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1 Student Services II: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Foster Youth Programs CSU-UC Counselor Conference 2013

2 Programs at the California State University Fall 2013 Counselor Conference


4 Introduction  What is EOP?  What Can EOP Do for Students?  Who May Apply?  EOP Income Criteria  Applying to EOP  Additional Information About EOP

5  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 What is EOP?

6 EOP Programs available at 22 CSU campuses…

7 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

8 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  California residents and students who qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption

9 EOP Income Criteria DEPENDENT STUDENTS FamilyMaximum SizeIncome 2$35,700 3$40,000 4$46,300 5$52,300 6$58,100 7$63,100 8$69,400 INDEPENDENT STUDENTS FamilyMaximum SizeIncome Single, No Dependents1$15,200 Married, No Dependents2$26,600 Other Than Spouse With Dependents Other 2$45,900 than a Spouse 3$52,600 4$62,000 5$70,900 6$80,800 7$88,400 8$95,900 EOP applicants must meet the low-income guidelines* listed in the table below: *Guidelines are based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,500 for federal student financial aid.

10 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

11 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

12 To apply for EOP online, Go to Apply Online, then click link to apply for EOP online. Separate Application for EOP Online EOP applications can be started only AFTER submitting an online application to the CSU campus first

13 EOP Online Application Form – Completed by student Opening page for the EOP Application Many fields are pre- populated from the University application SAVE: Will save the information that has been inputted on the screen

14 EOP Online Application Form – Completed by student  Must complete the first application  Additional applications are pre-populated but allow edits Complete fields that are blank

15 EOP Online Application Form – Completed by student  Two recommendations are required  Students can go to the Application Manager to track the recommendation status and change the recommender if needed Two names and email addresses need to be provided

16 EOP Online Recommendation Form – Completed by counselor or teacher Unique link for each recommendation  Counselors and teachers will receive an email message with the web link to the recommendation form  There is a new message for each student application

17 EOP Online Recommendation Form – Completed by counselor or teacher  Must complete the initial recommendation form  Additional forms will pre-populate for a student applying to multiple campuses  Counselors and teachers can edit responses before resubmitting

18 EOP Contacts CSU Bakersfield Mr. Rocky Maraccini 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099 Phone: (661) 654-3219 Fax: (661) 654-6971 CSU Channel Islands Ms. Leah Alarcon One University Drive Camarillo, CA 93012 Phone: (805) 437-8939 Fax: (805) 437-3211 CSU Chico Ms. Victoria Bass First and Normal Streets Chico, CA 95929-0710 Phone: (530) 898-4028 Fax: (530) 898-4567 CSU Dominguez Hills Ms. Katrina Hermoso 1000 E. Victoria Street, WH D-350 Carson, CA 90747 Phone: (310) 243-2106 Fax: (310) 516-4450 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 CSU Fresno Ms. Irene Perez 5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA62 Fresno, CA 93740-8026 Phone: (559) 278-6025 Fax: (559) 278-2323 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 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 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 CSU Los Angeles Ms. Maria Laines 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032 Phone: (323) 343-3216 Fax: (323) 343-6426 CSU Monterey Bay Ms. Carina Cisneros 100 Campus Center Seaside, CA 93955-8001 Phone: (831) 582-4153 Fax: (831) 582-4561 CSU Northridge Ms. Doris Clark Bayramian Hall 210 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8205 Phone: (818) 677-2351 Fax: (818) 677-7728 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 CSU Sacramento Mr. David Ortega 6000 J Street Lassen Hall, Rm. 2205 Sacramento, CA 95819 Phone: (916) 278-6183 Fax: (916) 278-5491 CSU San Bernardino Mr. Mario E. Baeza 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino, CA 92407 Phone: (909) 537-5042 Fax: (909) 537-7084 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 San Francisco State University Ms. Renée Stephens 1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 201 San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: (415) 338-2897 Fax: (415) 338-0541 San José State University Ms. Rhonda Leiva Ms. Anna Wisholek One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0196 Phone: (408) 924-2637 Fax: (408) 924-1197 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 CSU San Marcos Ms. Norma Larios 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096 Phone: (760) 750-4861 Fax: (760) 750-3300 Sonoma State University Ms. Lisa Brooks 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Salazar 1060 Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Phone: (707) 664-2865 Fax: (707) 664-3999 CSU Stanislaus Ms. Serah Martinez 801 West Monte Vista Avenue Turlock, CA 95382 Phone: (209) 667-3108 Fax: (209) 664-7006 smartinez@

