Student Success Opportunities

California Connects Offers Affordable, Mobile Internet to Californians

California Connects, a service offered through CollegeBuys, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. California Connects is a mobile hotspot powered by Sprint that works for any Wi-Fi enabled device. The compact hotspot provides nationwide access, so users stay connected at home, in the community, and on the go. The product supports the Foundation's equity and student success work by helping bridge the "digital divide" faced by some students and communities. Subscriptions are $19.99 with no contract and no throttling, suspension, or overage charges. Retail plans from the same wireless company price from $40 - $115 monthly. Please consider sharing the low-cost mobile internet service with your friends and colleagues (you do not have to be affiliated with a California Community College to qualify to purchase). Get started here

Internet for Individuals with Disabilities

The Digital Access Project (DAP) provides low cost Internet services to Californians with disabilities. With prior approval, DAP services are available to DOR consumers through their Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). Anyone with a disability can qualify for affordable access to the Internet through DAP and there are no income requirements.

To sign up for this service, visit the DAP website or call the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers at 800-390-2699 voice or 800-900-0706 TTY and complete a brief questionnaire.

39 Open Positions with California Health & Wellness

California Health & Wellness is actively recruiting for qualified candidates with disabilities, disabled veterans, and applicants who are fluent in American Sign Language. While a majority of the positions are in Sacramento, there are also open positions in Placerville, Chico, San Diego, and El Centro. Applicants should indicate Sarah Triano's name on the referral question in the application. For more information visit and a list of positions, visit

Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities

An organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled "Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities." Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:

  • Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
  • A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution's disability services
  • Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
  • Job resources for students with disabilities
  • Additional helpful resources

Anyone can access the free guide by going to