Updated November 2018
This postsecondary education initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office provides community colleges with additional funding for programs that strengthen district capacity to support higher education success, health, and well-being of current and former foster youth. The initiative serves students who are under age 26, in foster care on or after age 16, and enrolled in at least nine college credits upon acceptance into the program.
Forty five community college campuses offer NextUp programs.
Initiative participants could benefit from engaging in sector-based career pathways established under Career Advancement Academies, Strong Workforce, and other initiatives that develop course sequences coupled with innovative instructional practices and work-based learning.