Successful College Transitions: Strategies for Families Supporting California Foster Youth Entering Their First Year (California ONLY)

Colleen Ganley - Program Specialist, California Community College Chancellor's Office | Katie Bliss - Coordinator, California Higher Education Project, Youth Law Center

May 21, 2020

Training Description

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 smooth and successful. The presentation includes 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.