Fostering Connections for College Success

Creating Caring Communities Student Organization

Creating Caring Communities strives to create a community for students that have been or still are in the foster care system, along with students that identify as independent. Here they can receive academic and social assistance with members that identify in the same community. Students in this organization act as peer mentors and use creative problem solving to help navigate some of the unique challenges this group faces.

Resource GuideĀ 

This guide is designed to familiarize UConn students with different resources, departments, and programs to help them navigate their journey in college. This is not an exhaustive list of services, but it provides students with a starting point. Students should also visit for specific contact information for many of the services listed here and the CT Department of Children and Families for additional resources for foster youth.

Contact Information at UConn

SusanaSusana Ulloa
Center for Academic Programs
368 Fairfield Way, U-4170, Storrs, CT 06269
860-486-4024 (fax)

AlexAlex Katz
Center for Academic Programs
University of Connecticut
368 Fairfield Way, U-4170, Storrs, CT 06269
860-486-4024 (fax)

Contact Information at the Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Wendy Jackson and Maria Pastorelli
Post-Secondary Education Consultants
DCF Unified School District # 2
505 Hudson St, Hartford, CT 06106
phone: 860-723-7217 - fax: 860-723-7236