Center for Students & Families


The mission of the Center for Student and Families (CSF) is to promote the well-being of students through case-management and support services.  The goal of the Center for Student and Families is to serve as an on-campus safety net to help students persist in college and gain stability.

The CSF utilizes the Gateway Achievement Coaching model to help students build necessary skills for student success, and to obtain additional support services both on campus and in the community.

About the Program

The CSF Program is designed to assist students facing "Basic Needs" issues that pose as barriers to student success. Students enrolled in the CSF Program are assisted in working on goals that focus such basic needs and academic achievement.

Core Services Areas

The Center for Student and Families partners with a number of on-campus departments and off-campus human services agencies to address the following core service areas.

  • Academics - Utilizing the Gateway Achievement Coaching model, the CSF empowers students to plan for lifelong career pathways. 
  • Work and Careers - Through a partnership with Career Services, students are encouraged to think about the connection between their academic courses of studies and chosen career paths.  Some students choose to get real-time job experiences.
  • Income Supports - Various resources are available on a limited basis to assists students overcome income challenges needed to achieve economic stability. The Center for Working Students has the capacity to provide:
    • Public Benefits Pre-Screening
    • Energy Assistance Screening
    • Limited Transportation Resources
    • Other limited resources as needed and available
  • Financial Services/Asset Building  - Through a partnership with local businesses, faculty, and on-campus programs, the CSF takes a proactive approach to assist students reach economic stability through financial education, wealth building activities and bad credit avoidance.

For further information, please view the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

Make an Appointment

Make an appoitnment with James Cousins or Christina Lopez. 

Please follow the link below to schedule an appointment through the Student Success Network.  Click on "Academic Planning and Advising".