What is CIN (Change It Now!)?
CIN is a rigorous,
academic, leadership program designed to empower students interested
in social change, who would also like to transfer to four-year
colleges and universities. Within their designated courses, students
may have the opportunity to self-select various community issues to
explore such as: education, health care, budget cuts, environmental
issues, poverty, violence and any other issues that they find
relevant to their lives. CIN students build strong
relationships with each other and develop skills to become leaders
in their communities.
ings! CIN students in Action at the March against
Budget Cuts in Sacramento, CA 2012
How does CIN impact students' lives?
Students who participate in CIN are challenged to think critically
about issues confronting their communities. Through group projects,
excursions and campus activities their awareness of social justice
issues increases. Students say:
"I think that CIN has impacted my life because I see the world a
little different now"
"It has given me new and different perspectives on important
something much deeper. In life my worries were, “oh what should I
wear today” but now I’ve learned that there is much more to worry
about in life and each person can make a difference.
"I now care about the news and try to see how its going to affect
me and the rest of my community."
"It impacted my life cause I now see different cultures go
through a lot of stress and struggle."
View the short CIN movie to hear
more from CIN students:
Outside of the Box from Sean McFarland on Vimeo.