NextUp (CAFYES)  

NextUp - also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) - program is a supplemental component of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program. The purpose of NextUp is to strengthen the capacity of community college districts to support the higher education success, health, and well-being of some of the nearly 13,000 current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California’s community colleges.

Who is eligible for NextUp?

You may be eligible for NextUp if you:

  • are a current or former foster youth who was in foster care, in any state, for at least one day, on or after your 13th birthday
  • are no older than 26 at the start of any academic year in which you first enroll in the program
  • are enrolled or planning to enroll in at least 9 units
  • can provide written verification of your Foster Youth status

What services does NextUp provide?

The following services are provided to NextUp students who have met all of their EOPS & NextUp responsibilities (dependent upon program funding):

  • specialized counseling & mentoring
  • augmented book awards
  • cash grants
  • meal vouchers
  • food bank
  • transportation assistance (bus tokens and gas cards)
  • specialized workshops
  • college fee waivers
  • resource referrals

For more information about NextUp, please call our office at (310) 233-4552 or email us at MARINC4@LAHC.EDU.