The Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Irvine partners with local community colleges to increase community college transfer rates to four-year institutions through academic preparation strategies during the first and second semester of community college enrollment.

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The following programs and initiatives highlight the success of the partnership:
American Indian Resource Program (AIRP)

The American Indian Resource Program (AIRP) in the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) at UC Irvine leverages an array of institutional services to provide flexible support strategies for Tribal students, parents, and communities. The mission of the AIRP at UCI is to assist American Indian, Alaska Native and Indigenous stakeholders by identifying, developing, coordinating, and implementing opportunities and experiences that contribute to students successful completion of degree programs in preparation for leadership roles in their chosen professions.

Program Director:

 Joe Graham, Ph.D

949-824-6502

California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)

The Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP-CAMP) Program is a statewide initiative funded by the University of California and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

CAMP’s objective is to increase the quality and quantity of minority students receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the University of California (UC), while creating a larger STEM education pipeline. The CAMP Program began at UC Irvine in 1991; nine UC campuses currently participate in CAMP.

Program Director (UCI):

 Kika Friend

949-824-2363

SAGE Scholars

The Student Achievement Guided by Experience (SAGE) Scholars Program is a leadership and career development program for UC Irvine’s talented, high-achieving undergraduate students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate a strong financial need.

For more than 15 years, SAGE has worked closely with sponsors throughout Orange County to provide yearlong internships across all industries for our Scholars. SAGE supports academic excellence, equity and access, and strengthens our future workforce.

Program Director:

 Denise Khaw

949-824-9707

Student Outreach & Retention Center (SOAR)

The mission of the Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center is to provide support and enrichment opportunities for UCI students.

We are committed to helping students survive and thrive by increasing engagement on and off campus, fostering academic success, and creating a supportive social environment. We promote student leadership development through student initiated outreach and retention projects, and serve as a connection to the information, resources, and services that contribute to their success.

Program Director (UCI):

 Graciela Fernandez