"I love those connections that make this big old world feel like a little village."

—Gina Bellman

Our Work

San Francisco Achievers provides a holistic approach to serving the needs of African American young men in San Francisco high schools. Currently, we offer the following programs to support students and help them gain the skills needed to compete in today’s competitive academic and social environments.

High School Program

The San Francisco Achievers High School Program includes onsite lunch programs and a variety of skill building outings. At our currently supported high schools, we offer weekly lunch sessions that are open to all grades and genders. Many of these students also participate in the one-on-one sessions tailored to meet their socio-emotional needs.

Partner High Schools

  • Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of The Arts "SOTA"
  • Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School
  • The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer
  • Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School
  • George Washington High School
SFA High School Program includes activities like basketball
Leadership Academy session

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy program is for high school seniors and begins with a competitive application process during their junior year. The program is designed to help create a close community of peers across San Francisco. Leadership Academy helps scholars grow personally, professionally, and socially.

Leadership Academy focuses on the exploration, education and empowerment of each student. As Leadership Academy scholars, these young men gain valuable skills through a variety of activities that included college campus visits, worksite visits to partner companies, opportunities to apply to competitive internships and scholarships, and more. Leadership Academy applications are open each winter.

College Program

The San Francisco Achievers Scholar Success Program is geared towards high school students who are African American young men graduating from a San Francisco high school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

During the student's senior year of high school, they have the opportunity to apply for a renewable 2 - 4 year college scholarship.

In addition to the scholarships, our college scholars have access to mentors, internships, and the opportunity to develop professional and personal skills helpful in navigating college, career and life.