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Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization in San Francisco, dedicated to establishing a college education as an expectation and goal for every child, thereby allowing them to find a fulfilling career and call San Francisco home. Founded in 1972, our services include a wide range of after school, in-school, summer programs and virtual programs to support students on their education journey.

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Mission Graduates increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco who are prepared for and complete a college education.


Each year, Mission Graduates reaches over 5,000 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.

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Our Approach

  • Create a better future for our children and our community through a college-going culture.
  • Support the growth and health of the whole person.
  • Engage the entire family – it’s at the heart of everything we do.
  • Promote equity by ensuring those those have a need receive our support and encouraging those able to give support to others.
  • Cultivate leaders of all ages through our own example.
  • Encourage lifelong learning for ourselves and those around us.

Why education?

We believe that higher education is the strongest tool we have to level the playing field for low-income, Latinx, Black, and immigrant youth and their families. Through a shift towards college expectations for every student, racial equity, and justice initiatives, we are strengthening the fabric of our vibrant community.

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