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Larkin Street Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund

Larkin Street Youth Services Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 19, 2016 – Larkin Street announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit organizations in … Continue reading Larkin Street Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund

Photos from CFO of the Year Awards benefiting Larkin Street

On May 12th, along with the San Francisco Business Times, Larkin Street hosted the 11th Annual Bay Area CFO of Year Awards.  Winners were announced and finalist honored at this outstanding business and fundraising event.  Over $450,000 was raised for Larkin Street.  A huge thank you to all the sponsors, guests and volunteers for your … Continue reading Photos from CFO of the Year Awards benefiting Larkin Street

Homeless youth at greater risk of mortality

Homeless youth in San Francisco experience a mortality rate more than 10 times greater than the state’s general youth population, according to a report published Thursday by researchers from UC Berkeley, UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The Daily Californian April 28, 2016 “Report reveals high mortality risk among homeless youth in San … Continue reading Homeless youth at greater risk of mortality

Lead Education & Employment Counselor

POSITION TITLE: Lead Education & Employment Counselor REPORTS TO:         Manager of Larkin Street Academy  PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the Lead Education and Employment Counselor is to identify, assess, enroll and case manage youth in the Youth Employment Services Program and Workforce Investment Opportunity Act Program. The Lead Education and Employment Counselor will … Continue reading Lead Education & Employment Counselor

Thank You for Supporting Team Larkin Street!

Team Larkin Street successfully rappelled 230 feet and raised nearly $28,000!

Thank you to those that donated and came out to cheer the team on! If you missed your chance, you can still donate here.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery below!

Team Larkin Street took a leap of faith in honor of the youth we serve and the leaps and bounds they take every day to get and stay off the streets. On March 18th, 2016 the brave team courageously participated in a free-hanging rappel off the 23-story Hyatt Regency in downtown San Francisco.

Contributions to the team fund scholarships for Larkin Street youth to participate in Outward Bound courses through our Learning Centers. These innovative Learning Centers provide a 6 month blended learning model that combines rigorous academic courses (GED tutoring, Sylvan Learning curriculum) with workforce development (employment preparation, internships, youth enterprise) all supported by (Outward Bound courses and mindfulness provided by UCSF).

“Although I am certainly scared at the thought of rappelling down a 23-story building, I know that my own fear is nothing compared to the fears homeless youth live with every day.”
– Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director

 

Mindfulness – MOSAIC MURAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY

“All Things Grow with Understanding” is the message behind one of the remarkable and colorful 96 panels of the mosaic mural “Putting the Pieces Together” at the Powell Street BART/MUNI entrance, created by over 300 youth from Larkin Street Youth Services between 1992 and 1995. Mindfulness is about being in the present moment instead of being lost in … Continue reading Mindfulness – MOSAIC MURAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY

How Can You Stop Violence? – MOSAIC MURAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY

“How Can You Stop Violence?” was the question posed by a mourning client named Bruce on one of the powerful 96 panels of the mosaic mural “Putting the Pieces Together” at the Powell Street BART/MUNI entrance, created by over 300 youth from Larkin Street Youth Services between 1992 and 1995. The panel was done in remembrance of a … Continue reading How Can You Stop Violence? – MOSAIC MURAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY