Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. HUD awards SF $2.9 million grant to end youth homelessness

    We are thrilled to share the news that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded San Francisco $2.9 million through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. San Francisco is one of just ten cities selected nationwide! Many folks on the team here at Larkin Street, as well young people in our services, participated in…

  2. Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!

    All are welcome to join us on Fri., Dec. 30 for our annual Winter Festival at Larkin Street headquarters! Young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, this event is for you: breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by gifts, crafts, live music and more! Larkin Street supporters: you’re welcome too! Join us as a…

  3. Larkin Street is Honored as a Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker

    The Community Progress Maker Fund is a two-year initiative of the Citi Foundation to support high-impact community organizations driving transformative local solutions to complex problems. Larkin Street is among forty organizations in six US cities to receive a $500,000 grant over the next two years to support their work to combat youth homelessness. The initiative…

  4. YouthForce, a Holistic Approach to Workforce Development

    Recent years have seen growth in Larkin Street’s YouthForce program, from a single crew supported by two counselors to three crews supported by four counselors and a lead counselor providing services to three neighborhoods: the Haight, the Castro, and the Tenderloin. Youth participating in the program are welcomed into a supportive employment team to take…

  5. Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

    Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board is a six-month leadership and advocacy program dedicated to ensuring that youth voices and experiences are heard and prioritized across the agency. The Youth Advisory Board ensures that diverse youth expertise drives agency-efforts to improve policies and service delivery. In addition to work within Larkin Street, the Board participates in…

  6. Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness

    The creation of the new San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has provided ample opportunities for Larkin Street to bring youth to the forefront of the discussion on ending homelessness. This spring, Larkin Street’s Research & Evaluation team held a series of focus groups in collaboration with our Youth Advisory Board to elicit…

  7. Message from Sherilyn, Fall 2016 Newsletter

    Dear Friends, These are not easy times for our young people, and it is a deeply  troubling and confusing time for our nation as a whole. We have seen unfathomable violence in recent months—in Orlando, St. Paul, Baton Rouge, Dallas, and too many other communities to name. Lives are being lost to racism and homophobia, and…

  8. Closing the College and Career Readiness Gap for Homeless Youth

    Larkin Street Youth Services is pleased to present our most recent In Brief report, a publication series that highlights successful interventions that put homeless youth on a permanent pathway off the streets and out of poverty. This issue, Closing the College and Career Readiness Gap for Homeless Youth, focuses on Larkin Street’s Learning Centers. Larkin…

  9. Congrats Graduates!

    Thanks everyone who came to Larkin Street Youth Services annual Education Graduation on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 134 Golden Gate Avenue. The theme this year was…..Adventure Awaits! Friends, family and colleagues came to celebrate youth who achieved their High School Diplomas, GEDs, Associate’s Degrees, Transfers to Universities, and Bachelor’s Degrees. Guest speaker Elizabeth Terry shared…

  10. Podcast at Larkin Street with Your CAll on KALW

    This morning, KALW‘s Your Call, a live public affairs radio show based in San Francisco broadcasted live from Larkin Street’s headquarters at 134 Golden Gate Avenue in the Engagement and Community Center in the Tenderloin. Your Call is a live public affairs show airing on 91.7 FM KALW (Greater Bay Area) – an NPR affiliate station….