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EOPS Office
Room A-300
Email: cuyamaca.eopscounter@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: Mon. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

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Unlimited Potential! (UP!) Program

UP! assists students who are current and former foster youth, homeless youth and youth raised in guardianship. The program provides comprehensive networks or resources and support that helps strengthen the capacity for students to obtain a college education.We are a joint collaboration between the EOPS and Financial Aid department. Students do not have to meet EOPS eligibility to participate. UP! students do not have to be enrolled full time. In fact, due to their unique circumstances, many UP! participants can not maintain full-time enrollment. However, UP!/EOPS Students need to be enrolled in 12 units or unit waiver provided by counselor.

UP! Services
UP! Services may include:
  • Academic, Personal, and Career counseling case management
  • Financial Aid case management
  • Community/basic needs resource referrals such as: housing, Medi-Cal, CalFRESH, etc.
  • Assistance applying for Financial Aid opportunities such as Chafee grant and scholarships
  • Assistance applying for EOPS or CARE
  • Life skills seminars
  • Cohort building events and orientation
  • Mentoring

Limited Funding Availability

UP! offers limited program support. Please stop in or call the EOPS program to inquire.

To Apply

UP! Welcome Back Spring Orientation Updates
INFORMATION SOON TO COME...

 

Resources

  • Housing Resource – Housing programs available for foster youth http://thpplus.org
  • Medi-Cal/Covered til 26 – Free Medi-Cal coverage in California if you were in foster care in any state at age 18 or older. 
  • CalFresh – monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels. http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/

Check in with your UP! Counselor often for
support, encouragement, advice, and basic resources
.

UP! Foster Youth Liaison: Judi Smith

Last Updated: 04/04/2019

Student Success

As a former foster youth, I qualified for UP! In that program I worked closely with Pam Fleming, the UP! Financial Aid Advisor. I have never met someone so caring before. She is very genuine and I am very pleased to have her in my life. The UP! Program has helped me meet other people in my situation. They also helped me with academic, career, transfer, and personal advising. I knew I could always go to Pam or Nora if I needed help with my transfer process. Financial Aid, EOPS, and UP! contributed to my success at Cuyamaca College. I received my Associates Degree in Elementary Education. I transferred to San Diego State University in the fall and am doing great.  I encourage everyone to take advantage of the resources you have because they can lead you to many things. I would not have been able to do it without the help I received.

-Lyanna Derringer

Contact

EOPS Office
Room A-300
Email: cuyamaca.eopscounter@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: Mon. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

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