Build The Hub
San Francisco is one of the world’s great cities, with beautiful neighborhoods and a vibrant economy. But residents of Sunnydale, a public housing community in the southeastern quadrant of the city, haven’t felt the benefits of their city’s prosperity.
Despite these challenges, Sunnydale is home to a dynamic, diverse community of about 1,700 individuals who care deeply about the future of their neighborhood. These residents have joined with Mercy Housing California and our partners to advance Sunnydale HOPE SF, an ambitious initiative to create a new, safe, healthy neighborhood in which all residents have what they need to thrive.
Our work at Sunnydale HOPE SF, and the work of our partners Related California, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, and Wu Yee Children’s Services, is driven by our belief that the ability of young people to develop into successful adults improves dramatically with an affordable home in a safe neighborhood and the support to learn, grow, and play. At the heart of this neighborhood revitalization will be the new Sunnydale Hub, a space that will combine support for youth — from babies to teenagers — and a new family recreation center offering programming and amenities designed to foster community in one of San Francisco’s most diverse, but under-invested, neighborhoods.
The Hub creates a much-needed place for these programs at a vital location, serving as a bridge between Sunnydale and the neighboring Visitacion Valley community. The state-of-the-art indoor facilities will be surrounded by redesigned parks and open spaces.
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Boys & Girls Clubhouse
Wu Yee Early Childhood Education Center
THE HUB WILL INCLUDE:
1) Community Center
Complete with a teaching kitchen, study space with community broadband, spaces for a full slate of social events, workshops, and classes, and a a gathering space for neighbors to meet and connect.
2) Boys & Girls Clubhouse
This new space will triple the neighborhood capacity of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco to provide 135 youth in grades K—12 with daily education enrichment, character development programs, and physical activity.
3) Wu Yee Early Childhood Education Center
In combination with a new center on a neighboring parcel, this will double the neighborhood’s total capacity to provide Head Start childcare and education programs to children ages 0—5, and will add two new indoor learning spaces and outdoor play areas.
4) Recreation Center
To be owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the recreation center will include a full-sized court for basketball and other sports with seating, and a multipurpose room for events and classes.
To learn more about how you can help us Build the Hub, contact Shashi Jivan at email@example.com.