Don Fisher Clubhouse

LOCATION:

380 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94102

HOURS OF OPERATION

Elementary School:
Mon-Fri: 2pm-6pm

Middle School:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 2pm-7pm
Wed: 2pm-8pm

High School:
Mon, Tue, Thur: 2pm-7pm
Wed: 2pm-9pm
Fri: 2pm-8pm

PHONE:

415-221-6100

BACKGROUND

Located on Fulton Street between Gough and Franklin, the new Don Fisher Clubhouse opened its doors on January 28, 2015. This Club replaced the famous Ernest Ingold Clubhouse which served the Haight, Lower Haight, Fillmore, and Hayes Valley communities for 62 years.  In its first year, the Don Fisher Clubhouse served 193 youth per day and during its first summer, specifically, averaged 324 youth per day.  

The Clubhouse facility features a competition-size swimming pool, learning center, performing arts studio, music studio, high school services center, middle school room, design-build studio, and high-school-size gymnasium, and is approximately 30,000 square feet. The Club is home to the SF Rebels Basketball program, the BGCSF Swim Academy, Notes4Notes (a music program) and Nitty Dupree/Talent All-Stars Studio of Dance.

The building honors the legacy of two of the strongest supporters and volunteers in Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s history. The Clubhouse is named after the late Don Fisher, who co-founded Gap Inc. and served the Club’s Board of Governors for 46 years. The organization’s main office is located on the top two floors and is named in honor of the late Dr. John N. Callander, a beloved San Francisco physician who served on the Club’s Board of Governors for 50 years.

PROGRAMS AT DON FISHER CLUBHOUSE

College Prep

College Prep provides members with mentorship and support to be eligible for post-secondary education beyond graduating from high school to a vocational program, two-year or four-year college. In partnership with the UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program, our education directors and high school services directors guide members through the process of exploring post-secondary opportunities, the college application process, standardized testing, accessing scholarships and financial aid and enrollment support.

Citywide Creative Arts

The Citywide Creative Arts Program is an award-winning and nationally recognized art program that provides top quality art instruction while uniting youth, families and communities in a powerful way across San Francisco. The program includes visual arts (painting, drawing, crafting, photography), performance arts (dance, drama, music instruction, and spoken word) and digital arts.

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Swim Academy (Aquatics Center)

The Swim Academy program at Don Fisher Clubhouse helps youth progressively acquire knowledge, develop skills, and gain confidence all while having fun and staying healthy in and out of the water. Our swim programs attract and engage youth from all skill levels, while emphasizing safety at all times. Programs include: Free Swim, Learn-to-Swim, Swim Team and Water Smart Class.

SF Rebels Basketball Program

Led by Citywide Athletics Director and BGCSF alumnus Nate Ford, the SF Rebels Basketball program is BGCSF’s year-round basketball program that focuses on athletics as well as academics. The national-championship winning SF Rebels compete in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and travel around the country to participate in national tournaments. The Rebels have teams from 9u to varsity for Boys, and 12u-14u for Girls.

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Keystone Club

Small-group leadership and service club for Club members ages 14 to 18. Within their club, Keystoners plan and execute activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of a Club advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and their community.

Career Connect @BGCSF

Career Connect @BGCSF provides youth with the skills and experiences that lead to sustainable and fulfilling careers, while emphasizing the importance of secondary and post-secondary education. Youth participate in resume and cover letter training, individual career advising sessions, year-round skill-building workshops, internship development and placement, mock interviews and network opportunities with industry executives, to name a few.

Other Programs at Don Fisher:

Learning Center, Homework Support (Power Hour), Enrichment programs in Literacy, Math and Science (STEAM), Tutoring, SAT Classes, College Application Support, Scholarship and Financial Aid (FAFSA) Support, Healthy Lifestyle workshops, Community Service & Leadership Programs (Keystone Club), Spring Break College Tour, High School Nights (Fridays from 6 pm – 9 pm), Health, Fitness and Sports Programs, Supper and Snack programs, Swim Academy (Aquatics Center), Music studio, Games Room, Behavioral Health Services (on-site licensed therapist)

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THE TEAM

Spencer Tolliver
Clubhouse Director

Chantia Miller
Youth Development Coordinator

Chase Johns
Van Driver

Claudia Moutray
Assistant Aquatics Coordinator

Jonathan Riley
Aquatics Director

Joseph Hancock
Aquatics Coordinator

Kyaira Johnson 
Administrative Assistant

Marquez Shaw
Health + Fitness Director

Nitty Thomas
Performing Arts Director

Shareena C Clark Ascher
Assistant Clubhouse Director

Steven Laliberte
Education Director

STORIES FROM BGCSF