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26th Annual East Bay College Connection Fair at Saint Mary's College

Saturday May 6, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

1928 St. Mary's Road Moraga, CA 94575

Meet representatives from over 190 colleges and universities. Attend information sessions on admissions, financial aid, athletics, and more.


For more information and registration:

REACH HIGHER and participate in our 2nd Annual, African American College Signing Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

REACH HIGHER and participate in our 2nd Annual, African American College Signing Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. This event will begin at 6:00pm at Fromm Hall on the campus of the University of San Francisco, 2497 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco.

The spirit of this event is to honor, recognize and celebrate our Graduating Seniors who have worked hard and have made future career plans to attend a professional training program, a 2- year or 4- year college.

There will be catered food, performances, guest speakers and prizes.

The African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) has led the planning and design of this celebration with First Lady Michelle Obama, 100% College Prep and the Mayor’s Office for their 2nd year.

Mark your calendars now and SAVE THE DATE, African American College Signing Day, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beginning at 6:00pm at Fromm Hall on the campus of the University of San Francisco, 2497 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco


To register:

College Fair!

Free Fair to Help Students Explore College Options


Students and parents are invited to dive into the college search process at the San Francisco National College Fair, held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Cow Palace Arena in Daly City, CA.


The event, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), is free and open to the public.


Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from public and private colleges and universities, including some international institutions. Both two- and four-year schools will be featured.


Complete information about the fair, including free student registration, can be found online at


Participants will receive tips on how to navigate the college-selection process, and learn more about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus life.


“Students and parents can discuss individual needs with college experts at the fair’s counseling center”, said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Executive Director of National College Fairs, Programs and Services.


“As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get,” Ferguson said. “The resources and opportunities provided by National College Fairs are invaluable.”


Now in its 45th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC sponsors 63 National College Fairs across the U.S.


More Information

More information about the San Francisco National College Fair — including directions, a list of colleges exhibiting at the event, and tips to help students prepare for the fair — is available online at You may also email or call 800/822-6285.



NACAC is an Arlington, Virginia-based education association of more than 15,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. Founded in 1937, the association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. For more information, visit

UCSF High School Outreach Conference

High School Outreach Conference is an annual event at UCSF that brings together dental, nursing, medical, graduate, pharmacy, and physical therapy students to host over 300 high school students from the Bay Area. The students begin the day listening to motivational speakers to learn more about the journey to a career in the health sciences, financial aid, and more. Throughout the remainder of the day, students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty by participating hands on demos hosted by each of the schools! HSOC is a day for fun, friends, and sparking passion in the next generation of health care providers! Plus, it’s completely free!

Last year we had over 300 high school students from all over the Bay Area attend and get hands on experiences in:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Research

It is a great day with friends, food and fun! So keep checking back for more details and to sign up for our free conference.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.

Register at

UC Berkeley's ShawdowCon

You are invited to attend SHADOWCon! 
What is SHADOWCon?
SHADOWCon is brought to you by the Pilipinx Academic Student Services (P.A.S.S.) at the University of California, Berkeley. This program aims to enrich high school students with the awareness to the different paths into higher education, as well as the resources and knowledge needed to fully thrive in college endeavors. This event is intended for all high school students, including seniors who may have already decided on which college they want to pursue. SHADOWCon will provide space for high school students from different backgrounds to come to the UC Berkeley campus and embark on a unique experience by attending academic, political, and identity workshops, building mentorship bonds and networking with current college students, and by getting introduced to the many means of empowerment and support that are available to you. 
Date: March 11 2017
Time: 8:00AM-6:00PM*
Location: UC Berkeley Campus
*It will be a long and rewarding day filled with many memories, laughs, new friendships, and Empowerment :-) Food and snacks will also be provided throughout the duration of the conference.
This conference is FREE for all high school participants. 
To apply to participate in this conference, students must fill out the following Google Form. We will do our best in accommodating and accepting as many students as we can for this program.  

College Night, October 5th!

College Night, October 5th!

Pathways to Law

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area's Community Services Committee and other bar associations and student groups will be hosting their 8th annual pre-law diversity conference "Pathways to Law" to encourage college and high school students to pursue a law degree.  Pathways to Law will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law, located at 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.  Registration and breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with breaks and a lunch hour.  This event is FREE for all attendees.  All food and beverages will be provided.


