Sparkpoint CCSF


Welcome to SparkPoint at CCSF!

We welcome you to our basic needs center, SparkPoint at CCSF.  We are here to support students by bridging the gap they experience when they attempt to connect to the numerous campus resources and services. We intend to help improve access and navigation to student essential resources available to foster students' academic success and economic prosperity at City College of San Francisco.  Our center strives to provide equitable, trauma-informed, student-centered support, inclusive of our needs-based, equity populations, credit and non-credit students as well as our college community.  We are here for you.  We care! 

What are Basic Needs?

Basic needs are things people need to survive and be mentally and physically healthy. Some examples are secure housing or shelter, nutritious food, clean water, utilities, transportation, and clothing. Basic needs can also include a sense of safety, belonging, and love. When researchers discuss “basic needs,” they often focus on food insecurity and homelessness or housing insecurity.

Source: 2018 California Community Colleges Basic Needs Summit

What is SparkPoint?

SparkPoint centers work with families to meet basic needs, increase income, build credit, increase savings, and reduce debt. Financial coaches work one-on-one with clients to recognize behavioral outcomes, set goals, brainstorm strategies, and set realistic action plans. They value strengths, build motivation, and provide monitoring and accountability. SparkPoint serves any low-income family seeking to improve their financial situation.

  • Why SparkPoint?
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About SparkPoint at CCSF