Santa Ana College continues to rise and adapt to COVID-19 protocols while focusing on how to best care for our students and surrounding communities. Here are our most recent updates:
Free groceries from SAC's Don's Corner and the Power
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SAC Go Exceeds Attendance Goal by More Than 200%
In April, Santa Ana College’s School of Continuing Education launched SAC Go, a pilot program offering free English as a Second Language courses through temporary remote instruction. More than 1,000 people registered for the program’s inaugural session, well-exceeding its initial goal of 300. Visit sac.edu/go for more information and future session dates.
U.S. Census Caravan Calls for Community to Be Counted
On May 31, community leaders took to the streets to encourage citizens to be counted in the U.S. Census. A caravan of 15 vehicles traveled around Santa Ana to communicate the importance of census participation, in what will serve as a model for other communities leading up to the October 31 deadline. The event was facilitated in conjunction with the County of Orange, City of Santa Ana, and local U.S. Census Bureau partnership specialists. RSCCD Chancellor Marvin Martinez, Trustee Claudia Alvarez, and Trustee Zeke Hernandez rode in one of the SAUSD buses and promoted SAC with signage and enrollment information. Read more about the Caravan, as covered by the Daily Pilot!
Trustee Zeke Hernandez, Chancellor Marvin Martinez and
Trustee Claudia Alvarez prepare to embark on the U.S. Census Caravan
SchoolsFirst Advances Faculty Innovation Initiative
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union demonstrated its commitment to the success of students in its communities by contributing a $300,000 gift to the Santa Ana College Foundation and its Raising the Game Campaign. This generous donation leads the way for other major gifts to support a first-of-its-kind fund that will focus on faculty and staff program innovation. We thank SchoolsFirst for this incredible gesture and for helping more students experience the highest level of academic and program support at Santa Ana College.
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union CEO Bill Cheney with
Partnership with Santa Ana Day Reporting Center Helps Open the Door to College
In accordance with its mission to help the formerly incarcerated restart their lives, the Santa Ana Day Reporting Center collaborates with Santa Ana College and local universities to refer reentry program participants to educational resources in the community. “Through its Project Rise initiative, Santa Ana College offers programs and services to help formerly incarcerated individuals get the education and support services that are critical for successful reentry into society," said James Kennedy, vice president, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education. “Through this partnership, participants can learn about all of the resources that are available to them at Santa Ana College and get referred to educational programming and employment training that can lead to a livable wage." Santa Ana College also offers incentives to program participants that include free childcare, a free bus pass, and priority registration. Click here to learn more about SAC's partnership with GEO Reentry Services!
Join us in celebrating some of the recent triumphs of Santa Ana College students!
Minh Pham, a standout student in SAC's Pathway to Law School program, was recently selected to participate in the UC Irvine School of Law Pre-Law Outreach Program this summer. As one of just 40 students selected, Minh will receive knowledge and mentorship that will help him become a successful attorney who provides access to justice for underserved communities. A graduate of UCLA with a major in biochemistry, Minh came to SAC to fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer. He has already completed internships with the U.S. Attorney and the Orange County Public Defender's Office.
SAC student Minh Pham
Victoria Altamirano and Muadh Abdul Hakim each won $1,000 scholarships in a statewide Alpha Gamma Sigma, Inc. scholarship competition. The Kathleen D. Loly Award for Academics acknowledges excellent scholarship, as well as students' dedication to their Omicron chapter.