New Directions

Academic Support Program for Formerly Incarcerated and Justice Impacted Students

New Directions provides services to support participants' transition to our college community by providing academic counseling, financial aid information, and career exploration to successfully navigate the CCSF and make informed decisions regarding their educational goals.

Starting with the college application, registering for classes and making decisions about educational goals, whether its Career and Technical Education (CTE), Associate Arts degree (AA), or transfer to a university. We support our participants to fully utilize the resources available at the college to increase student success and to feel fully engaged as a member of the educational community.

Programs Services

  • academic counseling
  • financial aid information
  • peer support/mentoring
  • tutoring
  • assistance to navigate the college systems
  • referral to college and community services
  • access to computer/printer use
  • food pantry
  • safe space
  • build community