Welcome TO College MAP

Thank you for participating in College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), a multi-year, group-mentoring program with active sites in 32 U.S. cities, including ours!

As part of the program, you will participate in monthly sessions that cover a variety of topics around the college-going process, including:

  • the benefits of going to college
  • exploring different types of colleges
  • preparing for the SAT and ACT
  • applying to colleges
  • applying for scholarships and financial aid
  • selecting the right college and major
  • interpreting financial aid packages
  • preparing for college life
  • sharpening professional skills
  • financial literacy

Our San Francisco program currently works with 20 Scholars that are current seniors and we look forward to welcoming an additional 20 scholars in the spring that are current juniors.  Our program also works with 30 Collegians who have already graduated from High School.  Our program's participants are mentored with the help of 30 current Mentors. Thanks to you, we continue to expand our program and our impact!

San Francisco Program Leaders

Javier Garcia, Executive Sponsor
Carol Ku, Access Director
Danielle Leida, Access Director
Jessica Madrigal, Access Director
Carlos Perez, Access Director
Michelle Yamamoto, Persistence Director
Irving Cerda, Persistence Director


The College Board
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The College Scorecard
College MAP Brochure
The Common Application

Scholars and Collegians are saying...

“In college the thing you should look forward to the most is the beauty of how people that appear so different can be so much like you on the inside."
- William, Birmingham Collegian