Youth Transforming Justice (YTJ) goals are to keep students in school and out of the Juvenile Justice system. We accomplish this by deploying several strategies. 1) The Marin County Youth Court uses restorative trauma-informed protocols to divert juvenile prosecution. The successful complication of the program removes the citation’s record. 2) We support schools in lowering suspension rates by training staff and students in the practice of restorative trauma-informed Alternatives to Suspension.
The Siena Youth Center (SYC) is a cherished non-profit program of the St. Francis Center whose focus is on providing a safe, fun, educational, and active environment for the youth and families in our community through our after-school program, summer camp program, and community center. For the youth, we offer one-on-one tutoring, homework help, youth-led classes that promote literacy,
Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. Spark’s powerful program combines mentoring, hands-on learning, and access to resources by transporting opportunity middle school students from school communities to corporate campuses, partnering them with career professionals for 1:1 mentoring. Through Spark Labs,
Students Rising Above (SRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting and empowering low-income, first-generation students to access and obtain post-secondary education and secure career-ladder jobs, fueling a diverse and inclusive workforce and thriving economy. Every year, Students Rising Above accepts applications from Bay Area High School seniors who are interested in becoming SRA scholars. We select students who demonstrate drive and potential,
Safe Passages’ (SP) mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development. Safe Passages’ work is based on the premises that access to educational opportunities should not be dictated by race or socio-economic status, and that healthy and supported young people are better prepared to learn and succeed.
Oakland Promise is a cradle-to-career initiative seeking to reduce the devastating educational and health disparities by race, neighborhood, and income that limit opportunity for too many Oaklanders. Our goal is to dramatically increase college graduates from Oakland and ensure that all students have the expectation, skills, and resources to complete postsecondary education and be successful in the career of their choice.
ParentChild+ is the missing piece to the continuum of support, addressing the gap in services for 2-3-year-olds, uniquely working with parent/child together to model reading, conversation and play- the building blocks for school readiness. An international, research-based program with 40+ years’ experience, working with 8k+ families annually in 15 states/6 countries, the program provides intensive home visiting to families challenged by poverty,
Mission Graduates increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. Founded in 1972, Mission Graduates is committed to getting more youth from San Francisco into college as a means to achieve economic equity for Latinx and immigrant families.
Mindful Life Project is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports the mental and emotional wellbeing of underserved students, teachers, school leaders, and families through our highly regarded mindfulness based social emotional learning school based programming. Our innovative and culturally relevant programming creates a strong foundation of well-being at the individual level which leads to healthy school cultures where all students feel safe,
Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from underserved communities and promotes quality early learning for all, envisioning a day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart recruits and trains college student volunteers, known as Jumpstart Corps Members, to deliver its research-based, intentionally designed language and literacy curriculum to children from underserved communities across the country.