Project Change at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Project Change

Overview

Project Change is the first community college supported program in California to provide wrap-around student support services, direct access to postsecondary education for incarcerated youth, and in-person college instruction inside juvenile youth facilities.

The project connects students to resources and programs at CSM, such as a college readiness summer bridge program, social and academic support services, nationally recognized cohort learning communities (PuenteUmoja, and Mana), and career and technical education programs. Students are provided a clear pathway to resources on campus to enhance success. 

A supportive network of volunteer faculty and staff mentors, as well as a project director, assist students with navigating their first year in college. 

This program unites CSM and San Mateo County community organizations together in a joint effort to help underrepresented populations of students make the transition to community college.

Contact Us


Project Change Office
Center for Equity, Leadership & Community
Building 17, Room 105

(650) 574-6173

Samantha Vargas
Program Services Coordinator
vargassamantha@smccd.edu

Linda Allen
Retention Specialist
allen@smccd.edu

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