Welcome to the Writing Success Project

The Writing Success Project is a TRIO student support services program linked to sections of English 1A up through English 1C. The program supports for first-generation college students who have financial need, and students with disabilities. Each English class that is linked with the TRIO WSP offers a professional tutor who attends class and leads weekly study groups. Students in the program receive academic counseling, help to apply for scholarships, transfer planning, career exploration, individual coaching, support with financial literacy, and other support to help you reach your goals.

TRIO WSP Workshops and Events

Join us for conversations about important financial topics with Victor Vazquez. He is a financial expert and was first-gen college student, and he knows how to make intimidating money issues approachable. Come learn how to create a budget, start saving, and build, protect, or repair your credit!

  • Friday, March 15 at 11:30: Budgeting and Saving
  • Friday, March 22 at 11:30: Credit Part I
  • Friday, March 29 at 11:30: Credit Part II

Register to attend one or more of these online workshops!

UC Applications: Preparing for Fall 2024

Join a conversation with Christina Tinsley (transfer advisor for UC Berkeley) about how you can prepare for your UC application.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2:00-3:00 in Rosenberg 232
  • Please sign up to attend this in-person workshop.

Transfer Planning: Getting Started with the Transfer Opportunity Program

This conversation with Jackie Nguyen from the Transfer Opportunity Program will help you understand your options for transfer (CSUs, UCs, and other universities).

You can also join the TOP (Transfer Opportunity Program) workshops all semester to learn how to set up your Transfer Application Plan (TAP) account to get on track with your planning for all the UCs. And a one-on-one appointment with a UC TOP advisor is another way for you to make sure you're on track to transfer. 

Talking with someone who knows how degree pathways function at CCSF, and then coming up with an educational plan, can help you develop and solidify your personal goals. Our TRIO WSP tutor Zac says, "When I was in community college, it wasn’t until I met with counselors/advisors, and started seeking support in other ways, that I became successful in determining the path that best fit my interests."

Zac led a walkthrough of the CCSF counseling appointment system (with pro tips on how to increase your chances of finding an appointment). See the recording of the walkthrough session!

CCSF has excellent Career Counselors who can help you find the right major, and Employment Specialists who can help you plan your professional path, degree, and resume-building activity for a specific career. Contact Ghislaine (gmaze@ccsf.edu) to get connected to these resources.

On November 8 we celebrate the achievements of students who are the first in their families to attend college. Our First-Gen Celebration brings together students, faculty, and staff at City College to talk about the experience of forging a path and finding ways to succeed in college.

In fall 2023, we collaborated with the CCSF Collaboratory to host a crafting event to honor the motivation and successes of the first-gen college community. Please check out the flipbook that features the beautiful posters that students created!