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SPECIAL PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Room 768, Building 700
Telephone (510)723-6917
specialprograms
@chabotcollege.edu

Dean of Special Programs & Services - Gerald Shimada
Administrative Assistant - Yvette L Nahinu

Our mission is to support the unique educational goals of a  diverse student body through specialized learning communities that promote transfer and increases the likelihood of academic success.

ASPIRE Program

Building 700, Room 767C  510.723.7628

The ASPIRE program offers low-income, first generation and disabled college students academic support.  Through individualized academic, financial, and personal counseling, coupled with career exploration and cultural enrichment activities, the program aims to ensure student success at Chabot and beyond.  Through multi-tiered academic support including clustered courses, tutoring, and study groups the ultimate goal is to help students graduate and transfer to a four-year college or university.

CalWORKs

Building 700, Room 767K   510.723.6909

CalWORKS (California Work Opportunities & Responsibility to Kids) is designed to combine welfare benefits with education, job training and job placement, while providing childcare, transportation and school supplies.  Both programs provide counseling, career planning and personal development classes.

Disabled Students Programs and Services

Building 2400  510.723.6725

DSPS serves the needs of students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities. The program provides academic, personal and vocational counseling, and offers courses to assist students with successful transition to and beyond college. DSPS assists with academic accommodations and community resources based on individual student needs and provides Student Educational Plans, and referrals for diagnostic evaluations.

DARAJA Project

Building 700, Room 767H   510.723.6747

The Daraja Project is a learning community designed to promote transfer and to increase academic and personal success.  This program addresses students needs through academic support services and a curriculum focused on African-American literature, history, and issues.  The unique mentoring component matches students with a professional in their career interest area.  Daraja is for students who are serious about getting a good education, willing to work hard, and want to study the issues facing the African-American community.  Daraja students persist longer in college with better grades and transfer to four-year colleges and universities at a higher rate.

EOPS/CARE

Building 700, Room 767L  510.723.6909

To address the issue of equal access to a college education, the state Legislature in 1969 established EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) throughout the state's community college system. Today, through a variety of unique services, programs, and activities, EOPS provides access and educational opportunity for individuals whose educational and socio-economic backgrounds might otherwise prevent them from successfully attending and succeeding in college. CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is a unique educational program which represents a cooperative effort between the community college system, Department of Social Services, and community organizations to assist single parents in achieving their educational goals. 

PUENTE Project

Building 700, Room 767F   510.723.7120

The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to succeeding generations. The program is an academic, counseling & mentoring program to help students succeed in both academic and career goals while at Chabot College.  Students in Puente work closely with their counselor, English instructor and mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities through the exploration of the Mexican American /Latino experience.

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