Thanks to teams from PwC and ClearSlide, runners in the Ragnar Relay contributed more than $20,000 to Larkin Street! Members of the team raise funds directly from friends and family, as well as through a match from PwC, and their combined donations were extremely impressive! We’re so proud of these individuals, not only for getting … Continue reading Relay Run Raises Epic Funds for Larkin Street→
After 90 hours of hard work with 18 volunteers, our Haight Street housing program has a beautiful new garden! Friends of Larkin Street, our next-gen group of supporters, organized their first volunteer gardening event on Sat., April 1, and we’re so impressed with the result. Young people living at this facility can now enjoy and … Continue reading Friends of Larkin Street Volunteer Gardening Project→
To us, Twitter is more than an amazingly powerful communications platform – they’re also an amazing partner! Since 2012, when the company first engaged with us by donating two dozen MacBook Pro notebooks, Twitter has supported our programs through donations, volunteering and providing services and space. Today, we’re celebrating another generous gift from Twitter: a $50,000 grant for … Continue reading Twitter makes $50,000 gift to Larkin Street Academy→
Congrats to our community partners for “stepping up”! Thank you to the San Francisco Giants for inviting Larkin Street Youth Services to be one of the beneficiaries of their Step Up to the Plate Night! Larkin Street staff Morgan Beazley and student Michal were treated to an on the field visit last night for the … Continue reading Giants Step Up Night→
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
Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, is building her team and raising funds to rappel for Larkin Street in the City Skyline Challenge. Support them as they take a leap of faith in honor of the youth we serve and the leaps and bounds they take every day. On March 18th, 2016 Team Larkin Street will be joined by other … Continue reading Team Larkin Street Prepares to Rappel Off the Hyatt→
Larkin Street youth had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their concerns as homeless young people with Congresswoman Nancy Pelsoi during a roundtable discussion held at the organization’s main service hub. Top of mind was San Francisco’s affordability crisis, however a variety of issues facing youth without stable housing arose, including the need for increasing awareness of … Continue reading Congresswoman Pelosi Hears Concerns of Homeless Youth→