The Cal-SOAP San Bernardino County Consortium will foster a collective impact model that supports the cradle to career focus that is the foundation of the San Bernardino County mission to improve educational and life outcomes for all citizens.
- The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) was established by the state legislature in 1978. Today, Cal-SOAP is instrumental in improving the flow of information about postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels of low-income, elementary and secondary school students or geographic regions with documented low-eligibility or college participation rates, and who are first in their families to attend college.
- Cal-SOAP San Bernardino County responds to a variety of student needs and delivers services reflective of the diversity of students in the Inland Empire. Services include academic, advisement, and outreach activities.
- The intent of the Legislature is that the Cal-SOAP will accomplish the following goals:
- Increase the availability of information to students about the existence of postsecondary education, the available sources of financial aid, and career opportunities
- Improve students’ access to higher education by raising their achievement levels
- Reduce the duplication of services by coordinating outreach efforts Each Cal-SOAP project activity shall directly or indirectly assist to further the above stated goals.