Success Centers’ education programs empower disconnected youth to obtain a high school diploma or GED, progress from high school to college and a career path, and transition from incarceration to community.

Early Morning Study Academy

The Early Morning Study Academy (EMSA) provides disconnected youth with the training, tools, and wrap-around services to help them achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. 

Credentialed teachers and counselors meet the unique needs of participants, including customized curricula leading to high school diploma/GED attainment, life skills and job readiness training, barrier removal, assistance with college and financial aid applications, and assistance with human needs such as childcare—all within a safe and supportive environment.

The EMSA takes place Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 2 PM. During the Covid-19 quarantine, the program is tailored to the participant to include distance learning and/or in-person learning at our Education and Employment Training Center.

Click here to see the program flyer.

To learn more, contact: 
Teandra Johnson



Pathways is a free 16-week virtual learning series for all members of the community. You may take all four tracks or just one. Enrollment is ongoing.

  • Construction: Learn about the construction industry and earn nationally-recognized certifications.
  • Art: Enhance your ability to tell your story through visual arts, film making, spoken word, and songwriting.
  • Life Skills and Job Readiness Training: Learn how to improve your life management skills and employment prospects.
  • Computer Literacy: Increase your technical skills and receive certifications.

Click here to register.

Click here to see the program flyer.

To learn more, contact: 
Maria Rinaldi - 415-575-0423



Inside/Out is our suite of programs serving students for whom regular school have failed, including EMSA participants and detention-based or justice-involved youth. Tailored to the needs of particular individuals and institutions, Inside/Out takes place in continuation schools, detention facilities, and community spaces. Program components can include, but are not limited to: 

  • High school or GED completion 
  • Job readiness training
  • Life skills 
  • Arts 
  • Community service or service-learning hours 

To learn more, contact: 
Maria Rinaldi - 415-575-0423