The first time most parents or guardians of a Berkeley student
meet Jocelyn Foreman is soon after bad news has knocked on their
door. Be it a death in the family, an eviction notice, a pink
slip, or any crisis that throws a household into chaos, she is
there to help.
Foreman belongs to a five-person team of family engagement
coordinators whose academic mission is to close the achievement
gap by ensuring that students have the resources they need to
succeed. First things, however, must come first.