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

MISSION

To nurture and guide motivated
young people in need to become 
well-educated, career-ready
men and women for others.

DNA

Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco utilizes the following approach to achieve our mission.

We are:

Academically Focused
Service Oriented
Family-like
Long-Term and Comprehensive
Faith-Inspired
Voluntary in Nature

“Ever since I joined Hope Academy, my social skills and networking skills have improved.”

— Michelle, Scholar —

LOCAL IMPACT

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.

HISTORY

1999

Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco was established.

2009

After 10 years of serving boys, San Francisco was thrilled to add girl scholars for the first time!

2011

We opened an Academy Program! Our first Academy program served a cohort of 10 girls.

2012

Our first female scholar went to college! She received a full ride scholarship and would later graduate from Vassar in 2016.

2014

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 —

TEAM LEADERSHIP

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 Utarid

Anjana Utarid

Executive Director


Anjana is an experienced educator, nonprofit leader, author, and former entrepreneur.

Perry Im

Perry Im

Director of Programs


Perry is an alumnus of the program, and also the Alumni Engagement Specialist for the Network.

Kevin Ugalde

Kevin Ugalde

Scholar Success Manager


Kevin is a college/career counselor, youth development advocate, and volunteer manager.

Rayburn Tang

Rayburn Tang

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.

Linda Chandler

Linda Chandler

Interim Board Chair


Senior Vice President, Information Technology Group
Bank of the West

Joshua Wykes

Joshua Wykes

Treasurer


Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Amada Carboni

Amada Carboni

Secretary


Director of HR & Operations
Infuse

Mike Cunningham

Mike Cunningham

Member


Product Strategy
Infuse

Kassie Davey

Kassie Davey

Member


Client Services Executive
Cisco Systems

Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Member


CEO
Phizzle

Kristin Ostby de Barillas

Kristin Ostby de Barillas

Member


President & CEO
Boys Hope Girls Hope

Blake Yeaman

Blake Yeaman

Member


President
Yeaman LLC