College Access Programs

🎉 JCYC selected as nonprofit of the year! 🎉

JCYC is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Phil Ting!

Assemblymember Phil Ting represents the 19th Assembly District and the western part of San Francisco, and has chosen JCYC for the 8th annual Nonprofit of the Year awards. We are deeply honored and humbled to receive this recognition.

Thank you to our community of staff, board, participants, alumni and supporters for making this amazing award possible.

Career days

Interested in sharing about your career path with middle school students?

We are still looking for speakers!
Mon, 2/27: MLK MS
Fri, 3/24: Denman MS
Fri, 4/28: Thomas R. Pollicita MS (Daly City)
TBD James Lick MS

Email us at if you are interested.

2022-2023 CASH FOR COLLEGE workshops

This year's Cash for College season has ended. Thank you for another successful run! 

27 sites supported
248 volunteers
1,205 total participants (students, parents, guardians)

Submit your FAFSA application by March 2, 2023!


JCYC College Access teamed up with the 100% student run organization,
Operation Start for a blog post about the college search process!
We share valuable tips and advice on how to navigate
college search and successfully complete applications! 

Our Programs

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO program that identifies, selects, and assists income-eligible youth ages 11 and older who 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 income-eligible 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 income-eligible students and the first of their family to attain post-secondary education.

At a Glance





Middle & High School
Students Served Yearly

Income Eligible and First Generation Participants

Participants Promoted
to Next Grade Level and/or Graduated from High School

Seniors Enrolled into College


Our Partners

we make college accessible.

We connect historically underserved youth from local public schools throughout San Francisco and Daly City with free, comprehensive, culturally competent college access services. We serve 3,000+ youth annually, and 77% of our participants are income-eligible and the first in their families to attend college.

The Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) is a non-profit youth development community organization based in San Francisco. 


Financial Aid season is around the corner! Join us at a Cash For College event to learn how to pay for college and have an opportunity to work on and complete your financial aid applications (FAFSA/Dream Act)!

Middle SChool
Career DAys

Career Day season is here! Join us at a Career Day and 
share about your career path with our middle school students.