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Multicultural Center


Please note: Due to the shelter-in-place order announced for San Mateo County on 3/16/2020, our physical location on the College of San Mateo campus will be closed until further notice.

Summer 2021 Update:
  • The MCCDC will be offering virtual services by appointment only this summer! Make an appointment here with program staff: 
  • For summer academic counseling services please contact general counseling (650) 503-4207.
We are still available to serve you remotely. Please call our number (650) 574-6120, email us at, or connect with us on Instagram @csm_mccdc and we will respond as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience. 

If you are seeking food, housing or any other community resource, please call 211, contact your nearest San Mateo County Core Agency or CSM Sparkpoint.

Contact Us

Multicultural & Dream Center
College Center Building 10
Room 180
(650) 574-6120

MonWed/Thu 8:00 am - 5 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 6 pm

Are you passionate about social justice issues & want to get paid to create social change?
Apply to the 21-22 Scholar Internship Program!

Applications are due Sunday, July 25th at 11:59pm. You can find more details & the application here:
This is a paid internship. This year we are thrilled to annouce a $6000 scholarship for one undocumented student without a work permit. 
Want to learn more about the MCCDC Scholar Internship Program? Attend the informational session on Wednesday, July 14th 4pm. Email us for zoom details. 

The Multicultural Center and Dream Center (MCCDC) is a safe haven for underrepresented students in college settings. Rooted in social justice, activism, and community empowerment, the MCCDC provides a safe space for students to implement change in their communities. 

The MCCDC a student-run center open to serve all students, regardless of background. The program's emphasis is the recruitment and sustained enrollment of students who seek to continue their educational opportunities while improving language skills and overcoming social and/or economic disadvantages.

The MCCDC serves numerous communities including AB540/Undocumented communities, LGBTQIA+ Communities, English as a Second Language Students, Current and Former Foster Youth.

Listen to our MCCDC student-run podcast "At the Root".

In the MCCDC, you can:

  • use our study space
  • schedule an appointment & meet with an MCCDC counselor
  • use our computer lab
  • receive academic & personal support from MCCDC staff
  • get referrals to on & off-campus resources
  • attend events & workshops hosted by the MCCDC
  • receive peer-to-peer support from one of our Scholar Interns
  • Use our MCCDC library. View our collection at