About Us

Who we are

About Phoenix Project Collaborative Partners

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.


Coaches provide assessments to phoenixes in the area of life satisfaction, ethnic identity formation, trauma, and psychological distress as these factors may impact their ability to achieve goals


Motivational Interviewing and a strength based approach we help clients progress to achieve their goals in incremental steps.


Are made by our Life Coaches to partner agencies in the areas of mental health, education, employment, and physical health. Referrals are only processed to warm hand offs as we hope that all clients are receiving quality care and service.

Phoenix Team

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:

  • Transitional Age Youth: Age 14 – 24
  • Residing in one of the four HOPE SF /RAD communities.
  • Not enrolled or not attending school
  • Unemployed or Underemployed (10 hours or less per week)

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.

Youth Centered / Youth - Driven Team Approach

"She or he who does not yet know how to walk, cannot climb a ladder"

- African Proverb​