Pass the Torch Founder
|Coordinator of Outreach
& Team Development
|Pass the Torch Main
Each team consists of a team Leader and a team Member. The Leader has already completed that subject or a higher level subject with an “A” grade and the Member is currently enrolled in one of Pass the Torch core courses. The member is encouraged to become a Leader in the following quarter. This program targets underrepresented students, but all students enrolled in our core courses 0are eligible to be matched in a study team.
Pass the Torch has received several awards, including the California Academic Senate Award as an Exemplary Program, 1999; California Community College Chancellor’s Grant, 1999, to expand, and the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Association of Santa Clara Valley “Movers of Mountains Award” for Education for Underserved Students
Pass the Torch is moving into a period of well over ten years of providing services to
our students in mathematics and English/ESL. During this time we have had many successes
and seen many of our past students transfer to and graduate from some of the finest
institution in the United States, Stanford, Berkeley, University of Arizona, UCLA,
Eastside University, Bloomington, NYC and Hastings College of the Law University of
California to name a few. Then move on and become professionals in multiple fields
in their communities, teachers, nurses, lawyers, physical therapist, radiologist,
bank managers, preschool teacher and probation officers. These student affectionately
keep in contact with the program and share their life's journeys with us. The impact
that the program has had in their lives bears witness as they continue to Pass
the Torch wherever they go. Our future will always be with the student who is
serious about the future of their education whether it be a fresh face student
just out of high school, a single parent trying to better the future for their
family, a displaced worker upgrading their skills, a student who is out in the
workforce and sees the limitations they face without an education or a student
that has exceptional skills and receives satisfaction from seeing someone else
achieve success. Pass the Torch will continue to provide academic and moral support
not only to help them move on to the next level of their education or career but
also as productive and prosperous citizens in their communities.
Pass the Torch is located in the Temporary Village room 5912 beginning Fall 2014 and will remain at this location until Winter 2016 when the Library renovations are complete. Our permanent location will be in the Library Resource Center which is currently under construction.
Coordinator of Outreach & Team Development
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