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Mission Graduates

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Are you interested in helping first-generation students better prepare for college and graduate on time? Apply now to become a College Research Coach!

Who we work with: Our students are college-bound low-income youth of color who will be the first in their family to attend higher education. With Mission Graduates, you can provide individualized, one-on-one support to help first-generation students pursue more rigorous academic pathways when they begin college!

When applying, please be sure that you would be able to commit to the following:

  • College Research Coach Volunteer Orientation
  • Weekly, 1.5-hour sessions during after-work hours with a high school student, Sept through

As a volunteer College Research Coach, you will provide support and guidance for students as you build a college list that meets their needs (eg. location, majors of study, diversity, funding, student life, academic fit). This short-term commitment spans for 6-8 weeks in the beginning of the student's senior year.

A college list is the selection of colleges that your student and you have determined based off extensive research and their personal criteria. First-generation college-bound students often lack access to knowledge and resources about the transition to college. Creating a solid list ahead of time is a key step in the college application process and our students can greatly benefit from individualized, one-on-one support.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who know, or are willing to learn about, the Mission / Excelsior community and are passionate about working with youth. This is an exciting opportunity for professionals interested in community engagement, as well as an opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with youth and to support them through an important and challenging part of their lives.

We encourage first-generation college graduates, Mission and Excelsior residents, bilingual Spanish-English speakers, and people of color to apply.

Please note that due to COVID-19, volunteers and students will meet virtually, with the possibility of in-person or hybrid activities once it is safe to do so.

Please note: San Francisco School District requires that you pass a background check and a tuberculosis test before you can work with youth.

Thank you!

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About Mission Graduates


3040 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco's Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.


Founded in 1972, Mission Graduates provides a wide range of afterschool, in-school, and summer programs helping to establish college education as an expectation and goal for every child. Each year, Mission Graduates reaches over 3,600 low-income children, youth, and families in San Francisco, emphasizing college as a means to achieve economic equity and strengthen the fabric of our community.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


Sun Aug 01, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours/week, Sept 2021 thru May 2022
  • Negative TB Test

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