Our Services

Toro Guardian Scholars, also known as TGS, at California State University, Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive program dedicated to supporting college students who have transitioned from the foster care system. 

We provide Toro Guardian Scholars with the support, resources, and advocacy they need to graduate and achieve their desired quality of life. 

Program Eligibility 

Students eligible for TGS program:

  • Current and former foster youth
  • Were in kinship care 
  • Experienced homelessness in grades K-12 (Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)

Program Services 

  • Priority registration 
  • Emergency & Housing support 
  • Academic support 
  • Book Grants 
  • Resources for internships 
  • Financial literacy workshops 
  • Volunteer/ Work study opportunities 
  • On-Campus networking opportunities 
  • Special events and community building activities 
  • Peer mentorship for support and guidance 
  • Student development and leadership opportunities 

Program Requirements

We require all Scholars to participate in various activities to ensure we support them throughout their academic experience. Requirements are as follows: 

  • 3 one-on-one check-ins with your assigned TGS Scholars Support Counselor (per semester) 
  • Attend 2 workshops per semester 
  • Progress report (on a case by case basis)