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What is BASE?

In alignment with FLC’s Values and Commitment to Equity, BASE (Black. African. Student. Edu-Culture) was specifically created to serve the academic and professional needs of every student of Black/African descent, regardless of cultural affiliation and/or nationality, enrolled at Folsom Lake College, including our Rancho Cordova and El Dorado Centers.

Our Mission

Through various resources such as tutoring, dedicated counseling, community engagement (workshops, college field trips, cultural conferences, movie days, etc.), and other support services, BASE seeks to provide a safe, meaningful, and culturally relevant environment that encourages our students to reimagine, manifest, and achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Above all else, we seek to ensure that all of our students know that they belong at Folsom Lake College and beyond.

Our Vision

By providing consistent equitable resources and a culturally enriching academic experience for students of Black/African descent, we envision an increase in enrollment, retention, and most importantly, transfer and/or graduation rates with a Certificate and/or Associate’s degree from Folsom Lake College. Through BASE, we intend to become a beacon of academic diversity and excellence that honors a myriad of intersectionalities, cultural visibility, social respect, and humanistic belonging.

BASE Resources/Services

  • Educational/Leadership Conferences
  • Academic & Professional Workshops/Activities
  • Math Tutoring Support
  • Reading and Writing Center Tutoring Support
  • Dedicated Counseling
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • College Campus Visits/Field Trips
  • Study Jam Sessions
  • And More…


(916) 608-6540

Dr. Addie Ellis
PEAC²E/BASE Program Counselor

Anastacia Dobson Bell
Student Support Specialist
PEAC²E Program Lead/BASE Program Lead
Phone: (916) 608-6472

Aubrie Harmon
PEAC²E Program Student Personnel Assistant


Monday and Wednesday:
1:00 to 4:00 pm


FL1-008 (Across the hall from the Library)