We stopped by the Excelsior Teen Center (ETC) the other day and had a chance to chat with Suzanne Collins and Donald Armstrong. ETC has a living room atmosphere, and teens were chatting and using the computers. The Center is open from 3-7 p.m. M-F for youth ages 13-24 who live, hang out or go to school in the Excelsior District.
ETC gives youth a chance to participate in leadership development, violence prevention, employment training and placement, and afterschool and summer programs. The Center also offers case management services and GED/CAHSEE programs.
Volunteers at the Excelsior Teen Center staff the Food Pantry every Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. and they serve over 350 people every week. ETC volunteers serve seniors by providing friendly visitors, escorts for medical appointments and help with delivering groceries. If you are a youth interested in volunteering, stop by the Excelsior Teen Center to pick up an application. Or call Janine Hudak, Client Services Coordinator @ (415) 206-2140, ext 130.
What we just learned is that the Excelsior Teen Center is expanding its programming to include a Senior Center beginning mid-March. Senior programming will be available from 9:30-1 p.m. M-F. Seniors and teens are working together to come up with a new name for the Center that encompasses all the communities it serves! The Excelsior Teen Center promotes community action to build a just and equitable community for all.
Check out this great neighborhood resource!
Excelsior Teen Center
4468 Mission Street @ Excelsior
SF, CA 94112
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