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The Connecting Communities Coalition aims to increase the number of African American youth who achieve in school and can be admitted to highly selective colleges and universities through strong and successful community-based organizations (CBOs), whose leadership is committed to fostering high academic achievement for students; and through students who are leaders themselves.

Current CCC Member Organizations

Advocates for Valley African American Students (AVAAS) / California State University Northridge
Ascension Lutheran
ASA Academic and Community Science Center
Council of African American Parents (CAAP) / California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
First Baptist Academic Center of Excellence
Foundation for Successful Solution Project TECH
Glory Christian Fellowship International Academic Center of Excellence
King Drew Medical Magnet HS / Loyola Marymount University
Mt Calvary Baptist Church Tutoring for Success
R.T. Fisher & Associates, Home of the QUAD
Stiles Hall
SUCCESS Incorporated of Solano County
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center
View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter HS
Watts Learning Center Charter School
Young Scholars Program
Young Black Scholars/UCLA


Services Provided 

Networking / Coalition Building
Capacity Building
Leadership & Management Training
Summer Algebra & College Prep Institute
Tools for Academic and Career Planning
much, much, more


Organization Profiles 

Advocates for Valley African American Students – AVAAS
California State University Northridge Pan African Studies Department,
P.O. Box 2051, Simi Valley, CA 93062 
Fax: 818 885-8702
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Provides academic tutoring, college and personal advising, financial aid, and parent support services in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and San Gabriel Valley areas.

ASA Academy
2811 Adeline St., Oakland, CA 94608
A private school in Oakland with the primary mission is to improve the academic performance of African American students. 

Ascension Lutheran Church Academic Center of Excellence
5738 Brynhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Serves grade levels 1-12 from the Crenshaw-Hyde Park and Inglewood communities with tutoring, ACT and SAT preparatory sessions, financial aid, college application assistance and parent involvement workshops.

Council of African American Parents – CAAP
1249 Diamond Bar, Boulevard, #117, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Serves students from San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, and Orange County.  The majority of participants are African Americans with college preparation services, academic advising, test preparation, parent/student development workshops, financial aid/scholarship information, and career/summer enrichment opportunities.

First Baptist Church Academic Center of Excellence
204 Odessa Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Serving students and families in Pittsburg through after-school classes, college preparation counseling and test preparation.

Foundation for Successful Solutions – Project T.E.C.H.
2951 West 15th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Provides programs focused on technology access, literacy and fluency; literacy and communication skills; and information and communication. 

Glory Christian Fellowship International Academic Center of Excellence
225 Torrance Boulevard, Suite D Carson, CA 90745
Serves K-12 students from Carson, Gardena, Torrance, Long Beach, Compton, Cerritos, Lakewood, and South Los Angeles with academic planning/advising services, standardized test preparation, after-school tutoring, financial aid workshops, college application/essay writing assistance, and enrichment workshops.

Jackie Robinson Foundation
550 South Hope Street, Suite 2300 Los Angeles, CA 90071
Awards four-year college scholarships to academically gifted students of color with financial need, enabling them to attend the college of their choice. JR Scholars also participate in the Foundation’s unique comprehensive support system that includes leadership development, mentoring programs and career counseling.

King/Drew Magnet School
4804 Southridge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Provides students from the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley areas with academic tutoring, college and personal advising, financial aid and parent support services.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Tutoring for Success
1735 Enterprise Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533
Provides tutorial and academic enrichment support to students in Solano County.

R.T. Fisher and Associates
211 Joaquin Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577
An educational and public outreach consulting organization operating The Quad, a college preparatory training and academic resource center serving students and families in Alameda County.  Services include academic enrichment, test preparation, financial aid services, college tours, study strategies and intensive summer academic programs.

St. Hope Academy 
3400 3rd Avenue, Sacramento 95817
Provides intensive academic instruction for Sacramento-area students in grades 3-12 with an emphasis in education, wellness and spiritual edification.

Stiles Hall
2400 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Serves pre-school to college-level students in the Berkeley and Oakland areas with tutoring and mentoring at schools, in homes and at the University of California, Berkeley campus and summer and Saturday academies at the Berkeley campus.

SUCCESS Incorporated
1140 Pitt School Road, Suite B Dixon, CA 95620
Serves students from Solano, Yolo, and Napa counties as well as the Natomas area of Sacramento County from 1st grade to college level in academic preparation services offered by this organization are SAT test preparation, standards-based tutorials in math and language arts, academic learning strategies workshops, and summer enrichment programs. 

Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center
5213 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Offers Los Angeles-area students after-school and summer classes, distance-learning and tech-based academic and college preparation support, project-based activities and ScienceQuest, a national science and technology exploration program.

View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter Schools
3855 W. Slauson, Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043
Provide high-quality public college preparatory education to students in and around the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles.

Watts Learning Center Charter School
310 W. 95th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Located in south Los Angeles, serves students in grades K-5 with classroom instruction, tutoring and standardized test preparation.

Young Black Scholars – YBS
3701 Stocker Street, Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Improves the academic performance of high school students from Los Angeles, surrounding counties and the Inland Empire by providing academic preparation, college preparation, standardized test preparation, and skills in leadership development and community responsibility.

Young Scholars Program
1551 Newcomb Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Serves high school and college students from the San Francisco Bay, Fresno, and Modesto areas, offering tutoring, college application portfolio building workshops, standardized test preparation, financial aid and scholarship workshops, leadership and confidence building workshops, mentoring opportunities, and college tours. 


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