College Access Programs


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! 

2022-2023 sCHOOL YEAR

SFUSD (San Francisco Unified School District)
First Day of School
August 17, 2022

JUHSD (Jefferson Union High School District)
First Day of School
August 9, 2022

jcyc aloha run for peace 2022

JCYC's Annual SF Aloha Run is happening on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Proceeds from the run go to:
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions
The Pōpolo Project
 JCYC Scholarship Program  

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.

At a Glance





Middle & High School
Students Served Yearly

Low-Income 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 and culturally competent college access services. We serve 3,000+ youth every year, and 77% of our participants are low-income and 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.