Pathways to Law aims to expose college and high school students, as well as recent young graduates, to law school and the legal profession; to explain career options available with a law degree; and to discuss current issues that impact Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  The conference will feature distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways. The panels will cover legal careers in the public and private sectors – including firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel – as well as career paths outside the “traditional” practice of law.  Also, a panel of Bay Area law students will share their experiences from admission through graduation, and attendees will get a taste of law school through an interactive mock class. 


In addition to the panels, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with attorneys and law students during the lunch hour.  All attendees will be provided with a packet that will include tips on the admissions process and legal education.


All interested students, parents, teachers, and others are welcome.  Please register at Walk-ins are welcome.  If you have any questions, please email Claire Choo at

826 Valencia: Personal Statement Workshop

826 Valencia is proud to announce our eighth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 15 and 16 at Mission High School. We invite all SFUSD high school seniors to register for a weekend of free college essay help.

Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 15 and 16, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students who are writing responses to the UC's Personal Insight Questions, Common Application essays, and scholarship essays. We're prepared to support students at all stages of the writing process, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing and brain food to keep them going.

Registering for the event as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for more information and to sign up. You can choose to attend one or two two-hour session(s) on either or both days. Advance registration is required so we can best prepare to meet each student's individual needs.

Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 171 students over the weekend, and this year we are hoping to exceed 200. Seniors: Don't miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements, making them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!  

Contact with questions.
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MAP to College at UCSF!

MAP to College! is a free, one-day, annual college-going event held in the fall for Bay Area students in the 12th grade and their parents or guardians.


Fall semester of a student’s senior year in high school is a critical time for college applications. As colleges become more competitive and selective, it is important that students understand the nuances of each college application and how to write a strong personal essay.


Attendees of MAP to College! can attend workshops on the UC application and personal insight questions, the CSU application, the Community College transfer path, the application and admissions process for private colleges and financial aid.


Financial aid workshops are presented in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

This event is targeted to students in the twelfth grade, but students of all grades are welcome to attend!


To register and more information go to:

Coding Cup for Female Students!

  • Learn, network, and build cool stuff at Coding Cup, a hackathon event for middle and high school GIRLS who love engineering and all things tech.
  • Coding Cup challenges aspiring young engineers to Connect Your World by leveraging the APIs of your favorite apps to build an app or project that brings them together in a new way, and the winning team gets a pair of Beats by Dre Solo 2 headphones!
  • You’ll be paired with mentors from established local tech companies to learn new skills and help build the best project possible.
  • Coding Cup will also have speakers from companies like Facebook, Girls Who Code, Hack Reactor, and more with info on how to follow your path to engineering, with tracks for both you and your parents. Not to mention, the event is free and includes breakfast, lunch, and swag.


Register today and invite your friends! Website:


Date: September 17, 2016 8:30AM


77 Geary Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

Reach Higher College Signing Day

Reach Higher College Signing Day, Monday, 05/02/2016, 5:30PM - 8PM. The African American Parent Advisory Council will be hosting a celebration for our African American 12th graders at SF State on Monday, May 2nd. We ask that students register on Eventbrite and families are welcomed and encouraged to come.


Registration link:


Boys to Manhood Training

Boys to Manhood Training, Saturday, 04/23/2016, 9:30AM - 3:30PM at Mission High School. We have three extraordinary Brothers from the Mission High School Black Student Union organizing a districtwide event for 6th through 12th grade Black male youth this Saturday. Please see a detailed description at the bottom of this email. 
The “Boys to Manhood Training Day” is about bringing young black men that are in high school and middle school together to discuss real life issues. It is very hard for Black young men in society. Why you ask? Black on Black crime and police brutality are just a couple of issues that you hear on social media and have seen on television. Dealing with young Black men getting shot, killed, or accused of criminal activity for no good reason is unnecessary and intolerable. This is a time for our community to pull together to become one so that our young Black men can be safe and highly successful contributing members of our society. 
We need volunteers who are familiar with and know how to handle situations Black youth find themselves involved. This has to be done to open the eyes for those who don't know how to handle the truth and for those who have been victimized by it. This is, also, why we need people like you to come in and help so the next generation can strive towards positive changes in the future for our community. Do you care about our African-American Black male youth? If you do, please come join with us at the “Boys to Manhood Training Day” so we can all become as one and support our African-American Black male youth.
Our Event:
Mission High School
3750 18th Street
San Francisco, CA  94114
April 23rd, 2016
9:30am – 3:30pm
Breakfast and lunch will be served
Please RSVP no later than Monday April 18st, 2016 at 5pm
We are hoping this is going to be a lot of fun!  There will be a raffle prizes, guest speakers, and a lot of valuable wisdom from a lot of Black men like you.
Some of our workshops that will be put in place are: 
About that Life”
Educational Plans for the Future
“Chasing Paper and How to Stack It”
Understanding how to grow your Money
I Got the Job”
Interview Techniques and Resumes’
Hacker 2020”
Getting Ready for a New Kind of Career in Tech
How to avoid a Police Confrontation”
Know your Rights
Please contact as soon as possible if you can participate in this event. 
Thank You,
Hatim  Mansori  (415)-690-9769
Ishaaq Muhammad  (415)-374-1401
Darjis Vickers (415)-902-3245

Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair

At the Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair, we can help get you more job-ready, practice interviewing, review your resume, and give you the chance to interview with top employers like Starbucks, Target, Levi’s and more! 

Dress to impress for the event—and don’t forget your resume!



10 am | Check In 

10:15 am | Get Oriented

10:30 am | Visit with Businesses at the Expo / Attend Workshops / Practice Interviewing / Work on Your Resumé 

12:30 pm | Rally with Mayor Ed Lee & Live Entertainment

1 pm | Visit with Businesses at the Expo / Attend Workshops / Practice Interviewing / Work on Your Resumé 

3 pm | Fair Closes

Youth Jobs+ is an initiative led by the City of San Francisco, United Way of the Bay Area, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).

WHEN Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT) WHERE Mission Bay Conference Center - 1675 Owens Street Suite #251, San Francisco, CA 94143   TO RSVP:

Cal Academy Science Game Jam

Science Game Jam (13 - 18 years old)

The Academy is holding the second annual Science Game Jam over the weekend of April 23 - 24, 2016. Teens will work in teams to design and complete a digital game around the theme of "Bay Area Food, Water and Energy." Teams will work with Academy scientists and Bay Area game developers to explore science and game design. Limited spots available. Applications are due April 3.

For more information, visit


Sign up here:

UCSF's 13th Annual High School Outreach Conference

If you would like to learn more about Healthcare Professions attend UCSF's 13th Annual High School Outreach Conference.


You can register at: The registration for the event is here:


The conference will take place on April 30th, 2016 from 8:30am-4:00pm. Registration lasts until the day of the event. You can register onsite the day of the event as well (just make sure you bring your signed permission slip with you).

Please follow the instructions below.
1) Complete and submit the online form below
2) Print a hard copy of the Parent Permission form:

Either bring the form to the event the day of, or mail the signed and completed form to:

High School Outreach Conference 2016
Attn: Alessandra Dieplinger
700 Lawton St.
San Francisco, Ca 94122

Check out our Facebook page for updates regarding the event!

The California Academy of Sciences is holding the second annual Science Game Jam

Win Prizes | Meet Scientists & Game Developers | Lunch Provided

The California Academy of Sciences is holding the second annual Science Game Jam over the weekend of April 23-24, 2016. Teens will work in teams to design and complete a digital game around the theme of "Bay Area Food, Water and Energy."

Race against the clock to create games about science! Work with Academy scientists and Bay Area game developers to explore science and game design. Compete to win prizes! Gather up to four of your friends to form team. Solo game jammers also welcome to apply. Limited spots available.

Dates: April 23 - 24, 9am - 4pm
Where: California Academy of Sciences
Who: Teens 13 - 18 years old
Cost: FREE!

More info at |


Youth Programs Summer Applications Now Open!

The California Academy of Sciences is now recruiting youth currently in grades 6-12 for summer 2016 volunteer opportunities and paid internships! For more information about our programs, visit

Financial Aid

Seniors and parents of seniors,

The deadline to get maximum financial aid is March 2nd! That date is coming by really quick!


We have workshops after-school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in room 122 until 5PM.

There are also two Saturday workshops!

Saturday, February 20th 10am-2pm

Saturday, February 27th 10am-2pm


They are also in room 122.


Why complete the financial aid application?

One, you will be eligible for Federal Financial Assistance.

This is in the form of Grants (FREE $$), Loans, Work-study ($$ to work on campus).


