College Access Programs

Celebrating 45 Years of Achievement in Our Schools
The JCYC College Access Programs invite you to save the date for the inaugural Excellence in Education Awards, which will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 5:30 PM at the Hotel Kabuki’s Sakura Room in San Francisco.
The Excellence in Education Awards will celebrate 45 years of dedication by the JCYC College Access Programs to equitable access to higher education. Awards will spotlight the achievements of pioneers from three different sectors – a school district staff member, a school staff member, and a student.
This inspirational evening is a beacon for continued support to maintain high-quality academic and educational services for students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds.
We are excited to share this celebration with our community!
For any event inquiries, please contact Emalyn Lapus at

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.