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The Center for Student Advocacy
& Cultural Support

The Center for Student Advocacy and Cultural Support provides comprehensive programs and services for all students. Especially those who may be: first generation, economically disadvantaged, or have disabilities. Our goal is to promote access, academic persistence, and achievement within a diverse student body. Our services are designed to help students stay in school and achieve their academic goals, including providing assistance in transferring to four-year institutions.

Support Programs

 

The first MOD cohort

Men of Distinction

Unleash Your Leadership Potential

The Men of Distinction program is a Fall or Spring starting cohort for male students which provides brotherhood, and an environment that fosters growth.



New Chances Program

New Chances

Tacoma Community College's re-entry program for justice involved students.

Titan PULSE Mentors

Titan PULSE Mentors

The Titan PULSE Mentors aim to inspire students on their journey to success. Whether it's talking to you about your Pathway, or providing you with meaningful skill-building opportunities, PULSE Mentors are here to support you and your individual needs.

 

Titan Food Pantry

Titan Food Pantry (Building 17)

Providing Food for Thought

The Max & Margi Harned Titan Food Pantry provides food to get you through the day, and food for home to help you fill in your budget. It also can resource referrals to services in the community to help with food insecurity.

THE STAFF WHO SUPPORT YOU

Photo of Alvin Mancao, Student Emergency Assistance Grant NavigatorAlvin Mancao
253.566.5112

Student Emergency Assistance Grant Navigator

Supplying financial assistance for currently enrolled students who demonstrate a financial need-- including DACA and undocumented students.

amancao@tacomacc.edu

 

Photo of Candice Wheeler, Titan Food Pantry CoordinatorCandice Wheeler
253.460.3820

Titan Food Pantry Coordinator

Providing relief for students who find themselves facing food insecurity.

cwheeler@tacomacc.edu

MDC/EOC Educational AdvisorGabriel Dumbrique
253.566.5366

MDC/EOC Educational Advisor

Providing financial aid advising and financial literacy training as a representative from our Metropolitan Development Council (MDC) partner: the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC).
gdumbrique@tacomacc.edu

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Kevin Castellanos
253.566.5105

College Success Foundation Coach 

Providing scholarship search assistance as a representative from our national nonprofit partner: College Success Foundation.

kcastellanos@tacomacc.edu

Photo of Kit Do, Resource Navigator

Kit Do
253.566.5210

Resource Navigator 

Working with students experiencing financial hardships that could potentially impact school attendance or overall education. Conducts strengths-based conversations to connect students with both on-campus and community resources. Providing funding to students based on unmet needs.

kdo@tacomacc.edu

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Photo of Timothy Humbert, Success Navigator

Timothy Humbert
253.566.6090

Success Navigator 

Assisting students in discovering their why, and also helping them to achieve their success as the coordinator for both the Titan PULSE Mentor Program, and the Men of Distinction (MOD) program. 

thumbert@tacomacc.edu

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Contact Our Department

The Center for Student Advocacy & Cultural Support

BUILDING 11 - SUITE 109
thecenter@tacomacc.edu

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