New state program offers system impacted students money for college

Share: A new state pilot program intended to help formerly incarcerated students has debuted at several community colleges in California, to ease their transition and reintegrate education into their lives.  The Hire UP program will pay students for time spent in class and doing homework. It is a $30 million state initiative modeled after guaranteed income programs.  The program was formerly restricted to those in prison, foster children, and CalWORKs recipients. California Community college systems like Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma County Junior College, and …

Final approval awaits for PCC foster youth housing

Share: Pasadena City College is set to open a housing complex for foster youth in Pasadena near the Foothill campus to house PCC students in the foster youth program at the college.  In late February PCC met with First Place for Youth to set the final details for the housing complex and added an additional ten to twelve units, up from the initial 6 units. The ten to twelve units won’t immediately be available when the complex opens.  There was a lot of back-and-forth between …