Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2017 During the Fall of 2016, JCYC’s College Access Programs were busy preparing an application to renew the organization’s Upward Bound program. Led by Department Director Emalyn Lapus, JCYC’s application received a near perfect score and was awarded an additional five years of funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). JCYC has been extremely proud to host an Upward Bound program since 1994. While typically hosted by post-secondary institutions such as UC Berkeley and Mills College, JCYC has the very unique distinction of being the only non-profit in Northern California to host one of these programs. Upward Bound is a comprehensive college preparation program, which is designed to meet the specific needs of first-generation college bound students through a combination of academic year services, and an intensive summer residential experience. Participants have the opportunity to take college level courses on Saturdays during the school year and during the summer residential program. A unique aspect of the program is that students are recruited during their freshman and sophomore years and continue participation throughout their high school experience until graduation. JCYC’s current Upward Bound program serves four San Francisco Unified School District high schools, Balboa, John O’Connell, Mission, and Thurgood Marshall. Despite the wonderful news of JCYC’s Upward Bound renewal, the organization remains cautiously optimistic about the future. This past May, the Trump Administration proposed $9 billion in cuts to federal education programs with more reductions expected in the future. “Despite the fact that nearly 90% of Upward Bound participants complete college, we know no programs are safe,” stated JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki. “We are extremely pleased about being renewed for five years, but know we may eventually have a fight on our hands. We’re prepared to stand up for the students that benefit from Upward Bound and hope that we can call on our many supporters to assist us if this vital program is ever targeted for reduction.” For more information, contact Emalyn Lapus at: elapus@jcyc.org. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2017, click here.

JCYC’s Upward Bound program Renewed

for 5 years

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
Upward Bound students studying during the summer residential program.
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’s Upward Bound

program Renewed for 5

years

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2017 During the Fall of 2016, JCYC’s College Access Programs were busy preparing an application to renew the organization’s Upward Bound program. Led by Department Director Emalyn Lapus, JCYC’s application received a near perfect score and was awarded an additional five years of funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). JCYC has been extremely proud to host an Upward Bound program since 1994. While typically hosted by post-secondary institutions such as UC Berkeley and Mills College, JCYC has the very unique distinction of being the only non-profit in Northern California to host one of these programs. Upward Bound is a comprehensive college preparation program, which is designed to meet the specific needs of first- generation college bound students through a combination of academic year services, and an intensive summer residential experience. Participants have the opportunity to take college level courses on Saturdays during the school year and during the summer residential program. A unique aspect of the program is that students are recruited during their freshman and sophomore years and continue participation throughout their high school experience until graduation. JCYC’s current Upward Bound program serves four San Francisco Unified School District high schools, Balboa, John O’Connell, Mission, and Thurgood Marshall. Despite the wonderful news of JCYC’s Upward Bound renewal, the organization remains cautiously optimistic about the future. This past May, the Trump Administration proposed $9 billion in cuts to federal education programs with more reductions expected in the future. “Despite the fact that nearly 90% of Upward Bound participants complete college, we know no programs are safe,” stated JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki. “We are extremely pleased about being renewed for five years, but know we may eventually have a fight on our hands. We’re prepared to stand up for the students that benefit from Upward Bound and hope that we can call on our many supporters to assist us if this vital program is ever targeted for reduction.” For more information, contact Emalyn Lapus at: elapus@jcyc.org. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2017, click here.
Upward Bound students studying during the summer residential program.