Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program
What is CAFYES?
The CAFYES Program is designed to provide current and former foster youth succeed in community college. The CAFYES Program assists qualified students to balance their educational needs with financial assistance and additional support services.
Qualifications for CAFYES
Enrolling in a minimum of 9 units with the majority of units at College of Alameda at initial semester
A current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday
No older than 26 years of age at the beginning of the academic year
- Vocational Grants
Additional services may be provided as needed
How to Apply for CAFYES
Submit your application here CAFYES Program Application and stop by the EOPS office located in Building-A 101, with a copy of the Foster Youth Verification letter and meet with a CAFYES staff member. Please call 510-748-2258 or email Lydell or Jiayu for more information.
CAFYES Program Manager
CAFYES Program Assistant
Monday & Friday: 8:00-4:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00-4:30 pm; Wednesday: 9:00-12:00 pm
Mission for CAFYES Program
“The CAFYES program works to improve enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of former foster youth who attend College of Alameda.”