On-campus Support

Cougar Guardians Scholars Program

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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South

Guardian Scholars Program

The LACC Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) serves students who are current, former or emancipated foster youth who are pursing a path within higher education. GSP’s mission is to support the well-being and empower students on their educational journeys to earning a Career Technical Certificate, Associate’s Degree, and/or transfer to a university while providing academic and personal guidance.

Student Services Village

EOPS & Care

Services provided by EOPS include registration assistance, EOPS specific mandatory orientations, academic counseling, book services, tutoring and transfer information. The CARE program is an extension of EOPS for single parents/heads of household receiving CalWORKS/TANF, who have at least one child under the age of 14. The services provided are: transportation passes/parking permits, books, supplies and meal tickets.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
Student Service Village


Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) is a program that is designed to assist low-income and educationally disadvantaged students achieve their educational and career goals at the Compton Center. EOPS encourages the enrollment, retention, graduation, and transfer of students who are challenged by language, social, economic, and educational disadvantages. It provides eligible students with various services.


EOPS is designed for the sole purpose of enhancing the success of students in meeting their educational goals and objectives. Necessary support and retention activities were developed to include intensive bilingual counseling, assistance in applying for financial aid, tutoring, summer enrichment and retention programs, book services, emergency loans and special orientations.

16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA

ELAC Dream Weavers Student Club

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!

Main Campus


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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA

Toro Guardian Scholars (TGS)

TGS provides scholarship support and the opportunity that is necessary to change the lives of individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree. In addition to student development and leadership opportunities, TGS program offers: priority registration; academic support and tutoring for classes; book grants; access to no-cost and low-cost health services; resources for internships; career counseling; financial literacy; on campus networking opportunities; special events; peer mentorship for support and guidance; housing resources; and student development and leadership opportunities.

East Academic Complex 300, Carson, CA