Program Services

  • One-on-One Personalized Academic & Career Support
    SPF participants are required to schedule one meeting per quarter with the SPF Counselor. This meeting will encompass conversations regarding academics/classes, resources, opportunities on-campus (jobs, internships, volunteering, etc.), and any personal support needed.
  • Academic and Enrichment Monthly Workshops
    Workshops are specifically designed for SPF participants and will take place throughout the school year. Workshops will cover a range of topics, including on-campus resources and opportunities, time management and study skills, health and wellness, financial literacy, summer planning, career exploration, graduate school preparation, etc. Certain workshops are in collaboration with other workshop initiatives occurring at Student Success Initiatives and the Transfer Student Hub.
  • Testing Material and Printing
    SPF participants have access to free printing and testing materials such as scantrons and blue books.
  • LARC Tutoring Scholarship
    UCI offers on-campus tutoring through the Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC). This scholarship allows SPF participants to have their LARC tutoring paid for by SSI. SPF participants are required to complete an online scholarship agreement form and must adhere to the terms of the agreement every quarter.
    Click here to learn more about the LARC scholarship!
  • Textbook and Chromebook Loan Program
    SPF participants may borrow available textbooks, Chromebooks, and other learning materials each quarter, at no cost to them, through the Gateway Initiatives’ Book and Chromebook Loan Program. SPF participants sign a contract each quarter that allows them to check out up to two textbooks or course materials per quarter.
  • CalFresh Assistance
    The SPF Program works closely with the on-campus CalFresh Advocates to help and guide the SPF participants with the CalFresh application. SPF participants have access to other Fresh Hub services such as emergency meal swipes
  • Referrals to On-Campus Liaisons and Community Organizations
    SPF participants are referred to our liaison for academic advising and support, housing issues, financial aid concerns, and mental health services.
  • Welcoming Community and Study Space
    SPF participants are welcomed and encouraged to visit the Student Success Initiatives office. SPF participants have access to their SPF Counselor/Coordinator.
  • CalWorks Verification
    SPF Counselors/Coordinators will complete Welfare-to-Work Referrals for Education/Training forms.
  • Community Support
    SPF participants and their families are invited to social/community events throughout the academic year.