The Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Education Program provides quality education and support activities that is mandated by the State of California to the caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the medical, educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth.
After High School
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.
El Proyecto WorkSource Sun Valley (EPWS) “Provides a One-Stop Job Preparation, Skills development-Training, Job Placement, Job Transition and Job Retention Services to 18 and older residents. Staffing services are provided in collaboration with business-employers to assist businesses that are experiencing challenges in finding qualified candidates. EPWS will assist in identified local residents that are job ready, and match the skill sets required in occupational growth sectors.
The Bridge Program provides University level education for students who may not otherwise have access to higher education. Each week, Bridge students attend class to begin college, to earn up to 15 transferrable units of university credit, and to study philosophy, literature, art history, writing, and urban studies – all free of charge. Receive free textbooks and supplies for classes – even bus tokens to help you get to and from class.
CalWORKs (California's Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids Initiative) is a welfare-to-work program designed to move TANF recipients into unsubsidized employment. Acquiring job market skills is a component of this TANF legislation. Students who are in need of Skills upgrade and/or are allowed to acquire a vocational skill must complete the training within an individual time frame that depends on factors and guidelines established for the program.
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a cash aid program for low income families to meet their basic needs. It also provides education, employment, and training programs to help families get jobs and move towards self-sufficiency. Child care, transportation, work expenses and counseling are available for families in work activities.