SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families Spotlights JCYC

The San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCYF) spotlighted JCYC through their We Are The City Spotlight campaign during their April Board Meeting. DCYF is one of JCYC’s leading program grantors, and we are fortunate and honored that DCYF not only continues to provide vital funding to JCYC’s programs but also raised… Read More

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