The Rising Scholars program at Cabrillo College is committed to supporting justice-impacted students by providing student supports with the goal of removing barriers and building community with our students. We invite you to Rising Scholars and are here to support you in your educational journey.
Students who are justice impacted can face significant barriers to academic and career success. Cabrillo College welcomes all students, including those who are incarcerated and those who have experienced incarceration in the past.
Assistance completing college and financial aid applications
Specialized academic counseling
Priority registration for classes
Laptop lending program
Computer access and dedicated study area
Referrals to on campus and community services
Clean Slate program
Instruction at Rountree Medium Facility jail
Rising Scholars Club
The Rising Scholars Club aims to build community and connection for all justice-impacted students at Cabrillo College. We will create a safe space for our club members to gather and support one another while using our shared voice for advocacy and assistance for our fellow formerly incarcerated students. If you are a Rising Scholars student and would like to join the Rising Scholars Club, fill out this form. If you have any questions about the club, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome! Join Every Monday at 3:00pm via Zoom. Come experience sobriety together and build community, empowerment, support system, uplifting each other, share stories, personal development, networking, and service.
Learn more by contacting Robert Ortiz-Archila at (323) 351-7571
As the Program Coordinator for Rising Scholars, I empower incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, helping them discover their voice and autonomy through education. Through my testimony, I motivate, inspire, and instill hope, guiding you towards freedom of mind, body, and spirit. Together, we embark on a transformative journey of education and new possibilities.