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LACCD to Receive Up to $1.6 Million to Fund Foster Youth Programs at its Colleges

The California Community College Board of Governors has approved $15 million in funding to support the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) programs at the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and nine other California community colleges. The LACCD anticipates receiving up to $1.6 million for the nine colleges in the district, including LAVC. 

LACCD to Receive Up to $1.6 Million to Fund Foster Youth Programs at its Colleges

Los Angeles Valley College and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will be awarded a portion of $15 million in funding from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to fund Cooperative Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) programs at 10 community college districts in the state. The LACCD anticipates receiving up to $1.6 million to help fund foster youth programs at its nine colleges in the District. 

CAFYES programs throughout the state serve current and former foster youth by establishing an educational program that provides services promoting academic success. There are nearly 13,000 current and former foster youth who are enrolled at California community colleges. 

At Valley College, the CAFYES program is called LAVC Guardian Scholars, which is a new foster youth program that provides support for current and former foster youth attending Valley College. The program joins together the efforts of all campus student support services to assist students in reaching their academic goals. For more information, visit the LAVC Guardian Scholars Program Web page.

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Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 12/2/2015 5:00:04 PM