Core Programs and Initiatives
FOR COLLEGE CAMPAIGN (CFC)
The mission of Cash for College is a state wide campaign to assist
low-income and First Generation College bound students complete
the application process so they can access Financial Aid for education
career/technical training beyond high school.
Cash For College workshops are free and are held during the months
of January and February across California to help fill out the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
and the GPA
Verification Form required for Cal
Grants. Assistance is provided one-on-one by Financial
Most workshops provide help in Spanish and other languages depending
on the needs of communities, and some may provide volunteer income
tax assistance for low-income parents.
To find out more about when and where workshops will be held in
your area please visit the
Cal Grant website.
Technical Education (CTE) Awareness
Technical Education (CTE) brings students, educators and employers
to develop and strengthen the relationship between what's being
taught in the classroom and its application in the workplace.
Its programs prepare students with 21st-century skills.
is made up of 15 industry sectors, which include 58 career pathways
related to all occupations.
series of courses grouped together integrate academic and technical
training to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary
education and careers.
Some CTE classes stand alone, and others are found in California
Partnership Academies, Multiple Pathway programs or Regional
engages students, increases attendance and graduation rates,
helps close the achievement gap, and raises grades.
is CTE all about?
Making It Happen! (CMIH)
College: Making it Happen is a program whose mission is to disseminate
information regarding the academic and financial planning that
students and parents must embark on to increase postsecondary
educational options available to students. The purpose of CMIH
is to encourage parents and students to take an active role in
planning for postsecondary education. Through the CMIH activities
students and parents will obtain the necessary tools to move forward
in their academic careers.
examples of College: Making It Happen! Activities include:
Student and Parent Conferences
Parent Involvement Workshops
MAKING IT HAPPEN! (TMIH)
Transfer: Making it Happen program provides Community College
and transfer information to high school students headed to Community
College. The purpose of TMIH is to assist students in their academic
and financial planning, as well as resources to help them be successful
at Community College in order to transfer to a Four-year institution
in a timely and successful manner. Students will be given general
advising, mentoring and academic support through tutoring, workshops,
college visits and/or presentations.
elements of TMIH:
Financial Aid planning
College Application Process
Enrollment in Community College Support Programs
Community College Follow Up
Partnership Program (TPP)