Later this year, PCC will be moving to a remodeled school site provided by the San Francisco School District in the Upper Sunset District. More information will be provided as the site is developed.
In August of 2011, Executive Director Johnette Pagán, Clinical Director Ernest Brown, and PCC Principal Judith Fernandez attended the Big Picture School Big Bang training event to learn more about the internship model and the project-based emphasis of the Big Picture program.
Jill Tucker's article in the San Francisco Chronicle in April 2011 offers a compelling picture of the new Big Picture educational model that is being implemented at the Principals' Center Collaborative school. PCC students present their experiences and what they have learned with the help of the SF Unified School District, Picture Schools, and YTEC.
Leadership Enterprise students from the Principals’ Center Collaborative High School (PCC) spent a semester working with the Imagine Bus Project. Their efforts culminated in a project that created a public interest campaign which appeared at bus shelters throughout San Francisco.
These student efforts were supported by the Youth Treatment and Education Center and the San Francisco Unified School District, who cooperatively manage PCC.
The Jefferson Award, which is presented to community members who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward, was given to the Honorable Ina Gyemant, Ret., who founded YTEC over a decade ago. “We read in the newspaper so much about shootings and gangs, and through this award people have the opportunity to learn about youth who were going down that road but aren’t anymore,” said Judge Gyemant.