College Access Programs

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. Click here to visit JCYC's main website.


JCYC College Access Programs turns 40 years old in 2019!


Our fundraising collaboration with Matcha Cafe Maiko on Friday, May 10th was a huge success!
Thank you to everyone in the community who supported this amazing cause!


Our Educational Talent Search and SF Cal-SOAP summer programs are taking place from June 5th until July 19th, 2019 in San Francisco and Daly City!

Our Upward Bound summer program is scheduled for 5 weeks from June 10th to July 12th, 2019 at San Francisco State University. 
A one-week residential component, from July 14th to July 20th, will be held at San Jose State University.

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 events

Event: Aptos Middle School Career Day
Date: Friday, April, 5th 2019
This will be our last career day of the year! A warm thank you to all of our speakers who have volunteered their time to speak to our youth.

Event: Matcha Cafe Maiko x JCYC Collaboration Fundraiser
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019
Time: 12:30PM-9:30PM 
Location: 1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115, Japantown Plaza West Mall
Matcha Cafe Maiko will be donating 20% of the day's sales to advancing opportunities for our youth!


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. 


Our Partners

Contact Us

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