Newsletter

JCYC College Access Programs’ Newly Renovated Office

JCYC College Access Programs (JCYC CAP) has relocated to a new location on the second floor of the Buddhist Church of America (BCA) offices on Octavia Street in San Francisco! Located at 1710 Octavia Street, the newly renovated space is made up of 4 medium-to-large office rooms, a small waiting and reception area, a kitchen,… Read More

Give to JCYC’s Chibi Chan Preschools this May!

JCYC’s Chibi Chan Preschools need your support this May to help us deliver vital childcare services – please donate today here!In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and this year’s Give in May “Forging Community Bonds” campaign, the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) would sincerely appreciate your consideration of a contribution to our organization this May. Your contribution… Read More

JCYC College Access Programs’ Upward Bound SoCal College Trip

Over Spring Break, JCYC College Access Programs’ Upward Bound students went on their first SoCal College Tour in two years! A group of over 40 Juniors and Seniors from the high schools we serve got the chance to check out and explore different types of SoCal college campuses and interact with other first generation college students…. Read More

Hellman & Friedman Raises $24,900 for JCYC’s Chibi Chan Preschools

This past November, Hellman & Friedman, a global San Francisco headquartered private equity firm, selected JCYC to be one of their company’s three end of year fundraising campaign beneficiaries. Hellman & Friedman sought out a San Francisco Bay Area based non-profit working with children and youth from communities of color. Fortunately, JCYC was an organization… Read More

Matcha Cafe Maiko – Thank You!

August 20, 2021 JCYC would like to give a big shout out to a San Francisco Japantown and internationally present business that has set a forward-thinking example of solidarity and generosity – Matcha Café Maiko – better known as Matcha Café! Matcha Café first entered JCYC’s radar when owner Chris Chin reached out to JCYC… Read More

2021 JCYC Scholarship Program Winners!

JCYC is excited to announce our 2021 JCYC Scholarship Program winners! Thanks to the generous support JCYC received from our 2020 SF Aloha Run for Black Lives, we are able to continue shaping the lives of our outstanding middle and high school youth participants, by making the dream of a college degree a reality. We… Read More

A Message from the Executive Director – May 2021

In 2017, I started my article by writing that we must tell “our children that when they face challenges and struggles in their life, it is important that we do not simply blame others.” Unfortunately, over the past four years, the partisan politics in this country went from bad to agonizingly toxic. The finger pointing… Read More

JCYC Helps Kick Off Campaign for Solidarity

On Saturday, April 17th, JCYC co-sponsored the launch of the San Francisco Campaign for Solidarity at San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. JCYC partnered with the SF Human Rights Commission, Stand Together SF and other groups from the Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, American Indian and multicultural communities to stand together against racist hate… Read More

JCYC Launches Thomatra Scott Scholarship Fund

In honor of Black History Month, JCYC is proud to announce the launch of the new Thomatra Scott Scholarship! A former JCYC staff member, Thomatra Scott or “Scotty” was an advocate for youth in education, housing, employment, human rights, prison reform, and racial justice until his passing in 2000. Scotty was a true symbol of… Read More