Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Updated Scholarship, Internship/Program and Volunteer List!

From now on we will be posting all scholarships, community service, and internships/programs on our Bulletin so make sure to check them out!




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Counseling 207: Learn some Valuable Skills this Summer!

Youth Leadership America Summer Academy

Youth Leadership America Summer Leadership Academy- 9th and 10th graders can apply to this really cool opportunity that will take place from June 30-July 2nd at UC Berkeley. There is only a $25 dollar cost, but housing, meals, and transportation to SF are covered. Come learn leadership skills, visit tech companies in SF and get to know people! Application is due June 1st!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Samsung Mobile Academy for Free
Scholarships and Tablets for Students! For the fourth summer, Samsung Mobile presents a series of FREE Samsung Mobile App Academies! Now extended to include a full five days of in-person instruction and the self-directed App Academy Online, these summer academies are open to top STEM students of all experience levels interested in the growing world of mobile app development and coding.

If you are a rising 11th or 12th grader* you can apply for a chance to attend a Samsung Mobile Academy for FREE. Now extended to include a full five days of in-person instruction and the self-directed App Academy Online courses, these summer academies are open to top STEM students of all experience levels interested in the growing world of mobile app development and coding. All Samsung Mobile App Academy attendees will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 - 2014 Edition Tablet…and a chance to win up to $20,000 in scholarships!

San Francisco, July 27-31

Space is limited to 60 rising 11th or 12th graders* per Samsung Mobile App Academy.Apply today!  Click here to apply

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is an innovative career development program designed specifically for minority students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school in August or September 2015. The program’s primary goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students of color that attend college and major in accounting, finance or business. The 2015 ACAP summer residency week will be held at the University of California at Berkeley from July 12 – July 17, 2015. The summer residency program will include supervised corporate visits, team building activities, lectures and fun. And it’s FREE.

ACAP will:
• Create awareness to the vast opportunities available in the accounting, finance and business profession;

• Allow students to leverage accounting and finance concepts within your everyday life for financial empowerment;

• Generate opportunities to develop networking skills to assist in building relationships for future educational/professional advancement; and

• Provide students with the opportunity to move one step closer to understanding his or her career passion to prepare for college.

Requirements for participation:

1. Have a proven history of academic achievement (“B” grade point average or above preferred; however, all interested applicants with a desire to participate in the program will be considered)

2. Attend a local high school in the San Francisco/EastBay/South Bay Area

3. Complete the application, which requires the approval of your parent or legal guardian and a recommendation from your school counselor/teacher

4. Submit a copy of your high school transcript

5. Have completed your freshman (9th), sophomore (10th) or junior (11th) year of high school

6. Attend a 30-minute interview as part of the program selection process

7. Interviews tentatively planned for late May 2014, Final program decisions will be made by mid-June 2014

Deadline for the application is Monday, May 4, 2015 and is available at

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Are you interested in business? Maybe in becoming an entrepreneur or your own boss?  Bizcamp NFTE will be hosting a 10-day program a​t LPS Oakland from June 22nd-July 3rd.

They are looking for 30 young people with an interest in learning about entrepreneurship through hands-on activities, 1:1 coaching, field trips to companies like Revolution Foods and Airbnb, and the culminating activity is a Business Plan competition at Mills College GSB Gathering Hall.  

The camp is funded by the Citi Foundation and all students will receive a $200 stipend for perfect attendance and compete for $2,000 in awards on July 3rd.  

When: June 22nd-July 3rd8:30-4:30pm
Where: LPS Oakland R&D on the Castlemont High School Campus Bldg. 100, 8601 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605
Who: 30 East Bay Youth grades 9th-11th interested in Entrepreneurship ​

Online Student Application Link
Online Teacher Recommendation Link

Complete applications are due by May 1st.  Students can complete most of the application with the online form and they will need one teacher recommendation, also an online form.  The paper application has two important sections that require signatures.  Those can be scanned and emailed.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project

Here's another opportunity to expand your resume!

Make sure to Apply to both the Bay Area and Sacramento Institute to increase your chances!!

The Bay Area Institute:
CLYLP is proud to expand its programming this summer to the Bay Area by hosting the Second Annual Bay Area Institute! Similar to our other regional institutes, the Bay Area Institute is designed to inspire and motivate students to become the future leaders of the Bay Area Chicano/Latino community through public service.  Open to 30 students from the greater Bay region,  the three-day institute will offer an impactful program designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region’s cultural, political, and rich history. Institute participants will network with education, business, political and community leaders, and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary academic opportunities. Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cost to the participants or their families. 
The Bay Area Institute will take place Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12, 2015.

