Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program (CAFYES) is a supplemental component of the existing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program at Los Angeles Southwest College. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the capacity of ELAC to support the higher education success, health and well-being of former foster youth who are enrolled.
Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) combines on-the-job experience with limited classroom instruction. It is designed to expand students’ skills and knowledge and to improve self-understanding by integrating classroom study with supervised work experience.
The Cougar Guardian Scholars Program assists former foster youth between the ages of 17 and 23 in their efforts to gain a college education by offering scholarships and support services necessary for their academic success. The Cougar Guardian Scholars Program provides the opportunity to change individual lives and make dreams come true.
The Career Technical Education (CTE) program provides competency-based and academically integrated career training in 15 industry sectors. CTE courses prepare students for entry-level employment, career advancement, and industry certification.
Echoes of Hope’s Gifts of Hope program accepts grant requests for educational support tools such as books, computers, software, internet access, and other school supplies both for individual students/families, and for schools or after school centers. Recipients of these “gifts” are selected via a careful screening process by Echoes of Hope staff and board.
ELAC Dream Weaver’s student club promotes student services awareness to foster youth. This club provides the following: peer mentoring opportunities, campus tours, scholarship opportunities, financial assistance with book rental fees through ASU, parking pass fees, get connected to workshops geared to academic, living skills, and much more!
We are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Adult and Career Education. We have two main campuses, Venice Skills Center and Emerson Campus as well as additional campuses across West Los Angeles. We offer low-cost classes in the following areas: CTE (Career Technical Eduction) courses designed for those who want to upgrade their job skills or train for a new career.
EOP has been committed to helping disadvantaged students to attend the University. The Cal State L.A. EOP has eleven counselors and over 30 staff members dedicated to provide EOP students the services and the support they need to successfully complete their college education. The collective experiences of our staff and other members of the EOP family are ready to help students meet the challenges of attending a university.
EOP can assist you in completing the admission process. Once admitted as an EOP student, you may be eligible to enroll in an EOP summer program to strengthen your math, reading, or other skills. Orientation sessions are provided to help you learn about campus services and programs. During your enrollment in college, you can receive other services such as counseling, tutoring, academic advising, financial aid advising, and peer mentoring services. You'll also receive priority registration for your classes. If you are eligible, an EOP grant may be awarded.