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The Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community will be the new home of the Promise Scholars Program, Student Life & Leadership, SparkPoint and its food pantry, Mana, Umoja, Puente, the Honors Project, and Project Change.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.

DIAG makes funds available to support and encourage events, activities and other endeavors that promote, educate, celebrate and integrate diversity on a campus-wide level. Apply now!

CSM Undocu-Week closes with a keynote and poetry reading by the Afro-Indigenous poet, activist, scholar and artist Alan Pelaez Lopez.

ESL faculty members Evan Kaiser and Todd Windisch will be conducting weekly equity office hours for colleagues from Oct 1 through November 26.

CSM presents “The New Winds”, an exhibition of contemporary Iranian graphic design. The show features posters by 44 select practitioners, who are known for their cutting-edge work inspired by traditional Persian and Arabic calligraphy, art, and Islamic patterns.

CSM Ethnic Studies Professor David Palaita joins Robert Handa on Asian Pacific America to discus the development and growth of Pacific Islander courses at CSM and City College of San Francisco.

On Friday, February 20th, a special and long overdue award ceremony was held at CSM’s Hall of Fame Plaza to honor the late Kosei Kato, who was a CSM student in 1946–1947.

CSM’s Middle College Effect group to hold a fundraiser for Namaste Direct featuring the documentary “Half the Sky”.

For Ramirez, the emergence of Latin rock and the widely popular debut of Santana was a defining moment of acceptance for his culture.