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Phoenix Scholars

Welcome to Phoenix Scholars

Phoenix Scholars at Allan Hancock College is a program within Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) that supports our system impacted and gang impacted youth into Higher Education. We work collaboratively with the Central Coast Community to increase college and career access and success for youth ages 14-24. Several off-campus resources are also available to students.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact our office and find out what support is available to you OR fill out an interest form.

Contact Information

Emily Garcia
Program Coordinator
805-922-6966 ext. 3750

Jeremiah Hernandez
Program Specialist
805-922-6966 ext. 3752

Andrew Del Rio
Program Facilitator 

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Phoenix Scholars Eligibility

To qualify for the Phoenix Scholars Program

  • Must be 14-24 years of age
  • Enrolled at Allan Hancock College
    • Includes noncredit classes
    • If you are not enrolled yet, we can assist you in enrolling
  • Impacted by the justice system
    • Formerly or currently incarcerated
  • Currently and/or previously involved in a gang or impacted by gang culture
    • Includes having a family member who is gang associated or living in a neighborhood that has a strong gang presence
  • Fill out an intake form with a mentor

Services for Phoenix Scholars Participants

What the Phoenix Scholars Program can offer you (but not limited to):

  • Mentorship
  • Laptop lending
  • Open computer lab
  • School supplies
  • University field trips
  • Special Events
  • Professional and Personal Development Workshops
  • Internship and Career Opportunities
  • Connection to campus and community resources
  • Transportation assistance

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