The U.S. Department of Education awarded Pasadena City College, a Hispanic serving institution, the Pathways to Completion title V grant on Sept. 1, 2020.
After the unjust killing of George Floyd by fired police officer Derek Chauvin and ensuing protests, PCC’s Black coordinators called on leadership to address the pain students and staff are experiencing, in an email to staff on May 30, with plans to support the campus community during this time.
Even being a legal citizen, throughout Jessica Huerta’s education she equally felt the challenges and insecurities of colored people. Despite the obstacles of language barriers and judgments, she remained eager to complete her path and successfully found resources to do so.
Although created to help low income students, the influx of new admittances into EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) has caused the program to become a burden on students and in some cases even hinder their success.
PCC is about to launch Starfish, a software platform that sends early-alerts to students based on their class performance and faculty concerns, then puts them in contact in real time with the resources designed to help them such as counseling.
The shelves abundant with canned and boxed food along with the colorful, fresh fruit table can make any student who walks into CC-211 feel like they’re grocery shopping on campus. The difference between this room and other grocery stores is that the grand total will always be $0.00. Welcome to the PCC’s Lancer Pantry.