Since our founding in 2004, Urban Sprouts, using research-tested programming, has created culturally relevant and enriching opportunities for youth and their families to connect with food and natural environments. Urban Sprouts principally services historically under-resourced neighborhoods and public housing communities in southeast San Francisco: the Mission, Excelsior, Bayview-Hunters Point and Visitation Valley. In partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Department of Public Health and a network of community based organizations, Urban Sprouts’ project-based learning approach delivers environmental and nutrition education; advances student and family health by promoting the increased consumption of fresh produce through food and garden-based activities; bolsters academic success; provides youth and adults with job-skill trainings and employment opportunities.
Of the students we partner with:
• 78.2% reside in low-income communities
• 95% are students of color
• 22% are English Language Learners