The mission of VYDC (also known as Southeast Asian Development Center) is to empower underserved Asian-Pacific Islander and urban youth with the knowledge and confidence to define their future and reach their full potential. We do this by developing leadership skills, supporting academics, providing job opportunities, and strengthening relationships with family and community.
Our goals are to prepare young people to transition successfully into adulthood. We provide comprehensive case management, employment, educational services and social enriching activities. VYDC diverts youth from the juvenile justice system into meaningful programs. We advocate for the needs of low-income youth in the neighborhood and develop youth leadership in the Tenderloin community and throughout San Francisco.