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Charles M. Collins

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Charles M. Collins

President and Chief Executive Officer
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of San Francisco
health of Bay Area residents
health and wellness programs
at-risk youth
isolated elderly residents
well-being of new immigrants in America
environmental education in schools


The YMCA of San Francisco addresses many of the major challenges faced by Bay Area residents, including substance abuse prevention, child care, at-risk youth, the isolated elderly and new immigrants struggling for a foothold in America. Through its branches and community-based programs in four Bay Area counties, the YMCA of San Francisco offers mentoring and counseling services, health and wellness programs, environmental education in schools and youth sports and recreation.

631 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco  California  94105
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 281-6710


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