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PROJECT RISE

Education after Incarceration​

What is Project Rise?

Project Rise is a program offered at  Santiago Canyon College - Division of Continuing Education (SCC-CE) designed to empower and support formerly incarcerated individuals.* Our goal is to provide the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete an educational journey through providing individualized support.

 * Project Rise is an extension of the counseling    services SCC-CE currently provides in the   Orange County  jails.
 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Persons 18 years of age and over
  • Formerly incarcerated whether on or off parole/probation


Counseling for Formerly Incarcerated Students

  • Educational counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Personal counseling


Steps to Enroll

Schedule an appointment with a counselor Please call us at 714-628-5904
Attend counseling appointment at:
Santiago Canyon College
Division of Continuing Education
OEC Provisional Education Facility (CHAP)
1937 W. Chapman Ave. (2nd floor)   
Orange, CA 92868

 

Enroll in FREE classes

  • Short-Term Career Technical Training Certificates (CTE)
    • 3D Printing    
    • Custodial
    • Commercial Food Preparation
    • Digital Marketing Specialist
    • First-Line Supervisor/Manager, Office & Administrative Support Workers
    • Home-Based Business
    • Multi-Media Artist and Animators
    • Web Associate
  • GED/HiSET classes and free exam
  • Academic Skills
  • Adult High School Diploma Program
  • English as a Second Language

           Some programs may require an assessment

 

Attend classes

Open enrollment. You can begin classes at any time.
 

Benefits

· Free Student ID
    Free student picture ID when enrolled in Continuing Education classes.

· Free OCTA Bus Pass
    To qualify, students must enroll in and attend a minimum of 12 hours per week in SCC-     Division of Continuing Education classes.

· Personalized assistance with college credit enrollment and services

· Access to tailored workshops and events specifically for individuals with an incarceration              experience

· Guidance on applying for financial aid and tuition waivers for college credit classes

· Access to community resources

  • Childcare
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Legal

· Assistance with job readiness

· Resources and services for veterans through the SCC Veterans Service     Office (VSO)

 

PROJECT RISE Brochure (Download PDF)

 

Student Testimonials

“It's great to be treated like a real  human being, a person and not    a former convict."  

 

“I learned a long time ago when resources are available that can change your life, you don't sit there. This [program] has been             a miracle  for me."

 

“Rancho Santiago has had part in not only in my education but also in my recovery of life"