The Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC) serves as a community center for families in the Sunset District. They host afterschool programs at neighborhood schools, support groups, and counseling services. They offer classes and enrichment programs to both adults and kids. SNBC is sponsored by the SFUSD, and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, as well as private foundations.Classes:SNBC, along with DCYF and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, co-sponsors the Rec Connect Initiative, which offers recreational activities for families in low-income neighborhoods. SNBC hosts Rec Connect classes at their main office and at West Sunset Playground. Sign up for steel pan drumming, Dancing by the Beach, Youth Leadership Council, youth bowling, Chinese computer class, computer animation, cooking, kids' web design, kite flying, yoga for kids and families, ESL, remote control cars, and more. Call (415) 759-3690 to register.Camps: SNBC offers the following camps in the summer:2013 Elementary Summer Session:Dates: June 10–July 19Location: A.P. Giannini Middle School, 3151 Ortega Street at 38th Avenue (Sunset)Ages: entering grades 2–5Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9am–5pmCost: FREE2013 Middle/High School Clubs Summer Sessions: This program features integrate technology, literacy, art, and recreation activities.Dates: June 10–June 28 and July 1–July 19Location: A.P. Giannini Middle School, 3151 Ortega Street at 38th Avenue (Sunset)Ages: entering grades 6–9Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 11am–5pmCost: FREEAfterschool: SNBC hosts free afterschool programs at Sunset Elementary, Ulloa Elementary, Francis Scott Key Learning Program, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, and A.P. Giannini After School Learning Center.SNBC hosts BAMboozled, a group of teen writers and creative types that have developed an awesome forum for expression. The number of Bamboozled writers is limited, but the website is intended to be a resource for all Bay Area teens. Teenage artists of all stripes can request to be profiled or write a guest post.SNBC is also home to the Urban Music Program, a full audio program that also teaches recording, composition, sound design, and music culture.S.C.R.E.A.M., or Sunset Creators Reaching Every Able Mind, offers high school students the opportunity to learn and work with media production and receive stipends for completed projects.Beacon Centers throughout the City offer a free afterschool program called Gateway to Fitness. Kids ages 10 to 14 can sign up for fun activities such as bike trips, skateboarding, hiking, and contemporary dance forms such as hip hop and break dancing. After completing six to eight weeks in the program, the participant and one parent or guardian can get a free annual membership at a YMCA branch. Call (415) 554-8990 for more information about this terrific program.Parent Resources:SNBC supports families with services such as case management, referrals, and support groups.
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
3925 Noriega StreetSan Francisco, CA 94122
Golden Gate Park
Organization and Program Categories:
Parent Resources & Family Support
The Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Office is located at Noriega Street, three blocks from Ocean Beach. Easy street parking.Muni: 16x, 18, 71The West Sunset Playground clubhouse is located at 3223 Ortega Street and 39th Avenue, next to AP Giannini Middle School and the Ortega Branch library.Muni: 16x, 29, 71