Student Support Center

CCCCO Initiative

CCCCO Initiative


Foster Youth Success Initiative

Welcome Current and Former Foster Youth!

California Community College Chancellors Office Foster Youth Success Initiative


California Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO) has recognized that there is a significant deficit regarding youth from the foster care attending higher education. Acknowledging this need, they are sponsoring a concerted effort called the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) to bring issues affecting these youth to the forefront and to improve the ability of these youth to access postsecondary education and benefit from the support services that are available but are often unknown to them. Through the vision of the CCCCO, to create a statewide outreach and retention effort to better serve current and former youth from care, the FYSI was established. FYSI was built through CCCCO leadership and a strong foundation of individuals representing a myriad of agencies and postsecondary educational institutions that have formed a true collaborative effort that has evolved to become a statewide FYSI taskforce.

The goals of the initiative are to improve:

  • Access to student services and resources

  • Access to academic support

  • Retention

  • Academic Performance

  • Completion Of units

  • Completion of programs and degree

  • Transfer rates to baccalaureate



For more information contact Aselia Valadez
(916) 691-7075 or
by email at: valadea (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu

Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, L-125C (1st Floor in the Student Access Center)

Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (916) 691-7075