JCYC is a San Francisco-based children and youth non-profit organization, which provides a broad range of child and youth development services. Established in 1... See More

The mission of JCYC is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. We provide a comprehensive continuum of care from preschool to college and empower young people to realize their full potential to ensure that they have the resources and support necessary to grow into healthy, responsible adults.

Programs by Area of Focus

Child Development:

Chibi-Chan Preschool offers children 2 to 5 years of age with a safe, nurturing environment, which stimulates learning and prepares them for future success in school. The staff of Chibi Chan implements a hands-on curriculum, which is intended to enhance cognitive development, social/emotional development, and fine and gross motor skill development. The program annually serves over 65 children in low-to-moderate income level families.

Tomodachi Summer Program is a 9-week day camp, which offers children aged 5 to 11 a unique opportunity to build new friendships, gain exposure to a variety of activities and interests, and learn about cultures from around the world. Many of the children who grow up through this program, move on to become participants of the Teen Program (Middle School) and Youth Leaders (High School) of the Tomodachi Summer Program. The program serves 150 children weekly during the Summer months.

Youth Development:

Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) proides educational outreach and supportive services to prevent substance abuse for youth during the highly critical and influential ages of 10-19 years old. Services include youth support groups, individual and family counseling, recreational activities, community outreach and education. The program annually serves 1600 at-risk middle and high school youths.

Japantown Youth Leaders (JYL) develops leadership skills of youth ages 14 to 18 through community service and structured activities during afterschool and weekend hours. The program is designed to foster leadership development and engage participants in activities that support their personal development. The program annually serves 50 youths in San Francisco.

Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) program provides college students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience supporting the work of Japanese American non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles while increasing their awareness of contemporary issues affecting the community. The program annually serves 14 college students.

College Access:

JCYC Educational Talent Search provides academic counseling and information on career choices, college preparation, admissions, and financial aid to middle and high school students. AACE provides first-generation college bound students an opportunity to further their education and become the first member of their family to earn a college degree. The program annually serves 2100 youths in the San Francisco and 600 youths in Daly City.

JCYC Upward Bound is a comprehensive college preparation program, which is designed to meet the specific needs of participants through a combination of academic year services, and an intensive summer residential experience specifically designed for first-generation college bound students. The program annually serves 60 youths in San Francisco.

San Francisco College Access Center provides college preparation information and assistance through a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District. The mission is to provide culturally relevant, comprehensive college preparation information and assistance. The program annually serves 700 youths in San Francisco.

Youth Workforce:

Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) provides subsidized employment for youth from low-income neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. Through the subsidized after-school and Summer employment opportunities, the youth are able to prepare for future economic self-sufficiency. The program annually serves 1400 low income high school youths.

New Ways Workers (NWW) provides private and public sector job placement services for high school students. NWW currently implements the San Francisco YouthWorks program. San Francisco YouthWorks program offers 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, the opportunity to participate in paid internships in San Francisco’s City Government Departments. The program annually serves 500 high school youths in San Francisco.


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