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LRCCD HSI Districtwide Committee: 2023

In April 2023, before the HSI Regional Meeting hosted by Woodland Community College; Cosumnes River College and Sacramento City College (both current HSI designated campuses) met with the intention of collaborating and strengthening the HSI work being done at LRCCD. Together they hosted their first districtwide flex, where they invited Dr. Marcela Cuellar of UC Davis who talked about “Elevating Servingess at Hispanic Serving Community College.” This committee looks forward to provide more insight into the servingness of being an HSI and welcoming our newest HSI designated sister campus: American River College.

LRCCD HSI Districtwide Committee


HSI Caminos de la Cuidad

In 2022, SCC was granted a fourth HSI grant for almost $3 million dollars. The project looks to increase the persistence, retention, graduation, and transfer rates of first-time college Latinx/Chicanx and/or Low-income students at SCC.

The first cohort is set to begin Fall 2023.


HSI Early College Program

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In 2020, SCC received its third HSI grant and was awarded a $2.9 million federal grant. Unlike the previous two grants, this grant will focus on outreach to Chicanx/Latinx high school students interested in enrolling into college classes while in high school.

The HSI Early College Program has an active MOU with Davis Joint Unified School District, Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), Sacramento Charter High School, MET Sacramento High School, and Washington Middle College High School.

HSI Early College Program


STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SESI)

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In 2016, SCC was awarded a 2nd HSI grant and received a $3.8 million grant. The focus of this grant was to improve the representation of Chicanx/Latinx students in the STEM field. The STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SESI) served first-year students of Chicanx/Latinx and/or low-income backgrounds.

The SESI program was sunsetted in 2021.


Students in a Global Economy (SAGE)

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SCC introduced itself as a Hispanic Serving Institution on Sept 15th, 2015. SCC was one of 96 HSI-designated institutions that were selected to receive a grant. SCC received $2.5 million to develop a program that serves first-year Latinx students. SCC was the first college to receive HSI designation in the Los Rios College District.

The Students in a Global Economy (SAGE) was sunsetted in 2020.