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  1. Where to learn more about ending youth homelessness at Dreamforce ’18

    Larkin Street Youth Services is proud to be an official non-profit of Dreamforce ’18, the largest technology conference in the world. Hosted by Salesforce, the cloud computing company, Dreamforce will run September 25 through 28 and sprawl over several blocks in Downtown SF offering breakout sessions, demos, networking and special events. We’re so grateful to be…

  2. What Hurt Wild Animals Can Teach Hurt Children – YES! Magazine

    Thank you to YES! Magazine for writing about the importance of connecting with wildlife as a coping mechanism. Our youth participate in programs with Wildmind, a sanctuary for more than 50 nonreleasable wild animals in Half Moon Bay that help heal and inspire children and young adults. Here’s an excerpt from the article on the collaboration…

  3. Mandelman Doesn’t Have Answer to Homelessness, But is Searching for Solutions – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for the coverage of District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s visit to Larkin Street Academy. Supervisor Mandelman spent the afternoon talking with young people accessing our services about what circumstances led them to us and what the City can do in order to better support young people experiencing homelessness. Here…

  4. Today’s Detained Children are Tomorrow’s Homeless Youth

    In the midst of America’s ongoing border crisis, Larkin Street’s Director of Public Funding, Mary Kate Bacalao, shares her opinion on how family separation will lead to more homelessness. Thousands of children in detention centers today are at grave risk of an opposite and equally abhorrent fate as young adults: abandonment to the streets, where they…

  5. Photos From Performing Arts Night – August 1, 2018

    Young people dazzled the crowd at our Art Program’s annual Performing Arts Night at Kelly Cullen Community as they showcased their talents ranging from dance, music, theater and poetry. Every performance was a testament of their resiliency, courage, creativity and we couldn’t be prouder. We would like to acknowledge the following young people for putting…

  6. Larkin Street alum Zak Franet speaks at the 2018 Tipping Point Benefit

    Larkin Street alum Zak Franet was invited to speak at the Tipping Point Community benefit on May 3 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, talking about how our programs gave him the tools to walk out of homelessness and into independence. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $150 million to educate, employ, house and support…

  7. Photos from our Annual Education Graduation – July 13, 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You did it! Staff, family and friends celebrated our Annual Education Graduation where 14 young people received certificates in recognition of their accomplishments over the past year. Our young people completed programs including high school or equivalency, transfers to a four-year institution, and bachelor’s degrees. Thank you to our…

  8. Photos and Videos from G-Eazy’s Visit to Larkin Street

    Bay Area-native and recording artist G-Eazy came back home to support young people experiencing homelessness by launching his new Endless Summer Fund and making Larkin Street the first ever beneficiary! G-Eazy, who is currently in the middle of the Endless Summer Tour, came to us with his interest in learning about LGBTQ services and art programs….

  9. Graduates of Young Adult Court in SF Get Second Chance to Beat the Odds – San Francisco Chronicle

    Our thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting the achievements of young people through the Young Adult Court, a program that helps young defendants facing non-violent felonies. The program was founded on studies suggesting that young adults’ brains are not fully developed, causing some people to commit crimes without fully processing the weight of their decisions. With rehabilitation…

  10. Young, Gay … and Homeless, But Planning a Future in Genetic Engineering – KQED News

    Huge thanks to KQED for giving Tyler Cook, one of our young people, the voice to tell his story about what it’s like to be a young person experiencing homelessness. Despite having to face many obstacles, Tyler remains hopeful and excited about his future. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “The pain he was feeling on…