Happy New Year: A Message From TEL HI’s Executive Director

December 28, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close and I reflect on this past year, I am filled with joy when I think of the community that is TEL HI. I think we will all agree that the past two years have been challenging, to say the least. There were many times when things felt dark and difficult, when the road ahead felt […]

TEL HI’s New Mural Reinvigorates Community Art

August 30, 2021

Teen muralist participant Elizabeth Wilson writes about her experience creating TEL HI’s new community mural! Through a partnership with San Francisco Art Institute’s (SFAI) City Studio and Telegraph Hill Community Center (TEL HI), lead and teen artists painted a mural by and for the community. From the end of April until early August, participants engaged […]

Mission Bay Childcare Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks A Big Milestone For TEL HI

August 9, 2021

Mayor London Breed Cut The Ceremonial Ribbon For TEL HI’s New Childcare Center in Mission Bay! On July 27, TEL HI staff and Board Members realized their dream of expanding the Early Childhood Education program to serve families and children in neighborhoods where quality childcare is needed most. TEL HI is now in three districts […]

Hydration Tips and Tricks For Kids

July 1, 2021

Summer is here and the weather is heating up! Check out this article by TEL HI’s favorite local food vendor Cheafables on why it is so important to keep your little ones hydrated!    HYDRATING FOR HEALTH By: Jessica Gust, MS, RDN   Water is a basic and essential nutrient for your child, and it should […]

Baking Math for Families and Young Children 

April 28, 2021

Here are some tips for baking with kids from Sharon Davis, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and test kitchen professional with the Home Baking Association.  Have fun baking together and building math skills at the same time! 

Why Kids Need to Spend Time In Nature 

April 6, 2021

This past year has been challenging for us all, having to stay at home and mostly indoors, having to adjust to visiting with family and friends via zoom, and having to be very creative in planning activities for our children.  As we head into Spring and are able to be outside more (safely, with masks, […]

TEL HI’S New Childcare Center Is Coming to San Francisco’s Mission Bay

March 24, 2021

We’re pleased to announce the latest addition to TEL HI: A beautiful state-of-the-art childcare center/preschool is projected to open in summer 2021. The brand new facility is for children three months to 5 years old and is designed to stimulate the senses and inspire play, exploration, and learning.   In addition to a 6,000-square-foot indoor facility with […]

TEL HI’s Emergency Childcare Program Acknowledged by Mayor Breed

December 30, 2020

Our Early Childhood Education Team is One of SF’s Finest! In July 2020, Mayor London Breed recognized the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) for providing emergency childcare to frontline, emergency, and other essential workers during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. TEL HI was one of the only few childcare providers operating at this time and provided crucial service for over 60 families!  […]

TEL HI’s English Learner Academy at Francisco Middle School is Essential for Students Who Face Educational Barriers

August 27, 2020

The English Learner Academy at Francisco Middle school is designed to level the playing field for newcomer students, who face many educational barriers. Through the English Learner Academy (EL Academy), English learners take theater and dance classes, play math games and write personal stories, cook and go on urban treks with Francisco teachers, arts providers, and Beacon program specialists, helping them to gain English proficiency and academic skills and bridge […]

Support One of San Francisco’s Oldest Non-Profits

A Virtual Taste of TEL HI 2020 130 Years of Service in San Francisco Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is hosting its annual fundraiser, A Virtual Taste of TEL HI, on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 6 PM to celebrate its 130th year anniversary! This year, guests who register in advance will have a […]

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