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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools


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  • The Epicenter
    Monterey County's first youth-led resource and service center for ALL youth ages 16-24.
    Located at 20 Maple Street, Salinas, California - 831.998.7291 - Open Tuesday - Thursday 12-6.

  • California Education Law Fact Sheet
    A simple yet detailed overview of CA Education Law pertaining to Foster Youth.

  • California Youth Connection
    California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.
    Monterey Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 5:45pm – 7:15pm at The Epicenter: 20 Maple Street, Salinas.


Denise Lang

Foster Youth Service Coordinator
Phone: 831.784.4227

Gloria Ramos

Educational Liaison
Phone: 831.755.0300 x667

Justin Parker

Education Support Manager
Phone: 831.755.0300 x668

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