Thank you for a great grand opening!

It was a smash success! Mayor Breed and District supervisor Safai, inaugurated the new center at 5016 Mission St, on May 9. It was a great celebration for our children and families!

Grand Opening

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of

Excelsior Family Connections

5016 Mission StreetMay 9, 2019

5:00 pm – Community Ribbon Cutting

5:30 pm – Donor Reception

Mayor London Breed will cut the ribbon to officially open the new, permanent home of Excelsior Family Connections!  

Over the past 25 years, Family Connections has served over 40,000 children and family members.This new state-of-the-art facility will further aid us in fulfilling our mission to strengthen families and build community.
In addition to the ribbon cutting, there will be the opportunity to tour the center and participate in the donor reception with food, libations, silent auction and more.

Join Mayor Breed, our event sponsors and the Family Connections Board of Directors for an exciting evening.

Click HERE for information

Register today for our Free 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Class!

1-2-3 Magic! is a research-based Parenting Education Series that provides parents and caregivers with a precise and effective way of managing the behavior of children ages 2-12 years old. The classes are held on Thursdays at 12-1:30pm, from January 17th, 2019 through March 21, 2019. Childcare and lunch are provided at every session, and all participants receive incentives throughout the course and a Certificate of Completion. The course is free and there are still spaces available! Interested participants can contact Family Connections’ Family Support Manager at 415.715.5105 to register today! Parents, caregivers, and grandparents are welcome.

Join our monthly infant playgroup!

Tummy Time is an interactive playgroup that provides a safe and nurturing space for parents and caregivers to interact with their babies, ages 0-12 months, while learning to understand how their infant’s and babies’ social and emotional lives develop. This group is a fun and relaxing playgroup, full of learning for all! It happens once a month and space is limited. Interested participants can register with Family Connections’ Family Support Manager at 415.715.5105.

Lunar New Year Family Fun Celebration!

People of all background are welcome to join us for a great, fun Lunar New Year Family Fun Celebration on Friday, February 15th, from 4:30-6:30pm.

Come celebrate and learn about the traditions of the New Year!

There will be games, a raffle, photo booth, arts & crafts, a fortune cookie decoration station, lion dance performance, and more!

$2 per adult
Children must be with an adult & adults must be with a child.
For more information, group request, reasonable accommodations, call 415.715.6746

Create an amazing outdoor play space at Family Connections!


In January 2019, we will install an outdoor play space at our Excelsior Family Connections building at 5016 Mission Street.

We originally budgeted for basic flooring. We need your help to upgrade that floor to a state-of-the-art, highly durable, colorful and SAFE product that will allow the children of EFC to play in full glory, for decades to come.

Please consider giving whatever you can to help us afford this wonderful addition to the space!

Make an Online Donation Now

Summer Academic Enrichment Program 2018

Registration for our wonderful Academic Enrichment Program opens to the public Monday, March 19th!

This program will excite and educate your child! Your child will be engaged in hands-on learning activities that reinforces academic skills during the summer time & beyond!

This year’s theme is “The Amazing Human Body” and program highlights include:

  • Experienced, credentialed and bilingual teachers
  • Low teacher-child ratio
  • Weekly field trips
  • Project-based curriculum
  • Daily outdoor activities
  • Daily reading and writing activities
  • Art and craft activities
  • Nutrition and physical activities
  • Math and computer literacy
  • Experiential learning that build 21st century skills
  • Safe environment where risk is rewarded
  • Curiosity is encouraged and creativity is expected
  • Nutritious healthy snacks served twice a day

Dates: June 18—August 10, 2016
Time: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (8am early/6pm late drop off or pick-up options available, please ask Admissions Coordinator)
Ages: Entering 1st through 5th graders
Location: 2565 San Bruno, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Cost: $230.00 per 2 week session (plus a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per session)
Please note: Lunch is not provided.

Join us for all 8 weeks or any 2-weeks session:
Session 1: June 18 – June 29 “Human anatomy and Physiology”
Session 2: July 2– July 13 “Science of the Human Body”
Session 3: July 16 – July 27 “Healthy Eating”
Session 4: July 30 – Aug. 10 “Health and Fitness”

For more information, registration or to request reasonable accommodations for disability, contact Lupe, Admission Coordinator, at or 415-715-6746.

Family Winter Holiday Party


People of all backgrounds are welcome to join us for a great, fun Winter Holiday Party on Friday, December 16 from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Games, Arts and Crafts, Photo Booth, Gingerbread Cookie Decoration, Santa with gifts, and more!

$2 per adult
Children must be with an adult & adults must be with a child.
For more information, group request, reasonable accommodations, call Mary at 415.715.6746.

Reimagining Excelsior Family Connections


With help from SH Cowell Foundation, Hearst Foundations, the San Francisco Foundation, the City of San Francisco and others, we are in sight of our goal. Now is the time for friends and family, participants, neighbors and other supporters to join in this campaign and help us bring 5016 Mission to life!

Now we turn to you — our community of friends both old and new, our colleagues, and our partners — to help us complete the transformation of the bare structure at 5016 Mission Street into a state-of-the art family-services center and proud community anchor.

You make the critical difference. We cannot reach our goal, complete construction and open our doors until we raise those remaining dollars. Give a gift today that will reverberate throughout the district and across the City!

The project will seal the long-term capacity of Family Connections to help thousands of young children, their parents, and their caregivers to thrive in their challenging Excelsior neighborhood.


reimagining-excelsior-family-connections-videoWatch the inspiring video about the children and families of the Excelsior and the impact Family Connections at 5016 Mission Street will have on the community.


family-connections-reimagining-excelsior-family-connections-coverFor more details about the campaign, Family Connections’ impact, plans for the new building and how you can support children and families, take a look at our  Reimaging Excelsior Family Connections booklet.

For more information regarding additional ways you can support the campaign, to enlist as an Ambassador, to donate in other amounts or to make in-kind donations, please contact Paul Olsen, Development Director, at  Thank you for your support.

Parents need a break? Enjoy a “Parents’ Night Off”

“Parents’ Night Off” offers a free evening for parents as children are supervised by experienced teachers at our center, enjoy arts and craft activities, are given a healthy dinner and socialize with other children.

This program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grades.

When: Friday, 10/20/17  from 6:30-9pm

Where: Portola Family Connections 2565 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco, CA

Our staff speak English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

$12 per child including dinner.

Limited space. To register, please contact your child’s teacher or Erica, Family Support Manager at 415.715.5105