Updated November 2018
This postsecondary initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) creates a statewide outreach and retention effort to better serve current and former youth from foster care attending California Community Colleges. Initiative goals are to improve:
Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) liaisons are in place at all California Community Colleges—more than one hundred.
FYSI builds an infrastructure for supporting a target population: foster youth in California Community Colleges. Initiative participants could benefit from engagement in sector-based pathways established under Career Advancement Academies, Strong Workforce Grants, and other initiatives that develop course sequences coupled with innovative instructional practices and work-based learning. Having the participant population identifiable in community college data could allow for further targeted services under a college’s Student Equity Plan.