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.

Support Programs


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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.


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Student Emergency Assistance Grant Navigator

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


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Titan Food Pantry Coordinator

Providing relief for students who find themselves facing food insecurity.

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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).


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Kevin Castellanos

College Success Foundation Coach 

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

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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.

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Kit Do

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.

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Executive Director

Christina Nakada-Alm

Oversees all programs within The Center, and also imparts education opportunities as TCC's representative for the Passport to College program. Serves as the college's Title IX Deputy and part of the BITA Team.

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