NextUp is a supplemental component of the existing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program. The purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community college districts to support the higher education success, health and well-being of current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California’s community colleges.


Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 


NextUp Staff:

Veronica Salmeron, Coordinator

Amanda Cardenas-Elerick, Counselor

Paula Peterson, Counselor

Phone: 559.442.8231
Fax: 559.499.6040
Location: ST-101 (Student Services Building #10)
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Fresno City College
Attn: EOPS NextUp
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741


  1. Expands EOPS services to Foster Youth.
  2. Encourages enrollment, retention and transfer of current/former foster youth at Fresno City College
  3. One-on-one counseling with a trained counselor to support and address personal, academic and career questions, issues and concerns.
  4. Hands-on guidance and assistance from application through degree completion.
  5. Priority registration
  6. Textbook grant
  7. Monthly meal Cards
  8. Monthly bus pass or gas card
  9. Automotive maintenance assistance
  10. Payment of Health Fees
  11. Associated Student Body (ASB) Card
  12. End of term unmet need grant

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Call: 559.442.8231


  • Must qualify for EOP&S
  • Initial eligibility must be below English 125/126 or below Math 103
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit units upon acceptance into the program
  • Verified current or former foster youth
  • Have had dependency established or continued by the court on or after 16th birthday
  • Must be older than 25 years of age at the commencement of any academic year in which they participate in the program.
  • No minimum GPA


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