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Student Services II: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs

Student Services II: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs. Fall 2012 High School Counselor Conference. Educational Opportunity Program. Introduction. What is EOP? What Can EOP Do for Students? Who May Apply? EOP Income Criteria Applying to EOP

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Student Services II: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs

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  1. Student Services II: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs Fall 2012 High School Counselor Conference

  2. Educational Opportunity Program

  3. Introduction • What is EOP? • What Can EOP Do for Students? • Who May Apply? • EOP Income Criteria • Applying to EOP • Additional Information About EOP?

  4. What is EOP? • Established in 1969 under SB 1072 • Provides academic support and retention services to historically low income and educationally underserved students • Targets students who have the potential to perform satisfactorily in the CSU but have not been able to realize this potential because of economic or educational background • Provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to accommodate the needs of the individual campus student population • Tailors their programs to accommodate the needs of the individual campus student population

  5. EOP Programs available at 22 CSU campuses…

  6. What Can EOP Do for Students? • Provides orientation sessions to help students learn about campus services and programs • Provides tutoring, advising and specialized retention services • Provides transitional support such as the Summer Bridge Program • Awards EOP grant to eligible students

  7. Who May Apply? • Historically low-income and educationally underserved undergraduate students who need admission assistance and support services to succeed in college • Students who demonstrate academic potential and motivation

  8. EOP Income Criteria EOP applicants must meet the low-income guidelines* listed in the table below: DEPENDENT STUDENTS Family Maximum Size Income 2 $35,200 3 $39,400 4 $45,600 5 $51,500 6 $58,200 7 $63,200 8 $68,200 INDEPENDENT STUDENTS Family Maximum Size Income Single, No Dependents 1 $15,000 Married, No Dependents 2 $26,200 Other Than Spouse With Dependents Other 2 $45,200 than a Spouse 3 $51,800 4 $61,000 5 $69,700 6 $79,400 7 $86,800 8 $94,200 *Guidelines are based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,500 for federal student financial aid.

  9. Applying to EOP • High School Graduate or Equivalent • Meet CSU Eligibility for Regular Admission • EOP considers admission for students who may not meet regular admission criteria on a campus by campus basis

  10. Applying to EOP • Students must complete and submit an application for Undergraduate Admission to the campus before applying to the EOP program. • Application to the Educational Opportunity Program includes: • 1) Completed Undergraduate Admission application to the campus • 2) Completed EOP application with: • Applicant Information form • Two Recommendation forms

  11. EOP Contacts CSU Bakersfield Mr. Rocky Maraccini 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099 Phone: (661) 654-3219 Fax: (661) 654-6971 rmaraccini@csub.edu CSU Channel Islands Ms. Leah Alarcon One University Drive Camarillo, CA 93012 Phone: (805) 437-8939 Fax: (805) 437-3211 leah.alarcon@csuci.edu CSU Chico Ms. Victoria Bass First and Normal Streets Chico, CA 95929-0710 Phone: (530) 898-4028 Fax: (530) 898-4567 eop@csuchico.edu CSU Dominguez Hills Ms. Katrina Hermoso 1000 E. Victoria Street, WH D-350 Carson, CA 90747 Phone: (310) 243-2106 Fax: (310) 516-4450 khermoso@csudh.edu CSU East Bay Mr. Emmanuel Lopez EOP Admissions, LI 2500 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Hayward, CA 94542 Phone: (510) 885-4683 Fax: (510) 885-7400 eopadmissions@csueastbay.edu CSU Fresno Ms. Irene Perez 5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA62 Fresno, CA 93740-8026 Phone: (559) 278-6025 Fax: (559) 278-2323 irene_perez@csufresno.edu CSU Fullerton Ms. Willie Bugaoan 800 North State College Blvd. EOP Admissions, UH-231 Fullerton, CA 92834 Phone: (657) 278-2784 Fax: (657) 278-5112 wbugaoan@fullerton.edu Humboldt State University Ms. Denise Negrillo Ms. Maria Elena Whaples One Harpst Street Arcata, CA 95521 Phone: (707) 826-3778 (toll free) Fax: (707) 826-4780 eopadmit@humboldt.edu CSU Long Beach Ms. Gail Walters EOP Admissions, LA3-200 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 Phone: (562) 985-4288 Fax: (562) 985-7646 eopadmissions@csulb.edu CSU Los Angeles Ms. Maria Laines 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032 Phone: (323) 343-3216 Fax: (323) 343-6426 eopadmiss@cslanet.calstatela.edu CSU Monterey Bay Ms. Carina Cisneros 100 Campus Center Seaside, CA 93955-8001 Phone: (831) 582-4153 Fax: (831) 582-4561 eop@csumb.edu CSU Northridge Ms. Doris Clark Bayramian Hall 210 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8205 Phone: (818) 677-2351 Fax: (818) 677-7728 eopadmissions@csun.edu Cal Poly Pomona Ms. Leticia Guzman Scott EOP Admissions and Enrollment Building 1-221 3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, CA 91768 Phone: (909) 869-3362 Fax: (909) 869-4337 eopadmin@csupomona.edu CSU Sacramento Mr. David Ortega 6000 J Street Lassen Hall, Rm. 2205 Sacramento, CA 95819 Phone: (916) 278-6183 Fax: (916) 278-5491 ortegad@csus.edu CSU San Bernardino Mr. Mario E. Baeza 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino, CA 92407 Phone: (909) 537-5042 Fax: (909) 537-7084 eopadmissions@csusb.edu San Diego State University Ms. Cynthia Torres EOP/Ethnic Affairs Student Services Bldg. East #2209 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-8222 Phone: (619) 594-6298 Fax: (619) 594-4299 eop@mail.sdsu.edu San Francisco State University Ms. Renée Stephens 1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 201 San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: (415) 338-2897 Fax: (415) 338-0541 applyeop@sfsu.edu San José State University Ms. Debra Y. Griffith One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0196 Phone: (408) 924-2637 Fax: (408) 924-1197 eop@sjsu.edu Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Ms. Kathleen A. Castillo Student Academic Services, Bldg. 81 San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Phone: (805) 756-2301 Fax: (805) 756-5122 eop@calpoly.edu CSU San Marcos Ms. Norma Larios 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096 Phone: (760) 750-4861 Fax: (760) 750-3300 eop@csusm.edu Sonoma State University Ms. Lisa Brooks 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Salazar 1060 Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Phone: (707) 664-2865 Fax: (707) 664-3999 lisa.brooks@sonoma.edu CSU Stanislaus Ms. Serah Martinez 801 West Monte Vista Avenue Turlock, CA 95382 Phone: (209) 667-3108 Fax: (209) 664-7006 smartinez@csustan.edu

