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Program Directory

The below directory includes only California Community Colleges. Information on similar programs in the California State University system can be found on the Project Rebound site, while similar efforts across the University of California are a part of Underground Scholars. A full directory of the community colleges serving Rising Scholars students is below the map.

Allan Hancock College

Campus Program Federal Programs
Santa Maria, CA
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Operating In
  • Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution (federal prison)
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • AA in Liberal Arts (non-transfer Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • AA in Social Science
  • AA in Psychology
  • BIGE – Beyond Incarceration, Greater Education (campus)
Contacts

Edwin HodgesCalWORKs CoordinatorInterim Rising Scholars Coordinator(805) 922-6966 ext. 3868 or ext. 3214Edwin.hodges@hancockcollege.edueops1@hancockcollege.edu

Antelope Valley College

Prison Program Campus Program
Lancaster, CA
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Operating In
  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • AA-T in Communications Studies
  • Focus 180 (campus)
Contacts

Bakersfield College

Prison Program Campus Program Youth Programs
Bakersfield, CA
Operating In
  • Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
  • North Kern State Prison (NKSP)
  • California State Prison, Corcoran (COR)
  • California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF)
  • Wasco State Prison (WSP)
  • Juvenile Hall
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • Rising Scholars Program
  • CSU Breadth General Education
  • AA-T in Communication
  • Certificate of Achievement in Communication
  • AA-T in Psychology
  • AA-T in Sociology
  • Free on the Outside (FOTO) Student Club
  • Student Development Course (youth)
Contacts

Berkeley City College

Campus Program
Berkeley, CA
Operating In
  • Program in development
Programs Offered
  • Reach out to the designated points of contact to learn more
Contacts

Butte College

Jail Program Campus Program
Butte, CA
Operating In
  • Butte County Sheriff’s Office Day Reporting Center
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • Non-credit workforce readiness, Career Technical Education and General Education courses
  • Ascending Scholars student club (on campus)
  • Ag-Business Career Exploration class (Butte County Probation Facility)
Contacts

Cabrillo College

Jail Program Campus Program
Aptos, CA
Operating In
  • on campus
  • Roundtree Medium Facility
Programs Offered
  • Rising Scholars
Contacts

Cañada College

Campus Program
Redwood City, CA
Operating In
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • Resilient Education Program
Contacts

Cerritos College

Campus Program
Norwalk, CA
Operating In
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • Court to College
Contacts

Cerro Coso Community College

Prison Program Campus Program
Ridgecrest, CA
Operating In
  • California City Correctional Facility (CAC)
  • California Correctional Institution (CCI)
  • Owens Valley Conservation Camp
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • AS-T in Administration of Justice
  • AA-T in Anthropology
  • AS-T in Business Administration
  • AA-T in English (only at CAC)
  • AA in Liberal Arts – Arts & Humanities
  • AA in Liberal Arts – Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • AA-T in Psychology
  • AS in Paralegal Studies
  • IGETC certified general education
Contacts

Chabot College

Jail Program Campus Program
Hayward, CA
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Operating In
  • on campus
  • Jail program launching January 2023
Programs Offered
  • RISE: Restorative Integrated Self-Education Program
  • Courses for credit in Santa Rita jail
Contacts