Our Students. Our Future. #OurSanFrancisco.

Mission, Vision & Values

MISSION

Our mission is to help students become the first in their families to graduate from college ready to pursue meaningful careers.

VISION

Our vision is to establish a college-going tradition for every family in San Francisco.

VALUES

Our values drive our work, inform our organizational culture,  and hold us accountable to our mission and the communities we serve.

Student-Centered Approach

Student-Centered Approach

We care deeply about our students and believe that each of them has the right and ability to graduate from college and lead meaningful careers. We take the student’s perspective when making decisions and always keep the best interests of our families in mind.

Long-View Perspective

Long-View Perspective

In making a 10-year commitment to our students, we maintain a long-term outlook on our program and impact on the community. We work towards sustainability as an organization and team, investing in our development and encouraging continuous improvement.

Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership

We cultivate deep, authentic partnerships with families, schools, volunteers, and donors to support each individual student on his or her unique journey. We see accountability, shared responsibility, and access to resources as key levers to our success.

Meaningful Relationships

Meaningful Relationships

We develop personal, trusting relationships across our team and with our students, families, and partners through transparency, open communication, and mutual respect. We act as an extended family that supports and celebrates our collective achievements.

Mindful Flexibility

Mindful Flexibility

We are a learning organization that strives to be nimble and creative in achieving our mission as well as resilient and reflective as we grow. We seek intentional stretch and comfort with uncertainty while prioritizing long-term impact and organizational health.