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City leaders and community organizers recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Richmond Community Hub, set to bring a wide variety of programs that will benefit residents.
The new center will be run by the Community Youth Center of San Francisco, which has provided services for disadvantaged youth and families throughout the city for the past 50 years.
The future site, which broke ground Wednesday, will be located at 952 Clement St. within a 7,160 square-foot two-story building, complete with a rooftop deck and solar panels. The new space will house workforce development programs, a computer room, administrative offices, a shared community room for workshops and other gatherings, as well as office space for local nonprofit partners.
“CYC has provided essential services to our city’s youth and families for over 50 years, and today’s groundbreaking marks our commitment to bringing permanent services to the Westside,” Mayor London Breed said in statement.
“Transforming this vacant storefront into the Richmond Community Hub will be a game-changer for how neighborhood residents and the community can access key services and programs in addressing emerging needs,” said Supervisor Connie Chan, whose district includes the Richmond.
Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, was able to help secure $2.5 million in state funding for the new community center.
“This investment will ensure the organization’s impact will be felt for generations to come,” Ting said.