Also, to receive SCHOLARSHIPS from Colleges and Universities you must complete the Financial Aid application!


Yes, private school have a lot of free money, even for those who earn a lot of money, but if you do not apply for financial aid, you will not be eligible for it.

For example, full tuition paid by Stanford if family combined income is less than $125,000. (


Also, there is the Middle Class Scholarship at the UC and CSU level for families making who make less than $150,000.


There are two types of Financial Aid Application:

1) is for students with a Social Security Number (SSN)

2) is for students who do not have a SSN, have an ITIN or DACA


Remember, you do not need to file your 2015 tax form to submit the FAFSA or Dream Act. You can use your 2014 tax form as estimate.


Do not wait, complete it now! If you need an one-on-one appointment, send an email or call the school and ask for me.




Mr. Touch


2016 for Citywide Summer Resource Fair!!! Saturday, March 12 10am-2pm at Pier 70, 420 22nd Street, San Francisco:

2016 for Citywide Summer Resource Fair!!! Saturday, March 12 10am-2pm at Pier 70, 420 22nd Street, San Francisco:
The Summer Resource Fair is a FREE, family-oriented event that showcases the multitude of summer camps and other programs for young people in and around San Francisco. Over 150 exhibitors will be on hand with information about programs and camps for every age group, from toddlers to teens to and everything in between.
Link to register, click here
For questions, email

Cash for College Night - Wednesday, January 20th at 6PM

Learn how to pay for college!

Cash for College Night

Wednesday, January 20th @ 6:00PM


Q: What is “Financial Aid”?   A: Money used to help pay for college expenses!




Checklist – What to bring to complete your financial aid application:

  • Student Information
    • Social Security Number (SSN), if applicable
    • Alien registration number or Permanent Residence Card, if applicable
  • Parent(s) Information
    • Social Security Number (SSN), if applicable
    • Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
    • 2014 or 2015 Federal Income Tax Return
      • IRS 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
      • Foreign Tax Return
    • Parent(s) 2014 or 2015 W-2 forms
    • Bank account information (amount in checking, savings, cash, etc.)
    • Record of any Federal Assistance (SSI, welfare, food stamps, etc.)
    • If Married, Divorced, or Widowed – Date of Occurrence (MM/YYYY)


Dinner at 6:00PM   Ÿ   Tabling Event at 6:00PM   Ÿ   Meeting at 6:30PM


























WHEN: JANUARY 23, 2016. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
EBMUD Administration Building - 375 11th Street Oakland, CA 94607

Event Description

EBMUD is hosting a Career and Resource Fair to inform the public about upcoming entry-level jobs and career opportunities. There will be four (4) sessions offered during the course of the day. Attendees may only register in one (1) of the four (4) sessions.


Each session will include a general plenary session and a one-hour job information session (veterans-focused, trades-focused OR admin-focused) and an opportunity to meet several of EBMUD's partners that can help prepare you for EBMUD's exam process. EBMUD staff maintains ongoing partnerships with local community service organizations and several community college skilled trades training programs to attract qualified diverse candidates for EBMUD jobs. 

There is no fee to attend this event; however, you must register using this site. To gain admittance into the building and the career fair, you must do the following:

  • Pre-register for one (1) of the four (4) sessions
  • Select one (1) of the three (3) job information sessions you are most interested in (veterans-focused, trades-focused OR admin-focused)
  • Bring a photo ID and your registration receipt (ticket) with your name printed on it


Winter 2016 Career Fair – Exploring Employment and Training Opportunities

You are invited to the Winter 2016 Career Fair – Exploring Employment and Training Opportunities.


Career Fair Information

Date:               February 24, 2016

Time:               10:00 am – 1:00 pm   

Location:         International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 34

                        4 Berry Street, San Francisco



The purpose of this event is two-fold: (1) to provide employers an opportunity to connect with potential employees/apprentices/interns; and (2) to expose high school and college students to the many employment and training opportunities available to them locally.


Students will be encouraged to bring their resumes, transcripts and portfolios to share with prospective employers, unions, and training centers.


If you are interested in participating, please complete the attached form and return it to by February 10, 2016. I will send you a complete packet once I receive your notice of interest.


If you have any questions, please, don’t hesitate to call. Margot Reed's number is 415-557-4950.


