The Phoenix Project works in collaboration with eight indigenous community-based organizations in San Francisco that are uniquely positioned to work with underserved youth. When considering optimal development from a culturally – specific place, many indigenous communities would adhere to the African proverb,”It takes a village to raise a child.” However, from a trauma-informed perspective, it is quite probable that many urban communities struggle with complex trauma and other challenges that adversely impact development. Therefore, the question that follows is: what to do if the village is hurting? One response is the CBO Phoenix Project. We have formed a professional village in support of the youth to be served. In alignment with the cultural perspective, the CBOs are referred to as Village Partners.
Phoenix Project youth have access to a Youth Development Advocate that will support clients through barriers (transportation, housing, education, etc.) they may encounter. We Serve:
Phoenix Project youth routinely meet with a life coach who guides them through our unique BPSS model (Bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual assessment) which allows youth to drive their future.
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better”