Learning Communities

The Language Arts Division and the English Department partner with and supports several learning communities and programs.

Puente and Umoja are learning communities that provide academic preparation and support for educationally underserved students who aim to graduate and transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. The Puente curriculum focuses on Mexican American/Latino history, authors and issues, and the Umoja curriculum focuses on African American history, literature, and culture. English offers core courses ENGL 102 that are specially designed for Puente and Umoja cohorts.

The Change It Now! (CIN) Program 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. English offers core course ENGL 102 and 7 that are specially designed for CIN students. CIN is one of several First Year Experience pathways offered at Chabot.

The Restorative Integrated Self-Education (RISE) program enrolls and supports low-risk inmates who are released on probation to gain the skills to reenter society and their community through education and vocational training.

The Service Learning program provides students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful volunteer projects in community organizations or schools with support and supervision from Chabot instructors and site supervisors.