The SLAM Program is a strategic partnership between College Bridge, The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and The California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). SLAM offers LAUSD students the opportunity to enroll in CSULA's MATH 109 (Statistics) course, which is co-taught by a LAUSD teacher and a CSULA professor.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program was created in 1996 and provides education to prepare entry-level occupational therapists that will primarily serve the underserved population of the border region of south Texas. This is the only occupational therapy program within the medically underserved communities of the Rio Grande Valley.

The Nepantla Program is an alternative space carved out in higher education that reinterprets and redefines the role of a college education by connecting culture to recruitment, provides special designed social justice and identity formation courses, hosts a summer bridge that teaches students how to navigate college, and creates a familia amongst Latina/o students at the college.

CBL integrates academic and experiential learning. “Community Fellows” undertake community-based leadership development that is embedded in responses to community needs that leverage Mount Holyoke courses, volunteers, and work-study students to support community programs and organizations.


In 2010 Pasadena City College’s research office reported on a cohort of developmental education students who were tracked for six years. Findings revealed that almost 20% dropped out in their first year and that 65% had no discernible milestone. In 2011, in response to the dismal findings, PCC created PCC Pathways. Pathway program components include:

The Academies was introduced in 2005 to provide Hispanic students a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school juniors to earn an associate degree from South Texas College tuition-free while completing their high school graduation requirements, specifically in the STEM fields.

BUSCA began in 1993 with 10 students, 1 staff, and 4 teachers. Since 1998, BUSCA has served more than 825 students and currently has 180 students and 34 faculty members. Since 2003 BUSCA classes have been taught exclusively in English, with first semester teachers focusing on ESL instruction. The program has a specialized curriculum combined with targeted support services.

The Latino Leadership and College Experience Camp (LLCEC) started as a college preparation day camp in 2006. Since 2008, the LLCEC has evolved into an intensive college literacy program that nurtures peer and professional mentoring; exposes students to college opportunities; increases self-awareness and self-advocacy; and engages students in social justice issues.

The biotechnology program, founded in 2008, implemented a research-mentoring program serving their predominately underrepresented and rural student population. This initiative engages students in a meaningful research experience early in their academic careers in order to achieve lasting implications for student success and long-term development of a community of successful students.

In 2009, Cañada College created the Math Jam to address the low level of math preparation of underrepresented students studying STEM, allowing students to “test out” of math courses. Initially the program was designed as an intensive math-placement preparation and has since evolved into a campus-wide math-success program, serving students in Pre-Algebra through Advanced Calculus.