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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Building an Antiracist Culture at Palomar College

Transitions Summer Program – Doing Equity Work

On Friday, Aug. 14, more than a dozen students (15 in all) around San Diego County opened their computers and logged into a unique celebration, held on Zoom, to mark the completion of the first Transitions summer session provided over the internet. The program helps previously incarcerated individuals adjust to a college campus and successfully begin or resume their higher education. The summer sessions served as an orientation to the program and include tutoring, weekly team building activities, guest speakers and various other forms of support.  Campus leaders (Hossna Sadat Ahadi, Suzanne Sebring, Nora Kenney-Whitley and team) and leadership from other institutions (Professors Xuan Santos, Martin Leyva and team), provided motivation and celebratory remarks for our students.