All institute activities will take place in the San Francisco/Berkeley/Oakland. Students will be housed at UC Berkeley.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
  • Currently be enrolled in a California high school for the 2014-2015 academic year and live in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Napa.
  • Currently be in either 10th (Sophomore) or 11th (Junior) grade. (Freshman and Seniors are ineligible to apply)
  • Not have previously attended the Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant.
  • Must be able to attend the entire weekend; no exceptions or accommodations will be made.

The Sacramento Leadership Conference:

Students have a unique opportunity to visit the state Capitol to learn firsthand about the legislative process through mock hearings and personal interaction with state legislators and legislative staff.  Students are also presented with valuable information about college and professional careers.  A college fair is also held with top colleges from around the country.
Participants will leave with valuable information and tools that they can begin using when they return to school in the Fall.  Most importantly, students will leave with new friendships from throughout the state of California.  Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to and from the conference are provided at no cost to the participants or their families. 
  • Legislative Day at the State Capitol: Students learn about the legislative process through active participation in mock hearings and interaction with legislators and legislative staff.
  • Campaign Development Workshops: Students learn skills and techniques needed to organize and run political campaigns. Students then use these skills at school for class and student body elections.
  • College & Careers Day: Students attend a College Fair and meet with community college, CSU, UC, and private college recruiters. College representatives, admissions staff, and financial aid experts provide students with information on how to apply for and succeed in college. Students also get exposure to various professional careers.
PROGRAM DATES: The 2015 Sacramento Leadership Conference will take place Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Students are housed at California State University, Sacramento, and all activities take place in the City of Sacramento. Transportation to and from Sacramento is provided by CLYLP.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
  • Currently be enrolled in a California high school for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Currently be in either 10th (Sophomore) or 11th (Junior) grade. (Freshman and Seniors are ineligible to apply).
  • Not have previously attended the Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant.
  • If you previously attended the San Joaquin Valley Institute or Los Angeles Institute, you may apply to the Sacramento Leadership Conference.
  • Must be able to attend the entire conference week; no exceptions or accommodations will be made.
Click on the button below to read the application instructions. The deadline to apply to ALL CLYLP High School Programs is Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00 Noon.

P-CREW Summer Internship

P-CREW, a summer restoration crew is recruiting 10th, 11th and 12th grade students
We are accepting applications until the positions are filled, then we will create a waiting list. It will be great work experience in ecological restoration in the Plumas National Forest. The 5 week program has you working to restore the forest while also getting you outdoors and having fun (fishing, canoeing, etc. )! This is great for nature lovers! Participants get paid $500 for the five-week program.

Space is limited and it is at a first come first serve basis!

Program Summary


Monday, March 9, 2015

Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above
Are you a student who is "rising above?"  If so, SRA accepts applications from high school JUNIORS who meet our selection criteria. 

Students Rising Above is looking for HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS graduating in Spring 2016, who have demonstrated strength of character in the face of challenging odds, and dream of a college education. Selected students come from low-income households and are rising above tremendous difficulties and succeeding in school and in life despite their circumstances at home. These difficulties may include poverty, neglect, violence, addiction, and homelessness.

One hundred students will be selected to receive mentoring support, financial assistance, and career guidance from Students Rising Above. Our goal is to provide students with the individualized support they need to be successful in college and in life.
Students selected in our program are not obligated to tell their story publicly. It is voluntary and optional. The website stories are provided by students who are eager to tell their story. They are motivated that others may see their story and be inspired and hopeful. But it's not mandatory.

Students Rising Above Scholarship Program Requirements:
- Overcome obstacles that are not of their own making
- Low-income or living on government assistance
- High school senior in 2015-2016 school year
- U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA status or Dream Act eligible
- Committed to earning a college degree from a four year institution
- Highly recommended by a teacher, counselor or mentor
- G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
- Must live within the nine-county Bay Area
- Comply with Students Rising Above program requirements
Please check out student profiles at
our website
You can find a link to the application at: 

Deadline-- Saturday, April 4th at 11:59 a.m.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Employment Opportunities through the City of Oakland

Are you in need of a job? Make sure to check out all of these upcoming deadlines! Many take applicants starting at ages 16 and over!

