Center Coordinator

ANareli Bedolla

Center Manager

FRancesca Gonzalez

Executive Director

The HYPE Center is an initiative of Freedom Forward, located in the same building.
This means in addition to those listed above, you might see other members of our team around the office.
Feel free to say hello!


During the fall of 2019, we hired a cohort of Youth Founders to design the HYPE Center and to inform the mission, services, and resources. This founding process involved designing and conducting a survey of other youth to determine needs in the community; developing a name, mission, and logo; identifying and interviewing initial partners and services; deciding on how the building's space would be used and setting up the space; and developing the Center's wishlist to best reflect the needs and interests of Bay Area youth.

Darrin combs
mi ' shara cornist
Dasheana davis
Najma Douglas
Janel gonzalez
Manuel Montenegro