Feb 2007 - Feb 2013

The Frontier Opportunities in Computing for Underrepresented Students (FOCUS) project, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, is aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities interested in, prepared for, and retained to baccalaureate degree completion in computing disciplines. A collateral goal is to prepare students who possess these skills, knowledge and resiliency, to competitively enter and succeed in either the computing workforce or in graduate studies. FOCUS will form partnerships with the regional NSF STEP-UP project, the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED), and industries. It will build learning communities around transition and bridging programs to provide an academic and non-academic support system that includes mentor networks, and industry and research internships. FOCUS will offer summer computing immersion experiences and computer programming modules for community college students and UCLA computing undergraduates.

FOCUS will conduct Counselor and Faculty Institutes to produce effective and lasting communities of practice and commitment to diversify the computing student population and workforce. The FOCUS project will impact over 400 students in the three years and can serve as a model for other institutions.

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Partnering Colleges

Allan Hancock College (MCCP)
Julie Castillo
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Phone: (805) 922-6966 Ext. 3348
Fax: (805) 922-9137
E-mail: jcastillo@hancockcollege.edu
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Cosumnes River College (MCCP)
Michael Carney
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (916) 691-7657
Fax: (916) 691-7815
E-mail: carneym@crc.losrios.edu
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San Diego City College (MCCP)
Alyson Ponomarenko
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 388-3393
Fax: (619) 388-3915
E-mail: aponomar@sdccd.edu
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American River College (MCCP)
Dr. Will Davis
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (916) 484-8510
Fax: (916) 484-8025
E-mail: daviswe@arc.losrios.edu
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East Los Angeles College (MCCP)
Armando Rivera-Figueroa
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Phone: (323) 265-3722
Fax: (323) 265-4834
E-mail: riveraam@elac.edu
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San Joaquin Delta College (MCCP)
Eloisa Millan
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: (209) 954-5706
Fax: (209) 954-5600
E-mail: emillan@deltacollege.edu
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Bakersfield College (MCCP)
Consuelo Gonzalez
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Phone: (661) 395-4769
E-mail: cogonzal@bakersfieldcollege.edu
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El Camino College (MCCP)
Arturo Hernandez
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: (310) 660-3887
Fax: (310) 660-6023
E-mail: ahernandez@elcamino.edu
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Santa Ana College (MCCP)
Yolanda Mugica
1530 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 564-6373
Fax: (714) 564-6167
E-mail: mugica_yolanda@sac.edu
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Butte College (MCCP)
Nena Anguiano
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965-8303
Phone: (530) 879-4302
Fax: (530) 879-4309
E-mail: anguianone@butte.edu
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Gavilan College (MCCP)
Eduardo Cervantes
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 848-4887
Fax: (408) 846-4969
E-mail: ecervantes@gavilan.edu
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Santa Barbara City College (MCCP)
Virginia Estrella
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 730-4792
Fax: (805) 963-7222
E-mail: estrella@sbcc.edu

Cabrillo College (MCCP)
Susan Tappero
Mathematics, Engineering,
Science Department, Room 714 C
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003-3119
Phone: (831) 479-6503
Fax: (831) 477-5682
E-mail: sutapper@cabrillo.edu
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Hartnell College (MCCP)
Shannon McCann
156 Homestead Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 770-6131
Fax: (831) 759-6092
E-mail: smccann@hartnell.edu
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Santa Rosa Junior College (MCCP)
Darci Rosales
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 524-1859
Fax: (707) 521-7876
E-mail: drosales@santarosa.edu
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Cañada College (MCCP)
Cathy Lipe
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: (650) 306-3156
Fax: (650) 306-3149
E-mail: lipec@smccd.edu
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Mendocino College (MCCP)
Margaret Sanchez
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 468-3023
Fax: (707) 468-3120
E-mail: msanchez@mendocino.edu
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Skyline College (MCCP)
Tiffany Reardon
3300 College Dr.
San Bruno CA 94066
Phone: (650) 738-4244
Fax: (650) 738-4299
E-mail: Reardon@smccd.edu
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College of the Canyons (MCCP)
Susan Crowther
26455 North Rockwell Canyon Road
Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: (661) 362-3448
Fax: (661) 255-5373
E-mail: susan.crowther@canyons.edu
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Mission College (MCCP)
Char Perlas
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 855-5041
Fax: (408) 855-5472
E-mail: char_perlas@wvmccd.cc.ca.us
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Solano Community College (MCCP)
Mostafa Ghous
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone: (707) 863-7863
Fax: (707) 863-7867
E-mail: mostafa.ghous@solano.edu
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College of the Desert (MCCP)
J. Carl Farmer
45500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 776-7455
Fax: (760) 773-2569
E-mail: cfarmer@collegeofthedesert.edu
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Napa Valley College (MCCP)
Jose Hernandez
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 253-3179
Fax: (707) 253-3018
E-mail: jhernandez@napavalley.edu
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Southwestern College (MCCP)
Dr. Raga Bakhiet
Interim Director
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 482-6381
Fax: (619) 482-6503
E-mail: rbakhiet@swccd.edu
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College of the Sequoias (MCCP)
Duane Goodwin
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 737-6136
E-mail: duaneg@cos.edu
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Pasadena City College (MCCP)
Juan Carlos Morales
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 585-3053
Fax: (626) 585-7912
E-mail: jxmorales@pasadena.edu
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Ventura College (MCCP)
Marcos Lupian
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 654-6337
Fax: (805) 654-6374
E-mail: mlupian@vcccd.edu
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College of the Siskiyous (MCCP)
Valerie Roberts
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
Phone: (530) 938-5276
Fax: (530) 938-5537
E-mail: robertsv@siskiyous.edu

Sacramento City College (MCCP)
Mai-Gemu Johnson
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: (916) 558-2490
Fax: (916) 558-2656
E-mail: johnsom@scc.losrios.edu
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Yuba Community College (MCCP)
Balkar Johl
2088 N. Beale Road
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 741-6986
Fax: (530) 749-3854
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