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  • Mesa College Opens First Foster Youth Center at a San Diego Community College

    August 23, 2019  |  Angela Garcia, Office of Communications

    San Diego Mesa College brought in the fall 2019 semester with a grand opening of the Fostering Academic Success & Transitions (FAST) Center – the first of its kind at a community college in the San Diego region. NextUp—an Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) program that provides support services to former and current foster youth—proudly opened the doors to its brand new FAST Center on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

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    Filed Under: Fast Scholars, FAST Center, EOPS, NextUp, Foster Youth

  • San Diego Mesa College to Open New Foster Youth Center

    August 22, 2019  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. — On Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., San Diego Mesa College will hold the grand opening of the Fostering Academic Success & Transitions (FAST) Center. The new FAST Center will be located at Building D, in Room 102. The FAST Center is a place where foster youth will be able to gather with other students who were also in care. They can receive supportive services and have access to computers and specific resources to meet their needs. With the opening of the FAST Center, Mesa College is able to better support foster youth in accomplishing their educational goals and developing self-sufficiency.

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    Filed Under: Fast Scholars, Press Release, FAST Center, Foster Youth, NextUp

  • California Community Colleges System Expands Foster Youth Support

    May 22, 2018  |  Tiffany Pennamon

    San Diego Mesa College, Sacramento City College and Butte College are the latest community colleges to launch a student support program geared toward foster youth in higher education.

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    Filed Under: Foster Youth, Fast Scholars