About Local Connections

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Local Connections is a sponsorship program that connects out-of-state Cal Poly students with local Sponsors and families to help them find their home and support system in San Luis Obispo.

 

"A sponsor program gives those students who are far from home the opportunity to have a local connection that offers some of the benefits of being close to family. Many of these students just need a place to get away, a home cooked meal, or simply a little peace and comfort" - Julia Starkey, Founder

 

Local Connections was founded by Julia and Scott Starkey who had their own child go through an out-of-state support program at another institution. Currently, the program is beginning it's third year of operation and is housed within the offices of Cal Poly's New Student and Transition Programs and Parent & Family Programs.

 

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