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Head Start

The Nabe currently leases its child care facility to Wu Yee Children’s Services, San Francisco’s largest head start and early head start provider.

Serving up to 38 Pre-Schoolers Per Year Since 1951

Pre-School Education
(Ages 2-5)


Extracurricular Education
(Ages 6-13)

Serving 100+ Children Per Year Since 2008
Summer in the City + Program

The Nabe offers year-round extracurricular education through its summer camp and after-school program. 

The summer program, held weekdays from 9am-5pm exposes children to activities, neighborhoods, and culture beyond what they normally experience in everyday Potrero Hill life. Each day, three hours of academic enrichment is combined with four hours of excursions to places outside of Potrero Hill including theme parks, museums, swimming pools, kayak lessons, and nature.  Children are taught how to use the Bay Area public transportation system, thus creating lifetime access to additional educational opportunities outside their own neighborhood. 

Program Manager: Albert Johnson



College & Career Awareness
(Ages 6-13)

Serving 50+ Middle School Aged Youth Per Year Since 1997
Experiment in Diversity

Experiment in Diversity (EID) is a year-round, incentive-based college and career awareness program for middle school students.  

Academically, the program offers tutoring support for current-grade school work and is intended to spark curiosity in new fields through project-based learning and team-building exercises that explore real world problems. Program leaders help youth map out future education plans, take children on field trips to local colleges and universities, and teach students about financing college through scholarships, financial aid, or other means. Furthermore, EID promotes cultural understanding and educates kids on community service through the Nabe’s weekly Food Pantry program that serves 150+ families per week.


Regarding career awareness, EID assists students with career planning and designing paths for obtaining future employment in fields of interest.  Workshops are offered to develop interviewing, public speaking, leadership, and civic engagement skills. Job application skills are taught including the preparation of resumes, cover letters, and reference lists. EID visits local businesses, hosts panel discussions, and takes field trips to a variety of workplaces around the Bay Area including banks, courts of law, technology companies, and engineering companies. Guest speakers are invited to speak about their professional lives to inspire youth with personal stories.  


Youth can earn up to $1,600 in financial incentives as they fulfill program goals including attending school, completing homework, providing report cards and progress reports, and completing other assigned tasks. The incentive package covers field trips to theme parks, opportunities for a fine dining experience, shopping excursions, spending money, and much more! 

Program Manager: Sharon Johnson



Adulthood Preparation
(Ages 16-25)

Serving 30+ Young Adults Per Year Since 2015
Transitional Age Youth (TAY)  Program

The Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program runs weekdays from 10am-6pm and supports successful transition into adulthood. Intensive outreach consists of walking into underserved housing projects and making face-to-face contact with participants. The program includes one-on-one coaching; linking participants to education, employment, housing, food, medical care, and parenting resources; and supporting things like creating email addresses, practicing interview questions, finding business attire, obtaining a California ID/ Driver’s License, registering for classes, visiting jobs fairs, and providing transportation. 

Program Manager: Angie Xhurape Escobar


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Aiding Juveniles in Detention
(Ages 10-21)

Serving 20+ Youth and Young Adults Per Week Since 1997
Peer Counseling

The Peer Counseling program, running five days and two evenings per week, offers mentorship, support, and resource connection for those detained in juvenile detention. Justice-involved youth need counselors and adult allies to reduce recidivism, encourage positive activities, and offer support during and after detention. The counseling program, which is supported by the justice system, takes a spiritual approach to self-transformation and psychological awakening by empowering youth to make different lifestyle choices upon release from incarceration. It reinforces peer-to-peer support for those on the street, recently released, or on probation. The program also helps juveniles process and cope with trauma.

Program Manager: Jack Jacqua

Phone: 415-753-6705

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