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HCC PROGRAMS

Aaron Price Fellows Program

Cardinals Interact Program

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs

College Avenue Compact

FACES for the Future

IMIN/Arc Experience

International Rescue Committee

Mid-City CAN Youth Council

Ocean Discovery Institute

Pro Kids Golf

Reading Legacies

Reality Changers

SAY San Diego - Advocates for Change Today (ACT)

SDSU Pre-College Institute

SDSU Price Community Scholars

SDSU Consensus Organizing Center, Step Up Program

Students Without Limits

The LEAGUE of Amazing Programmers

UCSD Upward Bound Math & Science

Wahupa Educational Talent Search

HCC RESOURCES & SERVICES

Big Brother Big Sister

Community Law Project

Copley-Price YMCA

Media Arts Center San Diego

 

HCC PROGRAMS

 

Aaron Price Fellows

Phone: 619-795-2005

Eligibility: Must be admitted in the 9th grade, 3.0+ GPA

Aaron Price Fellows Program is a three-year program created by the Price Family to honor the memory and life of their son, grandson, and brother, Aaron. Youth from 5 different high schools receive a behind-the-scenes look at San Diego’s governmental, cultural, and business communities, as well as participate in workshops with a focus on self-advocacy and diversity.  

 

Cardinals Interact Program

Phone: 619-795-2008  

Eligibility:  Must be admitted in the 9th grade, 1.0+ GPA

The Cardinals Interact Program is a partnership between Price Philanthropies, San Diego Rotary Club 33, and Hoover High School. The program provides positive and supportive activities for Hoover students over a three and a half year period, offering mentoring, college prep, career exposure, and scholarship services.

 

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs

Phone: 619-233-1331

Eligibility: Open to all

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs are built on the ten values of Cesar Chavez and are designed to engage students in community service activities.  Students build confidence within themselves and are inspired to make lasting differences utilizing the experiences they have learned.

 

College Avenue Compact

Phone: 619-344-4512       

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative 3.0+ GPA (7th-10th grade) and/or an A-G GPA 3.0+ in grades 11th-12th grade.                        

College Avenue Compact is a partnership with the City Heights Educational Collaborative, Price Philanthropies, San Diego Unified School District, and San Diego State University (SDSU) that offers Hoover students guaranteed admission to SDSU upon successful completion of the College Avenue Compact requirements. This is a unique program that is only available at Hoover High School.
 

Faces for the Future

Phone: 619-540-4233      

Eligibility: Only open to students in the Academy for Health and Healthier Communities.

Rady Children’s Hospital - FACES for the Future (FACES) prepares students for careers in health care through academic enhancement, professional/leadership development, wellness support, and career experience. Activities for students include guest speakers, workshops, hands-on skills clinics, college field trips, hospital and community rotations, one-on-one mentoring, and leadership opportunities.

 

IMIN/Arc Experience

Phone: 619-344-4500 x3201

Eligibility: Open to All

A youth development program offering daily tutoring, enrichment, and physical activities. IMIN also hosts tailgates and works with the Associated Student Body to put on school events. Open daily, Room 304.

 

International Rescue Committee

Phone: 619-641-7510 x258

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

International Rescue Committee offers the REACH (Refugee, Education, Acculturation, Civic Engagement, and Health) program with a comprehensive, collaborative initiative designed to serve youth at Hoover High School to address the academic needs and align their education with relevant, real-world exposure.  

 

Mid-City CAN Youth Council

Phone: 619-272-7582 x119

Eligibility: Contact to learn more  

The Mid-City CAN Youth Council develops and empowers City Heights youth through community organizing.  Their goal is to organize City Heights in order to advocate for changes that improve the community.

 

Ocean Discovery Institute

Phone: 619-795-8365

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people to transform their lives, their community, and their world as science and conservation leaders. The Living Lab in City Heights provides continuous science opportunities paired with mentoring and the tools to overcome challenges so that young people can unlock their potential. Hoover students can volunteer, participate in a fellowship, and explore careers in science.

 

Pro Kids Golf

Phone: 619-582-7884

Eligibility: All Hoover students are automatically eligible for free programming. 

Pro Kids Golf promotes character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf. Through a unique set of programs that combine sport, study, and service, Pro Kids provides youth in grades 2-12 with equitable access to opportunities that will set them on the path to success in adulthood, with support and scholarship service for program alumni.

