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RISING Program

Formerly Incarcerated/ System Impacted Support

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Explore RISING Program

The RISING (Re-Entering Incarcerated and System Impacted Navigating Greatness) Program provides support services to formerly incarcerated and system impacted students enrolling at Santa Monica College.

The RISING Program is committed to empowering students with the successful transition into college after incarceration. RISING supports the enrollment, retention, graduation, and transfer of system impacted and formerly incarcerated students and aims to support the academic, social, and emotional well-being of participants by providing services that are focused on access, equity and inclusion.

Discover RISING Program

Learn about resources and access to RISING program services.

Connect to RISING program student support

RISING program offers a variety of ways to connect to student services and support.
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RISING Program Counseling

You can request an in-person, phone, or zoom video appointment by emailing RISING@smc.edu or bravo_nicholas@smc.edu. Prior to reaching out to schedule an appointment, please be sure to complete the RISING application form here

RISING Program Application

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RISING Program Hours and Contact Information

For questions regarding our application, eligibility, program requirements, you can email RISING at RISING@smc.edu or call us at (310) 434-8856. 

Rising Program counseling hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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RISING Program Workshops & Events

Learn about upcoming RISING workshops and events related to financial aid, academic support, legal services and wellness. Currently all workshops will be hosted remotely via zoom.

RISING Program Website

Thrive with RISING Program Navigation Tools

Utilize these tools to successfully navigate Student Equity Center services and resources.