Meet Our Community Partners
Our Community Based Organizations (CBO) partners play an important role of serving our students and families.
Samoan Community Development Center
Patsy Tito, Executive Director Samoan Community Development Center
My name is Patsy M. Tito, Executive Director of the Samoan Community Development Center (SCDC). SCDC provides an array of services for youth, seniors, and our families. From congregating meals and community activities with seniors, after school program, tutoring, case management, cultural workshops that instill the Samoan culture through music, dance, and language. Strengthening Families Parent/Youth program, parenting education workshops in Samoan/English, mental health services such as Cafe Wellness, Fitness, etc., immigration and housing assistance, employment referrals, and other services needed for the Samoan and PI Community.
San Francisco Tongans Rise Up
Anna Mahina, Executive Director, San Francisco Tongans Rise Up
We are assisting Tongan youth and their families
Liaison to SFUSD w/ various committees
Supporting families with translations & interpretations
COVID19 food & resource response
Meet Our Educational Partners
Our goal is to create a pathway to education.
VASA, City College San Francisco
VASA/Oceania Student Success Program and Center was created out of a student movement of Pacific Islander students that dates back to the early 2000's.
It's creation stems from the development of Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies program, an academic program that was also student initiated.
Today, serving over 100+ students, the program has a center with a counselor and provides educational support and transfer services for students attending City College of San Francisco.
Critical Pacific Islands Oceania Studies, CCSF
A critical analysis of Pacific peoples and cultures in the U.S. diaspora and beyond Privileging the voices of native Pacific Islanders, the interdisciplinary curriculum explores a plethora of historical and contemporary topics, including colonization, militarization, social movements, and immigration, through the use of academic and community-based scholarship.