SAN FRANCISCO – The Educational Hub of the Japanese Community Youth Council, a San Francisco youth-development organization, is honoring 88 low income, and first-generation college students for pursuing higher education goals on Monday, June 4, under the lighting of the San Francisco War Memorial’s Green Room.
Through grants from the College Access Foundation of California, JCYC has awarded over $590,000 in scholarship awards to past and present participants of JCYC’s Educational Hub programs: AACE Educational Talent Search, AACE Upward Bound, and San Francisco College Access Center.
This program –now in its 6th year – will provide a total of $186,000 for high school seniors who will attend college in Fall 2012 as first-time freshmen, and current college students attending 2 or 4 colleges
across the country. All recipients will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
The keynote speaker is Hydra Mendoza, the Education Adviser to the Mayor of San Francisco, and the current Vice-President of the San Francisco Board of Education. The event will culminate in the presentation of scholarship awards and certificates of accomplishments given by the offices of state legislators. Educators from across San Francisco and Daly City, family, friends and community partners are invited to attend this memorable celebration.
“On behalf of the JCYC Educational Hub, we are very thankful for the generous funding of the College Access Foundation of California, to provide financial support for these low-income students to pursue and complete a program of higher education,” expressed by Emalyn Lapus, AACE Educational Talent Search Project Director.