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Solano County Educational Consortium


In December 2007, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) funded an effort to re-establish Cal-SOAP consortium services in Solano County.  One of 15 consortia in the state, the Solano County Educational Consortium (SCEC) was established by a partnership with Solano County school districts, community-based organizations, and local colleges and universities to help Solano County youth prepare for and pursue college.

In the Fall of 2008, Cal-SOAP funding came through the federal College Access Challenge Grant Program and the East Bay Consortium (EBC) agreed to take fiscal sponsorship of the SCEC program and Cal-SOAP services in Solano County.

Through the support of these partnerships, SCEC professional and undergraduate student staff provide services and bring college-going resources to Solano County students, families and schools.  SCEC reaches over 2,000 students annually at 12 different schools in Solano County.

SCEC staff helps Solano students realize their college dreams by increasing academic engagement across students, families, and community members.

College Preparation

  • High School Course  Planning and Advising
  • College Application Assistance
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Application Assistance

Academic Support

  • In-Class Classroom Support
  • Group Tutorial Support
  • Individual Tutorial Support
  • Study Skills and Academic Advising

Parent Support and Outreach

  • College Information Workshops
  • Financial Aid Information Workshops

College Awareness Activities

  • Undergraduate Mentors and Role Models
  • College Information Workshops
  • Financial Aid Information Workshops
  • College Campus Visits

CTE/Career Awareness Activities

  • College and Career Clubs
  • Career Speakers
  • Career Fairs
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Technical Education Information