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Guardian Scholars Program



Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

For any general questions please call or email us at:

Phone: (310) 287-4530



Maria Mancia, Student Services Specialist (Guardian Scholars, FKCE and RFA)

Phone: (310) 287-4530 | Email:

Araceli Alvarez-Nunez, Guardian Scholars Student Success Coach

Phone: (310) 287-4317 | Email:

Program Eligibility

Be a Current or Former Foster Youth

The GOAL is to assist, support, nurture, engage, and motivate current and former foster youth in their journey to obtain an associate of arts degree, certificate, or transfer to a four- year university.

Support Services

Are you a current or former foster youth and need assistance in applying for any of the following resources? 


Support Services Include:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Access to Computers 
  • Assistance with course enrollment
  • Assistance with Financial Aid & CHAFEE
  • Career Counseling
  • Community-Based Referrals and Resources
  • Employment Assistance
  • Housing Referrals
  • Independent Living Program (ILP) 
  • Meal Assistance
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Mentoring
  • Network Building
  • Priority Registration 
  • Student drop-in center
  • Student Success Workshops
  • Transportation Assistance​
  • Text book Assistance 
  • Tutoring
  • University Filed Trips