We need your help to build a new Community Center and Library in South San Francisco.
Ninety percent of the funding has been secured, but we need more. Your donation will help make dreams become reality.
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
– Coretta Scott King
Our New Community Center
South San Francisco is building a new 75,000 square foot Community Center. The iconic building, housing the cherished programs of the Library and Parks & Recreation departments, promises to be the crown jewel of North San Mateo County and a beacon of opportunity for all.
Science & Technology Discovery
The Discovery Center will provide pathways to college and career success in the STEM economy,
featuring a makerspace, digital media studio, and science lab. A free resource for all ages, the space will continually evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners.
The Children’s Library will double in size to 6,000 square feet, transforming into an interactive learning environment, featuring an Early Literacy Center, Homework Help & Study Rooms, and Teen Zone.
The Children's Library will feature a space designed for the very young, where story time will be held daily among the books, in a variety of languages. Interactive early literacy stations will keep the little ones busy learning and playing for hours.
The Children's Classroom will be the new home-away-from-home for a group of our youngest learners. Designed for preschool ages, the classroom will help meet an ongoing community need for quality early literacy instruction and childcare.
Homework Center &
With access to eight study and group collaboration rooms, students will find the space they need to excel academically. Nestled among the books, the homework center will feature computers, laptops, and a variety of seating.
Less than a mile walk or scooter ride along Centennial Trail from two high schools, teens will find a spot created just for them, separate from the children and adults, designed for socializing, gaming, and, of course, studying.
Art, Dance, & Music Classrooms
The Community Center will be a place of creativity, with two art classrooms, two dance studios, and three music rooms.
Project Read's award-winning literacy services for adults, serving North San Mateo County, will have a new home at the Community Center and Library. Many adults have learned how to read, manage their finances, and use computers through Project Read programs.
1.3 Acre Park & Playground
The Community Center will open up to a beautiful outdoor space, with two age-appropriate playgrounds, an athletic field, and an interactive fitness loop encircling the park and connecting to the popular four-mile Centennial Trail.
Fitness & Exercise Programs
Five classrooms outfitted with athletic flooring will support active, social lifestyles for the adult and senior populations.
A community theater and banquet hall highlight an array of event spaces that are well-suited for life's most important occasions.
Science & Technology
The Discovery Center will turn into a Science Lab to teach kids the scientific method and explore projects in microbiology, genetics, chemistry, and physics.