Citrus College, CA
Grant Type: Individual Development Grant
Citrus College is a public two-year college located twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles, in a community with a rapidly growing Hispanic population. Over the past decade the college has served an increasing influx of students with diverse needs that severely test its ability to reach and maintain the levels of student progression and goal completion that it strives to achieve.
Over the life of the grant, Citrus College proposes the following activity:
Bridge to Success: IMPROVING DEGREE COMPLETION, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY
Bridge to Success will increase the success, persistence, degree completion and transfer rates of Hispanic and other underrepresented students by providing a strengthened and articulated pathway from Basic Skills to the associate degree, and the associate degree to transfer. Strategies to be initiated include: career learning communities; supplemental instruction; expanded articulation agreements; new certificates leading to the associate degree; new degrees leading to transfer; a faculty/peer mentoring program and a parent ambassador program.
Component One: Assist students to progress from Basic Skills to college-level courses to degree completion and transfer.
Component Two: Develop strategies to strengthen academic and support services for underrepresented students.
Component Three: Strengthen the fiscal stability of the college by developing resource development capacity to better serve underrepresented students.
The proposed activity will allow Citrus College to address the problem of technological and financial literacy of underrepresented students.