Project H.O.P.E. pipelines help for students

Marquisha Hames

Project H.O.P.E. starts off the new year as they get prepared for their orientation on Feb.24.  The event will be held at 11:00 a.m. 

Students that have a major of Pre- Med., Pre- Pharmacy, Pre- Dental, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Register Nurse, Mental Health Worker this program is geared for you.

Project H.O.P.E. stands for Health Opportunities and Pipeline to Education. This helps a participating student in ways that most college students don’t get to see everyday.

Some of the ways that Project H.O.P.E. helps are  by Tutoring in Science and Math also they have Academic Success Worships, study groups and sometimes guess speakers.
Guest speaker Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautisa  came to Cerritos  College on Friday , January 29 at 9:00 a.m. and had some helpful hints and information to help encourage students in their future. He said, “92 percent of latino college students start at community colleges and this is why I support Project H.O.P.E.”

Project H.O.P.E has an Out Reach Program where they go out to High Schools like Artesia and Norwalk highschool.

Secondly, Project H.O.P.E. has leadership and community service where they go out to variety of communities where they not only try to improve on making a better and cleaner community for others, but also increase the knowledge of health care awareness.

Project H.O.P.E. encourages Family Participation by promoting family involvement in activities, courses and worships.

 Project H.O.P.E.also  has a monthly group has comes out to schools called “Parents for profect H.O.P.E.

In this group, parents go out and support and also promote higher education for young adults that want to have a better life.

Gloria Elias, Nursing major, said , “Back in 2007, at Huntington Park High where I attended a school field trip, is where I found Project H.O.P.E. very interesting and wanted to know more about it. I am now an Instructor Aid, I help student’s and service them as they enter the program.”

“Different people has different titles but we all have the same purpose. My Goal for 2010 is to make good choices in class and to keep the new and old student’s on track with grades and  other activities as I guide them to their dreams, she added”

Vanessa Ojeda, Psychology major, said, ” Fall 2008 is when I got started for Project H.O.P.E. I found out about Project H.O.P.E. through an old director name Graciela Vazquez.  My plans for 2010 is to help students if they need help with any questions they may have and to introduce the new students to be more involved.”

For more information on Project H.O.P.E.  contact them via website, telephone, or by appointment.
www.cerritos.edu/hope
(562)653-7847
Office Hours and location Cerritos College in the Science Building Room S-120C
Office Hours M-F 8-30 AM-5 P.M.