovative programs designed to defy negative statistics among former foster youth by providing an innovative mix of:

permanent housing with a graduated subsidy
employment training and job development
education assessment and support
transformative emotional support and community building

Address: 
426 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
First Name: 
Claudia
Last Name: 
Miller
Position: 
Director of Foundation and Corporate Investments
Phone Number: 
(510) 272-0979
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

City of Dreams

City of Dreams is a 501(c)3 volunteer-based organization serving young people ages 8-17 living in San Francisco’s low-income and public housing communties. We empower at-risk youth to end the generational poverty cycle, make healthy choices, and become architects of their own futures through four dynamic programs: the Mentor Program, Junior Mentor Program, Out of School Program, and Experiential Learning Events.

Address: 
P.O. Box 77007
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
First Name: 
Roxane
Last Name: 
Thompson
Position: 
Executive Director
Phone Number: 
(760) 672-0531
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

IT Works

ITWorks' primary goal is to change Israel's employment map by providing technical training and professional skills to disadvantaged populations living on Israel's social and economic periphery, opening new vistas for employment in the hi-tech technology and communications job market.

First Name: 
Rosalind
Last Name: 
Franklin
Position: 
Bay Area Development Consultant
Phone Number: 
(415) 789-5121
Community Served: 
Jewish Organization serving Jewish Community
Location: 
Israel

Boys Hope Girls Hope

The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco Bay Area is to help academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college.

Address: 
P.O. Box 347359
San Francisco, CA 94134
United States
First Name: 
Suzanne
Last Name: 
Palmer
Position: 
Executive Director
Email: 
spalmer@bhgh.org
Phone Number: 
(415) 657-9302
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Youth UpRising

Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

We are committed to creating jobs for young people, providing opportunities for on-the -job training, and generating local revenue and wealth building through our Social Enterprises in order to drive transformation in a community that has experienced decades of disinvestment.

Address: 
8711 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94605
United States
First Name: 
Luiz
Last Name: 
Guevara
Position: 
Development Associate
Phone Number: 
(510) 777-9909
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Fred Finch Youth Center

Fred Finch Youth Center's Mission is to provide innovative, effective services supporting children, youth, young adults, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives.

Address: 
3800 Coolidge Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
United States
First Name: 
Leah
Last Name: 
Jones
Position: 
Development & Communications Director
Phone Number: 
(510) 485-5239
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

ELEM

ELEM's mission is to provide a continuum of care for youth who are at various levels of risk. The scope of ELEM's work includes preventative services and outreach to runaway, homeless and neglected Jewish and Arab youth throughout Israel.

Address: 
Israel
First Name: 
Michele
Last Name: 
Carlin
Position: 
Executive Director
Email: 
mcarlin@elem.org
Phone Number: 
(212) 787-3337
Community Served: 
Jewish Organization serving Jewish Community
Location: 
Israel

Trips for Kids

"Operating in the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips For Kids® (TFK®) has opened the world of cycling to over 60,000 at-risk youth through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. The more than sixty Trips For Kids chapters we support combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun. "

Address: 
138 Sunnyside
Mill Valley, CA 94941
United States
First Name: 
Marilyn
Last Name: 
Price
Position: 
Director
Phone Number: 
415-458-2986
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Israel
Location: 
Local

Real Options for City Kids (ROCK)

"Real Options for City Kids (ROCK) is dedicated to nurturing the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access. ROCK aims to promote the positive development and long-term success of the youth that it serves through a combination of in-school and afterschool learning enrichment, sports and fitness, leadership training and outdoor adventure opportunities. ROCK's programs are designed to serve girls and boys, ages 6-17, who live in or attend school in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley."

Address: 
590 Leland Ave
San Fracisco, CA 94134
United States
First Name: 
Teodora
Last Name: 
Ildefonzo-Olmo
Position: 
Director of Programs
Phone Number: 
415-333-4001
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY)

"Fresh Lifelines for Youth helps teens in trouble learn to make healthy decisions. The organization provides at-risk and disadvantaged youth with vital information regarding the decisions they make in their lives. We provide well-trained mentors who listen. And FLY gives its graduates the opportunity to advance to a leadership program where they use their knowledge and skills to give back to their communities. One of FLY's programs, a year-long one, has a striking 85% success rate. All at one tenth the cost of incarceration." (from FLY website)

Address: 
120 W Mission St
San Jose, CA 95110
United States
First Name: 
Jenna
Last Name: 
Boitano
Position: 
Director of Community Resources
Phone Number: 
(408) 504-7703
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local