Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI)

Are you a Foster Youth or Former Foster Youth?

SJCC is here to help you.

Mission Statement

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) sponsors a concerted effort called the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) to bring issues affecting foster youth and former foster youth to the forefront and to improve the ability of these youth to access postsecondary education and benefit from the support services that are available but often unknown to them.

FYSI Liaison

The Foster Youth Success Initiative Liaison:

  • Understands your situation and is sensitive to your needs and challenges
  • Helps link you to resources at the college and in the community
  • Assists you with applying for Financial Aid 
  • Connects you to on-campus and off-campus resources
  • Connects you to an Academic Counselor to create an Educational Plan

FYSI Eligibility

You are likely eligible for this program if you:

  • Are a foster youth or emancipated youth residing in Santa Clara County
  • Lived in a foster home or group home at any time

FYSI Funding College

To apply for Financial Aid to help pay for college:

For more information, contact the SJCC FYSI Liaison Xiomara Martinez by phone (408) 298-2181, ext. 3688 or by email at Xiomara.Martinez@sjcc.edu.

​Contact Us

Xiomara Martinez

(408) 298-2181, ext. 3688

FYSI Helpful Links




SJCC Supporting Page
San Jose City College