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Welcome to NextUp

The Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) program has been renamed NextUp by the California Community College Chancellor's Office and "was chosen to help foster youth feel encouraged and excited about the next chapter in their lives.  NextUp  provides “over and above” support services for current and former foster youth attending Allan Hancock College.  The NextUp (CAFYES) program works in conjunction with EOPS to provide, intake and assessment, academic counseling, peer mentoring, tutoring services, and a computer lab for your homework, study time, and printing needs.  Other ancillary services may be available to assist you with transportation, food court vouchers, and assistance purchasing your textbooks.  The NextUp (CAFYES) program invites you to stop by our center to meet our friendly staff and get to know your fellow peers.

What is NextUP?


Santa Maria
CARE/NextUp Center
Student Services Bldg. A, 2nd floor
805-922-6966 ext. 3623

EOPS/CARE/NextUp & CalWORKs Center
Building 1 Room 103
805-735-3366 ext. 5233


Alexandra Spiess, CARE & CAFYES Coordinator
Kiri Villa, EOPS/CARE/CAFYES & CalWORKs Counselor
Vacant, CARE/CAFYES Specialist
Linsey McCormack, Peer Mentor


Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.