Partner With Us

As of August 2018, Streetside Stories is now a program of Performing Arts Workshop!

Learn more HERE

Streetside’s school and community-site partners trust in our workshops to provide engaging, culturally relevant, creative, and academically-challenging programming for their youth. Each partner site enrolls student participants and provides classroom space and staff assistance to make our workshops possible.

In our workshops, Streetside’s talented Teaching Artists build a trusting environment through activities that establish a space of respect. Arts and storytelling activities encourage students to draw on their own experiences for inspiration while reflecting on narratives of community, identity, and family. Students engage in creative, inquiry-driven learning that focuses on developing their capacity as storytellers through literary arts, media arts, visual arts, and performance. Student stories are explored through written work, photography, animation, poetry, performance, and creative media arts applications. 

In select workshops that feature media arts creation, Streetside’s mobile iPad labs ensure equitable technology access for our students. In these workshops, students learn to use media arts apps and digital media creation tools – bringing their personal stories to life while honing their art and 21st Century skills.

Our current workshops offerings average 20 hours of instruction over 12 weeks, and are provided on-site at after-school programs, community centers, public housing sites, and in schools where at least 50% of students are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

Want to learn more? Interested in potentially partnering with us? Please click below to access a short form that will get the conversation started:

Hear from Our Site Partners:


I enjoy that every class is different. I’ve seen classes do animation, movies and comics… A good learning environment was created. 

– Lindsay Cho, After School Coordinator, Guadalupe Elementary (Visual Voices)

I experienced this program in an ELD class, and the theater portion invited them to use oral language and body language to participate in the creation of a story… I think this program brought many of my students into a new expanded comfort zone with their English language communication. 

– Haley Knapp, ELD Teacher, AP Giannini Middle School (Storytelling Exchange)

We really appreciated the Streetside Teaching Artists adapting the curriculum to meet our needs. 

– Ann Hughes, 4th Grade Teacher, Hillcrest Elementary School (First Edition)

Recent Site Partners:

Elementary Schools

Alvarado Elementary School
Bret Harte Elementary School
Buena Vista/Horace Mann School
Cherryland Elementary School
Chinese Education Center Elementary School
Clare Lilienthal School K-8
Cleveland Elementary School
ER Taylor Elementary School
Flynn Elementary School
George Washington Carver Elementary School
Guadalupe Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
John Muir Elementary School
Junipero Serra Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School

Marshall Elementary School
Mission Education Center Elementary School
San Francisco Community School
Sanchez Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Starr King Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
Webster Elementary School
William Cobb Elementary School

Middle Schools

AP Giannini Middle School
Aptos Middle School
Coliseum College Prep Academy
Denman Middle School
Francisco Middle School
United for Success Academy
Westlake Elementary School 

Community Centers and Housing Sites

African American Arts & Culture Complex
AIMCO Apartments: All Hallows, La Salle
Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside – Half Moon Bay
Bridge Housing: Belvedere/Fairfax, Cottonwood, Grand Oak, Hunts Grove, Irvington
Mercy Housing: Columbia Park, Carter Terrace
Mission Housing: Valencia Gardens, Plaza del Sol, Rich Sorro Commons
Museum of the African Diaspora
Samoan Community Development Center
San Francisco Housing Authority
SF Magic Zone