The Class of 2014

100% of the Class of 2014 applied to college

100% of the Class of 2014 was accepted into a college and has a plan to receive a degree in 4 years

Our students have been awarded $3.8 million in college scholarships, including one student who received a full scholarship for 4 years to University of San Francisco through the Horatio Alger Foundation

72% of the Class of 2014 will be going directly on to 4-year public or private universities (28% will attend a 2-year program in 2014-15 and each has a plan to go on to attend a 4-year program)

The Class of 2014 received acceptances from over 85 different 4-year public & private universities, including every UC Campus, Saint Mary's College, University of San Francisco, Cal Poly Pomona, Fairfield University, Drexel University, Dominican University, Pepperdine University, University of Portland's Honors Program, and the University of Washington's Honors Program



"Fore" Golf & Giving


ICS (Italian Community Services) invited ICA to  join in their efforts at Harding Golf course on June 4, 2014. Together, the two organizations hosted a golf tournament, auction and dinner for over 100 golfers.  The tournament was a great success, much awareness and friendship was raised, as well as proceeds to help benefit ICA students. 

To all of the companies and individuals that supported this event, THANK YOU/GRAZIE!

Pictured left to right:  Carol Brandi, ICA Board of Directors member; Anna Maria Pierini, ICS Executive Director & Linda Squires Grohe, ICA Chair of the Board of Directors

Nurses in Training

We are excited to be piloting a new opportunity for students in partnership with the University of San Francisco School of Nursing.  We have designed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program as a path for students who are interested in health care careers.  We are working closely with USF to assure mentors and chances to explore the nursing and pre-med options there and at other post-secondary institutions.  This July, ten eager rising juniors will take a month long intensive theory course here at ICA (that will include Friday field trips to the USF nursing school’s simulation lab) and then they have committed to completing 100 practical experience hours at the Jewish Home on Saturdays during the school year.  We are grateful to Fr. Tim Godfrey, SJ, R.N., from the USF School of Nursing for his leadership in developing this program; his enthusiasm for what this experience can mean for our students has been instrumental in securing funding and he and his colleagues at USF continue to be generous with their time and support.  Arlene Jech, R.N., will lead students in theory instruction and supervise them as they move into practical work.  Her caring approach to the nursing profession will surely mean the young women she guides receive an introduction to the field that aligns with our ICA values.  As Ms. Jech supervises and supports students, a team of volunteer retired nurses is ready to provide additional tutoring and support.  In late spring, there are sessions scheduled for test preparation, as the students will sit for the CNA exam in May.  They will enter their senior year ready to work as CNAs and so there may be possible CWSP benefits as we are able to offer students with this level of competency.  In any case, we see this as a way to build students’ familiarity with health care career options and college pathways.  We are deeply grateful to Gloria and Dennis O’Brien for believing in this program and pledging three-year funding; we know they will see wonderful outcomes.  We are especially delighted to recognize Gloria as a proud Shamrock from ICA’s Class of 1959 – she was Gloria Malvesti in her ICA years!

"Thumbs Up" for Facebook

Through ICA's participation in Technovation we were introduced to Christine Yen, who is a mentor for Technovation and an engineer at Facebook. As ICA spent time at inkling and Double Dutch, we mentioned to Christine how about Facebook too! Christine was instrumental in setting up a tour of Facebook for our ICA students and Ms. Torres, our Technovation leader at ICA. Christine Yen was the perfect host and ICA the perfect guest, asking great questions about Facebook and being able to see firsthand the inspirational creativity taking place. Christine was the perfect host and Facebook was the perfect place for our ICA Technovation team to be!!  

Upcoming Events


October 30: 7th Annual "Education That Works" Gala

Grand Hyatt Union Square



Happy Summer!