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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The following community partners share Good For Kids values and goals of empowering kids to live healthy and productive lives.  We want to thank our community partners for their ongoing support and partnership.


African American Art & Culture Complex have been committed to empowering our youth, promoting the work of emerging local artists, and serving as a vital resource for residents and visitors alike.

 

Founded in 2011, American SCORES empowers students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, SCORES inspired youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of positive change in their communities.

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Founded in 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) serves over 1,100 youth and teens per day at nine neighborhood Clubhouses. Dedicated to helping kids from disadvantaged circumstances, BGCSF provides a broad range of programs to inspire young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

 

 

Cellspace provides a safe and supportive public environment for the exploration of art, education, performance and community building. Through cooperative relationships and multidisciplinary programs, CELLspace encourages the celebration of inter-generational, cross-cultural collaborations and the promotion of social justice. CELLspace simultaneously serves two key populations in the Mission District: at-risk youth and artists.

 

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Def ED provides youth with the educational curriculum that promotes hip hop values of acceptance, non-violence, creative self-expression, and physical fitness. We teach students to value art and education and help them to make a connection between creative self-expression and education that they wouldn't otherwise dream possible. We use the specific elements of hip hop, MCing, DJing, breaking, and street art, in schools, community centers, libraries, and live-in facilities.

 

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Opportunity Impact provides the skills and support under served youth need to graduate high school and go to college. The program recruits youth facing obstacles in multiple areas of their life. Through an asset based approach, the five year program improves academic skills and personal skills while providing comprehensive case management support. By the time youth begin high school, they've received more than 5,000 hours of year-round activities and support.

 

 

The Thrive House for Youth is a beautiful, three-story Victorian home in the heart of San Francisco that offers a safe, supportive, and inspiring space for our partners, who are guided by positive youth development principles and practices, to mentor, counsel, and teach life skills to their children and youth. The creators of The Thrive House for Youth and its stakeholders are dedicated to providing young people with opportunities to develop their assets and THRIVE in a real home environment. Furthermore, this is a space where children of all racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds can come together to interact in a truly diverse community.

 

 

The YMCA of San Francisco builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind, and body.

 

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS

Good For Kids' business partners have provide in-kind donations, including arts and sports merchandise. Thanks to our business partners, each GFK graduate is awarded a grab-bag of items that will support their continued activity in their art and sport of choice. 


  

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art.

 

Artist & Craftsman Supply sells quality art supplies for professionals, students, children, and crafters since 1985.

 

At Attune, we want you to feel your best every day. We think what you put in your body makes a world of difference in how you feel, and that's why we're on a mission to make it easier to choose healthy food that's delicious and fits the way you live.

 


Avenue Cyclery doesn’t just sell bikes - We love bikes! We want your whole family to enjoy cycling, from your youngest child to your grandparents. Our staff lives cycling and wants to share their expertise with you.

 

Blick's first catalog originated in 1911 in the form of a small pamphlet issued by the company's two founding partners, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Blick. Today, Blick Art Materials remains the premier art supply source for professional artists, students, and teachers, and continues to be a family-owned business

 

 

Books Inc. is an independently owned and operated bookseller with 12 locations in California.  We can trace our history back to 1851 making us The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller. 

 

 

BookShop West Portal is a locally owned, independent bookstore located in the heart of the West Portal neighborhood, just two blocks down from the West Portal MUNI Station.

 


California Percussion carries combo Drum Sets for Concert, Marching, World, and Hand Percussion and other accessories.

 

Eatwell Farm delivers boxes of fresh, organic produce to Davis, San Francisco, El Cerrito, Vallejo, Alameda, Emeryville, Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sacramento, Vacaville, Lafayette, San Leandro and Castro Valley.

 

 

The Flax family has enjoyed serving the creative community in the Bay Area through our San Francisco retail store since 1938. Over the years, we've become well known for carrying an incredible breadth of product (over 40,000 items), providing you with a courteous and knowledgeable staff, and our ability to inspire creativity through the thoughtful presentation of merchandise.

 

 

Mendel's opened on Haight Street in 1952. Today, we like to think that we are "the complete store for the creative individual." We have our own mix of merchandise, which you will never find duplicated anywhere. The defining factor is that we sell products for you to do stuff with.  Creativity is good and healthy and we want to encourage you to find your own personal outlet.

 

 

Pacific Archery is a full-featured Archery Pro Shop located in Daly City, CA.  We offer a wide variety of products and services. We stock long bows, recurve bows for both advanced and entry level shooters, compound bows for both target shooters and hunters.

 

 

Planet Granite has climbing for all levels, from beginner to expert: top roping, leading, cracks and world-class bouldering. We are the destination in the bay area for training, whether it's to get in shape, stay in shape, train as an expert athlete or just connect with your community. 

 

 

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative has been in San Francisco's Mission District since 1975. We strive to offer resources, education and a forum for informational exchange for many local communities and organizations.

 

At REI, "We inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship."

 

 

Established in 1975 San Francisco Dancewear has built its reputation on maintaining competent staff in convenient locations and offering an extensive inventory of the highest quality dancewear and dance shoes.

 

 

Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and an online store. Our employees are local coaches, instructors, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, students. We are all active in the community and in our sports and activities. We use the product we sell.

 

  

Title Nine is “evangelical about women’s participation in sports and fitness activities.”

 

 

Trader Joe's started back in 1958. We were called Pronto Markets. In '67, our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name to Trader Joe's and the way we do business.

 

 

Whole Foods started back in 1980, we started out with one small store in Austin, Texas. Today, we’re the world’s leader in natural and organic foods, with more than 300 stores in North America and the United Kingdom.