Where others see broken pathways, we see the opportunity to rebuild and create bridges to academic success. 

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RESOURCES

Recognizing student's intersectional identities, we understand that many students face unique obstacles outside of education that can hinder their academic success. This page is designated to connect people to different opportunities and resources across the Central Valley. Organized by identity, folk can use this page to find resources, not only for pathways to higher education, but 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 contact@centralvalleyscholars.org. 

WORKSHOP MATERIALS 

ESSAY RESOURCES 

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. 

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

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! 

MEET OUR MENTORS

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! 

 
 

LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

There are people to support you. 

CRISIS HOTLINES

COMMUNITY SPACES

CENTER FOR SEXUALITY AND GENDER DIVERSITY 

"​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."

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"

"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."

"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

For more resources please click below:

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WOMXN AND FEM RESOURCES

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

ORGANIZATIONS

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." 

HER VAGA
BOUND ROOTS

"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."

CAL DEM LATINAS

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

 
 

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCES

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

CRISIS HOTLINES

ORGANIZATIONS

To find an organization closest to you please click here

 

UNDOCUMENTED RESOURCES

ORGANIZATIONS

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 
(fiyia) 

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

Centro la

familia 

 

 "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."

FORMERLY INCARCERATED RESOURCES

ORGANIZATIONS

"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." 

 
 

RESOURCES

Our apologies! We are currently still looking for more resources to put on our page! For now, we have created a doc with some resources. Please click here to see what we have currently found!