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Re-Emerging Scholars

Re-Emerging Scholars (RES) provides meaningful support in the lives of incarcerated, formerly-incarcerated, and justice-involved students looking to take steps toward a new path.

RES supports students at any level–from the enrollment process through successful completion of education and career support.

SCC’s RES program is part of the California Community College’s Rising Scholars Network

RES Resource Center

A cohort-based academic learning community for incarcerated, formerly-incarcerated and justice-impacted students to complete personal, professional, and educational development courses with supportive faculty, staff, and counseling toward transfer and career.

  • Assistance with enrollment and financial aid
  • Weekly check-in sessions with faculty
  • Counseling, case management, and therapy
  • Workshops on personal development and career readiness
  • Mentoring: a peer-to-peer mentoring program
  • Community resource referrals and support
  • Money: emergency funding and scholarships
  • Support: study skills support, school supplies, snacks, and t-shirts
  • University connections to CSUS, UCD, and UCB programs
  • A sense of community and a place to be

Cohort-Based Learning Community

A learning community for formerly incarcerated and justice-impacted students to complete personal, professional, and educational development courses with supportive faculty, staffing, and counseling toward transfer and career.

Students are enrolled in coordinated transfer-level courses:

  • College Success
  • Accelerated English Writing
  • Sociology (with re-entry lens)
  • Personal Finance or Accelerated Math/STATs
  • Marriage and Family
  • Internship
  • Nutrition
  • Public Speaking
  • an additional group study course

After their first year, cohort students can be nearly 75% of the way through their General Education requirements.

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RES Club

The RES club provides an opportunity for Re-Emerging Scholars to support one another, find community and fellowship, and work on meaningful awareness and advocacy projects on campus and in our community. Please contact program staff for RES Club meeting times and a calendar of events.

RES Club



  • Tuesday:
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday:
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday:
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Rodda Hall North, RHN-177
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822


  • Dean: Andre Coleman
  • Supervisor: Linda Delgadillo
  • Clerk: Michael Gorletti

RES in the News: May 2020

Formerly incarcerated students walk a new path at City College

Three students at Sacramento City College aspiring to futures in public service—a high school counselor, child development professional and an entrepreneurial Child Protective Services case advocate—share a common past: They’ve all been formerly incarcerated.

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RES in the News: Jan 2020

Formerly incarcerated students get second chance at education

It’s a windowless room with just enough space to stack two compact sedans side by side. A four-person study table sits in the far-left corner, along with a metal bookshelf containing general-ed textbooks, sociology texts, a stack of old-model laptops and boxes of snacks. When new students step into the room for the first time, the first thing they come across is clerk Julie Correa’s desk, and the first person they see is Chris Kelly.

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