President's Innovation Fund 2007/08 Grantees
“The Other 49’ers”
A lecture series that complements One Book One Community: San Mateo County Reads project sponsored by the Peninsula Library System. The fall semester noontime lecture series will feature several presenters including: Menlo College President Carlos Lopez; author James D. Houston; actor/musician Charlie Chin and author Ruthanne Lum McCunn.
International Spring Festival: “Greetings from around the World”
A festival to be held in spring 2008 to showcase the arts through song and dance and celebrate Skyline College’s and our community’s rich diversity and the talents of students, faculty and community members.
Common Ground: Who Are We? We Are Everyone!
These programs to be presented in the fall semester are designed to encourage understanding and open-mindedness on issues of diversity. Activities will include: photo collage, video presentation, lecture series, student panel, and lecture presentation by Nina Jablonski, Ph.D. concerning race and culture.
ASTEP (African American Success Through Excellence and Persistence) Math Academy:
The Math Academy will improve student success rates by reducing apprehension and providing support in entry and mid-level math courses that represent obstacles to success for many students.
Multicultural Hip-Hop Conference: Hip-Hop and Education
The week-long conference will educate and empower young students about the importance of higher education through the usage of hip-hop. The conference will culminate with a showcase of artists, musicians, and students in a night filled with hip-hop, short films, spoken word, and poetry.
Hermanos- Building an educational bridge into higher education for Latino males
Hermanos, which means “brothers” in Spanish, is a program that addresses the academic, psychological and social needs of 30 Latino males at South San Francisco High School through academic support, mentoring, and family support.