The MAGIC Zone offers out of school programming for students K- 12, during the school year and summer, serving more than 100 unduplicated youth at two sites in the Western Addition. The MAGIC Zone is committed to working with the School District, families and youth to address academic issues and support youth through quality programming. Program takes a youth development approach, integrating project based learning in academic, enrichment and recreational activities.The after school program operates Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, and primarily serves low income and/or at risk youth.
Magic Zone High School
The high school program offers year round programming for teens, with a partnership with SFUSD to support chronically truant youth during the school year. The Magic Zone's Teen programming includes enrichment, civic engagement, youth development, community building activities, career explorations, and college prep. The program operates Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm during the school year, and Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm during the summer.
Community Safety Initiative
Collective Impact joined forces with the SF Sheriff’s Department, the Mayor’s Office and SFPD leadership to create a program to get teens out of their neighborhoods and into the city’s work spaces. The Community Safety Initiative adopted a cohort structure so that youth would develop closer relationships and practice teamwork. We know from this experience that these teens and TAY respond best to programming that helps them set and achieve their own goals; supports their resiliency, strengths and assets; connects their personal experiences to broader issues of social justice; and empowers them to affect change in their communities. We identify needs and map goals during our intake process. Our staff remain in close contact with interns and their families--connecting them to resources and support as needed and as often as needed--for at least a year.
This project is designed to serve 18-24 year old who live in San Francisco as well as the bay area who have San Francisco ties. The TAY we are targeting face issues of poverty, substance abuse, lack of financial stability and lack of financial support. The biggest need that our targeted population is in need of is employment and housing because that is how they will establish stability necessary to succeed in their employment placement. Our program is designed to meet each individual where they are. After a detailed intake the clients are assessed on whether they are job ready or need more work in order to be placed in a job. Those who are job ready receive weekly one on ones to search, apply and make connections with jobs they may be interested in. Those who are deemed "need more work" are mandated to attend job readiness workshops and are then placed in a paid internship where they can gain on the job experience and valuable skills that would make them more marketable to the workforce. The needs around the individuals stability will be addressed through intensive case management and will be measured utilizing the SMART goals established during the intake to track the clients progress weekly.