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Successful College Transitions: Strategies for Families Supporting California Foster Youth Entering Their First Year
Focusing on strategies, resources and tips, resource families will learn how to help California students get ready for their first year in college. With so many changes in the academic landscape due to Covid-19, these tools and tips will help families assist students in making the transition to college smoother and more successful. The webinar will include the latest updates and resources from the CA Community College State Chancellor’s Office, and best practice perspectives for supporting youth in foster care on their college journey.

Colleen Ganley serves as a program specialist with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office where she works to increase access to health, mental health, food and housing resources and other unmet basic needs for students in the California Community College system. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, Ms. Ganley worked at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the non-profit that supports the Chancellor’s Office. During her 12-year tenure with the Foundation, she developed and implemented multiple statewide initiatives designed to support at-risk students. Katie Bliss is the California Higher Education Project Coordinator at Youth Law Center (YLC) advocating to implement programming and support policy to ensure juvenile justice involved youth have direct pathways to higher education. She is also the founder of Project Change at the San Mateo County Community College District, a state model program and the first comprehensive, institutionalized, community college funded program in California to provide in-person college instruction inside juvenile youth facilities, wrap-around student support services on campus, and direct access to post secondary education for juvenile justice involved youth.

**This webinar is recommended for CA participants and will focus on CA specific information.**

This webinar begins at 12 pm Pacific / 2 pm Central / 3 pm Eastern (75 minutes)

May 21, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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