College Resources

For all the families who are not attending a KIPP high school here is a list of local organizations that provide resources to better support your student’s journey to college and their overall well-being.
Organizations are listed by region:


College Access & Youth Development

Scholarmatch delivers targeted in-person and online support to students who are the first in their family to attend college. The free services include a combination of 1:1 advising by staff, strategic scholarship support and career mentoring to support their path all the way to college graduation.

849 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Contact : Lisa Lopez – – 415.652.2766


College Track – Free services including; ACT/SAT prep and practice tests, one-on-one tutoring in specific subject areas to ensure GPA growth and college eligibility, 3-5 week intensive “Math Blast” summer program and academic Coaches to develop academic habits, mindsets, and study skills.

College Track
112 Linden Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Contact: Anesha Grant – – 415.206.9995


Alive & Free Leadership Academy helps youth ages 14-24 from all over the Bay Area develop the verbal, research and writing skills and the discipline needed to succeed in a college environment and the world of work.

Alive and Free
1060 Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Contact: Dr. Marshall – – 415.826.8664


100% College Prep – services include monthly meetings with their academic coach, ACT/SAT preparation, financial aid guidance, visits to HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) across the country, visits to 2- and 4-year institutions in California and  the opportunity to earn college credits and access to SFSU campus resources through the Step to College program.

100% College Prep
1201 Mendell Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Contact: Ms. Tachelle Williams – – 415.550.9455


JUMA – Services include employment at one of our concession businesses in a major sporting or entertainment venue, job skills training, financial guidance, one-on-one mentorship and career exploration and coaching.

1201 Mendell Stree
San Francisco, CA 94124

Contact: Noah Halton – – 415.371.0727


Boys & Girls Club – Provide high-quality programs and support services to youth ages 8-18. We focus on four essential program areas that we call our success equation: Academic Success,  Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Community Engagement, and Job Earning with Earning Potential

Boys & Girls Club
380 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Contact: Iris Phillips – – 415.445.5481


Health & Wellness

African American Art and Culture Complex – Project LEVEL seeks to educate, enlighten, and create a positive force for at-risk inner city youth, by creating a safe environment to interact with their peers and accomplish short term to long term goals. Year-Round | This program is FREE.

African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Contact: – 415.921-8382  


APA Family Support Services strengthens families with a spectrum of services to prevent and if necessary, treat problems that may occur as a result of stress, barriers, and challenges of language, finances, and lack of resources.

APA Family Support Services
10 Nottingham Place
​San Francisco, CA 94133

Herbert Dong,​ – 415.617.0061

3rd Street Youth Center has free counseling, health, and wellness services for youth and families.

3rd Street Youth Center
1728 Bancroft Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Contact: Joi Jackson-Morgan – – 415.822-1707 ext. 303


Larkin Street Youth Center provides various services including housing, education, employment training, health, and wellness.

Larkin Street Youth Center
134 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Contact: 415.673.0911


Faces SF – services include early childhood development, workforce training, school-age enrichment programs, and family support services.

Faces SF
1101 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94117

Contacts: 415.567.2357


Good Samaritan Family Resource Center helps striving immigrants and diverse families to obtain the skills, support, and resources they need to overcome the challenges of poverty and displacement.

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
1294 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco CA, 94110

Contact: 415.401.4253


College Access & Youth Development


College Track offers an individualized approach that taps into each student’s skills and passions. Students participate in three core program areas: Academic Affairs, Student Life, and College Completion. 

College Track
112 Linden Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Contact: – 510.834.3295

Oakland Promise: Future Centers – college and career hubs on middle and high school campuses. They offer college application & scholarship support, technology, & access to internships.

Oakland Promise: Future Centers
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza #430
Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: 510.836.8900


OneGoal addresses the depth and breadth of the problem by focusing on three pivotal transitional years from high school through the first year of college, working in close partnership with districts, high schools and postsecondary institutions.

1111 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Contact: 415.692.4956


East Bay College Fund wrap-around support services—one-on-one mentoring, advising services, and professional development and networking opportunities, ensure students thrive and persist to college completion. They award every eligible student in Oakland a scholarship and offer mentoring, advising, and other resources to support their college success.

East Bay College Fund
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza #430
Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: 510.836.8900

RYSE Center RYSE’s College Access program helps students understand what admission requirements are and what financial aid might be available. Participants can attend college tours to northern and southern campuses, and the center sponsors a “college week” during which students can question current college students and recent grads about what college life is like.

RYSE Center
205 41st Street @ MacDonald
Richmond, CA 94805

Contact: – 510.374.3401

East Oakland Youth Development Center – The mission of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) is to develop the social and leadership capacities of youth so that they achieve excellence in education, career, and service to their communities.

East Oakland Youth Development Center
8200 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94621

Contact: – 510.569.8088


Youth Uprising – mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

Youth Uprising
8711 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605

Contact: – 510.777.9909


Youth Radio offers hands-on education and employment in journalism, arts, and technology, as well as access to support services like academic advising and mental health care.

Youth Radio
1701 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: 510.251.1101


Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland offers a comprehensive curricula that is provided within the following Core Enrichment Program Areas that address the academic, linguistic and cognitive growth, and emotional and social needs of youth.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland
3300 High Street
Oakland, CA, 94619

Contact: – 510.444.8211


Girls Inc. provides research-based programming to empower girls at every stage of their development. We focus on the whole girl: her health and well-being, education, and development as a leader.

