The Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) Program is a supplemental component of the existing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program. The purpose of CAFYES is to strengthen the capacity of community college districts to support the higher education success, health and well-being of some of the nearly 13,000 current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California’s community colleges.
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&S is a state-funded support program designed to assist qualified low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in completing their educational goals with the assistance of financial and student support services. It's an invitational program open only to those who qualify and commit to participate in the program.