Community of Care

Community of Care staff photo

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

– Anthony J. D’Angelo

The Community of Care provides timely intervention for those experiencing academic or personal difficulties.

We provide strategies and resources on- and off-campus to help students succeed at Sacramento City College. Any member of the community can make a referral.

The program is just another example of how Sacramento City College cares and supports its students. By using a case management model, Care Team members are able to work with students individually to personalize interventions that assist the student in overcoming the barriers preventing their success.

Care Reports

What Is a Care Report?

  1. Reporting: Utilizing the existing SARS Early Alert software, community members identify any student-related concerns. Reporters are encouraged to share anything from academic, emotional to physical behaviors which appear to be impeding their success.
  2. Notification: Upon submission, the student is notified (if desired), as well as the Care Team.
  3. Case Management: The Care Team assigns the report to a case manager for intervention and resolution.

Who Are the Target Populations?

  • Classes with high WD or failure rate
  • At risk populations
  • 1st generation students
  • Students in distress or displaying disturbing behavior

What Should I Report?

  • Excessive absences
  • Alcohol and/or Drug use
  • Unresolved financial issues
  • Missing class and/or assignments
  • Student experiencing a traumatic event
  • Poor academic performance, underprepared, low test scores
  • Emotional distress/
  • Mental health concerns
  • Serious illness
  • Sleeping in class

When Should I Submit a Care Report?

The earlier the better!

How Do I Submit a Care Report?

  1. Locate the red SARS Alert icon on your desktop. If you are unable to locate the icon, please contact the Helpdesk to request it, then go to sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/sarsalert
  2. Log in using your Los Rios system credentials (“W” number and password).
  3. Enter referral information.
  4. Click “Submit.”