 

Reading Legacies

Phone: 619-269-2743

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Reading Legacies empowers youth as valued family and community members through intergenerational shared-reading experiences to increase reading skills, self-esteem, and connectedness to their families and communities.

 

Reality Changers

Phone: 619-516-2222

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Reality Changers transforms students into college graduates, serving youth in grades 8-12 through two programs, College Town and College Apps Academy. College Town assist students in grades 8-11 with leadership development, homework, professional interaction, and community service. College Apps Academy guides and supports 12th grade students through the entire admissions process, financial aid, and college survival skills.

 

SAY San Diego - Advocates for Change Today (ACT)

Phone: 619-283-9624

Eligibility: Maintain a cumulative weighted grade-point average of 2.0 or higher and be drug/alcohol-free

Advocates for Change Today is a youth leadership group based in the Mid-City area working to have a drug-free community where youth and families can flourish. They do this by implementing various data-driven strategies with a focus on reducing underage drinking, tobacco, and other drug use.

 

SDSU Pre-College Institute

Phone: 619-594-6184, 619-594-3685

Eligibility: Contact to learn more 

The SDSU Pre-College Institute is a partnership between federally funded TRIO programs, public schools, and SDSU academic departments. The Institute has integrated three programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound Classic, and Upward Bound STAR/Classic) to assist youth by providing a range of services including academic, college, career, and financial advising.

 

SDSU Price Community Scholars

Phone: 619-594-1730

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

The Price Community Scholars program pairs SDSU students with three 7th graders in the Hoover Cluster. The college students provide weekly tutoring and mentorship with the students from 7th through 10th grade in exchange for a four-year college scholarship. The program assists in building a community that enhances the path to higher education for both mentors and mentees through academic success, college awareness, cultural enrichment, and community service.

 

SDSU Consensus Organizing Center, Step Up Program

Phone: 619-594-4813

Eligibility: Juniors, no GPA requirement

Step-Up seeks to engage, educate, and empower high school juniors to achieve a post-secondary education and develop the practical skills needed to solve social problems in their neighborhoods. Students enroll in Introduction to Social Work at SDSU and complete 40 hours of community service in their neighborhoods,designed to allow students to put into practice the skills learned in the classroom and learn to see themselves as leaders of their communities.

 

Students Without Limits

Phone: 858-880-7094

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Students Without Limits supports the endeavors of first-generation and immigrant students who want to attend college by providing them with in-school support and opportunities.

 

The LEAGUE of Amazing Programmers

Phone: 858-284-0481

Eligibility: Open to All

The League of Amazing Programmers teaches computer programming to students in the 5th-12th grade. Classes are offered after school or on weekends at Hoover High School or local libraries. Students meet year-round to prepare themselves for careers of the 21st century.

 

UCSD Upward Bound Math & Science

Phone: 858-534-4252

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen students’ math and science skills and encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science with the ultimate goal of pursuing careers in these professions.

 

Wahupa Educational Talent Search

Phone: 619-535-9740

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Wahupa ETS assists first-generation college students in successfully completing a high school education and obtaining a college degree with financial aid. Program services include: academic and A-G course advising; college information/application assistance; tutoring connection; SAT/ACT information; and financial aid information/application assistance.



HCC RESOURCES & SERVICES

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Phone: 858-536-4900

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County provides children from the ages of 7 to 17 one-to-one mentoring programs.  



Community Law Project

The Community Law Project is a program of the California Western School of Law that provides pro-bono (free) legal services, including legal advice, consultations, and referral services. The City Heights clinics are located at Hoover High School (Tuesdays) and Rosa Parks Elementary (Fridays) campuses.



Copley-Price YMCA

Phone: 858-292-9622

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

The YMCA provides school readiness programs for teens with an additional opportunity to earn a free membership to the YMCA by committing to academic excellence. Programs include academic support such as tutoring, college preparation, mentoring, study skill workshops, and computer lab access. In addition, the Y provides job readiness opportunities consisting of volunteering and internships to gain work experience.



Media Arts Center San Diego

Phone: 619-230-1938

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Media Arts Center San Diego provides digital media tools and channels to create equitable and engaged communities. Students can intern, volunteer, and register for video production classes. Students will have opportunities to work with the San Diego Latino Film Festival, Teen Producers Project, and Speak City Heights.