Collective Impact exists to drive meaningful, equitable change in marginalized communities by equipping children, youth, and young adults with the tools they need to succeed.
Founded in 2007, the organization administers three main community-based initiatives: Magic Zone, a comprehensive direct service program for youth aged 5-24 that provides the resources they need to succeed, including the Community Safety Initiative (CSI); Mo'MAGIC, a collaborative of Fillmore District partner organizations focused on building a thriving community for all children and families; and the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, a neighborhood hub named for the first Black woman elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, that provides safe space for mental and physical health programming in the Western Addition, a historically African American neighborhood with a rich cultural and community legacy.
Our program staff consists of a diverse mix of people who possess the education, experience, and passion required to work with youth with challenging backgrounds and tremendous potential. The majority of youth served by the programs of Collective Impact are at-risk or in-risk young people for whom exposure to healthy choices, enrichment activities, and new experiences are crucial to disrupting unproductive systemic pathways. A significant percentage of the youth we serve come from under-served/at-risk communities, and nearly 90% live in low income households and qualify for free or reduced lunch.