  Position     Emp. Type     Salary     Closing Date   
2015 Summer Employment OpportunitiesPart TimeSee Position Description 
Early Childhood Instructor - Head Start ...Full Time$17.95 - $22.04 HourlyContinuous
Early Head Start Childhood Instructor - ...Limited Duration$17.95 - $22.04 HourlyContinuous
Fire Prevention Bureau Inspector, Civili...Full Time$64,376.00 - $79,060.80 Annually02/24/15
Health & Human Services Program Planner ...Full Time$6,145.83 - $7,545.88 Monthly02/20/15
Lifeguard, Part Time (Extended Closing D...Part Time$12.48 - $15.30 Hourly02/20/15
Loan Servicing AdministratorFull Time$6,776.07 - $8,319.93 Monthly02/24/15
Permit Technician IFull Time$49,237.50 - $60,430.50 Annually02/17/15
Police Officer Trainee (173B)Full Time$5,058.40 Monthly02/24/15
Pool Manager, Part Time (Extended Closin...Part Time$15.14 - $18.60 Hourly02/20/15
NEW! Recreation Aide, Part TimePart Time$12.25 - $14.89 Hourly03/16/15
NEW! Recreation Attendant I, Part TimePart Time$12.55 - $15.25 Hourly03/16/15
Recreation Leader I, Part Time (Extended...Part Time$13.95 - $16.96 Hourly02/20/15
Recreation Specialist I, Part Time (Exte...Part Time$16.35 - $20.07 Hourly02/20/15
Senior Employee and Labor Relations Anal...Limited Duration$6,145.83 - $7,545.88 MonthlyContinuous
Special CounselFull Time$146,045.52 - $179,305.56 AnnuallyContinuous
Sports Official, Part Time (Extended Clo...Part Time$18.61 Hourly02/20/15
Water Safety Instructor, Part Time (Exte...Part Time$13.81 - $16.95 Hourly02/20/15

Apply Here:

The DREAM Scholarship

The scholarship is an up to $25,000 and is for DREAMers that live in Santa Clara, San Mateo, or San Francisco Counties and want to attend one of the following Partner Colleges:

§  Evergreen Community College
§  De Anza College
§  San Francisco State University
§  San Jose State University
§  California State University – East Bay 
§  University California, Santa Cruz

To be eligible to apply, you must:
  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or earned more than 11 college credits (excluding credits earned while in high school in a pre-college or dual enrollment program, or advanced placement testing);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
Application closes March 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Girls Who Code

Are you interested in computer science? Check out this really cool summer opportunity!!

To apply and learn more: APPLY HERE!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Employment Opportunities!!

Are you looking for a job this summer??

The East Bay Regional Park District is hosting a Youth Job Fair for upcoming summer (and beyond) job opportunities for youth ages 15-24. This is perfect if you have an interest in spending time outdoors, working with children, aquatics, and public safety. Youth should come prepared to get to know Park District employees and to learn about the wide variety of job opportunities for youth and students. Lunch and giveaways will be provided. Registration required (see information below).

Saturday, January 31, 9am to 1pm

Temescal Beach House, Oakland, CA

Transportation will be provided from MacArthur BART. Pickup time is 8:30am sharp!

Register online or by calling 888-327-2757 option #2. Course #9052.

Friday, January 16, 2015

iClem 8-week paid Internship

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology is an 8-week PAID summer internship program for high-potential, low income high school sophomores and juniors. Developed in partnership with UC Berkeley and the Joint BioEnergy Institute, the program seeks to broaden students' understanding of biotechnology and the careers available in this field. In addition to basic science and research, the program also exposes students to career exploration and preparation for the college application process, including field trips to local biotech companies, career talks with scientists and engineers, writing a college personal statement, meeting college admission and financial aid experts, and visiting college campuses. Students are paid a stipend of $1500, plus a scholarship of $500 upon successful completion of the program.
While the application process is rigorous, we place primary importance on the student's application, the teachers' recommendation, and the student's strong desire to learn biotech research skills and work hard during the summer. The student's GPA is considered, but it is not a major factor in our selection process.
The application for summer 2015 is now open! Apply here now. Deadline for the application and transcript is Sunday, March 1st, (midnight) and deadline for the two recommendation letters is Friday, March 6th (midnight).About ICLEM  iCLEM Flyer

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships

Have you created an account with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund yet? If you qualify, HSF has a great variety of scholarships. Check it out!


