The PATH Program supports and empowers students who are foster youth, adopted, in guardianship or kinship care, and/or have experienced homelessness. PATH provides services aimed to meet the unique needs of displaced students to improve access, retention and graduation rates.

Key Events & Services

Key Events

  • PATH Orientation (each semester)
  • PATH Advisory Committee
  • PATH Senior Reception (spring semester)

Services

  • Academic assistance
  • Career exploration
  • Coaching and student leadership development
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Guidance with housing, scholarships and community resources
  • Mentoring

Program Eligibility & Requirements

Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible for PATH you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Being in foster care
  • Being in guardianship
  • Being in kinship
  • Having been adopted
  • Having experienced homelessness

New students such as first time freshmen, transfer students, non-traditional adult students, students that have been previously enrolled at CI are encouraged to apply.

If you meet one of the criteria please contact leticia.cazares@csuci.edu, Leticia Cazares, to schedule your Welcome Interview.

Requirements

Also, for students to remain active they must:

  • Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application each year
  • Follow the student code of conduct
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Maintain continuous enrollment (unless a formal Leave of Absence is granted)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Meet with Leticia Cazares, Coordinator for PATH at least once per semester
  • Participate in all aspects of the program by submitting the semester PATH Pass
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