660 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Chinatown/Union Square, North Beach/Telegraph Hill
Days and Hours Of Operation
Afterschool Academy: Mon–Fri 2pm–6pm; Teen Learner's Pathway: school day afternoon hours vary; summer and holidays: 7:30am–6pm
Afterschool Academy: Grades K–5; Teen Learner's Pathway: Grades 8–12
Founded in 1890, the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) is a non-profit resource for people who live and/or work in the North Beach/Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco. Focusing on families and individuals with very low to moderate incomes, Tel-Hi promotes a higher quality of life by providing opportunities to create and strengthen community, provide community health and wellness programs, and expand educational experience. They serve 125 youth with physical/nutritional, gardening, cooking, reading clubs, science projects, literacy and math games, tutoring, family nights, and other activities.
Tel-Hi's Child Development Program is all inclusive and offers early education to children ages 2.5 to 5 years old. The program encompasses a variety of philosophies, theories, and recent research on brain development. Their philosophy is that children learn best by doing. They support and encourage experimenting through play.
Tel-Hi's summer camp promotes academic and social-emotional development for students. Each day, students have an hour dedicated to developing their reading skills, fitness and health, and science/arts based activities. Weekly themes include Rocket Science, Theater, Graphic Novels, and Tel-Hi Olympics.
2013 Summer Session:
Dates: June 5–August 14
Ages: entering grades K–6
Days/Times: Mondays to Fridays, 7:30am–6pm
Cost: $125 per week; fees are based on a sliding scale; 25% sibling discount
Extended care: 7:30am–10am ($25 per week)
The goal of the After School Academy (ASA) is to engage, challenge, motivate, and guide children and youth in Grades K–5 toward a successful future. ASA focuses on the overall development of students through a comprehensive best practices approach. Each week, approximately 100 Tel-Hi kids participate in 6 hours of tutorial, 6 hours of recreation, and 6 hours of enrichment activities including cooking, art, acting, gardening, community service, and field trips. The curriculum infuses school day learning objectives into hands-on learning opportunities that reinforce and enhance what students are learning at school. Monthly themes are based on college majors, giving students engaging opportunities to learn while getting excited about their future.
Tel-Hi's Teen Learner's Pathway (TLP)
TLP is a program out of Galileo High School which targets freshman and sophomore English Language Learner students who will be taking English Language Development classes. During the 2013/14 academic year the program will serve approximately 25–30 students. The program will follow students throughout high school, providing intensive academic support (English and Literacy focused), intensive college readiness and exploration, and civic engagement training. The program takes place Tuesdays through Thursdays afterschool, although students may shift tutoring days occasionally if needed.
Afterschool: $28–$250 per month
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Filipino (Tagalog), Teen Learner's Pathway: Arabic, Toisanese
Difficult street parking.
Muni: 8x, 30, 39, 41, 45
TLP: Muni: 30, 47, 49