San Diego Urban teacher Fellows program

The Urban Teacher Fellows (UTF) program is a Career Pathway into Teaching Model that supports students while they are enrolled as a liberal arts major at San Diego City College.

Independent Living Skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 17 to 24 years old
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Meet low-income requirements
  • Not currently enrolled, but looking to start school Fall 2015
  • Interest in changing and inspiring the lives of children
  • Desire to gain valuable employment experience

What We Offer:

  • Classes required for a Certificate of Performance in School Age Child Care from San Diego City College
  • Paid internships with the YMCA of San Diego County
  • Case management support
  • Scholarships for items related to academic and professional success
  • Access to community resources and educational assistance

Specific Services:

  • Case management
  • Job development assistance
  • Tutoring for all students
  • Team building (monthly event for students)
  • Earn a scholarship for food, transportation and school supplies
  • Guaranteed priority registration for UTF cohort classes
  • Students remain in most classes together reserved specifically for UTF students
  • Students learn to rely on a learning community while having the same coursework as their peers
  • Students have the opportunity to gain part-time work experience with children in a community environment