Title V HSI Solo Grant - increase number, success and retention of Hispanic and other specific populations; activities include College Success Program–Learning Communities, Fast-track (eight-week) classes, Faculty Leads, College Success counselor, Success Center, STEM Center, Success workshops, new electronic Early Alert system, and faculty development. Visit the College Success and Learning Communities websites.
Basic Skills Initiative Categorical Funds - increase retention and enhance student success for basic skills and ESL students, and supports new College Success Program initiatives.
CCRAA HSI STEM Solo Grant - increase number and success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors. Goals of Citrus Connect! include developing effective outreach to K-12 to promote early readiness and clarify expectations for STEM pathway academic requirements, establishing STEM academic and student services support on campus, and work with partner universities to increase transfer. Visit the STEM website for activities.
CCRAA HSI STEM Grant - partner of University of LaVerne - increase Citrus transfers of Hispanic and other underrepresented students to ULV in STEM majors; remove pathway barriers to transfer, with a focus on math readiness. Activities include STEM professional math tutors, ULV Summer Bridge Academies, academic advising, development of Power Math, and course articulation. Visit the STEM website.
Title V HSI Co-Op Grant - partner with University of La Verne - prepare underrepresented students to enter the teaching profession. With Citrus as the lead institution, the two colleges share the grant and have formed a program designed to prepare the next generation of K-12 teachers. The partnership builds on the shared strengths and values of the two colleges, which are Hispanic Serving Institutions.
The collaboration between Citrus College and the University of La Verne has provided a critically needed and highly effective academic pathway that will prepare many Hispanic and other underrepresented students to become teachers. As such, the program is a high priority for both institutions.
San Gabriel Valley Career Technical Education Community Collaborative - the purpose of the SGVCTECC is to strengthen Career and Technical Education programs at the Community Colleges and to improve the student pathways from secondary to postsecondary education. Partnering with Rio Hondo and Mt. San Antonio Colleges, Citrus College serves as the fiscal agent for this grant. There are four mandated areas of focus: Teacher and Faculty Externships, CTE Professional Development, Career Exploration for 7th and 8th graders and CTE Sectors.
A second Collaborative grant will focus on energy and green technology.
Vocational Technical Education Act (Perkins VTEA) - to improve CTE (vocational) programs and improve career student success.
Nursing and Allied Health Programs - various grants received for equipment, program implementation, improve health care student success.
Tech Prep - grants to facilitate the vitality of local Tech Prep initiatives and Tech Prep mandates; as well as grants to develop course sequences/career pathways between secondary and post-secondary education segments (specifically CTE programs), implementation of a credit-granting mechanism to recognize secondary student achievement of postsecondary course outcomes to promote advanced placement within the career pathway, and related professional development. A grant was also received for the Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium.
Center for International Trade Development - focusing on economic and workforce development, and working with representatives of business, labor, professional trade associations within Citrus' geographic region to explore and develop new alternatives for assisting incumbent workers and/or small-to-medium sized enterprises and to enable them to be more competitive in the global marketplace.