19 Additional Information About EOP  CSUMentor site: –  California State University site: –  Individual campus EOP department websites


21 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.

22 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

23 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 Monterey Bay – EOP  CSU Northridge – Resilient Scholars

24 Campus Programs for Foster Youth  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

25 Populations Served Foster youth programs throughout the CSU system may serve different populations of foster youth, including current, former and/or emancipated foster youth To determine eligibility at a specific CSU campus foster youth program, call the individual program at the campus of interest

26 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

27 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 2 Kids (San Diego County)  Board of Governors Fee Waiver- BOG (Community Colleges)

28 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, California State Universities and University of California campuses, etc.

29 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

30 Foster Youth Programs For additional information visit for specific programs available to foster youth at the 23 California State University campuses


32 Programs at the University of California

33 Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

34 EOP at UC: Eligibility Eligibility differs on each campus Target populations: o Low income o First generation college student o California resident or Tribally registered Native American from any state o Graduated from an under-resourced/low API California high school o Undocumented Students must apply to be considered (every campus has their own application process)

35 EOP at UC: Goals Help students navigate undergraduate careers Improve academic & community leadership skills Increase number of students who go to graduate school

36 EOP at UC: Core Services Transitional support (Bridge, orientation to campus life, etc.) Holistic academic advising Personal, cultural, and social support Preparation for graduate school

37 EOP Contacts Berkeley Fabrizio Mejia EOP Executive Director/Counselor (510) 643-9924 Los Angeles Dr. Charles J. Alexander Associate Vice Provost & Academic Advancement Program Director (310) 206-1551 Santa Barbara Osvaldo “Ozzie” Espinosa EOP Associate Director & Counselor (805) 893-3656 Davis Arnette Bates EOP Program Director (530) 752-9301 Riverside Herbert English Academic Resource Center Assistant Director (951) 827-5315 Santa Cruz Pablo Requerin EOP Executive Director (831) 459-2296 Irvine Dr. Natalie Schonfeld Student Support Services Director (949) 824-7328 San Diego Patrick Velasquez Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) Director (858) 534-1467

38 Former Foster Youth Programs

39 Former Foster Youth 3,000+ youth age out of CA’s foster care system every year <3% graduates from college ~150 enter UC each fall More likely to be women and underrepresented o 31% Latino o 25% Asian o 16% African American

40 Former Foster Youth Programs All UC campuses serve former foster youth Services include: o Counseling and advising o Guidance through transitions to college o Community Engagement o Year-round housing o Financial support Book Vouchers Chafee Grant Scholarships Need-Based Grants Work & Loans

41 Foster Youth Program Contacts Book Vouchers Chafee Grant Scholarships Need-Based Grants Work & Loans Berkeley Deborah Lowe Martinez Program Coordinator Cal Independent Scholars Network (510) 642-6151 Los Angeles Emily Ives Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator (310) 206-3819 San Diego Edward Abeyta Director K-16 Programs (858) 534-3402 Davis Valeri Garcia Program Coordinator Guardian Scholars Program (530) 752-1211 Merced Charles Nies Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs (209) 228-4585 Santa Barbara Lisa Przekop Guardian Scholars Program Advisor (805) 893-3878 Irvine Natalie Schonfeld Director Student Transition Services (949) 824-7328 Riverside Tuppett Yates Director Guardian Scholars Program (951) 827-4991 Santa Cruz Amy Hamel Special Programs Coordinator Smith Renaissance Society (831) 459-2552

42 University of California

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