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Effective August 12, 2021: All Phoenix College employees, students, and visitors are required to wear masks while inside on campus. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. Student services are available remotely, online, and in person. Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Need Help?  | Remote Services & Support  | Library

Bridging Success

Bridging Success for Foster Youth at Phoenix College

The purpose of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Foster Youth Student Success Initiative is to increase college attendance and completion rates among students aging out of the foster care system. 

Maricopa Community Colleges seeks to increase our service to foster care youth through community engagement, student services, and support and alignment of existing programs and resources supporting college access and success.

Here at Phoenix College we want you to succeed and we can provide many resources that will help with your educational journey. We have staff and faculty who are committed to advocating for your success and are trained about the potential challenges you might be facing.  

Our Champions and Coaches can help you with: 

  • Our foster youth advocates can help you with:
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Employment
  • Housing Resources
  • Transportation
  • Mentoring and Affiliation Opportunities
  • Financing Your Education

And more...
We are here to support you!



Meet your Phoenix College Champions

Brenda Stark - Phoenix College

Admissions & Records

Brenda Starck

Contact for questions about high school transcripts, proving residency, and identity verification.

Jimmy Berlin


Jimmy Berlin

Contact for questions about high school transcripts, proving residency, and identity verification.

Fred Amador - Counseling -Phoenix College


Fred Amador MC

Contact for questions about how to succeed in your classes, choosing a career, stress management and emergency funds.

Julie Plombon - Career Services

Career Services

Julie Plombon

Contact for help determining what career might be a good fit for you, seeking jobs while in school, and preparing for jobs when you graduate.

Carrie Armsby

Student Business Services

Carrie Armsby

Contact for questions about how to pay for college, enrolling in a monthly payment plan, and information regarding refunds.

Lisa Stow-Disability Resources Services

Disability Resources Services

Lisa Stow

Financial Aid

Dolly Aguirre

Contact for questions about your FAFSA, how to complete verification, financial aid disbursements and book advances.

Diana Martinez - Student Life

Student Life

Diana Martinez

Contact for questions about how to connect to other students, student clubs, and support for students on campus.

Michael Matos-Student Services

Student Services

Michael Matos

Cindy Ramos - Phoenix College

Student Affairs

Cindy Ramos

Sam Crandall-Tutoring


Sam Crandall

Sam Garman - Maricopa Community Colleges

Bridging Success Project Coordinator

Sam Garman