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Tech Literacy Campaign 2015 - Present
The Technology Literacy Campaign (TLC) is a program at CCSF currently under development. Proposed by CCSF students, TLC aims to provide laptop rentals, computer training workshops, and technological support for CCSF students in an effort to close the digital divide for low-income and first generation college students who face difficulty with accessing the technology they need for their academic success.
While students need both technological resources and support in order successfully complete their coursework, TLC aims to build students’ computer proficiency through a robust training program. Free to attend, any eligible student may complete classes and earn badges that they can use to pay for future computer rentals.
1. Computer Laptop Rentals
2. Technical Support
3. Computer Training Workshops
Free College @CCSF Campaign 2015
The Free College at CCSF campaign attracts more students to the college while removing barriers to higher education for underrepresented and low-income students. Under the program, students who have less than 60 credit units and who are eligible for in-state tuition can take classes for free. In addition, students who fulfill additional requirements will receive scholarships for books and laptops.
In order to meet its enrollment goals, CCSF needs at least 2,500 full-time students to matriculate in the next academic year. The materialization of the campaign's efforts will give students of color, veterans, DSPS students, Guardian scholars, and low-income students access to higher education while supporting their academic goals throughout their time at CCSF.
We Are C.C.S.F. Campaign 2014
During City College of San Francisco's accreditation crisis, SMAC members formed an alliance with Community, Classified,Students, and Faculty to "Repair, Rebuild and Restore" the college. Participants rolled up their sleeves to tackle a major campus clean-up effort. The catalyst for the effort was the $1.8 billion in deferred maintenance - a result of cost cutting over multiple years. When the college made decisions to eliminate regular maintenance and repairs, the campus began to fall apart from the seams. Coupled with hiring freezes, the maintenance crew faced an uphill battle with keeping the campus clean and safe for the community. We Are C.C.S.F. worked tirelessly to restore Ocean campus and Downtown campus to their former glory, a much needed effort to strengthen community and revive hope that CCSF will remain open, accredited, and be a place we can all be proud of.
V.I.D.A Resource Center
V.I.D.A provides academic counseling, tutoring, peer mentoring and legal support for undocumented students and allies at City College of San Francisco. Founded in 2011, SMAC members teamed up with S.A.F.E (Students Advocating for Equity) leaders to propose the creation of a resource center to support and serve the AB-540 student population at CCSF.
For more information visit: V.I.D.A Center
SMAC and SAFE leaders successfully advocated for $200,000 in the college's budget to be allocated to student internship positions. These funds support community and civic engagement work through community based organizations, and are not restricted to financial aid eligible or documented students. This was a big win for undocumented students seeking work-study opportunities, particularly before DACA became law. This advocacy win became the first time in the college's history that undocumented students could be compensated for work on campus!
The Student Hiring Eligibility Process (SHEP) was created by way of SMAC's advocacy for the institution to streamline student employment procedures. Students can now browse and apply for employment opportunities on their campuses electronically. This is important because we know that students who work on campus tend to do better in their academics than those who work off campus.