The Richmond Neighborhood Center began Beacon programming at Roosevelt Middle School in 2003. Beacon offers a fully comprehensive after school program from dismissal until 7:00 PM (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) and dismissal untill 6:00 PM (Wed).

After School Academies

This program provides youth an opportunity to engage in content-rich activities and project-based learning.  Academies begin right after school in their assigned classroom and run until youth leave or are picked up. Youth will receive a special snack, program-wide announcements, “family supper,” field trips, cooking projects and individualized academic support. Academy participants host family nights and participate in culminating presentations.

Academies run Monday-Friday and youth can apply to switch into and out of Academies each grading period.

Academies include:

  • Culture & Identity Academy
    This academy offers a hands-on ethnic studies curriculum with cross content project-based learning activities including field trips across SF’s diverse neighborhoods, identity exploration activities and family history presentations.
  • STEAM Academy
    This academy offers science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics activities including weekly eco-exploration trips, robotics team competitions, coding workshops and media arts projects.
  • Culinary Academy
    This academy offers a culinary arts curriculum with cooking and artisan food production activities like recipe experiments, edible art projects, garden stewardship and family cookbook creation.
  • Sports Academy
    This academy offers team sports and physical activity options including city-wide league basketball and flag football, as well as silly schoolyard game remixes, tournaments and nutrition/fitness activities.
  • 8th Grade Teen Center
    This academy is exclusively for 8th graders and offers youth-led projects/tournaments, service learning activities, and the opportunity to be matched with pre-screened mentors at a local tech company and participate in leadership activities to earn a stipend.

School Site Information

460 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Beacon Director:

Bessie Natareno

Program Manager:

Rosa Galera

  • Dismissal - 7:00 PM
  • 460 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118