Pico Partnership


About Us

The Pico Partnership program is a joint partnership between Santa Monica College and the City of Santa Monica. The program is designed to meet the needs of the under-resourced youth living in close proximity to the college. The program assists and motivates young residents of the Pico neighborhood to pursue an associate degree, certificate, transfer to a 4-year university, and/or employment.

Program Offerings

  • Academic Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Priority enrollment
  • Textbook vouchers
  • Assistance with financial aid, CA Dream Act and scholarships search
About Pico Partnership
Pico Neighborhood Snapshot page 1
Pico Neighborhood Page 2

Alumni Testimonials


Pico Partnership Alumni

Office Contact & Location

Office photo

Contact Us

Student Services Center (SSC)
Room S238
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: 310-434-4926

Gabby Counseling

Summer 2024 Office Hours

  • Monday8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Meet the Team

Pico Partnership staff photo

Stuart Ortiz

Project Manager

Gabriela Corona


Jacob Perez


Yomira Bautista

Student Services Clerk