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About Us

City of Dreams is a 501(c)3 volunteer-based organization serving young people ages 8-17 living in San Francisco’s low-income and public housing communties. We empower at-risk youth to end the generational poverty cycle, make healthy choices, and become architects of their own futures through four dynamic programs: the Mentor Program, Junior Mentor Program, Out of School Program, and Experiential Learning Events.

We provide mentoring in group settings and one-on-one matches. They are designed to help youth achieve their potential and avoid negative influences. We believe experiential events enhance the learning process and allow youth to develop the skills needed to achieve their goals.

Since our inception in 2004, we have reached more than 4,000 young people and family members. Over 90% of youth completing the City of Dreams program remain in school, avoid teen pregnancy, stay clear of gangs and violence, and avoid drugs and alcohol — four key factors predicting future success.