Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2018 While JCYC remains committed to the organization’s roots in San Francisco’s Japantown community, for the past three decades the organization has maintained a strong desire and openness to serve young people from all backgrounds. Since the 1980’s, JCYC has taken on numerous programs which support many communities including serving thousands of African American children and youth. JCYC’s San Francisco College Access Center (SFCAC), which is funded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), recently organized a series of workshops to support CSAC’s African American Initiative. This initiative was motivated by the fact that African American students in San Francisco are shown to attend post-secondary institutions at lower rates compared to other ethnicities. For instance, 64.7 percent of African American students are enrolling in post-secondary education, compared to 88.2 percent of Asian Americans in San Francisco. Aimed to increase financial aid application completion among African American students within the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), including overall enrollment numbers, SFCAC has collaborated with uAspire to host “Funding Black Futures” financial aid application assistance workshops. Similar to our “Cash for College” nights, families of Black Seniors are able to complete their financial aid application directly on the spot with college advisors. SFCAC has delivered five “Funding Black Futures” financial aid assistance workshops throughout San Francisco since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Twenty-six students and their families were able to receive financial aid and scholarship application assistance.   Now that students have completed their financial aid applications, SFCAC and uAspire followed up with these students at the “Funding Black Futures: Financial Aid Award Letter” workshop on April 21st. During this workshop, they supported students in reviewing and comparing how much financial aid they received from each school, so students can make a sound college decision that fits into their budget. For more information about “Funding Black Futures”, please contact Tyla Brown at tbrown@jcyc.org or (415) 921- 5537. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2018, click here.

African American Student Support

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
JCYC staff, Natalie Leon (left in photo), helps a student complete her financial aid application
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

African American

Student Support

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2018 While JCYC remains committed to the organization’s roots in San Francisco’s Japantown community, for the past three decades the organization has maintained a strong desire and openness to serve young people from all backgrounds. Since the 1980’s, JCYC has taken on numerous programs which support many communities including serving thousands of African American children and youth. JCYC’s San Francisco College Access Center (SFCAC), which is funded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), recently organized a series of workshops to support CSAC’s African American Initiative. This initiative was motivated by the fact that African American students in San Francisco are shown to attend post-secondary institutions at lower rates compared to other ethnicities. For instance, 64.7 percent of African American students are enrolling in post-secondary education, compared to 88.2 percent of Asian Americans in San Francisco. Aimed to increase financial aid application completion among African American students within the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), including overall enrollment numbers, SFCAC has collaborated with uAspire to host “Funding Black Futures” financial aid application assistance workshops. Similar to our “Cash for College” nights, families of Black Seniors are able to complete their financial aid application directly on the spot with college advisors. SFCAC has delivered five “Funding Black Futures” financial aid assistance workshops throughout San Francisco since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Twenty-six students and their families were able to receive financial aid and scholarship application assistance.   Now that students have completed their financial aid applications, SFCAC and uAspire followed up with these students at the “Funding Black Futures: Financial Aid Award Letter” workshop on April 21st. During this workshop, they supported students in reviewing and comparing how much financial aid they received from each school, so students can make a sound college decision that fits into their budget. For more information about “Funding Black Futures”, please contact Tyla Brown at tbrown@jcyc.org or (415) 921-5537. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2018, click here.
JCYC staff, Natalie Leon (left in photo), helps a student complete her financial aid application