"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
-- John F. Kennedy
From his inauguration in 1960 to his untimely death in 1963, President John F. Kennedy inspired his country to make this a better world by serving others.
Since its founding in the year succeeding the President's death, John F. Kennedy University has been guided by President Kennedy’s words and inspiration. Over the past 50 years, the University has extended its reach and its touch with an ambitious plan to make permanent the good work that it provides the community. Concrete examples of how your dollars have enhanced the University's commitment to make its communities better places include:
- Over 75,000 hours of low cost counseling services are provided each year to the communities of Oakland, Concord, and Sunnyvale to those who can least afford them. This network of JFK University Counseling Centers is an essential part of Bay Area mental health services.
- Our Housing Advocacy Clinic and Legal Clinic for Elders provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals facing the imminent threat of losing their home and to low-income elders who may be victims of financial abuse. These Clinics operate at the University's main campus in Pleasant Hill.
- Our current student population continues to grow in diversity and in the number of working adults who qualify for some form of financial assistance, making scholarship support vital to their continued success..