College Pathways


Update on SF City College’s Guardian Scholars Program

by Justin Pye In July, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges announced that the City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) accreditation would be revoked in July 2014. The nearly 80-year-old institution serves more than 85,000 students, among them a group of current and former foster youth supported by the Guardian Scholars Program.


Campus Provides Year-Round Housing For Foster Youths

San Francisco State University (SFSU) will now provide housing for the entire year to students who are former foster youth, becoming the first public university in the county to offer such benefits to youth in the foster care system.


Getting Homeless and Foster Youth into College

Last month, before the Senate fell into the disarray of the government shutdown, the Committee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) kicked off a series of hearings on higher education.


$3 Million Gift for UCLA Foster Youth

Today is the first day of classes for students at the University of California, Los Angeles. For those who experienced foster care, the new semester comes with an enduring promise: a $3 million endowment to support their academic success.


Network To Increase College Support For Rural California Counties

Foster youth in five rural Northern California counties will soon benefit from increased investments in a program aimed at boosting the number of college graduates who experienced foster care. Three colleges recently formed the Northern California Foster Youth Higher Education Network to bring college support services to foster youth studying on their campuses.


Where Are the Boys?

By Lynsey Clark In California, a leading state in college assistance to foster youth, service providers are reporting that most of their clients are women, begging the question: where are the boys?