Partnerships and collaborations


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BE HIP! aims to inform students on the benefits of co-curricular academic activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research and creative activities, service learning, and internships.

For more information visit BeHIP! SDSU

Students With Academic Goals (SWAG)

Students With Academic Goals (SWAG), a collaboration between SDSU CEPOS, Bayview Baptist Church, Cal SOAP, and UCSD that provides college and career guidance for students in the San Diego area, with particular emphasis on students who are low-income, first-generation and are historically underrepresented. Students receive a summer course free of charge that includes admissions and financial aid information, campus visits to SDSU and other local universities.


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 The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) collaborates with the Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success to provide families in the SDSU local service area with the tools and knowledge to support the college-going efforts of their students. Our department and division provide funding and logistical/planning support for parents to engage in five 9-week Parent Education courses that take place throughout the school year.

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Hoover Community Connections (HCC) is a collaboration of over 20 participating organizations working together to ensure all Hoover students have the connections, resources, and opportunities to define and achieve their own success.

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Price Philanthropies funds the Price Community Scholars Program at SDSU. Price Community Scholars is a four-year program that matches 15 high-achieving incoming freshmen at SDSU with 45 7th grade mentees (three per mentor) from Wilson and Clark Middle Schools. All of the mentors are from City Heights, although they may have graduated from schools outside of City Heights. Mentors meet with each mentee once per week, helping them with their homework, creating informational activities/projects for the mentees and sharing their experiences as college students from City Heights. Mentors receive a $7,500 annual scholarship for their participation for up to 4 years.

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It is the mission of Cal SOAP to provide information about postsecondary education and financial aid to elementary through high school students while raising their academic achievement levels. In particular, Cal-SOAP is committed to providing services to students from any of the following backgrounds:

  • ​ Low income families
  • Families in which they would be the first to attend college
  • Schools with documented low eligibility or college participation rates or
  • Geographic areas with documented low eligibility or college participation rates

Working under the direction of the California Student Aid Commission, the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) has represented the educational community throughout the state since 1978. The program is operated in partnership with the University of California system, the California State University system, local non-profit agencies, and public elementary and secondary school districts.

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