Brought to You by the California Community Colleges

What is

NEXTUP?

Sometimes the hardest part about getting your college education is steering your way around all the bumps in the road. Most students will face challeges throughout this journey. That's where NextUp comes in.


NextUp, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), provides community college students like you with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing.


You’re committed to the goal of achieving a college education, and we are committed to helping you get it. Your part is to:

1

Work hard to create the future you want.

2

Focus on the steps outlined in your education plan.

3

Meet with a counselor several times each semester to make the most of your college experience.

How Do I

Get Started?

Take the quiz to see if you qualify for the NextUp program.

Are you a current or former California foster youth?
I don't know
No
Yes

How can NextUp

Help Me?

NextUp provides participating current and former foster youth with support and resources while attending a California community college.

Help may include:

books and supplies

Books and Supplies

child care

Child Care

counseling and career guidance

Counseling & Career Guidance

educational planning

Educational Planning

emergency housing assistance

Emergency Housing Assistance

meals on class days

Food Assistance

health services

Health Services

life skills and financial literacy

Life Skills & Financial Wellness

mental health services

Mental Health Services

transportation

Transportation Assistance

tutoring

Tutoring

books and supplies

Books and Supplies

child care

Child Care

counseling and career guidance

Counseling & Career Guidance

educational planning

Educational Planning

emergency housing assistance

Emergency Housing Assistance

meals on class days

Food Assistance

health services

Health Services

life skills and financial literacy

Life Skills & Financial Literacy

mental health services

Mental Health Services

transportation

Transportation Assistance

tutoring

Tutoring

NextUp

Real Stories

Watch videos and read stories about real community college students — current and former foster youth like you — who received help through NextUp.

Jordyan & Ernesto (Transcript)
Daniel & Jordyan(Transcript)
Jesse, Jordyan & Angelos(Transcript)
Linsey, Jordyan & Ernesto(Transcript)

About the Program

Want more information about NextUp? Watch the videos below to hear from our students and counselors about what NextUp can provide and how it helped the students accomplish their goals in college.

Program Overview — Deon's Story(Transcript)
Hear Foster Youth Talk About Their College Dreams and How Support Programs Can Help(Transcript)
Going from Foster Care to Fresno State — Alicia's Story(Transcript)

Connect

with Us


NextUp Colleges

Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr,
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-6966
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-2800
Clovis Community College
10309 N. Willow Avenue
Fresno, CA 93730
(559) 325-5200
Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-7600
College of Alameda
555 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-7221
Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 660-4523
East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 265-8650
Fresno City College
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600
Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest Street
Hunington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 892-7711
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 644-7000
Laney College
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-5740
Los Angeles City College
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000
Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 233-4000
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-7600
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
(8418) 719-6401
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 241-5225
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-7000
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 947-2600
Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-4911
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072
Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-7123
Reedley College
995 N. Reed Avenue
Reedley, CA 93654
(559) 638-0340
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-4011
Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 242-7540
Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 624-3333
West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 287-4200


Zip Code Search

Foster youth can get support from any of our colleges. If your college is not listed above as having the NextUp program, you can visit your EOPS office for more information.


To contact your college's EOPS office, enter your zip code below. The college closest to you will display first, followed by other colleges within a 100 mile radius.

About The California Community Colleges


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 114 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today's economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year universities. For more information about the community colleges, please visit the California Community Colleges website.

Early support for outreach to foster youth generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation, John Burton Advocates for Youth and the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.