After School Academy

For Kids Entering Kindergarten through 5th Grade

programs_kids_asaTEL HI’s After School Academy (ASA) helps families by providing support between the end of a child’s school day and the end of a parent’s workday. Our highly trained staff leads children through all sorts of activities, from tutoring and homework assistance to field trips, recreation, and even community service.

Over 100 school-age children from different cultures and all walks of life participate in the After School Academy. This diversity creates a rich community where your child can learn from other children, and vice versa.

Additional ASA highlights include:

  • A California-licensed program
  • Trained staff to lead all activities with additional support from volunteer tutors
  • Kids are grouped by age: K–2nd grade or 3rd–5th grades
  • Extended hours on school day holidays
  • A staff that speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Spanish
  • Financial help for low-income families

Hours of Operation

During the School Year:
2:00 pm–6:00 pm Monday through Friday
7:30 am–6:00 pm on full-day school holidays, teacher in-service, and furlough days

During the Summer:
7:30 am–6:00 pm

Enrollment and Parent Information

To enroll your child in the 2017-2018 After School Academy using forms in English, please download this English Enrollment Packet and return it to Melody Wong, Program Director or Vicki Huang, Enrollment Specialist at TEL HI.
If you would like the forms in Chinese, please download this Chinese Enrollment Packet.
Do you want to apply for Scholarship Assistance? Just click to download the TEL HI Financial Aid Application Form.

2017-2018 ASA Parent Information
For more information on TEL HI’s policies, schedules, and calendars please take a moment to review the information below:

TEL HI is now offering Spanish classes! If you are interested in enrolling, classes will happen twice a week on either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. To enroll visit: or send an email to with any questions.

Have any other questions? Please contact Melody Wong, Program Director at or you can call her at (415) 421-6443 X 30.


Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 30
    iStart Smart: Free Fun Healthy Living Program for Kids Ages 7-12 Years Old
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  2. Oct 29
    2017 North Beach Halloween Extravaganza
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  3. Nov 16
    Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
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News & Programs

  1. TEL HI Celebrates the “Grand Opening” of their new Warriors Gym thanks to the generosity of the Golden State Warriors, Good Tidings Foundation and BlackRock!

    Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is honored to be able to unveil their newly renovated Warriors gymnasium and playground on Thursday, August 24, 2017! Thanks to the generosity of the Golden State Warriors, BlackRock and Good Tidings Foundation who partnered with TEL HI to renovate the gymnasium, adding a much needed make-over to one […]

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  2. Annual gala and primary fundraiser A Taste of TEL HI 2017 a resounding success

    On Friday, June 2, 2017 Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) hosted its annual gala and primary fundraiser, A Taste of TEL HI, at AT&T Park! The fundraiser was a wonderful success thanks to the generosity of sponsors, attendees, and supporters! The gala was sponsored by many community minded businesses, organizations and individuals in the […]

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  3. Golden State Warriors Players Get Personal about Their Finances to Educate TEL HI Youth

    On Monday, January 9, 2017 TEL HI’s North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School hosted Golden State Warriors players Ian Clark and Shaun Livingston for an interactive discussion around the importance of having financial knowledge. The event was part of the Future Leaders program, a financial literacy program that was formed by the Golden State […]

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