Third Annual Black Family Cradle to College and Career Day on Saturday, January 9, 2016

Please join us at the Third Annual Black Family Cradle to College and Career Day on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Mission High School starting at 9:30am.  Anticipate a fun- and information-filled day of family activities, workshops, resources, delicious Southern buffet brunch, and dozens of free raffled gifts, including Warrior tickets, laptop computers, and books and gift cards!

RSVP no later than 5PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at:

Cash for College Night & Kickoff to Black History Month - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cash for College Night & Kickoff to Black History Month - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GWHS would like to invite all students and their families to attend Cash for College Night and Kickoff to Black History Month on Wednesday, January 28th, from 6-8pm in the cafeteria.  Financial aid representatives will explain how to get financial aid for college, and Seniors will have an opportunity to fill out and get help on their financial aid applications that evening, as well as be entered into a raffle to win an iPad mini or Toshiba laptop.  We strongly encourage students of all grades and their parents to attend this event. As usual, light dinner and interpretation in Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese and Nepalese will be provided.

華盛頓高中誠摯地邀請所有學生與家庭在一月, 二十八號,星期三, 晚上六點到八點,在本校飯廳 光臨<<上大學用的錢講座並興祝非洲美   歷史之月>>。 大學經濟援助代表會為各位講解怎樣獲得經濟援助上大學﹔ 十二年級的學生當晚會有機會填寫經濟援助申請表並在填表的過程接受幫助。  十二年級的學生還可以加入抽獎活動贏蘋果公司的手提小電腦和T的輕便電腦。我們非常鼓勵所有年級的學生與家長參加這講座。 象以往, 我們會供應簡單的晚餐與國語, 西班牙語和越語翻譯。

GWHS invita a todos los alumnos y sus familias a asistir a la Noche de dinero para la Universidad y celebración del mes de historia afroamericana” el miercoles, 28 de enero, de las 6 a 8 de la noche en la cafeteria.  El personal de ayuda económica para la universidad les explicarán la manera en que uno puede obtener ayuda económica para la universidad y los alumnos de doceavo año y sus papás tendrán oportunidad de llenar y pedir ayuda en el proceso de llenar sus solicitudes en esa misma noche; además, entrarán a un sorteo para ganar un mini iPad o una computadora Toshiba portable.  Recomendamos mucho a alumnos de todos los grados y sus papás que asistan a este evento.  Como antes, vamos a proporcionar cena ligera e interpretación al mandarin, espanol, vietnamita e idioma de Nepal.  


A representative from RYLA will be at Washington's College & Career Center on Monday, December 8th during lunch.

Come and learn more about this great opportunity!




If you're interested in taking a GAP Year this Fair can answer your questions.

USA Gap Year Fairs is a national circuit of events that bring together reputable Gap Year organizations, interested students and parents, high school college counselors and Gap Year experts.

These events provide students with a broad exposure of Gap Year Programs and the opportunity for face-to-face conversations with professionals in the field.

USA Gap Year Fairs has grown from 7 events to 35 events nationally in just a few years. The popularity of Gap Year is growing exponentially in the United States, and the demand for these fairs is increasing dramatically.

Join us for a Gap Year Fair this year!

Date: January 25, 2015
Location: Jewish Community H.S. of the Bay
Event Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Scheduled Speakers: Jane Sarouhan | Jason Sarouhan
Speaker Time:1:30pm - 2:00pm

City College of San Francisco Placement Test

Seniors! After you have submitted your CCSF application on, you will receive your CCSF ID in your email.

The next step is to take the placement tests for English and Math.

Lucky for you, CCSF will be here at Washington on Thursday, December 11th at 1:30PM.

Space is limited, so you must sign up in the College & Career Center.



Mr. Touch

The GREAT San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend

826 Valencia and Mission High School invite all high school seniors in San Francisco to a weekend of free essay help.


When: October 25th and 26th

Time: 1PM - 6PM


Where: Mission High, 3750 18th Street


To attend, register at:


What should you bring? Your essay(s). Bring it on a USB, email it to yourself, or bring a paper copy. Better yet, bring all 3! If you have a laptop, bring that, too!


Call at 415.642.5905 ext 212


Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop!

Students if you want to win scholarships attend this meeting!

Excellent writing tips will be provided by a Gates Millennium Scholar!

It will be on Thursday, October 30th at 1PM in the College & Career Center, room 114!


