Welcome To The NextUp Office!
Formerly known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies for Foster Youth Educational Support), our NextUp program supports current and former foster youth who want to attend college. If you are a current or former foster youth and you want to attend college, stop by Room 218 in the Student Services Building to join LASC’s NextUp Program! We can help you with many academic, financial, and personal needs so you can meet your educational goals. NextUp works through EOPS to expand EOPS services and adjust them to meet the needs of current and former foster youth going to LASC.
Please note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all academic counseling at LASC will use Cranium Cafe, a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support.
Once on the ConexED page, students and faculty should use the "Login with Canvas" button. Staff should use the "Guest Registration" button
- Students can access Cranium Cafe by clicking the online counseling button on each department's web page or the counseling and live chat button on the homepage of the student portal. Students need to create an account, sign in, and can then begin chatting with counselors.
- Counselors will be available on Cranium Cafe during their typical hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. Fridays. Students will be able to meet with a counselor from any special programs they belong to or a general counselor of their choice. Students are strongly recommended to meet with counselors from their special programs.
- Although counselors will be able to perform most functions remotely, there may be slight delays in completing some tasks such as document requests from other colleges. Please be patient. LASC Counselors are here to answer your questions and help you plan for academic success this Spring Semester and beyond.
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