The MAGIC (Mobilization for Adolescent Growth In Our Communities) initiative was founded in 2004 by the Office of the Public Defender, in response to a community-identified need to address the impact of trauma, poverty, and violence on children and youth in targeted San Francisco districts.
The MAGIC collaborative forged a meaningful partnership between community residents, faith-based organizations, city and county agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, and other stakeholders. In October 2006, the program expanded to serve the Fillmore District | Western Addition communities. Mo’MAGIC (Mo’ for Fillmore) seeks to create opportunities for youth to grow and thrive in a safe and healthy community; to create quality leadership, academic enrichment, and career development opportunities for youth; and to function as an early intervention and response measure that also serves to reduce juvenile crime.
Over the last decade, with Collective Impact as its fiscal sponsor, Mo’MAGIC has convened more than 50 service providers and created meaningful and lasting opportunities for Western Addition youth to grow, succeed, and achieve.