GLO has operated quality out-of-school-time (OST) programs since 1982. Originally named West Portal Center for After School Recreation and Education, the organization was established as a small site located at West Portal Elementary School by a group of dedicated parents who desired safe and supervised child care.
For 30 years, GLO has continued in deliberate, quality expansion. GLO currently provides five after school and three before school programs at San Francisco public school sites. GLO provides a safe environment where students build the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate through their lives and communities while on the path to becoming successful adults. GLO delivers its mission of “empowering youth and families to be leaders toward equitable communities” by offering a variety of high quality programs, grounded in evidenced-based practices.