to the North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center, located at Francisco Middle School. In partnership with Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi), we offer an array of services—all free of charge—to support you in achieving your greatest potential. Our goal is to ensure that you have the resources and encouragement needed to thrive and learn for a lifetime. At NBC Beacon, we are dedicated to empowering our youth and our communities!
What do you like most about NBC Beacon?
“I learned the best way to teach is to be friendly...otherws will listen and take your suggestions into consideration”
– YES Intern on what they learned most from the YES program
“I learned to be a better team builder and a more outgoing person”
– YES Intern on naming 2 new skills they developled or improved on from the YES program
“I really enjoyed working with the kids...meeting new people, and the camping trip”
– YES Intern on what they enjoyed most about their YES program experience
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The NBC Beacon Afterschool Program is a free afterschool program located at Francisco Middle School. We are open from the end of the school day until 6:25pm. We offer students support in the following areas: Academic, Enrichment, and Recreational. Some of the enrichment and recreational activities include cooking, media, science in action, community service, gender-specific mentoring, performing arts, flag football, basketball, skate boarding, and soccer. NBC Beacon strives to provide extra academic support and extra-curricular opportunities for the overall well-being of our youth. We serve all youth and families in San Francisco.
Aztec Dance and Drumming
Eva, Gustavo, and Jesica Brito are a family of aztec dancers and musicians. Gustavo and Eva play the drums and flutes, while Jesica teaches the dance steps. The dances vary from a slow to fast and calm lively rhythm that follows the beat of the drum. All levels are welcome. No experience needed. Expect to get a nice workout and to find yourself feeling more energized and relaxed.
North Beach Yoga w/ Joanna Zweig
North Beach Yoga takes place on Mondays from 6:30-8pm. Joanna Zweig is trained in Iyengar and Hatha yoga and provides props during North Beach Yoga. North Beach Yoga will help you to reduce stress; learn to manage challenges (back, neck, shoulder, knees, hip, scoliosis, and arthritis); boost immune function; and improve concentration, performance, and self-esteem. All levels welcome! Suggested donation: $5 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Tel-Hi Fitness Room: 555 Chestnut Street (between Mason and Powell), 2nd Floor.
Yoga Classes w/ Raquel Fernandes
YOGA for Every Body will be offered on Tuesdays from 10-11am in Tel-Hi's fitness room. Raquel Fernandes is a Brazilian yoga teacher based in North Beach. She teaches a Gentle Yoga class with emphasis in alignment. Her classes are fluid, slow and steady; all levels are welcome. Expect to get a nice stretch and find more freedom in your body. Suggested donation: $5 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Tel-Hi Gym: 555 Chestnut Street (between Mason and Powell).
We're bringing Zumba to you on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm in the Tel-Hi Gym with certified Zumba instructor Jennifer Sanchez. Suggested donation: $5 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Tel-Hi Gym: 555 Chestnut Street (between Mason and Powell).