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What is MI CASA?

The Multicultural Innovative Community for Academic Success and Achievement (MI CASA) Center welcomes all students and employees at CRC. Our goal is to provide a safe space that promotes validation, growth, and fosters creativity. We want to provide a home away from home that will inspire and mobilize you to positively impact the Latinx community, and the world.

The Multicultural Innovative Community for Academic Success and Achievement (MI CASA) Center is a federal program funded by the Department of Education.

MI CASA provides extra support for new and continuing Latino/a/x students to reach their academic goals. These students can receive support from Success Coaches, a designated Counselor, receive priority registration, and be part of a new student community. If you identify as Latino/a/x, qualify for the California Promise Grant (fee waiver), and would like to receive this additional support, please complete the Interest Form to join.

Services Offered by MI CASA

  • Assigned Success Coach by CAC who will provide support for your to reach your career, academic, and personal goals
  • MI CASA designated counselor who will provide academic, and personal counseling to successfully reach your goals
  • Personal and academic support during MI CASA’s summer program to better prepare students for fall semester
  • Support with major exploration
  • Priority registration for MI CASA’s students enrolled in 15+ units (9 minimum at CRC)
  • Enrolled in a designated canvas course
  • Cultural events and workshops
  • Work Experience information and support
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Transfer information and support
  • Career preparation and planning
  • Chromebooks available for use while in the MI CASA Center
  • Space to build community and feel at home
  • Professional development for CRC community

Upcoming MI CASA Events

Contact

Questions:
CRC-MICASA@crc.losrios.edu

Gladis Sanchez
HSI/MI CASA Director
sancheg@crc.losrios.edu

Yulissa Rocha-Fernandez
Success Coach
rocha-y@crc.losrios.edu

Melissa Sanchez
Success Coach
sanchem@crc.losrios.edu

Aselia Valadez Melo
Adjunct Counselor
meloa@crc.losrios.edu

Hours

In-Person Hours

By appointment only, beginning February 22.
Make an in-person appointment.

Monday:
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday:
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Remote Hours

Drop-in to the virtual office on Zoom during open hours.

Monday:
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday:
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday and Friday:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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