Richmond Neighborhood Center
Richmond Neighborhood Center After School Program
The Richmond Neighborhood Center has been operating before and after school programs at McCoppin Elementary School since Fall of 2018! Programs are offered Monday through Friday for youth in grades K-5. In addition to offering tutoring and homework assistance, recreation activities, case management services and STEAM classes, The Richmond Neighborhood Center hosts gardening and service learning to youth in the program.
Address: 651 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
Monday to Friday
Morning Care - 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
After School - 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Students arrive to program once school is out. Students get signed in and have a supper; a full meal. Recommended pick up is after 5:30PM, so enrichment and homework classes are not interrupted. Please sign your student(s) out in the binder when picking up. Latest pick up is 6:00pm.
Only parents, guardians and authorized persons listed on the application may sign out a child. Only persons 18 years of age and older are allowed to sign out a child. Siblings and/or other underage persons may sign out a child only if the Program Manager has a signed written permission note from the parent/guardian on file. Program staff WILL ask for identification if they do not recognize the adult picking up the student.
Healthy, nutritious supper is a full meal provided by Student Nutrition Services. Students have the option to eat home lunch as well. Supper menu is available on the SFUSD website.
Once a week after school receives fresh groceries for the community to take home and enjoy.
The Richmond Neighborhood Center offers food programs to help alleviate food insecurity, ease the financial burden of seniors and working adults in the neighborhood, and help families stay in San Francisco.
One way we provide food security to the community is having a grocery giveaway at the elementary schools. Every student, guardian, and staff member at McCoppin may take groceries home. This program is not specifically for people who are low income, it is rather for everyone.
Home Delivered Groceries
Once a week after school program students partner with the Home Delivered Groceries Program of The Richmond Neighborhood Center for Service Learning to deliver groceries to senior citizens and immobile people within walking distance of the school.
Recess will take place on the schoolyard, if it rains we will be indoors. Students will have sports equipment to play with (balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.) Staff will be supervising the yard and playing games with the students. A first aid kit will always be accessible.
Homework support is provided for one hour each day from Monday-Thursday, most students do not have homework on Fridays. School supplies will be provided such as pencils, paper, coloring supplies, scissors, etc. Reading books will be provided and students are welcome to read books from home. We are NOT a homework completion program. We provide students with a quiet space and answer any questions that students may have but we cannot guarantee that the student’s homework gets completed daily. Staff will briefly check students’ work and support them throughout homework. Please keep in mind the staff will be working with many students’ during the homework hour. Reviewing your child’s work is highly recommended.
When going on a field trip students will be accompanied by staff at all times, first aid kits will present with each staff, and safety will always be the priority.
Field trips that are a distance of eight blocks or less will be done by walking and families will be notified at least one week in advance.
Field trips that are a distance of nine blocks or more will be done by using Muni and families will be asked for permission via Field Trip Permission Forms if the students are allowed to attend.
Enrichments At Frank McCoppin:
MCAP (Multi-Cultural Arts Program)
An Art Enrichment which involves craft projects using tactile materials, ceramics, mosaics, printmaking, drawing, painting, calligraphy, photography, dance, musical instruments, and drama.
Wellness (Sports and Nutrition)
Students learn positive values that revolve around Sports-personship; We focus on having fun instead of winning, giving each other appreciation and shout outs at the end of games. We play different sports and create game agreements. Students learn about leadership and coaching.
We will only do lightweight cooking- please ensure that our program has the most updated information regarding your child’s food restrictions. We will play games and do hands on activities to learn about healthy eating and healthy habits.
Students will learn about yoga and self care habits; sleep, hydration, etc.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
Students will learn about the Scientific Method and implement it during our projects. Students have “Scientist Notebooks” where they take notes and write down ideas.
Some examples: Students tinker by building marble mazes, use legos to learn about engineering, we use shapes to learn about geometry.
Kimochis implemented across Program
Key-mo-chi means “feeling” in Japanese. Kimochi characters are Cloud, Bug, Huggtopus, Cat, Lovey Dove, Bella Rose, and Clover. Kimochis are more than an adorable stuffed animal, Kimochis help to teach children about their feelings and how to manage them. Kimochi characters have archetypes, they help students recognize personalities and emotions. The lessons from Kimochis help kids learn how to communicate their feelings effectively, develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in all aspects of life. Kimochis teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and relationships.
Kimochis will not be an individual enrichment class, it will rather be implemented during program through games and activities to support the students' social and emotional learning.
Spanish language is offered as a beginner/introductory course. Writing, reading, and speaking Spanish will be taught by a Spanish Language Instructor.
Service Learning (Outdoor Education)
An enrichment focused on gardening and environmental stewardship. Youth are brought outside to connect with the natural world and to foster a better understanding of nature through various hands-on activities such as nature walks, garden maintenance, planting, harvesting and various crafts. In addition, food security and sustainability are explored in the areas of local; school community and Richmond District level.
For any questions please feel free to email Program Manager Mitchell Lobetos, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need support in registering or have any questions regarding registration, please contact Terry Yu at email@example.com.