Category Archives: Larkin Street News

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 … Continue reading HUD awards SF $2.9 million grant to end youth homelessness

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 … Continue reading Holiday events at Larkin Street: you’re invited!

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 … Continue reading Larkin Street is Honored as a Citi Foundation Community Progress Maker

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 … Continue reading YouthForce, a Holistic Approach to Workforce Development

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 … Continue reading Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

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 … Continue reading Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness

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 … Continue reading Message from Sherilyn, Fall 2016 Newsletter

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 … Continue reading Closing the College and Career Readiness Gap for Homeless Youth