additional RESOURCES

Recognizing student's intersectional identities, we understand that many students face unique obstacles that hinder their academic success. This page is designated to connect people to different opportunities and resources across the Central Valley. Organized by identity, people can use this page to find resources,  for a safe space, community, legal assistance, health assistance, and more. 

Disclaimer: Central Valley Scholars does not affiliate ourselves nor is associated with any of the organizations listed on this page. For more information please refer to terms and conditions


If you do not see a resource listed that you believe people should know, or have any feedback on this page, please email 



View the example essay used at our workshops, along with the slides highlighting do's and don'ts and other helpful information while starting your essays. 


Learn about important deadlines, documents, and steps to take while applying to both FAFSA and Dream Act applications. We also organized a list of different scholarship resources organized by an identity for you to utilize! 


Central Valley Scholars understands how important it is for students to see their own identities in prestigious universities. With this in mind, we have created a Get Connected document that shares the different stories and experiences of our mentors. Our mentors come from all racial backgrounds, gender identities, sexualities, documentation status, and more. Under each photo, you will find the mentor's contact information which is open for you to use! 



There are people to support you. 


"​The Center is an easy access hub providing safe, supportive spaces and services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and serving as a bridge to the greater community in Kern County."

the source

"Our MISSION is to provide spaces within our communities for the LGBT+ population to
Learn, Grow, Belong, Transform, Question + Support. Our  VISION is to cultivate new resources through advocacy, partnerships and fundraising
to unite and advance the LGBT+ community in Tulare & Kings Counties."

Central Valley Pride Center

"To act as a catalyst for building and celebrating the strength, dignity, self-determination, and equality for the LGBT community in Modesto and the surrounding area. We seek to affirm LGBT individuals in their lives and identities by providing leadership, education, peer support, outreach, community development, visibility, and advocacy, including educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBT community and other activities associated with this goal as allowed by law."

"To contribute to and enrich the cultural life and expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and other non-traditionally identifying (LGBTQ+) persons, their families, friends, supporters through awareness and education of the diversity and history of the LGBTQ+ community in California's CV."

San Joaquin Pride Center 

"To serve the diverse LGBTQQIA community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming space, by providing resources that enrich the body, mind, and spirit, and by educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBTQQIA community"

LGBTQ+ Addiction Resources

Learn about different resources available specifically for LGBTQ+ folk with addition. 

"Since 1988 Community Link has been providing services to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Trans-gendered communities of the Central Valley: 

The purpose of this corporation shall be:  to promote social well-being of individuals within the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community through education and entertainment, to be instrumental in promoting a better understanding of the LGBT community by networking with other segments of the general population, to promote and support the Arts and cultural exchanges

 and to develop services and programs for the LGBT community as they arise."

Fresno Fresbians


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Disclaimer: While Central Valley Scholars recognizes womxn through body, spirit, and identity - past, present, future, and fluid - the other organizations below may wrongly not. We would like to make it very clear that trans womxn are womxn, and should be recognized as so. If these organizations do not support you as a trans womxn, please click here for other resources. To learn more about our standards and values please visit our terms and conditions


ACT for Women and Girls

"A reproductive justice organization building power in communities through leadership development, community organizing, advocacy, and policy change."

Invest in Me 

"Promote self-empowerment, leadership, and civic engagement of young women in Stanislaus County by organizing cohorts of young Latinas to grow in a leadership development program that focuses on professional development and community engagement."

Real Authentic Women Wellness

"To build courageous women. We do this by focusing and initiating conversations around women's mental, physical, sexual and spiritual health and life's purpose. 

Dress for Success

"To empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life."

Latina Leaders of Kern County

"It is the mission of Latina Leaders of Kern County to foster leadership, to identify and develop opportunities for Latinas, and to influence key issues affecting our community." 


"The Her Vaga Bound Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and empowers women of color to unapologetically achieve their personal and professional goals and bring light to untold narratives."


"Together, a Powerful Voice for Latina Democrats and their Families. To engage, educate, motivate, Register Voters and elect Democrats of Democratic values."



Disclaimer: Central Valley Scholars recognizes that men and male-identifying people are subject to sexual harassment and domestic assault. Please excuse the gendered language used by some of these organizations. If you are male-identifying and facing domestic and/or sexual violence please attempt to use these resources. For more about our standards and values please visit terms and conditions



To find an organization closest to you please click here




California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance

"A statewide immigrant youth-led alliance that focuses on placing immigrant youth in advocacy and policy delegations in order to ensure pro-immigrant policies go beyond legalization, and shed light on how the criminalization of immigrants varies based on identity." 

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) 

"To serve as the leading immigrant integration organization in the Central Valey, dedicated to ensuring full participation of immigrants in building strong, vibrant, inclusive communities"

California Rural Legal Assistance

"To fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities of our society." 

Fresno Immigrant Youth in Action 

"Dedicated to empowering immigrant youth and families to advocate for immigrant rights"

Centro la



 "Our nonprofit organization assists families and individuals through targeted, culturally sensitive and bilingual programs that promote health and wellness, strengthen families, help victims of crime and encourage civic engagement."




"Provides opportunities and support for young men caught up in gangs who want to change their lives and become productive, responsible and law-abiding parents and citizens."

"Aims to be the voice of the foster youth whose inner struggles go unheard. We want to stop their pain and earn their trust by extending kindness and restoring their capacity to believe they are not forgotten. Our goal is to remind them that even a stranger can love them during this crisis in their lives-one bag at a time."

“A non-profit organization comprised of both current and former Cutler-Orosi residents dedicated to serving At-Risk Youth within the Cutler-Orosi and surrounding communities. As a community-based organization, our mission is to improve the quality of life for our youth, their families, and the community." 


Community College

Students Success Intiative

In its commitment to increase transfer and degree and certificate attainment, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has established a performance measurement system that tracks student success at all 114 community colleges.

University of California

We make sure that California community college students are first in line for admissions. And if you’re well-prepared, you can even get a guaranteed place at some of our campuses.

California state university

If you've studied at another college or university and now want to transfer to the California State University, this is the place to learn what you need to be admitted and to start your application.

CCC Apply is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 115 colleges, 2.1 million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning.


ACCUPLACER tests make sure you get placed in classes that are right for you so you don’t waste time or money taking courses you don’t need.

my next move 

Answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy. We'll suggest careers that match your interests and training.

the community college lady

The Community College Lady understands that many factors can impede students from reaching their academic goals. She uses the latest research, insutitutional knowledge, best-practices, and everyday wisdom to guide students. 


Your transfer resource. Get the information you need to find the best path to your degree.

California community colleges

With 2.1 million students attending 115 colleges, our mission is to provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy.

Students with disabilities 

A dream shared

"To provide a real world learning environment for adults with special needs to help them grow, develop, and achieve a positive impact in their lives and community."


"BARC's Mission is to build a stronger community by helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve individual goals for a better life."

exceptional family center 

"To celebrate the success of families and their children with an intellectual and/or developmental disability through collaboration, education, empowerment, and mutual support."

Tulare Youth Service Bureau

"To provide children and families compassionate, culturally sensitive mental health services that nurture hope, strengths, and healthy relationships at home, school and in the community."

Tulare County SELPA

“The Tulare County SELPA is committed to providing a free appropriate public education, including special education instruction and/or support services, to any eligible student regardless of the size or location of the district of residence in Tulare County.”


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