Community Hub Initiative


Shared goal(s): Establish or Sustain community learning hubs/pods/academic-childcare collaborative


In late July, Mayor London Breed announced that DCYF and the SF Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with community-based agencies and other City departments, will implement Community Hub Initiative, a Citywide, neighborhood-based strategy to support children, youth, and families everyday during the school year. The Hubs will provide support for students in grades K-6 who are utilizing SFUSD’s Distance Learning Curriculum, and will prioritize children and youth with the highest need.

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Lead organization partners: San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Families, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, San Francisco Human Services Agency, HOPE SF, Community-Based Organizations

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, Government Entity

Participant population: Families, Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Out-of-School Time Academic Enrichment/Extended Learning, Physical Activity/Recreation/Playtime, School Remote/Virtual/Online Classes

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Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: California

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The Community Learning Hubs are designed to support children and youth from low-income households; residents of HOPE SF, public housing, and single-room occupancy hotels, youth experiencing homelessness, foster youth, English language learners, and low-income families that are African American, Latinx, Pacific Islander and Asian. Higher enrollment priority will be given to applicants who are multi-system involved, who indicate they have no internet access, and who do not have digital learning devices. Hubs are planned to be in walking distance from children's current schools.

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