Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2018 JCYC’s SF YouthWorks participant, Nour Aissaoui, is a pure source of inspiration for all children in San Francisco who are striving to succeed! Nour’s amazing life journey is highlighted in the SF Gate article, “Children in S.F. who are bright spots for the future” (https:// www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Children-inS-F-who-are- bright-spots-for-the-12499823.php - published on January 15th). The article points out the many challenges Nour has experienced in her life. Nour was born in the U.S., and her family moved her back to Algeria as a baby. She then moved back to the U.S. at the age of 15, speaking hardly any English, to live with her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin in a studio apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Nour is the only one in her family with U.S. citizenship. She currently attends John O’Connell High School in San Francisco’s Mission District, where the majority of its students come from low-income households and a select few attend universities outside of San Francisco. According to John O’Connell High School’s College and Career Program Director, Jill Marinelli, “she was just super motivated, and she knew her goals and what she wanted, and was ready to put in all of the work to get there”. Nour is a former SF YouthWorks intern, who returned for a second year as a Youth Leader to plan and facilitate workshops for the program’s current interns. SF YouthWorks places students in over 30 City Government departments throughout San Francisco, such as the Department of Public Health, District Attorney’s Office, Board of Supervisors and many more. As a Youth Leader, she directly supported 11th and 12th grade high school students to develop their critical skills and helped them explore potential career paths. Working alongside JCYC’s SF YouthWorks staff, the types of workshops Nour helped plan and facilitate included Money Management, Resume Improvement and many more. SF YouthWorks Employment Coordinator, Elizabeth Tish, said “Nour is constantly striving to improve as a facilitator, and her commitment to her work is a consistent inspiration to the SF YouthWorks team and her counterparts”. Nour was offered a full scholarship to Princeton University, and was accepted to Stanford University, amongst other top universities. Nour’s many choices are a result of her hard work, and JCYC is very proud of her achievement. To learn more about JCYC’s SF YouthWorks program, please contact Mandy Au at mau@jcyc.org or (415) 202-7911.   To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2018, click here.

JCYC Youth Profile - Nour Aissoui

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Nour (left in photo) alongside SF YouthWorks Employment Coordinator, Elizabeth Tish
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

JCYC Youth Profile

- Nour Aissaoui

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2018 JCYC’s SF YouthWorks participant, Nour Aissaoui, is a pure source of inspiration for all children in San Francisco who are striving to succeed! Nour’s amazing life journey is highlighted in the SF Gate article, “Children in S.F. who are bright spots for the future” (https:// www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Children-inS-F-who-are-bright- spots-for-the-12499823.php - published on January 15th). The article points out the many challenges Nour has experienced in her life. Nour was born in the U.S., and her family moved her back to Algeria as a baby. She then moved back to the U.S. at the age of 15, speaking hardly any English, to live with her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin in a studio apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Nour is the only one in her family with U.S. citizenship. She currently attends John O’Connell High School in San Francisco’s Mission District, where the majority of its students come from low-income households and a select few attend universities outside of San Francisco. According to John O’Connell High School’s College and Career Program Director, Jill Marinelli, “she was just super motivated, and she knew her goals and what she wanted, and was ready to put in all of the work to get there”. Nour is a former SF YouthWorks intern, who returned for a second year as a Youth Leader to plan and facilitate workshops for the program’s current interns. SF YouthWorks places students in over 30 City Government departments throughout San Francisco, such as the Department of Public Health, District Attorney’s Office, Board of Supervisors and many more. As a Youth Leader, she directly supported 11th and 12th grade high school students to develop their critical skills and helped them explore potential career paths. Working alongside JCYC’s SF YouthWorks staff, the types of workshops Nour helped plan and facilitate included Money Management, Resume Improvement and many more. SF YouthWorks Employment Coordinator, Elizabeth Tish, said “Nour is constantly striving to improve as a facilitator, and her commitment to her work is a consistent inspiration to the SF YouthWorks team and her counterparts”. Nour was offered a full scholarship to Princeton University, and was accepted to Stanford University, amongst other top universities. Nour’s many choices are a result of her hard work, and JCYC is very proud of her achievement. To learn more about JCYC’s SF YouthWorks program, please contact Mandy Au at mau@jcyc.org or (415) 202-7911. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2018, click here.
Nour (left in photo) alongside SF YouthWorks Employment Coordinator, Elizabeth Tish