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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   Campus is Closed. All in-person activities and events are postponed. In-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes continue as scheduled. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.


Foster Youth

Your educational journey is just beginning, and we’re here to help you stay on the path you’ve chosen. We're committed to increasing completion rates among students aging out of the foster care system and ensuring foster youth have the support and resources they need to succeed.

If you need help with any of the following, contact us:

  • Health and well-being needs
  • Employment
  • Housing resources
  • Transportation
  • Mentoring and affiliation opportunities
  • Financing your education

We are here to support you!

Foster Advocate

Chandler-Gilbert Champions

Our Foster Champions are available to support you. Contact them today!


Elizabeth Scott

Student Affairs

Elizabeth Scott
Administrative Specialist Senior
Student Affairs


Yvette Strickling


Yvette Strickling
Program Analyst, OYO, Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Affairs

Cynthia Johnson

Admissions and Records

Cynthia Johnson
Student Services Specialist
Admissions & Records

Katie Haar

Student Life and Service Learning

Katie Haar
Program Supervisor • Service-Learning
Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Program / Student Life & Leadership Department


Kim Kocak


Kim Kocak
Student Services Specialist Senior
Student Life & Leadership

Melissa Romero

Financial Aid

Melissa Romero
Student Services Senior

Monique Seleen

Academic Advisement

Monique Seleen
Academic Advisor


Christina Mason


Christina Mason
Student Services Analyst

Our Commitment to Foster Youth

Fueled by the Bridging Success Initiative, our Foster Youth Champions connect you to resources like tutoring, academic counseling, career planning, skill development, and more for CGCC students. We focus on three main areas:

1. Staying in school

We’re focused on creating supportive environments on our campuses. Staff members are dedicated to supporting students, so you can focus on your goals.

2. Completing a degree or certificate

Completing a degree or certificate leads to greater overall earning potential. Our students have the support they need to succeed in higher education, no matter what goals they have.

3. Transferring to a university

Going to a new school isn’t always easy. Not only do our students gain the education and skills they need to transfer to a four-year school, they have the opportunity to connect with the staff from Arizona State University’s Bridging Success program. This connection supports a smooth transfer to the university.