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About the Adelante Program

The ADELANTE Program is a success-oriented program  focusing on academic achievement, transfer, cultural awareness, and personal growth.  Adelante classes emphasize verbal, written, and critical thinking skills essential to college success.  Classes accentuate the Latino experience within the context of the course subject, and most classes offer credits that are transferable to the UC and CSU systems. 

*In order to join the Adelante Program you must first attend an orientation session and a follow-up intake meeting. 

Program Benefits

  • Are eligible to enroll in Adelante classes

  • Receive follow-up from Latino Center counselors and other Center staff

  • Participate in classes with a large Latino enrollment

  • Join a Latino network

  • Become eligible for specially designated scholarships

  • Are placed on the Latino Center mailing list

Program Expectations

  • Maintain continuous SMC enrollment,

  • Meet with a Latino Center counselor twice each semester (once a semester if a continuing Adelante student with a cumulative GPA above a 2.0),

  • Follow the recommendations and referrals of Adelante and Latino Center faculty

  • Attend an Adelante workshop and a Student Services Calendar workshop each semester.

If you have any questions, reach us at (310) 434-4459

Program Staff 

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             Maria Martinez                                   Janet Tercero                      Jaazer Webster
      Adelante Program Leader       
    Student Services Assistant     Student Services Assistant    
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           Marisela Canela                          Dr. Veronica Castillo                             Edwin Cruz
               Counselor                                     Counselor                        Math Instructional Assistant
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Patti del Valle                                       Cristina Garcia                           Dr. Paul Jimenez                                     
Counselor                                         Career Counselor                              Counselor                           
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Rosa Martinez                                                   Osbaldo Nieves