We are Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco helps motivated high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and productive life, breaking barriers so they can become community-minded leaders.
Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that young people have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. They create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco is a proud member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Our Network Headquarters, located in St. Louis, Missouri, connects, provides leadership to, and offers signature college-preparatory programming to 16 affiliates. Each affiliate is independently incorporated, governed by its own board of directors, and responsible for its own fundraising. Affiliation and services agreements link the Network to ensure mission and brand fidelity, quality operations, maximum functional capacity, and consistency in training, programmatic standards, and best practices.
OUR MISSION & DNA
To nurture and guide motivated
young people in need to become
men and women for others.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco utilizes the following approach to achieve our mission.
Long-Term and Comprehensive
Voluntary in Nature
“Ever since I joined Hope Academy, my social skills and networking skills have improved.”
— Michelle, Scholar —
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco serves approximately 30 middle and high school scholars in our comprehensive academy program through their years as collegians. We’re inspired by the grit, character, ambition, courage, and integrity of our young people. As you browse the site, you’ll see in their words what the program has done for them, and how we’re providing hope for them and their families.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco was established.
After 10 years of serving boys, San Francisco was thrilled to add girl scholars for the first time!
We opened an Academy Program! Our first Academy program served a cohort of 10 girls.
Our first female scholar went to college! She received a full ride scholarship and would later graduate from Vassar in 2016.
We had our first college graduate!
“I am grateful that I’m a part of a program that challenges me and supports my growth.”
— Martin, 9th Grade Scholar —
The Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco Board of Directors and staff leadership collaborate to ensure mission fidelity, financial stewardship, and transparency. This team of professionals is committed to continuous learning, effective programming, and improvement through impact evaluation and innovation.
Anjana is an experienced educator, nonprofit leader, author, and former entrepreneur.
Director of Programs
Perry is an alumnus of the program, and also the Alumni Engagement Specialist for the Network.
Scholar Success Manager
Kevin is a college/career counselor, youth development advocate, and volunteer manager.
Scholar Support Specialist
Rayburn is program alumnus and collegian helping scholars with academics and life skills.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco is governed by a Board of Directors that reflects the social, cultural, and spiritual diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Board Chair since 2017
Director of Digital Analytics at Charles Schwab, and our board chair since 2017.
Senior Vice President, Information Technology Group
Bank of the West
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Director of HR & Operations
Client Services Executive
Digital Marketing & Product Strategy Consultant
Kristin Ostby de Barillas
President & CEO
Boys Hope Girls Hope