The Empowerment Resource Center provides support to students who are current or former foster youth, probation youth, and to students who are currently and formerly incarcerated

Delta College Programs & Services

Three programs supporting currently enrolled Delta College students:

  • Independent Living Program/Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (ILP/YESS) for current foster and probation youth ages 16-21
  • Phoenix Project: For students who were formerly incarcerated or in custody, and for students currently incarcerated in the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Custody to Community Transitional Re-entry Program (CCTRP) in Stockton.
  • Guardian Scholars: For current and former foster youth. (Guardian Scholars is transitioning to a new support program called NextUp. Please click here to learn more!

Direct Support:

  • One-on-one advising
  • Textbook Vouchers
  • Free school supplies
  • Computer access and printing
  • Student lounge space
  • Educational workshops and events
  • Social/community building events

Help students find resources for:

  • Housing insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation barriers
  • Financial emergencies
  • Employment
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Physical health and wellness
  • Financial Aid and Registration

Above all, we offer a community of care and support for students.

To join a program, please complete the registration form below: