Foster Care & Kinship Education


Foster Care & Kinship Education

Long Beach City College works with many agencies and programs to provide resources and support for current and transition age youth and resource families. Our goal is to ensure that this important population of students have all of the information they need for success in college, career and life.

Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

The Foster & Kinship Care Education Program is a statewide program funded by the California Community College Chancellors Office, providing a variety of training programs for foster parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers.

For more information, please contact Dr. Claudia Garcia.


Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) supports low-income, educationally disadvantaged students in their community college journey.

The NextUp Program serves current and former foster youth in EOPS by creating a network of support to help students to reach their full potential and complete their goals.

For more information, please contact Tami Horn.

Long Beach Unified School District -Foster Youth Department

Guiding Principals – Everyone shares the duty to promote the educational progress of children in out of home placements.

Educators, school personnel, social workers, probation officers, caregivers, advocates, and juvenile court officers must all work together to serve the educational needs of children in foster care.

Foster youth must have access to the same academic resources, services, extracurricular and enrichment activities available to all students. EC 48850(a)

For more information, please contact the LBUSD Foster Youth Department.