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About Our Program

What is EOPS?


EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Program & Services. It was legislated more than 50 years ago to attract and to assure that eligible students, who are economically and educationally vulnerable, are provided the additional support needed to attain a college education. EOPS continues to provide support services that help to relieve financial expenses, while also providing a system of caring and belonging with accountability from start to finish.

Our Mission Statement

Driven by a legacy of equity and social justice, we provide a personalized connection for our students so they have the navigational capital to achieve academic success. We enhance the student experience by offering solution-based practices. We provide over and above services aimed to encourage, support, and empower students from entry to completion.

Our Values

Innovative Technology: We apply the use of technology to improve our operations and workflow.

Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable toward meeting EOPS implementation guidelines.

Navigating: We inform and guide students through various campus resources to promote awareness and to build self-advocacy skills that will navigate Foothill College and transition into the 4-year college system and/or their future career.

Specialized Attention: We provide personalized services to meet students’ individual and unique needs.

Joyful: We promote a friendly, joyful environment filled with compassion for each other and our students.

Collegial: We work in a supportive and trusting, team-based environment that allows for collegial decision-making.

Innovation: We provide a safe space that encourages innovation and experimentation of ideas.

Our Team

EOPS team members four women and two malesFrom L-R: Tobias Nava (EOPS Counselor) Lily Luu (EOPS Administrative Assistant, Senior) April Henderson (EOPS Director), Tilly Wu (EOPS Counselor) Sarah Corrao (EOPS Coordinator), Kai Chang (EOPS Coordinator).


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Student Services Building 8000, Room 8202, 2nd floor