Category Archives: News

Helping Students Understand Health Care Reform and Enroll in Health Insurance

This guide includes information about student health insurance options, how to apply, who can help, and key messages and outreach methods you as a community college administrator, faculty member, or staff member can use to inform your students about their health care options. It is published by Young Invincibles and CLASP.

helping CC students understand health care reform


Sequestration’s affect on the Chafee Grant Awards

Sequestration’s affect on the Chafee Grant Awards

College Scholarships Are Available for Youth Adopted at 12 and Older from U.S. Foster Care

UMPS CARE Charities has partnered with The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) and Slate XP to offer the UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship. All-Star Scholarships are open to children adopted from U.S. foster care at the age of 12 years or older. Funding will provide $5,000 scholarships for a two-year institution or $10,000 scholarships for a four-year institution. The application deadline is May 17, 2013.

 Below is the link to the website


Turning Dreams inTo Degrees Past, Present, and Future of California College Pathways October 2012

Did you catch this report about how California is on the right path to helping foster youth turn their dreams into degrees?   Through support from California’s three public post-secondary education systems, private sector leadership, and the determination and the perseverance of youth themselves, thousands of foster youth succeed in college and move on to careers.

This report provides some of the highlights of how California has become the nation’s leader in higher education support for foster youth, and includes interviews with students enrolled in our Community of Practice colleges.  CA_College_Pathways_Report_Single_Page_10_22-1 copy

Uninterrupted Scholars Act Becomes Law!

This new bi-partisan supported law was signed!  The law is hailed as a common sense, no-cost legislative fix that will have a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of foster children across the country.  This law will allow for work to be performed that will close the achievement gap  by simply allow caseworkers to access transcripts and report cards for foster youth while maintaining important privacy protections.

Uninterrupted Scholars Act

Read the Chronicle of Social Change’s article on the Uninterrupted Scholars Act which would allow foster care administrations’ access to students’ records.  This would eliminate many of the barriers that foster youth face when they transfer from school to school.

FY Priority Enrollment – Signed by the Governor

AB 194 was signed by the Governor yesterday! As you all know, the new law grants priority enrollment to public postsecondary education for current and former foster youth. Read the  chaptered bill for more info.  Special thanks to Chris Dech, Farah Soomro, and Ryan Bradberry for giving incredible testimonies.  This is great news!