California College Guidance Initiative

Improving college and career readiness and transition improves postsecondary 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 postsecondary education and training.

CCGI has two overarching objectives:

  1. All high school seniors in California graduate with clear postsecondary goals, and a plan for how to achieve them.
  2. Students' academic transcript data follows them as they advance across educational systems to inform key decisions about admissions, placement, guidance, and financial aid.

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.
T: 323.999.7161


To inquire about partnership, contact

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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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 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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