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Afterschool Art

Jose Ortega Elementary School Umoja After School Program (Grades K-5) The Jose Ortega Elementary School Umoja After School Program (UASP) is a collaborative program offered by Jose Ortega Elementary School, the San Francisco Unified School District's ExCEL program and the Stonestown Family YMCA. The on-site program, for grades K-5, provides students with a variety of fun activities, homework help, sports, science experiments, field trips, and healthy snacks under the care of professionally trained YMCA employees from 2pm to 6pm Monday through Friday. Roughly half the school population participates in the Umoja After School Program.

The cost for the Umoja After School Program ranges from $287-$483 a month, depending upon the number of days your child is enrolled. In addition, the program has a significant number of fully subsidized ExCEL slots. These slots are reserved for students who commit to attend the program 5 days a week, whose families have financial need, and are identified by teachers as students who would benefit from academic support after school. Financial Assistance is also available for families who demonstrate financial need but cannot attend 5 days per week or do not need the 100 percent subsidy.

For further information about the Umoja After School Program, contact the Jose Ortega After School Site Coordinator Edith Weaver at or (415)283-6999.

Community Programs near Jose Ortega Elementary School The After School Enrichment Program at the I.T. Bookman Community Center is a program designed for children in grades 2nd thru 5th. The program provides homework assistance, tutorial services, nutritious snacks, field trips, arts and crafts, and a summer enrichment program. Students also have opportunities to volunteer and mentor other students. The program is run in coordination with the Stonestown Family YMCA.

During the school year, the program’s hours are Mondays through Fridays, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The I.T. Bookman Community Center is located at 446 Randolph Street, just one block south (and down Arch Street) from Jose Ortega Elementary School. There are limited spaces available, and the completion of a short application is required. For more information, please contact Valentina Miles at or (415)949-8904

Programs that pick up students and transport them to their site: There are two programs that pick up children daily by van from school. Fei Tian Academy of Arts offers an after school Chinese Cultural Arts program. Panda Kung Fu offers martial arts instruction and Mandarin homework help.