About Us

The ExCEL After School Programs mission is to create and sustain "safe havens" at public schools where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities and integrated education, health, social service, and cultural programs in the out-of-school hours. Visit our Spotlight Archives page in our news section to learn about ExCEL After School Programs in action. For more information, please download the ExCEL After School Programs Brochure (pdf). Download our Brochure!

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers, ASESP, and ASSETS programs provide a safe place for students to go after school, as well as opportunities for education and enrichment.  Learn more.

Quality action Plan: The Bus
Our ExCEL programs strive to create high quality school-based afterschool experiences for youth. We imagine ourselves as a vehicle—supporting young people on their academic, social, and emotional journeys. Learn more.

School Sites
ExCEL After School Programs are currently operating in over 90 elementary schools, K-8 schools, middle schools, and high schools. Learn more.

Lead Agencies
ExCEL After School Programs demonstrates commitment to sustainability through partnerships with city and community agencies.  Beyond ExCEL’s continual search for sustainable funds and partners, each after school sites’ participating agency contributes resources, both in-kind and in-cash, in order to fulfill their 50% match requirement.  In addition, ExCEL After School Programs partners with San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and their Families to ensure that the funds from local children’s tax initiative supports the sustainability of ExCEL ASP programs and partners.

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State & City Initiatives
The SFUSD After School Programs track various State and City initiatives currently being considered, which directly affect after school programs.  Read up on current initiatives we are tracking.

Learn about the many ways to get involved with EXCEL After School Programs.

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