Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Winter 2018 Over the past few months, JCYC College Access Programs once again played a pivotal role in supporting the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) Cash for College initiative. Cash for College provides free financial aid workshops that are open to the public. At these workshops, college advisors are available to assist families with financial aid applications onsite. To implement Cash for College, JCYC’s College Access Programs collaborate with the San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD’s) Office of Postsecondary Readiness, numerous community based organizations such as uAspire, and various community colleges.   In 2017, sixteen Cash for College workshops were held throughout San Francisco and San Mateo County.  This year, the initiative reached a record number of attendees. Through the end of January 2018, 1300 high school students and parents attended workshops compared to 586 total attendees last year. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) provides much of the funding for the average California college student. CSAC’s core programs include Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, Chafee Grant and the California DREAM Act financial aid application for eligible AB540 and undocumented students. One of JCYC’s College Access Programs, the San Francisco College Access Center (SFCAC), is a California Student Opportunity and Access Program which is funded through CSAC. The SFCAC’s primary role is to assist high school students access and complete financial aid applications and pursue their dream of a college degree. JCYC has also stepped forward to help undocumented students access a college education. The recent political climate has brought about a decline in California DREAM Act financial aid application submissions in the 2016-2017 school year. In order to improve financial aid completion from AB540 eligible and undocumented students, JCYC has partnered with community based organizations specializing in immigration law and financial aid for AB540 students during a number of Cash for College workshops. This included offering presentations and one-on-one consultations with families. JCYC culminated its Cash for College season at Mission High School in San Francisco on January 17, 2018. For more information about Cash for College, contact Tyla Brown at tbrown@jcyc.org, or Gina Gutierrez at ggutierrez@jcyc.org. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Winter 2018, click here.

Cash for College

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First day of Cash for College
Cash for College being launched at JCYC
JCYC Staff deliver financial aid guidance
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

Cash for College

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Winter 2018 Over the past few months, JCYC College Access Programs once again played a pivotal role in supporting the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) Cash for College initiative. Cash for College provides free financial aid workshops that are open to the public. At these workshops, college advisors are available to assist families with financial aid applications onsite. To implement Cash for College, JCYC’s College Access Programs collaborate with the San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD’s) Office of Postsecondary Readiness, numerous community based organizations such as uAspire, and various community colleges. In 2017, sixteen Cash for College workshops were held throughout San Francisco and San Mateo County.  This year, the initiative reached a record number of attendees. Through the end of January 2018, 1300 high school students and parents attended workshops compared to 586 total attendees last year. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) provides much of the funding for the average California college student. CSAC’s core programs include Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, Chafee Grant and the California DREAM Act financial aid application for eligible AB540 and undocumented students. One of JCYC’s College Access Programs, the San Francisco College Access Center (SFCAC), is a California Student Opportunity and Access Program which is funded through CSAC. The SFCAC’s primary role is to assist high school students access and complete financial aid applications and pursue their dream of a college degree. JCYC has also stepped forward to help undocumented students access a college education. The recent political climate has brought about a decline in California DREAM Act financial aid application submissions in the 2016-2017 school year. In order to improve financial aid completion from AB540 eligible and undocumented students, JCYC has partnered with community based organizations specializing in immigration law and financial aid for AB540 students during a number of Cash for College workshops. This included offering presentations and one-on-one consultations with families. JCYC culminated its Cash for College season at Mission High School in San Francisco on January 17, 2018. For more information about Cash for College, contact Tyla Brown at tbrown@jcyc.org, or Gina Gutierrez at ggutierrez@jcyc.org. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Winter 2018, click here.
First day of Cash for College
Cash for College being launched at JCYC
JCYC Staff deliver Cash for College guidance