I highly recommend that you attend! She will speak about the Gates Millennium Scholar and give you her tips of how you won numerous scholarships!


Students who attended this workshop in the past won scholarships as well!

College Night and Latino Family Night

College Night

  George Washington High School 



Come learn about the important information and dates you’ll need to know to ensure you and your child are prepared for the college application season! Here are the main points we at the College Center will be able to educate you on in more detail:


  • College CenterStaff, resources, and tour
  • A-G RequirementsRequired courses
  • Required TestsACT, SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests
  • California School Systems: Community College, California State University, University of California, Private Colleges
  • College Applications 101Websites and deadlines
  • Financial AidFAFSA/Dream Act website (Fin Aid Night coming in January)


When:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 6:00PM

Where:  George Washington High School Cafeteria

Who:  College Center Staff


Please advertise widely! Hope to see you there!


College Center Staff,

Chatree Touch

Kevin Luu

Angela Wong

Arman Liwanag


For more information, feel free to stop by and visit us at the College Center in Room 114 or give us a call @ 415-750-8400 ext: 13114

Personal Statement Workshop

Personal Statement Weekend at Mission High


826 Valencia is proud to announce our sixth annual weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, which will be held on October 25 and 26 at Mission High School. We’re calling on high school seniors in SFUSD to register and attend, and all 826 Valencia tutors to sign up to support them as they write, revise, and edit these important essays.

Here’s how it works: Students and tutors can sign up for one or more tutoring sessions, which run from 1:00 to 3:00 and 3:00 to 5:00 each day, with an additional drop-in hour from 5:00 to 6:00. During these times, 826 Valencia will pair trained tutors with students to provide individualized feedback on their college application essays. All personal statement and scholarship essay writers are welcome, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll have computers on hand for easy editing, as well as yummy snacks to keep everyone going!

Here are what some of last year’s students and tutors had to say about the event:

  • “[My tutor] really pulled the personal statement out of me, and I didn’t even know it was there.”
  • “I appreciated how my tutor got to know my story and genuinely helped me to better weave it into my essay.”
  •  “From what I saw and overheard and what my student and I worked on, I’d say the event was a great success and provided an amazing opportunity for students to get that coveted one-on-one support with a very important piece of writing! The students coming in and out had smiles (by the end at least) and so did the tutors.”

Excited to jump in? Registering for the event as a student or as a tutor is easy—just follow the links below!

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Students: We are here to help you create a powerful, memorable, and effective personal statement! All you have to do is sign up for one (or more) two-hour session on either or both days. Don’t see your preferred time available on the sign-up form? We will also offer a drop-in hour from 5:00–6:00 p.m. on each day for students who have not registered in advance.

Ready to take your personal statement to the next level? Students: Sign up here.

Tutors: Tutors are the lifeblood of Personal Statement Weekend. This event could not be a success without your hard work! Are you new to personal statement tutoring? Not to worry! You’ll receive an hour-long training before your tutoring session.

Ready to take the plunge? Tutors: Sign up here.

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Save the date and spread the word! Last year we hosted a record-setting 191 students over the weekend, and this year we are aiming to serve even more!

If you have questions, please contact 826 Valencia Programs Director, Christina Perry.

Can’t make it to the event, but still want to get involved? Please consider making a donation to 826 Valencia. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to offer our free writing programs to thousands of youth in San Francisco each year. Click here for more information.

College Application Workshops

Are you applying to a UC and/or CSU? Come to the Computer Lab room 128 to get help every Monday and Wednesday!

Meritus Scholarship Information Session

Come and learn how Meritus can support you and your college endeavors!


Thursday, October 9th at 1PM in the Cafeteria


Application tips will be provided! This can work in your favor!


SF Achievers Meeting

SF Achievers will be hosting a lunch time meeting for ALL African American/Black males at George Washington High School!


SF Achievers provides college scholarships and mentoring services to African-American male high school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.


It will be on Monday, September 29th in the College Center during lunch.


For more information check out

Personal Statement Workshop, 9/3

Personal Statement Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Location: Computer Lab 128


Seniors applying to UC universities should attend!

U-CAN HBCU College Fair

Attend U-CAN's 15th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair on Monday, September 15th at Mission High School (3750 18th Street, SF).

Full information at

Time: 4pm-8pm

Location: Mission High School, room 213


Register now at