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Youth Program

Afterschool Program in Partnership


Families in Transition (FIT) is a free, youth-led program administered by the San Francisco Department of Youth, Children and Their Families (DCYF). FIT provides low-income immigrant youths who have limited English proficiency to enhance their personal and academic development through after-school activities such as English language clinic, leadership workshop, and volunteer activities. 


The FIT participants meet at Abraham Lincoln High School Mondays to Thursdays from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. The program functions as a bridge linking the immigrant youths and the community as we assist and guild the students to succeed in school, adjust and assimilate to the American culture, and become contributing citizens and leaders to their new community. 


Leadership Development Workshops


Leadership Workshops are provided to FIT program students once a month during the school year. The design for the workshop is to assist students and expand their leadership skills and to lead with integrity, provide positive, and socially responsible manner to the community. The topics that were covered:

  1. Introduction to Leadership

  2. Leadership & Human Behavior

  3. Personal / Professional Development

  4. Conflict Management

  5. Presentation Skills

  6. Active Listening

  7. Public Speaking


English Language Clinics


The English Language Clinics are provided to FIT students every month during the school year. The main purpose of the clinic is to help newcomer students with their speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills for academic, professional and personal use. The topics that were covered:

  1. Reading Comprehension

  2. SAT / ACT Preparation

  3. Writing Strategies

  4. Conversational English

  5. Grammar Review


The FIT program offers students various opportunities to visit different parts of our city, so they can appreciate the real community around, get familiarized with the city, and also enjoy the diversity of San Francisco. In past years, the FIT students went the San Francisco attractions such as: the Ocean Beach, the Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium Museum, and more.

During the summer time, FIT will also plan and bring the FIT students to different colleges. Our goal is to help the students to have a glimpse of college life.

In order to get the students to stay active and have a healthy lifestyle, throughout the year, we will organize a series of physical outdoor activities for the students to get involved. These activities include: basketball, badminton, hiking, bicycling, and more!


Throughout the school year, FIT participants will have the opportunities to volunteer for local non-profits, organizations, and city departments. At FIT, the students are taught about the importance of giving back to the community. The experience of volunteering not only is valuable in itself but also brings many benefits. For example, it can expand the social network of the youths, help the youths to learn more about themselves, and the path of their future. Also, it enhances their leadership skills, social responsibility, and community involvements.

Contact Us

To learn more about FIT, you can visit our office at 747 Commercial Street. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call us at 415-989-8224 or email us at

Charity Cultural Services Center

747 Commercial Street

San Francisco, CA 94108


Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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