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Registration Open: 2023 San Francisco Run for Hope

JCYC’s 13th Annual San Francisco Aloha Run will be both in-person and virtual! The in-person 5K, 10K and Keiki run/walk will take place on Sunday, September 24th at Crissy Field in San Francisco. Virtual runs will happen anytime between Sunday, September 24th through Sunday, October 1st. Titled, San Francisco Aloha Run for Hope, this year’s… Read More

Announcing the Inaugural Julie Matsueda Believe Scholarship

The Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) is extremely excited to announce the launching of a new scholarship program, the Julie Matsueda Believe Scholarship. The Believe Scholarship will provide a long-term commitment to selected preschool participants as an ongoing partner in their journey towards a healthy and productive adulthood. After serving as JCYC’s Deputy Director for… Read More

JCYC Chosen as a 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year!

The Japanese Community Youth Council is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Phil Ting. “On behalf of the Board and Staff of JCYC, we are incredibly grateful and humbled to be recognized by Assemblymember Phil Ting as a 2023 Nonprofit of the Year.” said… Read More

Support The Thomatra Scott Scholarship Fund!

As the 2023 Black History Month comes to a close, JCYC is proud to once again launch the Thomatra Scott Scholarship campaign! A former JCYC staff member, Thomatra Scott or “Scotty” was an advocate for youth in education, health, housing, employment, human rights, prison reform, and racial justice until his passing in 2000. We would sincerely appreciate donations to… Read More

2023 Nikkei Community Internship: Apply Today!

JCYC is happy to announce that applications for the Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) have officially opened for 2023! Program dates will be from June 20 – August 11 and the application deadline is Sunday, April 2. Internships will be located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. The NCI program is a statewide initiative… Read More

Encore Virtual Screening of “Empowered: The JCYC Story” and Q&A

Join us on December 7th at 7 PM PST for an Encore Virtual Screening of Empowered: The JCYC Story and Q&A with film director and JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki, Former JCYC Executive Director Jeff Mori and JCYC Deputy Director Julie Matsueda. The Q&A will be moderated by Wendy Tokuda. Click here to RSVP!

JCYC College Access Programs 2022 Summer Program

JCYC College Access Programs had a fun and busy summer of programming for their middle and high school youth participants! Serving over 3,000 college bound students annually, JCYC College Access Programs held a variety of enriching and academic programming for their youth. Our High School (HS) Advisors coordinated and held a hybrid Resilient Scholars Summer… Read More

2022 SF Aloha Run for Peace: Register & Fundraise Today!

JCYC’s 12th Annual SF Aloha Run will be both in-person and virtual! The in-person 5K or 10K run/walk is on Sunday, September 25th at Crissy Field in San Francisco, and the virtual side runs from Sunday, September 25th through Sunday, October 2nd. Titled, SF Aloha Run for Peace, this year’s run is focused on bringing… Read More

Save The Date for JCYC’s 5 Decade Celebration!

All of us at JCYC are excited to announce that our 5 decades of service to the children and youth of the San Francisco Bay Area will be celebrated at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial Building on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7pm – please Save The Date! We hope you can join our… Read More

Jon Osaki Honored in DC by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

On June 9th, JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki was honored in Washington, DC by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). Jon was selected to receive the APIAHF Health Equity Champion Community Advocate Award which was presented by Krystal Ka’ai, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on AANHPI. Also, in attendance and… Read More