About the Tenderloin After-School Program
The Tenderloin After-School Program (TASP) was started with the help of parents in one of TNDC’s buildings. The current center was opened in 1993. As with all TNDC activities, it is the result of community effort. The success of the program is due to generous individual and foundation donors, a host of volunteers, and partnering with local businesses.
TASP’s mission is to provide a safe drop-in space for the children of the Tenderloin. TASP’s vision is based on the belief in the inherent value of children and youth from this community and their ability to grow, thrive, and succeed. TASP is a safe place for kids to express themselves socially, artistically, creatively, and physically through individual and group activities. TASP’s programming strives for great diversity in the daily scheduling of events and activities – a diversity necessary to occupy the very active minds of the children.