The PATH Program (PDF, 5.7MB) 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 Retreat (each semester)
  • PATH Advisory Committee
  • PATH Gallery 
  • PATH Senior Reception (spring semester)


  • 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, Crystal Delatorre, to schedule your Welcome Interview.


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 Crystal Delatorre, Coordinator for MSI at least once per semester
  • Participate in all aspects of the program by submitting the semester PATH Pass

View additional CSUCI Foster Youth, Adopted, Guardianship, Kinship, and Homelessness Student Resources

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