Wu Yee’s Westside Child Development Center is located within Westside Courts, one of the oldest public housing developments in San Francisco, and the only one at the time reserved exclusively for African-American residents. Starting in October 2016, a comprehensive rehabilitation of the six-building Westside Courts is completed and received praise from Mayor London Breed. “Having grown up in the Western Addition, I could not be prouder to see the residents of Westside Courts finally have new, renovated homes,” she said.
First built in 1943, Westside Courts celebrated its reopening following extensive renovations. All 136 apartments have been modernized with new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, paint, energy-efficient windows, energy-efficient lighting, and new heating systems. The renovation allowed for landscaping, painting, and provided for new community spaces, management offices, social services offices, a computer lab, two laundry rooms, picnic areas, and a community garden. As part of Westside Court’s rehabilitation, Wu Yee’s Westside Child Development Center received energy-efficient windows, window security, and a new kitchen. Wu Yee is in the process of providing new floors, paint, lighting, and a new playground. While their playground is being renovated, Wu Yee kids have been walking to the nearby Raymond Kimball Playground.
Wu Yee’s Westside Child Development Center has 36 spots reserved for Head Start eligible childcare and is proud to be part of the community of Westside Courts and the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco.