Equity Programs and Pathways

Supporting Historically Disadvantaged Students

We provide programs to serve students from historically disadvantaged and marginalized backgrounds. 

Intentional and Structured Programs to Meet Student Needs

Equity Programs & Pathways provides intentional and structured programs that meets the needs of students coming from historically disadvantaged and marginalized backgrounds. We provide students with opportunities to fully participate and engage academically and socially on campus and in the greater community.

Our mission at American River College is to create a community that promotes equity, social justice, self-discovery, student achievement, diversity, and pluralism through the creation and support of student centered initiatives and activities.

ARC's Equity Programs and Pathways area offers services in the Student Center building in two main locations: the Center for Leadership and Development and HUB. Our programs include UNITE, Pride Center, UndocuScholar Resource Connection, Beaver Food Pantry, API Student Connection, TRIO SSS (3 programs), International Student Program, and our learning communities, Umoja Sakhu (Black and African American focused), PRISE (Asian Pacific Islander focused), and Puente (Latina/o/x focused).

Student Center Building Southern View

About Us

Equity Programs and Pathways leadership includes:

Dr. Joshua Moon Johnson, Dean of Equity Programs and Pathways
Tanya Anderson, Director of TRIO Programs
Diana Garcia, Director of Educational Talent Search
Maricela Juarez, Director of TRIO Upward Bound
Brett Sawyer, Student Life Supervisor
Satya Chima, Equity Programs Supervisor

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