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CSM’s first-year experience program, Year One, seeks to ease the transition from high school to college by providing students with a simple transition path paired with a supportive community.

Educators, juvenile justice professionals and community organizations gathered on January 26 in Sacramento to at the Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education Conference.

California Community Colleges are adopting Guided Pathways system-wide. CSM began its Guided Pathways planning process with meetings and a student survey in the 2016-17 academic year. CSM has established a Guided Pathways Steering Committee that will oversee this multi-year project and begin to engage the campus community.

College of San Mateo is making college even more accessible by offering an expanded Promise Scholarship program. Beginning in fall 2018, first-year, full-time students can attend CSM for free and receive up to $750 towards the costs of textbooks. Promise Scholarships will pay for the fall, spring and summer terms of a student’s first year.

Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education is a statewide conference to increase post-secondary education opportunities in California for young people impacted by the juvenile justice system.

Project Change student leader and CSM ambassador, Nick Jasso, had the great privilege of addressing Governor Jerry Brown and spoke regarding the need by our state and community colleges to recognize youth in the justice system as young people in need of pathways to higher education.

The Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes is now available on our website and in print. We also encourage readers to take a look at our three feature stories, as they highlight our flexible Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and resources.

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.

The San Mateo County Community College District’s program, which invites students to take college courses on district campuses while still enrolled in high school, has become immensely popular.

Formerly known as College for Kids, the Bay Area Pathways Academy is designed to provide rising 6th to 9th grade students with summer learning opportunities and year-round impact.