  12. Additional Information About EOP • CSUMentor site: • www.csumentor.edu/planning/eop • California State University site: • www.calstate.edu/eop • Individual campus EOP department websites

  13. Foster youth programs

  14. Who is a former foster youth? Children who were removed by the courts from their family of origin due to abuse and/or neglect, and placed into the care of extended family members, foster parents or non-relative caregivers until their 18th birthday.

  15. Common Barriers to College • K-12 school and placement instability • Academic/learning gaps • Lack of educational advocacy • Low high school graduation rates • Records transfer and confidentiality issues • High rate of homelessness after emancipation • Long-term effects of abuse and neglect

  16. Campus Programs for Foster Youth • CSU Bakersfield – EOP • CSU Channel Islands – EOP • CSU Chico – EOP • CSU Dominguez Hills – Toro Scholars • CSU East Bay – Renaissance Scholars • CSU Fresno – Renaissance Scholars • CSU Fullerton – Guardian Scholars • Humboldt State University – EOP • CSU Long Beach – EOP • CSU Los Angeles – EOP • CSU Northridge – Resilient Scholars

  17. Campus Programs for Foster Youth • CSU Monterey Bay – EOP • Cal Poly Pomona – Renaissance Scholars • CSU Sacramento – Guardian Scholars • CSU San Bernardino – EOP Foster Youth Program • San Diego State University – Guardian Scholars • San Francisco State University – Guardian Scholars • San José State University – Guardian Scholars • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – EOP • CSU San Marcos – ACE Scholars • Sonoma State University – EOP • CSU Stanislaus – Promise Scholars

  18. Campus Support Services May Include: • Outreach and Recruitment • Admission assistance • Financial assistance • Housing assistance • Orientation to college life (e.g., EOP Summer Bridge) • Academic advising and monitoring • Counseling and support • Mentorship opportunities • Life skills workshops • Employment opportunities • Social and academic celebrations • Career planning and assistance • Student Drop-In Center

  19. Scholarship Programs for Foster Youth • Foster A Dream (Bay Area) • Fostering Futures (Bay Area) • Larkin Street (Bay Area) • Orphan Foundation of America (National) • Orangewood Children’s Foundation (Orange County) • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund – YES Scholars • United Friends of the Children (Los Angeles County) • Promise 4 Kids (San Diego County) • Board of Governors Fee Waiver- BOG (Community Colleges)

  20. California Student Aid Commission California Chafee Grant Program • This is a federally funded program administered through the California Student Aid Commission. • Gives up to $5000 to eligible former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses at California Community Colleges, Cal State Universities and University of California campuses, etc. www.chafee.csac.ca.gov

  21. Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide What’s Inside? • This planning guide contains checklists, tips and information to support foster youth from 7th grade through 12th grade who have a dream of a college education. Who should have one? • Foster youth, caregivers, social workers, educators and advocates. Why should I need it? • To monitor and track the educational progress of foster youth to career and college preparation. How can I get one? • The guides are available at www.calstate.edu/fosteryouth

  22. Foster Youth Programs For additional information visit www.calstate.edu/fosteryouth for specific programs available to foster youth at the 23 California State University campuses

  23. Questions!

  24. Thank you!

  25. www.calstate.edu

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