Family, Youth and Childcare Center

Inspiring Youth and Children

At the JANICE MIRIKITANI FAMILY, YOUTH AND CHILDCARE CENTER (FYCC), children will get help with their literacy needs, learn how to garden and cook a nutritious dish, and feel comfortable communicating between their native language and English. We are a child’s second home and extended family, we meet their needs at their pace and help them realize their individual strengths and abilities. In a safe, nurturing, and loving space, YOUTH AND CHILDREN learn, grow and develop a greater sense of community.

Youth and Children Services:

• Licensed Early Childhood Education (18 months to 5 years old)
• Afterschool Programming (Kindergarten to 5th graders)
• Homework Help and Tutoring
• Computer Instruction
• Literacy
• Urban gardening, cooking and nutrition
• Health and Wellness
• Creative and Performing Arts
• Field Trips and Extracurricular Activities
• Athletics

Our caring staff strongly emphasizes arts, multiculturalism, civic engagement, community among families, and celebration in our curriculum.

Advancing Families

Through FAMILY SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, we help families move themselves out of poverty one day at a time. From supporting a young boy with his literacy needs to supporting a mother who is struggling with addiction, the Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC) meets families where they are. FYCC is a safe and welcoming environment for children and families that provides a holistic set of resources to help people realize their potential at home, in school, and as leaders in their community. We believe parents are our partners and we engage the whole family in their children’s growth and development.

Family Support Services

• Individual Case Management
• Advocacy
• Parent Education
• Family Recreation Activities
• Information and Referrals
• Outreach and Recruitment
• Parenting Classes
• Cooking, Nutrition and Wellness
• Resource workshops
• Parent Peer-support Groups
• Early Literacy Learning
• Parent Leadership Group
• Basic Needs Assistance
• Community Celebrations

We strive to build a community by providing opportunities for families to get together in a social setting to connect and learn with each other. Our teachers keep parents up to date on their children’s progress and behavior and strive to maintain consistency in the learning environments between home, school, and FYCC. The accessibility of our free or low-cost child care among low-income families allows parents not only to have access to high quality childcare, but also to maintain employment and financial sustainability and work towards improving their own health and well-being.

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As one of our busiest days of the year draws to a close, we'd like to share a serendipitous find that we discovered in the archives today. In 1997, LIFE magazine featured GLIDE in a long piece entitled "A Church for the Twenty-First Century." Here is photo of Rev. Cecil, doin' his thing and handing out grocery bags to the community 20 years ago. At events like Grocery Bag Giveaway, our committed staff, community partners, dedicated volunteers & Tenderloin neighbors work side by side to remind our city, and our country, of the persistence of human goodness and unconditional love.
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#Fromthearchives #GLIDEHolidays #WalkThatWalk
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@tenderloinmuseum @californiahistoricalsociety We just want to take a minute to send ALL THE LOVE to the hundreds of volunteers who help us pull off Grocery Bag Giveaway. Massive thanks @gapinc @bewhatspossible @cathaypacific @la.sf.specialty @oldnavy @zendesk @rodanfields @facebook @crunchgym @ninthdecimal #GLIDEholidays #GBG GLIDE President Karen Hanrahan taking in her first Grocery Bag Giveaway! She spent the morning greeting our neighbors who were waiting to receive a bag. "This is my first Grocery Bag Giveaway and I am overwhelmed and amazed. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, by the hundreds of volunteers that have shown up." #GLIDEholidays #GBG #GBG in action! The line stretches from Ellis to Leavenworth. #foodjustice #GLIDEholidays

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