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Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program

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Office: (510) 723-6673
Fax: (510) 723-7057
E-mail: vcormier@chabotcollege.edu

Chabot Objective

To provide a variety of educational opportunities to empower individuals who are working on behalf of foster, kinship, and adoptive families.


  • To provide certification training for prospective foster parents.
  • To provide continuing education training for foster and kinship families.

Educational Services Provided

  • Family Learning Experiences
  • Informational Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Legislative Updates for Fostering Resource Parents and Relative Caregivers
  • Mini-Conferences

Program Staff

Vanessa Cormier, Program Director, (510) 723-6684
Lois Rasberry, FKCE Instructional Specialist, (510) 723-7212
Yvette Powell, Program Assistant, (510) 723-6912

Local Area Partners

  • Alameda County Children and Families Social Services
  • Family Support Services of the Bay Area
  • The Foster Parent Association - Northern Coastal Chapter
  • Lincoln Kinship Support Services - Hayward

Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

Professional Expert Employment Opportunity - open only to Alameda County foster Parents and/or Alameda County Social Workers

Parents, Resources, Information, Development and Education (PRIDE) Trainer



This program is offered under the direction of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

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    Phone: (510) 723-6600 | Last updated on 7/10/2014