Award amounts generally range from $5000 to $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or a DACA recipient 
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2015
  • Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable) 
Available Jan 15, 2015
 Deadline Mar 30, 2015 
Priority I Application + Recommendation Deadline: Jan 31 
Priority II Application + Recommendation Deadline: Feb 28 

Apply: HERE!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Unity Basketball at the Oracle Arena on Monday, January 19th, 6PM.

Bringing The Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

275 Hayes Street, San Fransisco
Between Van Ness and Franklin 
Tickets $5 for Youth | $10 Youth

A showcase of young people from throughout the Bay Area who have written, in their own voices, original works that grapple with the thoughts and work of the man, who are working to demand—in their own voices, in their lifetimes—huge leaps into possibility, an ongoing commitment to love like a consuming fire.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Experience Berkeley High School Program

Stiles Hall is now accepting applications for one of their free programs called Experience Berkeley. This is for current Black, Chican@/ Latin@, & Native American high school juniors anywhere in California. This is an amazing program aimed at increasing the representation of students of color in high education, please share it widely. 

The application for the Experience Berkeley High School program is now available:


EBHS is a free program that provides Black, Latino & Native American rising seniors (class of 2015) with a 3.5 or higher GPA with mentors, tools, and resources to complete a competitive UC college application and the opportunity to get a close, personal look at UCBerkeley.

Students are introduced to college life, given admissions feedback on personal statements, financial aid information, and mentoring throughout the application process during the summer and school year.

The application must be completed in one sitting and includes an essay of 1000 words answeringeither of the following:

1. How you have taken advantage of the resources & opportunities available to you 
2. Example(s) of your leadership experiences in home, school, or community OR
3. How you overcame disadvantages in particular those relating to economic, education, cultural, or physical obstacles. Please ensure you express what the disadvantage was and how you have overcome it.

The application is due on March 31st. If you have any difficulties or questions about the application please email the director, Keith Flowers at:

Marcus Foster Education Fund (MFEF)

Here's another GREAT local scholarship open to all students regardless of status!

Marcus Foster Education Fund (MFEF) administers, making REAL change a diversified community investment fund exclusively devoted to the post-secondary success of OUSD graduates.  Donors give to build community and change the narrative regarding OUSD, the city of Oakland and the potential of its students.  Students with need apply themselves for meaningful support in launching their post-secondary career.  

Scholarships range from $1000-$5000


Graduating high school seniors who are pursuing four-year institution, two-year institution, or trade/technical programs, are eligible to apply if they meet all of the following criteria:
  • Currently an OUSD high school senior
  • Attended an OUSD public or charter school at least the last two years
  • Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline
  • Plan to attend four-year institution, two-year institution, or trade/technical program in the fall following your graduation from high school
The application is scored on the following 4 components: 
Community Engagement/Life Experiences, Academic Performance, Essay and
Letter of Recommendation
The DEADLINE is on March 2, 2015. We notify applicants of their award status by mid-May and all recipients are required to attend an orientation and scholarship awards ceremony.


Click on the link below to start!

Also take a look at other Marcus Foster Scholarships:

College Bound Brotherhood Scholarship Eligibility

*Student must currently be a senior in a high school within the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. OAKLAND-OUSD students will complete the Making REAL Change Scholarship to be eligible for this scholarship)
*Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline
*Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than $10,000
*Plan to attend four-year institution or two-year institution in the fall following your graduation from high school
*Have a letter of recommendation from an adult who knows you well and can comment on something specific in your background
*When awarded, recipients are required to attend the College Bound Brotherhood events, including the orientation, the graduation ceremony held in late May 2015, the College Bound Brotherhood “Get Ready for College” event held in late June 2015 and persistence events in the winter 2015 and spring 2016

 Port of Oakland-OUSD Scholarship Eligibility

*Currently an OUSD high school senior
*Attended an OUSD public or charter school at least the last two years
*Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline
*Plan to attend four-year institution, two-year institution, or trade/technical program in the fall following your graduation from high school
*Have a letter of recommendation from an adult that can speak on your experiences
*When awarded, recipients are required to attend an orientation and scholarship awards ceremony
*A 2.5 GPA is required for the community college/vocational school award and a 3.0 GPA for all other awards

 Clorox Partners-PUSD Scholarship Eligibility

*Currently a Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) high school senior
*Attended a PUSD public or charter school for at least the last two years
*Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline
*Plan to attend a four-year institution, two-year institution, or trade/technical program in the fall following your graduation from high school
*Have a letter of recommendation from an adult that can speak on your experiences
*When awarded, recipients are required to attend an orientation and a district-led scholarship awards ceremony