Central Valley Cal-SOAP
Central Valley California Student Opportunity & Access Program
The mission of Central Valley Cal-SOAP is to educate, empower, and encourage students and their families to access all opportunities
to higher education.
The Central Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium provides intensive educational enrichment to students from low-income families or from communities with historically low college attendance rates. Cal-SOAP's goal is to help increase the number of students graduating from high school and enrolling in post-secondary education through academic tutoring, peer advising, and outreach to help educate students and families about post-secondary education and financial aid opportunities.
Cal-SOAP hires and trains college students enrolled in California Community Colleges,
California State Universities, and University of California systems to provide tutoring
and adviser services as well as workshops and presentations on financial aid, career
technical education, college preparation, college application assistance, parent workshops,
college campus visits, and summer leadership programs.
Central Valley Cal-SOAP is one of 15 different Cal-SOAP projects throughout the state of California that serves the following school districts: Kerman, Mendota, Firebaugh and Golden Plains. Cal-SOAP projects are funded by the California Student Aid Commission.