What We Do

By engaging institutions to work together, sharing best practices, and advocating for policies that support foster youth in higher education, California College Pathways is helping foster youth across the state achieve their higher education goals and move on to fulfilling careers.

California College Pathways:

  • Supports campus networks of programs for foster youth
  • Provides training and technical assistance for emerging and established campus programs
  • Advocates for policies and regulations to improve higher education outcomes for foster youth
  • Collaborates to create a more seamless pipeline to college for K-12 foster youth

We focus on supporting foster youth to achieve four important milestones:

The 4 Es

  • EQUIP with essential resources
  • ENROLL in a college or training program
  • EARN a college degree or certificate
  • EMBARK on a career path

Our partnership includes:

  • Current and former foster youth scholars
  • California Community Colleges
  • California State Universities (CSU)
  • University of California (UC)
  • Private universities
  • Community College Chancellor’s Office Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI)
  • Foundation for Community Colleges
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Department of Education
  • Philanthropic partners
  • Community based organizations

Click here to view recent media coverage about California College Pathways partners.