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CIN - Change It Now

Change It Now (CIN) is an academic leadership program designed for students interested in:

  • Being empowered in social change.
  • Transfering to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Exploring community issues such as: education, health care, budget cuts, environmental, poverty, violence, and more.
  • Building strong relationships with other CIN students.
  • Developing skills to become leaders in their communities.
Contact Us

Michael Lai
CIN! Coordinator
mlai@chabotcollege.edu 

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The CIN Impact


CIN students are challenged to think critically about issues confronting their communities. Through group projects, excursions and campus activities their awareness of social justice issues increases.

CIN students have said:

"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 issues."

"I've learned 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."

Join CIN!


For New or Returning Chabot Students

  1. Complete the Change It Now (CIN) Intake Form

  2. CIN Coordinator/Counselor, Michael Lai, will reach out to you with next steps.

    After Mr. Lai  confirms your membership in the program, enroll in your CIN classes (CIN students are expected to enroll in at least 2 CIN classes).

  3. CIN faculty will contact you to review program expectations, and enrollment.

  4. Attend the CIN Program Orientation.

  5. Participate in CIN activities and stay in good academic standing in all of your classes!