Our Children, Our Families Council Members
Bayview Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities
Lyslynn Lacoste is the Director of Bayview Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC), which she has held since 2011. BMAGIC was co-founded by the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender and Bayview Hunters Point community based organizations to develop collaborative community building efforts that improve the quality of life of BVHP children, youth and their families. Her career in youth development began while working closely with local Boston community centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Boston Centers for Youth and Families. After witnessing too many young men of color enter the revolving door of the juvenile justice system, she ventured into Suffolk University Law School to focus on juvenile justice reform and prevention. Lyslynn continues strengthening the BMAGIC community network; supporting more than 75 community-based organizations, schools, faith –based organizations, and city agencies that serve within Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board of 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic and SFUSD’s Public Education Enrichment Fund Community Advisory Committee. Lyslynn holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from Boston University and is a New York Bar licensed attorney.