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College Access Programs

The Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) is a non-profit, youth development community organization in San Francisco. JCYC is the fiscal agent of the College Access Programs. To learn more about JCYC, please visit www.jcyc.org.

Our Mission

JCYC College Access Programs connect historically underserved youth with comprehensive and culturally competent college access services. By partnering with local public schools throughout San Francisco and Daly City, JCYC College Access Programs are able to serve low income-qualified students, many of whom will be first in their families to attend college. JCYC College Access Programs are comprised of JCYC Educational Talent Search (ETS), JCYC Upward Bound (UB), and the San Francisco College Access Center (SFCAC).

All services offered by JCYC College Access Programs are completely free.

Our Programs

Educational Talent Search is a federally-funded TRIO program that identifies, selects and assists low-income youth ages 11 and older that have the potential to be the first generation in their family to attend college.
Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program that provides first generation college-bound students from low-income backgrounds with the encouragement, preparation and skills needed to succeed in college and in life.
SFCAC is a state-funded Cal-SOAP program that strives to provide culturally competent, comprehensive college preparation information and assistance. SFCAC targets students who are low-income and the first of their family to attain post-secondary education.

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Enroll in Post Secondary Education

Complete Financial Aid Application

College Tour and Sociocultural
Field Trips Taken Yearly

Cash For College Workshops

Cash for College, an initiative of the California Student Aid Commission, is geared to assist students and their families to complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth applications. By helping students and their families with the application process, we can inform them about their financial aid options towards funding a college education. These free workshops occur between the months of October to January and are conducted at high schools in San Francisco, Daly City, and San Mateo.

Middle School Career Days

Between the months of January to April, we collaborate with each of our target middle schools to conduct a school-wide Career Day. For this event, we have speakers, who represent traditional (such as nurses, lawyers) and nontraditional (such as actors, DJs) careers, share their educational backgrounds and work experiences.

Contact Us

Want to learn more about JCYC College Access Programs? Send us a message!