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What is Transitions?  
The mission of the Transitions Program is to provide access to higher education to
individuals released from the California criminal justice system, and create a smooth transition from prison to the community college. 

What is the goal of the program?
The goal of our program is to assist individuals on parole to re-integrate into society by pursuing their goal of beginning or continuing college. Through a College Success class and peer mentoring, students explore practical strategies for empowering themselves to become active, responsible and lifelong learners. During the program, students will complete a journey of self-discovery that will help prepare them to make wise choices both in a college setting and in life outside of the college environment.

Student Responsibility  

  • Enroll in a College Success course (PD 100) and an EOPS Orientation course (PD 25)
  • Attend school from Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and go on field trips on Fridays
Transitions will provide the following
  • Tutoring and Peer Advising: Monday – Thursday for two hours
  • Food vouchers available for one meal per day on campus Monday – Thursday
  • A weekly field trip/activity every Friday (e.g. team building that occurs at the UCSB Ropes Course, Museum of Tolerance, Dodger games)
  • Upon completion of this program, Transitions students are eligible to join EOPS
  • Weekly guest speakers
Interested? Questions?
To find out more about Transitions and its application process, please contact Noel Gomez, Student Program Advisor
gomezn@sbcc.edu - 965-0581 ext. 3653

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