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Educational Talent Search (ETS)

The JCYC Educational Talent Search is a TRIO program that has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education since 1979. JCYC ETS 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. Our program is committed to creating supportive relationships with students and providing safe environments for students to grow academically and personally.

Traditionally, the majority of Talent Search programs throughout the nation have been housed on university and college campuses. JCYC ETS has the unique distinction of being one of the few Talent Search programs to be located at a non-profit, community-based organization (CBO).

JCYC Upward Bound (UB)

JCYC Upward Bound program strives to create a harmonious, multicultural, educational community of students with great potential who demonstrate a strong desire to acquire higher education. JCYC Upward Bound program provides our students and staff with a sense of belonging, pride, and personal responsibility; a deep commitment to give back to the larger community.

Our educational community provides curriculum opportunities for academic accomplishment, for self-governance, for individual and group empowerment as well as for personal and cultural growth.

SF College Access Center (SFCAC)

SFCAC is a state-funded program known as the California Student Opportunity and Access program (Cal-SOAP) that strives to provide culturally competent, comprehensive college preparation information and assistance. Our services focus on coordination, enhancement, and collaboration. 

We work closely with local school districts and higher education institutions to provide students from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds the college access and financial aid information they need to enroll into college.