Mesa Journeys

 

GIVE TO MESA

Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone/Google Voice: 619-388-2706
Students are encouraged to leave a voicemail. We will return your call or email within 1-2 business days.

Program Email: MesaFosterYouth@sdccd.edu 
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm

FAST/NextUp Student Services Technician:
Blanca "Melissa" Zavala
bzavala@sdccd.edu 

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NextUP

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ATTENTION:
 
Beginning August 16th, 2021, the Student Services building will reopen and offer limited in-person, online, and phone services. We are here to help.
 
Please note the Student Services building will be open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
During Fall 2021, NextUp will continue to provide full assistance through a remote format. All counseling appointments and workshops will continue to be offered via Zoom.
 
It is recommended students contact us before visiting our office. For a list of services offered in Student Services, please visit the resource page HERE. You'll also find all department's contact information on this page.
 
We are here to help and appreciate your patience as we move forward with a phased-in approach back to campus. 
 
HOW TO CONTACT US: 
 
For assistance, our phone/email hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Phone: 619-388-2706
Please be ready with your Mesa College ID number so we can better assist youStudents are encouraged to leave a voicemail and a team member will return their call within 1-2 business days. If you leave a message provide a call back number.  Please be advised an “unknown caller or blocked” will be returning your call. 

Email: MesaFosterYouth@sdccd.edu 
Please provide your Mesa College ID number when contacting us so we can best assist you. 

WHAT IS NEXTUp?

The NextUp program is designed to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth. Our program provides ‘over and above’ support services and caring staff to help former foster youth overcome roadblocks that may prevent them from the pursuit of higher education and career goals.

For more information on NextUp programs provided throughout the state of California, feel free to visit the website: http://nextup.cccco.edu/


WHAT ARE THE NEXTUP SERVICES?

  • Academic, personal, and career counseling.
  • Priority registration.
  • Book Service.
  • Assistance applying for Financial Aid.
  • Assistance applying for the CHAFEE grant and other scholarships.
  • Tutorial services.
  • Food assistance.
  • and much more!

WHAT ARE NEXTUP REQUIREMENTS?

  • Be a California resident.
  • Qualify to receive a California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors Fee Waiver).
  • Be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency or wardship was established or continued by the court on, or after the youth’s 16th birthday.
  • Be under 26 at the beginning of the academic year. (If you do not meet the age requirement for NextUp please click here to learn more about FAST Scholars program)
  • Be enrolled in at least nine (9) units.
  • Be eligible for EOPS.
  • Note: The EOPS 70 unit & 6 semester degree-applicable unit limit does not apply to CAFYES students upon admittance to the NextUP program nor apply for dismissal from the NextUP program. 

How to Apply

Please click the button below to apply now

Apply to NextUp

For more information contact: Blanca “Melissa” Zavala at bzavala@sdccd.edu or contact EOPS at 619-388-2706.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Stay tuned!