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Eligibility to Receive LINC Services

There is no formal application process to enter the LINC program.  Students can self-refer to the program or can be referred by school personnel, social worker, probation officer, caregiver, etc.

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the LINC program.

1. Be enrolled in at least 3 units at Cerritos College. 

2. Be a current or former foster youth (may include: Kinship, Legal Guardianship, Non-relative Placement, or Adoption).  

3.  Be able to access a Ward of the Court/Proof of Dependency letter verifying that the student was in care after the age of 13.  LINC staff can assist with the request process.

4.  Be at least 16 years old.   There is no upper age limit for the LINC program. 

To refer a student to the program, please contact Linda S. Ramos, Program Facilitator at (562) 860-2451 ext 2371 or email

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Last Update: 7/16/2019