The Junior League of San Francisco

Community Programs

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center

The Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center (PRRC) serves nearly 2,000 people every week. The PRRC has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for pioneering recreation programs for people with developmental disabilities and for leadership in vocational rehabilitation, education, respite care and community-based programs. Their range of services has expanded from San Francisco to San Mateo counties. Our volunteers participate in their Saturday respite care program and develop and execute the PRRC art program and show for participants in respite care. 

For more information about JLSF's work with PRRC, please click here.

Raphael House

Raphael House helps homeless families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. In addition to providing the basic services of food, shelter, and clothing, Raphael House offers a warm and nurturing environment to help families rebuild their lives, and provides the tools and training to equip the families to be self-sufficient, happy and productive. The JLSF Raphael House committee provides the following programs and activities to support the organization: 
  • Saturday Morning tutoring
  • Saturday bake club program
  • Children’s Evening Program Volunteering (story time, activities)
  • Toddler Time
  • Job Preparedness (mock interviews, resume writing workshops etc.)
  • Rooftop Gardening Project

For more information about JLSF's work with Raphael House, please click here.

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC) has been working to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact for over 40 years. They empower kids in classrooms across the city to protect themselves, help parents cope effectively with stress by engaging them in counseling and support services, and provide a best in class approach to children's advocacy through our strategic partnerships with city and county agencies. This year marks the seventh year that we have partnered with the SFCAPC to directly reach the families served by the organization through a number of events and programs, including providing workshops, events and family dinners. 

For more information about JLSF's work with SFCAPC, please click here.

San Francisco Education Fund

The mission of the San Francisco Education Fund is to harness the power of the community to equip every public school student with the skills to succeed in college, career, and civic responsibility.  The organization analyzes data to target resources where they are needed most, engage volunteers in classrooms, and provide grants to educators - to build a bright future for the City and its young people.  The JLSF has partnered with the organization to adopt the George Peabody Elementary School, where volunteers will support the school in a variety of activities, such as a Pen Pal Program, interactive classroom read-aloud's, Book Drive, Literacy Nights, and classroom/school beautification.

SMART

Only 8% of low-income students earn a college degree. SMART closes the achievement gap by providing these students with access to private schools and with intensive social, emotional and academic support from grades 5 - 12. 92% of SMART students attend college, forever altering the trajectory of their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. Our partnership with SMART includes mentoring students within the College Access Program and participation at their Career Conference. 

For more information about JLSF's work with SMART, please click here.