SMAC Fellowship Program
SMAC fellows represents students of color who are also some of the most marginalized students at the college. SMAC fellows/leaders are powerful, insightful and fully engaged in the work of improving the conditions for CCSF students.
SMAC Fellowship Program develops leaders by focusing on their leadership, advocacy skills, organizing skills, political education, and consciousness development.
SMAC Fellows push past feelings of inadequacy and apathy, and develop into confident and courageous leaders who are self-assured, determined and skilled.
SMAC Leaders are unapologetic about standing up for racial equity on campus.
SMAC engage at the heart of power, with administrators, faculty, staff and even Trustees. SMAC fellows advocate for equity in community colleges for underrepresented groups.
SMAC fellows learn organizing skills beginning with campaign development goals to tactics and mobilization to create social change for community college students that are often most impacted by policies that inhibit their success.
The depth of political analysis and experience gained by SMAC leaders throughout the program allows them to creatively engage with power brokers at CCSF (and beyond) to ensure effective solutions for students.
Policy Research Skills
SMAC’s advocacy and organizing is informed by research and data. SMAC fellows become expects who educate students, administrators, faculty, staff and Trustees about best practices that will benefit students success at CCSF based on statewide and local research.
SMAC student leaders first unlearn their oppressions in order to become empowered and unstoppable community organizers and advocates. SMAC is an opportunity to be developed in a caring and comprehensive way that cares for each individual student leader