California College Guidance Initiative

Improving college and career readiness and transition improves post-secondary success.

Housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California have access to a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for post-secondary education and training.

CCGI has two overarching objectives:

  1. All high school seniors graduate with a thoughtful, well-informed, post-secondary plan.
  2. Students' academic transcript, unique identifier, and college and career planning data follow them in a manner that reduces information gaps that hinder student success.

CCGI partners with K-12 school districts to support students, counselors, parents, and community-based organizations with technological tools that help guide the college and career planning and preparation process.

The same technological platform houses, audits and transmits student data to help ensure more accurate and efficient decisions regarding admissions, financial aid and course placement.

Contact Us

Tessa Carmen De Roy, Ed.D.
Executive Director of California College Guidance Initiative
T: 323.999.7161


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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 114 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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