How to Apply for the START Program

To apply for the START Program, students must complete the following:

  1. Complete the DVC Application: CCCApply If you are unsure how to complete this step, contact the START Program Coordinator for assistance
  2. Complete START Program Application Form
  3. Schedule an in-take appointment with START Program Coordinator - call 925-969-2203 or email mlezama@dvc.edu
  4. Provide verification that you are/were in court ordered out-of-home care placement for at least one day between the ages of 13-18

In preparation for your START intake appointment, students are recommended to gather the following documents:

  • Verification of court ordered out-of-home care placement - If you are having trouble obtaining this document, the START Coordinator can assist you with this step
  • Picture ID