Due to developments concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), the RISE Scholars office is closed but we will continue to provide counseling appointments remotely for students through phone calls and/or Zoom video conferencing.
For more information, please contact the Scholars’ Hub
The RISE Scholars program is proud to announce our selection as 1 of 20 community colleges in the state of California chosen to participate in the 2019 Leadership Institute for California Community College-Serving Formerly Incarcerated Students. The institute is being collaboratively hosted by The Stanford Criminal Justice Center, California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, and Renewing Communities, a project of the Opportunity Institute.
The Leadership Institute is designed to:
• Create a community of practice for California Community Colleges serving formerly incarcerated students
• Build skills and ensure best practices
• Focus on sustainability, continued growth, and long-term campus cultural change
• Expand the number of California Community Colleges with strong programs to welcome and help formerly incarcerated students reach degree, credential, and transfer
• Expand the number of formerly incarcerated students supported by California Community Colleges
• Provide professional development to formerly incarcerated students who can grow to lead the work on their campus and beyond
• Honor and highlight California’s Community Colleges as leaders of this work and the most common point of entry for formerly incarcerated students
The R.I.S.E Program is excited to participate in the institute to continue to advocate for our students. We look forward to further developing our knowledge of how to serve formerly incarcerated students, while sharing what has worked for our college. The team representing Rio Hondo College is
- Henry Gee, Vice-President of Student Services
- Joe Louis Hernandez, R.I.S.E Scholars Success Coach
- Roberto Luca, Rio Hondo College Student