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Our Mission

Through transformative youth development services rooted in the cultural and artistic traditions of our communities, we accompany youth and their families on their path to realize their full potential as powerful and healthy members of society.

Our programs include tutoring, before and after school academic enrichment, summer programs, social/emotional support, sports, youth workforce, parent leadership development and organizing, and Afro-Latino arts education and performance.

Our Vision

We envision a community in which our youth are self-empowered through education and artistic expression, have overcome discrimination, and contribute to positive change in their communities.

As part of this vision, all of San Francisco's youth and families have access to the opportunities they need to thrive and create a city that is safe, equitable, inter-connected and community-led.

Today

As of July 1st, 2018, the Jamestown Community Center and Loco Bloco have formally merged. Both youth development organizations have long established track records of providing enriching, high quality programming to youth to promote their healthy transition into adulthood. We chose to merge because of our shared commitment to youth development, our shared love for the Mission community, and our shared experience in developing leadership among low income youth and families.

The excellence Loco Bloco brings to arts programming and performance, and the expertise Jamestown brings to academic enrichment and youth development, coupled with our long history of mutual collaboration will lead to a better, stronger, more efficient and sustainable organization. At the same time, the displacement and gentrification pressure our communities are now facing necessitate bold solutions like this one, which will allow us to provide deeper and more comprehensive services more efficiently. We are stronger together.