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Kindergartners, along with their middle school and high school mentors, participate in a robotics workshop at the Kinders Go to College event at SCC's West Sacramento Center

About 75 kindergarteners from the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) in West Sacramento attended a special “Kinders Go To College” event on Friday, May 19, at Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center. The students will be treated to a number of special college “classes” (10-minute workshops) in fields such as dental assisting and hygiene, nursing, art, public service, and robotics.

Sacramento City College is partnering with the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), Washington Unified, the City of West Sacramento and PG&E on this unique program.

“We support our partners at the Washington Unified School District and Sacramento City College who are changing the expectations around college for our community early on,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “This program complements our existing investments in college and career preparation through the Kids’ Home Run, the City of West Sacramento’s comprehensive cradle-to-college-and-career initiative that combines universal preschool and a paid internship program while providing families with a guaranteed college savings account starting at Kindergarten and students with up to one year of community college fee free. Together we are sending a strong message to our residents and the region that West Sacramento is the best place to have a child, raise a family and go to school.”

Each kindergartener is teamed with a middle school student, while high school students help oversee and guide the group. The interaction with older students at different stages in their education helps the younger students envision a future that includes academic success.

Participating schools are Westfield Village Elementary (K-5), Elkhorn Village Elementary (K-8), and River City High School and Yolo High School.

“We need to increase the college-going rate in West Sacramento and Yolo County,” said Art Pimentel, Dean of SCC’s West Sacramento Center. “The earlier we start the process of getting students to know about college, the better we do at getting them here when the time is right.”

In addition to the workshops, students will receive a special T-shirt honoring them as the high school Class of 2029, a backpack and other goodies from SCC and the YCOE.

“The kinders wear their ‘Class of 2029’ shirts with pride and excitement,” said Lori Perez, Director of College and Career Readiness for the Yolo County Office of Education. “This unique event provides the opportunity for students from all grade levels served to learn from leaders representing post-secondary and careers. The collaboration between all organizations involved is an amazing testament of community support for West Sacramento students.”

“The Washington Unified School District is fully committed to ensuring all students are college and career bound upon high school graduation,” said Linda C. Luna, WUSD Superintendent. “Kinders Go to College is a program to institute the possibilities of and access to college beginning in kindergarten. It is true that it takes a village to raise a child. Together, with the City of West Sacramento and the Sacramento City College, all students will become college and career ready.”

Photograph of building in Barcelona, Spain

Interested in studying in Barcelona, Spain?

Steve James, Biological Sciences Professor is leading a trip for Los Rios students to Barcelona next Fall semester, 2017.

Known for its gorgeous beaches, spectacular architecture and vibrant nightlife, Barcelona’s splendor will make this semester one you’ll never forget.  Check out our website, come to a workshop or pop me an e-mail with questions.

Steve James, Professor, Biological Sciences

Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd., Lillard 108a

Sacramento, CA 95822


Study Abroad Barcelona Fall Semester 2017

Office hours Mon/Wed 2-4, Tues 3-4, or by appt.

Participating students will study in Barcelona, Spain for the fall 2017 semester.  Each student will take 12 units while in Spain from instructors selected from our participating consortium colleges (Los Rios CCD, Contra Costa CCD, San Mateo CCD, and Santa Rosa JC).

Students will have the opportunity of living in Spain during the program as well as the option of traveling to a number of destinations in Europe and surrounding areas such as Morocco!  More information can be found at Northern California Study Abroad Consortium.

Two graduates waving at crowd above.

Last night over 400 SCC students took part in the 2017 commencement at the Memorial Auditorium, making them one of 74,000 to graduate in the college’s 100-year-long history.

The youngest graduate was 18 years old while our oldest was 72 years old.

Congrats Panthers!

Three nursing students learning how to locate a vein.

Sacramento City College, UC Davis Schools of Medicine, and MiMentor, are excited to host over 200 aspiring healthcare professional and their parents, healthcare professional mentors, advisors, faculty, and community organizations. Mentoring is a team sport and when our mentees succeed, we all win!

By participating in this conference you will gain: knowledge of health career enrichment programs targeting pre-health students and students from underserved backgrounds. Confidence in understanding a variety of paths to health careers and how to secure volunteer opportunities. Clinical skills exposure and practice during hands-on workshops.

Registration is required, so don’t forget to reserve your seat and register here today!

An abstract art piece of a segment of the lower case letter "F."

Join us!

The inception of a design education is a sacred moment when students develop design thinking and creative skills they will utilize for their entire lives.

In celebration of another fantastic year in the Graphic Communication Department, students will showcase their best design work of the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

Join us in witnessing this body of work representative of their individual and collective transformations.


  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • Animation
  • Video Game Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Imaging
  • Typography

The show is Tuesday, May 16th, from 5-7pm in the Cosmetology Bldg., in rooms COS 108 & 110, (near the corner of Freeport Blvd. and 12th Avenue).