As of July 1st, 2018, Loco Bloco and the Jamestown Community Center have formally merged. Both youth development organizations have long established track records of providing enriching, high quality programming to youth to promote their healthy transition into adulthood. They chose to merge because of their shared commitment to youth development, shared love for the Mission community, and shared experience in developing leadership among low income youth and families.
Through transformative youth development services rooted in the cultural and artistic traditions of our communities, we accompany youth and their families on their path to realize their full potential as powerful and healthy members of society. Our programs include tutoring, academic enrichment, social/emotional support, sports, youth workforce, and Afro-Latino arts education and performance.
We envision a community in which our youth are self-empowered through education and artistic expression, have overcome discrimination, and contribute to positive change in their communities. As part of this vision, all of San Francisco's youth and families have access to the opportunities they need to thrive and create a city that is safe, equitable, inter-connected and community-led.
Loco Bloco’s programs are focused on the development of children and youth through exploration of the arts. Celebrating 25 years of service in San Francisco, Loco Bloco is deeply embedded in the community life of the City and is known for using the arts-music, dance, drumming, stilt-walking and theater- to influence social/political change on behalf of under-represented peoples in neighborhoods. Rather than follow the prescribed path for arts organizations, Loco Bloco is celebrated for working with youth of all experiences and providing a platform for their expression.
Loco Bloco provides Afro-Latino education for youth & families as well as Artivism training and produces original community events.
Please give our office a call if you should need any assistance or email contact:
Audrey Ingalls, Arts Program Manager