Girls Inc.
510 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: – 510.357.5515

Contact: – 510.444.8211


Beats Rhymes and Life – community-based organization that grew in response to a critical need for therapeutic programs designed specifically to serve boys and young men of color who as a group demonstrate some of the greatest health and social disparities.

Beats Rhymes and Life
450 Santa Clara Ave
Oakland, CA 94610



Health & Wellness


Ashland Free Medical Clinic provides free medical care for low income people who do not have health insurance. We provide non-emergency care for both acute and chronic conditions and the clinic is staffed by volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and other support staff.

Ashland Free Medical Clinic
50 E Lewelling Blvd
San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Contact: – 510.407.2362


Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) is a peer-based disability resource organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible. CRIL offers independent living services at no charge to persons with disabilities living in southern and eastern Alameda County.

Community Resources for Independent Living
439 A St Hayward, CA 94541

Contact: 510.881.5743


REACH has a collaborative multi-agency Wellness team that supports the integration of health & wellness, social justice, and youth leadership into all of our programs and services.

Reach Ashland Youth Center
16335 E 14th St
Hayward, CA 94541

Contact: 510.481.4500


Pathways Counseling Center offers effective and evidence-based services to children and families at low or no cost. Support youth-serving adults to recognize and respond to mental health challenges—and refer when needed.

Pathways Counseling Center
13666 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94578

Contact: 510.357.5515


Family Paths strengthens family relationships by providing mental health and supportive services with respect, integrity, compassion and hope.

Family Paths Inc
1727 Martin Luther King Jr Way #109
Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: – 510.893.9230


La Familia Counseling Services offers a wide range of mental health and community services. The breadth of our programs allow us to provide support to many individuals and families in our community. We offer services ranging from Zumba classes to employment services to outpatient therapy.

La Familia Counseling Service
26081 Mocine Ave
Hayward, CA 94544

Contact: 510.881.5921


Alameda Family Services is a human services organization, active in Alameda and the East Bay, whose programs improve the emotional, psychological and physical health of children, youth and families.

Alameda Family Services
2325 Clement Ave
Alameda, CA 94501

Contact: – 510.629.6300


Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes millions of healthy meals every year, and are on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty.

Alameda County Community Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Dr
Oakland, CA 94621

Contact: – 510.635.3663


College Access & Youth Development

Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Club takes a holistic approach to creating well-rounded, confident, and healthy youth and aims to provide programs and services that speak to all aspects of a child’s development.

Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Club
5040 North 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95002

Contact: – 408.957.9685


Girls Scouts centers on what we call the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, or GSLE—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.

Girls Scouts
1310 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

Contact: – 510.562.8470


Summer of Service at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose – An award-winning summer program for teens that combines service learning and creating lasting memories all summer long. Summer of Service is for youth entering grades 7th-10th grade, potentially cost free (through a scholarship they offer).

Summer of Service: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA, 95110

Contact: – 408.673.2833


Mayfair Community Center – school programs, elementary sport leagues, teen drop-in, teen sport leagues, Camp San Jose, speciality camps, aquatics, classrooms

Mayfair Community Center
200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Contact: 408.535.3500


Health & Wellness


Bill Wilson Centers Transitional Housing Program provides comprehensive services for homeless youth ages 18-24, including young single parents and their children.

Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara CA 95050

Contact: – 408.243.0222

HomeFirst’s Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) is the largest homeless service center in Santa Clara County. It operates year-round, 24 hours a day, providing shelter and transitional housing as well as a wide array of critical services.

496 S 3rd St
San Jose, CA 95112

Contact: – 408.539.2180

Foothill Family Clinic provides personalized guidance and immense support, our team of licensed professionals is here to ensure that all your health-related needs are met. We provide patients with all the tools they need to walk out happier and more satisfied than ever before.

Foothill Family Clinic
1066 S White Rd
San Jose, CA 95127

Contact: 408.729.9700


YWCA is on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence, to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness and to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap.

375 S. Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Contact: – 408.295.4011

Sacred Heart Community Service Two Food Programs: a 3 day supplemental supply of groceries and an assortment of food for homeless customers that requires no prep or cooking. Customers can receive food twice a month and may access additional produce once a week.

Sacred Hear Community Service
1381 South First St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Contact: 408.278-2160

Alum Rock Counseling Center programs entail working with parents of infants & teens, keeping at-risk youth in a drug and violence-free school environment as well as on-site crisis counseling. We proudly serve all of Santa Clara County.

Alum Rock Counseling Center
1245 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95116

Contact: – 408.294.0500

Asian Americans for Community Involvement offers programs address the health and well-being of the individual and advances our belief in providing care that goes beyond just health, but also provides people a sense of hope and new possibilities.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement
2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95128

Contact: – 408.975.2730

Gardner Family Resource Center provides assistance for Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids insurance programs for children Child art enrichment activities Child language and literacy development (SEEDS) Developmental Screenings for children ages 0-5.

Gardner Family Resource Center
160 East Virginia suite 280, 95112 San Jose , CA 95112

Contact: – 408.457.7100

KIPP Through College (KTC) is a part of the broader KIPP approach that aims to prepare students to succeed in college and lead choice-filled lives. The vision is for all students to have the access, skills and resources to navigate through college. KTC provides support in high school, one-on-one college counseling, alumni advising, and career readiness services. KIPP students matriculate and graduate from high school and college, ready to begin their careers.