Lina's Story | The Power of Christmas

Lina grew up in the Tenderloin District (inner city) of San Francisco. She was engrossed with the survival culture, and bullying in a tough area. Lina developed a hardness in order to protect herself from the pain. However, one tradition at City Impact tugged on Lina’s heart to keep returning each year. Learn more about Lina’s story through the video below.

The Pre-Christmas Outreach and Christmas Day Outreach host our Kids Christmas Toy Sign up & Giveaway. Families sign up for a small fee during the holiday season to receive a toy on the Pre-Christmas Outreach. Any families who missed the sign up can receive a toy FREE on Christmas Day.

San Francisco exists to intervene on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco. We mobilize over 8,000 volunteers a year to intervene on behalf of others.

San Francisco 49ers Alumni Weekend

Thank you to the San Francisco 49ers, and the 49ers alumni for hosting us this past weekend at Levi’s Stadium. We are so grateful for you empowering our students with STEAM, and combining sports and science! Our students left away inspired and with memories they will keep as we return to San Francisco City Academy. We are thankful for your family, and how you stay connected to your alumni.

The 49ers brought together members from the 1994 Super Bowl Championship Team. Some of the players included:

  • Lee Woodall, Linebacker 

  • Dennis Brown, Left Defensive End

  • Jesse Sapolu, Offensive Guard 

  • Bart Oates, Center

  • Dexter Carter, Punt Returner

  • Ralph Tamm, Guard 

  • Troy Wilson, Defensive Lineman 

  • Dedrick Dodge, Safety 

  • Klaus Wilmsmeyer, Punter

Check out the video and photos below to learn more about City Academy’s visit to the San Francisco 49ers.

SF Giants Game with Lefty's Ballpark Cafe

For many inner city children, going to a San Francisco Giants game is something they’ve never been able to experience. The background noise, the view, the sound of the ball and the bat connecting. Thanks to Lefty's Ballpark Buffet & Cafe, our K-8 students at San Francisco City Academy, get to attend an SF Giants game.

Each year we partner with the Lefty O'Doul's and the San Francisco Police Department as students are escorted all the way down to AT&T Park! The restaurant was started by Lefty O'Doul, and takes after his heart for children as he was known to throw baseballs out in the stands to kids.

Thank you Nick Bovis, SFPD, and Lefty O’Douls for your community leadership and partnership! Thank you Vic Lee and ABC7 News for covering!

Genentech Serve Day

On Wednesday, June 13, we held the Genentech Serve Day to intervene on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco. About 30 team members from Genentech volunteered through Adopt a Building, delivering 212 meals to shut-in residents as well as our Kids Summer Kick Off Party. 150 inner city kids came to the party for games, prices and fun! 

Thanks you so much Genentech and team members for leveraging your resources for the benefit of others! We are changing one life at a time!