Youth and Adult Services  
Contact us
Colleen Ammerman
Program Director
Youth and Adult Services
1102 Q Street
Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95811
T: 916.325.8572
F: 916.325.8569


Welcome to Student Services
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Charting a path for lifelong learning.

Youth and Adult Services provides quality educational and training programs for Community Colleges and the students that they serve. Youth and Adult Services is committed to enhancing existing services that assist youth and adults in pursuing their academic goals, launching career paths, or shaping roles as active citizens in local communities.
  Our Mission  
To benefit, support, and serve youth and adults pursuing academic goals and launching careers through the California Community College system.
Our Goals
  • To provide support to the California Community College system
  • To develop, promote, and support programs that increase opportunities for Community College students and their surrounding communities
  • To promote internal staff diversity, teamwork, development, and innovation
  • To maintain a commitment to providing excellent customer service to those that we serve
Our Values
Strong Collaborations
Create leadership based on open communications and collaboration. The Youth and Adult Services team seeks to understand the current and future needs of community colleges, students, and community members. We cultivate permanent relationships with community colleges, students, and partner organizations.

Foster a commitment to creative problem-solving and embracing new concepts, projects,
and programs.

Quality and Integrity

Provide quality customer service and nurture our commitment to maintain the integrity of the Youth and Adult Services programs to better serve our communities.

Strength on Strength
Encourage and promote strong alliances that foster growth and stimulate success among the Youth and Adult Services programs.

  Foster Youth Services  
YESS–Independent Living Program
Works in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services and the Community College campuses to provide experiential life-skills training and college and career preparation to current and recently emancipated foster youth.
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  Past Programs  
A network of national and community service programs working to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health,
and the environment.
Apple Corps
Apple Corps Tutoring combines one-on-one attention with proven learning methods to empower students to achieve their best in school.
Child Development Careers - WORKs!
Recruits Community College students receiving cashaid and supports them in their early care and education pursuits.
Early Learning & School Readiness AmeriCorps Program (ELSRAP)
Recruits community college students and CDC-WORKs! participants to provide early learning and school readiness services to local communities in need.
Recruits individuals from throughout the community to provide full-time service to address the needs of foster youth through capacity building projects intended to create permanent infrastructures within the YESS–California and YESS–Los Angeles programs.

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