Success Stories

Sacramento City College is proud to recognize the accomplishments of the following Foster Youth Students we have had graduate from our institution.

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“The one thing that motivates me is my past, my underprivileged childhood.  I want more, I want better for my life.”

This is Iris:

She is transferring to San Diego State for Fall 2014.

Iris entered Sacramento City College during the Fall 2010 semester and graduated May 21, 2014.

Participated in:

  1. EOP&S Program
  2. Fostering Futures Meetings
  3. The AB12 program for extended foster care

At San Diego State, Iris will be involved with Guardian Scholars (for former foster youth) and will have housing provided by the THP-Plus Program.

We are so proud of Iris, she made her dreams into reality!


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“Not having anything as a child, teen and young adult I want more for myself. I deserve more than where I come from. Also proving people wrong, the ones that said I would never amount to anything. Positive thoughts get positive results.”

This is Sammy:

He is currently attending Sacramento City College and has plans to transfer to CSU, Sacramento in Fall 2015. His major is Sociology and has plans to receive his masters in counseling.

After struggling on his own for a little while Sammy decided to “plug in.” He began attending Fostering Futures meetings regularly and talking more with staff.  He then applied to the EOPS Program and was accepted.

Once Sammy “plugged in,” he allowed himself to be mentored by several staff.  As a result Sammy has:

  • Become the lead student assistant in EOP&S
  • Assists with the EOP&S Outreach Program
  • Assists with outreach to foster Youth Community
  • Helps with on campus classroom presentations
  • Assists with facilitating the Fostering Futures meetings
  • Was the recipient of the 2013-2014 William Stillwell Memorial Scholarship.

He has definitely become an advocate for foster youth. When not in class he is usually working in the EOPS Office and would love to answer any questions you have.

Sammy, we are so proud of the struggles you have overcome and continue to face as you continue the push to move forward.


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Anthony was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Congress for his exemplary leadership to the foster youth community in California.

This is Anthony:

Anthony came to Sacramento City College as a high school dropout. He earned his GED, got a position working for the California State Assembly as a full time Legislative Aide, and attended school full time, spring 2008-fall 2010.

While at Sacramento City College:

  • Earned an AA Degree in Social Sciences with honors.
  • He was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and
  • The international honors society for two year college students.

Since graduating from Sacramento City College:

  • Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science and Jewish Studies in 2014. Continuing to work he became the Student Liaison for University Relations coordinating events between the university and community partners. Once again he was very involved in the campus life.

o   He was also the Finance Chair for the LMU Student Hillel

o   President of his fraternity, Alpha Delta Gamma

o   Student leader for a study abroad program in Israel

o   Studied abroad at Oxford University

o   Staff writer for the school newspaper – The Los Angeles Loyolan

o   Transfer student orientation leader

o   Member of Phi Delta Phi pre law honors society

o   Member of the Fraternal Values Society.

Anthony currently resides in Minnesota and is working for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party as a field organizer.