(310) 243-2106
[email protected]

About this resource

Toro Guardian Scholars, also known as TGS, at California State University, Dominguez Hills is dedicated to supporting college students that have transitioned from the foster care system. We provide a unique program that connects students to a wide range of services and resources that will guide them throughout their educational journey. The objective of our services is to assist young adults as they continue to expand their educational and interpersonal skills on their path to becoming future independent leaders and role models within the community.

Academic Support

  • Priority registration
  • Career counseling
  • Student development and leadership opportunities

Holistic Support

  • Peer mentorship for support and guidance
  • Access to no-cost and low-cost health services
  • Resources for internships
  • Emergency and housing support
  • On-campus networking opportunities
  • Special events and community-building activities


  • Scholarships
  • Book grants
  • Financial literacy workshops


Students must submit the following upon applying for the program:

  • Ward of the court letter for foster/probation youth (or letter from social worker/counselor)
  • California ID/Driver’s license
  • Program Application
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
United States