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Educational Opportunities

Financial Aid & Education

Casa Pacifica Education Grant Deadlines

Attention Casa Pacifica Alumni! Have you applied for the Casa Pacifica Education Grant yet? If not please note the below changes, effective immediately. Don’t miss these deadlines!

1. Applications for Fall 2016 will be due July 8th, 2016
2. Applications for Spring 2017 will be due November 4th, 2016

If you will be taking summer or winter courses, please contact Cristina Miranda, Youth Policy Advocate & Special Projects Liaison, two months prior to your first class. Also, if you have questions regarding Casa Pacifica’s Advance Your Life education grant, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

(800) 433-3243 or 319-337-5665
Federally run organization that helps eligible individuals and families go to school after high school. This organization can offer eligible individuals and families federally funded financial aid.

Ventura County Community Center
(805) 988-0196
This organization offers scholarship and grant opportunities for individuals living in Ventura County. You can apply for both grants and scholarships on the website provided.

Ventura County Office of Education
(805) 437-1525 ask for Laura Welborn
Mon.- Fri. 8am - 5pm
VCOED’s web site is offered as a gate way to more educational programs in Ventura County. This includes school for K-12, community colleges in Ventura County and four years colleges.

California Chafee Grants
(888) 224-7268
This is a grant offered to foster youth who have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 for career, technical training, or college if eligible. To qualify an individual must be in the foster youth system or a former foster youth and before their 22nd birthday.

California Student Aid Commission
(888) 224-7268
Offers the opportunity to make schooling beyond high school through financial aid, one of the financial aid opportunities provided is the Cal Grant. This website also offers links to other degrees & directly to the school available in Ventura County.

Change a Life Foundation
(949) 788-9999
Offers a scholarship opportunity to youth in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, as well as to emancipated youth. Is eligible, an individual can receive up to $5,000 in scholarship money.

Cal Grant Information
(888) 224-7268
Provides money that you don’t have to pay back. If you are graduating high school senior or recent graduate and meet academic and financial availability requirement and submit FAFSA by deadline of March 2nd, you may receive grant.

Orphan Foundation of America
This organization offers both scholarships & grants, and an opportunity for mentoring & moral support by staff that will make sure you stay on track to reach your goals. They also offer an opportunity to intern in Washington D.C. every summer.

Adult Schools
(805) 385-2579
Mon.- Fri. 9am - 1pm, 3pm - 8pm
Contact: Blanca Gil in am
Contact: Alexa Sanchez in pm - 385-2808 Oxnard
Supports individuals in Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Camarillo. They offer opportunities to learn English, access info. and work independently to allow for furthering successful achievement of an individual’s goals. Classes are offered during the day and evening.

(805) 289-7925
Mon.- Th 8am - 7pm, Fri. 8am - 5pm
Offers vocational training, educational opportunities and a staff that will help students reach both educational goals and personal goals.

Simi Valley
(805) 579-6200
Mon.-Th. 8am - 8pm, Fri 8am - 4pm
Simi Valley Adult School & Career Institute offers the largest number of training programs in the fields of medical & dental. High School diplomas, G.E.D., Occupational Training Certificates, & Welder Certificates.

Ventura College
(805) 654-6420
M/W/TH 8am - 5pm, Tues. 8am - 7pm, Fri. 8am - 3pm
Ventura, Oxnard, & Moorpark Junior colleges are interconnected to offer an opportunity to complete vocational training, and AA degree or steps to transferring to a four year college, with helpful knowledgeable staff.

Oxnard College
(805) 986-5800 ext. 2023 ask for Ashley Lajoie
M/T/TH 10am - 4:30pm, Wed. 10am - 6:30pm, Fri. 8am - 4pm

Moorpark College
(805) 378-1409 ask for Richard Torres
Mon.- Thurs. 8am - 6pm, Fri. 8am -12pm

CSU Channel Islands
(805) 437-8500 Enrollment Center
TTY: (805) 437-2702  
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am - 5:30pm, Fri. 8:30am - 5pm
A four year university that offers programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, teaching credentials and some master’s degrees. You can apply online and you can schedule a tour of the campus.

ACTION Foundation
Contact: Rachelle Melia (805) 987-0300
Mon.- Fri. 8am - 5pm
Focus primarily on seniors, disabled residents, under resourced families, the homeless population and at risk youth.

Support System

California Youth Connection
(805) 445-7800
Mon.- Fri. 8am - 5:30pm
Led by foster youth, ages 14-24. The program provides training on legislative/ policy advocacy, educating policymakers about foster youth’s experiences, presenting youths’ recommendations for legislative/ policy changes, and providing input to policymakers to work to implement policy changes and improve foster care.

ACTION Foundation
Mon.- Fri. 8am - 5pm
Contact Rachelle Melia (805) 987-0300
Focus primarily on seniors, disabled residents, under resourced families, the homeless population and at risk youth.