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Allan Hancock College is a proud member of the Rising Scholars Network. This network is organized under the auspices of the Foundation for California Community Colleges and works to collectively support currently and formerly incarcerated community college students. View more information about the Rising Scholars Network.

Rising Scholars at Allan Hancock College encompasses many on-campus offices, programs, initiatives, and student clubs, all of which support our justice impacted students. Several off-campus resources are also available to students. Please refer to the following for additional information:

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Beyond BarriersBeyond Barriers: Transitions to Life, College and a Career is a grant funded program specifically designed to serve the needs of currently and formerly incarcerated students.

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B.I.G.E. Student ClubBeyond Incarceration: Greater Education (B.I.G.E.) is a student club that works to connect and support formerly incarcerated students

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EOPS PROGRAMSThe mission of the EOPS, CARE, NextUp, and CalWORKs Programs is to minimize barriers and to assist educationally and economically disadvantaged eligible students in achieving their educational and career goals.

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Men's Support GroupThe Men's Support Group is a program designed to support male students and help them increase their completion rate at Allan Hancock College.