The SRJC Office of Student Equity piloted the Middle School Early Success Program (MSESP) with 5 Sonoma County middle schools serving approximately 178 students in 2015-16. This innovative pre-college outreach program was designed to improve college enrollment and success rates for underserved students including Latino, low income and first generation students. The goal of the program is to help middle school students develop a college-bound mindset to improve the likelihood they will prepare for and pursue post-secondary education. The program has grown to include 17 schools with the goal of serving approximately 850 students county-wide.
The MSESP is a high-touch program including campus visits exposing students to college life, college programs and services, classroom presentations by college student role models, career exploration activities and parent engagement.
For more information, please contact:
North Sonoma County (including Santa Rosa City Schools)
Colleen Olmstead, Coordinator
Student Outreach, Santa Rosa Campus
South Sonoma County
Yesenia Hurtado, Coordinator
Student Outreach, Petaluma Campus