Larkin Street Academy

For ages 24 and under
(415) 673-0911

Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., appointments only

For appointments, book here.

Services:
Job readiness, college readiness, computer classes, job placement and retention, internships, tutoring, GED tutoring and classes, secondary and post-secondary school enrollment and support, mindfulness, visual and performing arts.

LSA youth on computer

Employment Programs:

  • ETP (Employment Training Program): 2 week job readiness training helping students make resumes, learn how to apply to jobs online, practice interviewing skills, learn financial literacy, and more to prepare for employment.
  • Youth Force: 3-month paid internship to practice workforce skills in the community, including the Tenderloin, Haight District and Embarcadero through a partnership with the Port of San Francisco. This program covers financial literacy.
  • Externships: Paid real-world experience being placed at employment partners in a highly supportive environment.
  • Employment Success Services: One-on-one counseling to help find and apply to jobs.
  • Financial Literacy: partnering with finance & accounting firms for budgeting, credit, savings & debt reduction

Education and Academic Support Programs:  

  • GED Tutoring: 8-week boot camp instruction with one-on-one tutoring available for the high school equivalency exam including bilingual support.
  • College Success: One-on-one counseling on enrollment, credit transfer, financial aid and scholarship resources for both new and returning college students.
  • Learning Centers: 3-month paid cohorts and drop-in workshops exploring foundational topics in technology, healthcare, and cross cultural studies.
  • Bridge Academy: 8-10 week cohort-based college readiness curriculum with support to successfully transition into college.
  • Scholarship Program: A year-long program for new and returning college students enrolling into non-profit universities to provide community and financial support for college matriculation.
  • ACE Program (Attempt, Cultivate & Execute): One-on-one support with a college success counselor for current college students, with financial incentives for consistent meetings.

Art Program:  

  • The Creatives Lab: 3-month paid cohort training youth on creative expression, including visual arts, dance, and music ending in a final performance.
  • Workshops: Drop-in classes on illustration, dance, music production and more.
  • Recording studio: One-on-one support with audio engineers in a professional level recording studio to mix and master music.
  • Externships: Paid placement in arts-based employment with community partners.